October 14, 2010 11:39 ET

Chartwell to Partner with Ho Gaming on an Exclusive European Live Dealer Casino Product

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2010) - Chartwell Technology Inc. ("Chartwell" or the "Company") (TSX:CWH), a leading provider of games, gaming systems and platform for the regulated online casino gaming industry is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Ho Gaming ( to distribute its online Live Dealer casino product in the European market.

This exclusive partnership with Ho Gaming will deliver the most up-to-date online Live Dealer gaming product to the European market. The offering combines Chartwell's iGaming b2b expertise and distribution network of clients with the live action experience and heritage of Ho Gaming. The Live Dealer product for Europe is licensed by the regulatory authorities in the Isle of Man and delivery to market is anticipated as occurring in November 2010.

Chartwell's new Live Dealer product features high-quality streaming video, which offers players a "real" casino experience in a convenient online and interactive format. It also features a mix of professional, highly trained European and Asian staff, providing exciting live dealer action across player favourites such as blackjack, roulette and baccarat, plus other popular game variations. Given Ho Gaming's expertise with premiere land-based casinos, operators and players can be assured that the same proven and fair gaming standards and processes will be applied to all of Chartwell's and Ho Gaming's online Live Dealer casino games.

"Ho Gaming is very excited to enter the Live Dealer arena in Europe with Chartwell," states Peter Kjaer, CEO of Ho Gaming. "It was important for us to partner with a knowledgeable and reputable online casino provider. Moreover, the flexibility and reliability of Chartwell's gaming platform gave us the confidence in launching a world-class Live Dealer product with them."

"We are impressed by the high quality Live Dealer product that Ho Gaming is able to deliver as part of the Chartwell portfolio," states Dan Phillips, Chief Executive Officer of Chartwell Games (International) Ltd. "Chartwell is excited to create that real casino experience and we are confident that operators will be equally impressed with the quality and overall appeal of this product. In this exclusive partnership, we look forward to working with the professionals at Ho Gaming to provide a superior player experience with Live Gaming in 2010 and beyond."

The Live Dealer casino product being brought to market by Chartwell will complement its existing instant RNG (random number generator) based casino product that continues to lead the market and that was nominated as Casino Software of the Year 2010 in the recent prestigious eGaming Review B2B Awards.

About Ho Gaming

Ho Gaming is an international gaming and entertainment business based in Hong Kong. It has been providing live dealer gaming content in Asia for all of the 21st Century. Ho Gaming's operations centre in the Philippines supports the best in breed technology that powers the live dealer / live gaming environment. The dealers operating in the Philippines are all trained in accordance with Macau regulations, by the training staff from the famous Grand Lisboa Casino in Macau, before working in the live dealer environment.

About Chartwell

Chartwell specialises in the development of leading-edge games, gaming systems, and platform for the regulated online casino gaming industry. Chartwell is certified or licensed to offer a range of services in all of the leading regulated online gaming markets. Chartwell is not a gaming operator; our clients own their brands and databases entirely and exclusively. Chartwell's team of highly trained professionals is committed to delivering the highest quality software and maintaining its market edge through continuous development and unparalleled customer support.

Chartwell invites you to preview our company and gaming applications at

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