Imperus signs game distribution agreement with PokerStars
Akamon’s slot titles to be available as side games on Jackpot Poker by PokerStars
Toronto, Ontario – June 15, 2016- Imperus Technologies Corp. (“Imperus” or the “Company”) (TSXVENTURE:LAB) (FRANKFURT:ISX) (FRANKFURT WKN:A12B58), a leading developer and operator of social casino games, has reached an agreement to integrate a selection of the best Akamon slot games onto ‘Jackpot Poker by PokerStars’, a free-to-play mobile poker app by PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker brand.
This agreement is aligned with the co-branded and game distribution program strategy of Akamon, to which the company attributed 27% of its revenues during 2015, reaching a potential audience of more than 500 million users through its owned portal and those of its partners. Those partners are distributed in several sectors: 76% are gaming sites, 12% belong to the telecom sector such as Orange and its Latin American sister Starmedia or UOL in Brazil, and another 12% to other media.
The set of slot games to be initially provided by Akamon on Jackpot Poker are: ‘Fire Wheel 7s’, a classic slots game with a wheel bonus, which will be available both in the main slots lobby and as a side game; ‘Monte Carlo’, which combines an innovative reel layout and expanding wilds feature with a classy casino theme; and, ‘Salsa Nights’, mixing a special wilds feature with a rich free spins with an elegant Caribbean theme.
According to Vicenç Marti, President of Imperus: “The agreement not only illustrates the popularity of our slot game titles but also shows our enormous potential to the rest of the industry as a way to increase social gaming market share.”
“Players have told us they want the ability to play slots while enjoying our jackpot tournaments and cash games,” said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Social at PokerStars. “The addition of Akamon’s slots to Jackpot Poker by PokerStars is the next evolution of Jackpot Poker, and we will continue to add the features and capabilities our players want.”
Imperus is focused on maintaining its social gaming leadership position by offering customers the most engaging, social gaming content with exciting new titles that are expected to perform on fast growing mobile platforms such as Android and IOS.
Imperus Technologies Corp., the parent company of Diwip and Akamon, is a developer of social and mobile gaming for PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. Diwip and Akamon design, develop and distribute their top ranked social casino-themed games within online social networks (such as Facebook) and mobile platforms (such as Android and iPhone). All of the Diwip and Akamon games are free to play and generate revenue primarily through the in-game sale of virtual coins.
About Jackpot Poker
Jackpot Poker is a fun and exciting free-to-play social gaming app made by PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site which is now available for download for iOS and Android mobile devices. It features fast and authentic poker action, exciting graphics and lots of all-in opportunities. Jackpot Poker is the only social game offering to feature PokerStars’ wildly popular Spin & Go tournaments in a new format that is made specifically for mobile devices and aimed at casual gamers. Spin & Go tournaments are three-handed, ‘winner-takes-all’ poker tournaments with a variable prize pool that can turn a small buy-in tournament into a massive prize pool. With hundreds of tables and hundreds of thousands of real poker players daily, Jackpot Poker provides an authentic poker experience with more excitement, more thrills, and more poker.
Jackpot Poker and PokerStars are ultimately owned by Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA). Further information on Jackpot Poker is available online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM6uhhRkpSk
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