February 07, 2007 07:02 ET

Mobile Casino Provider Spin3™ Awarded Associate Membership of the GSM Association

Membership Signals the Growing Prominence of the Mobile Gaming Industry

LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- Spin3 (, the leading wireless casino system provider powered by Microgaming, the world's largest online gaming software provider, was today awarded the Associate Membership of the GSM Association as an application provider for the GSM family of technology platforms. Spin3 earned the coveted membership of the Association in recognition of its accomplishments in the mobile gaming space.

Mobile gambling, though a nascent industry, offers huge potential for operators to grow Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) in a saturating global subscriber market. Juniper Research forecasts that stakes gambled on mobiles will reach US $16.6 billion globally by 2011, with Asia-Pacific overtaking Europe in 2008.

"Gaining acceptance to the GSM Association propels us into the premier league of the mobile industry, rubbing shoulders with the frontrunners in the GSM arena," said Matti Zinder, CEO, Spin3. "The GSM Association provides us the opportune platform to cross-leverage the wealth of experiences and learnings from members around the world. This membership is proof of Spin3's commitment to stay ahead of the market and technology by offering consumers real mobile gambling solutions."

In just two years, Spin3 has pioneered the mobile gambling arena by bringing popular casino games including unique progressive slots and brands like Lara Croft™ to wireless platforms. Recently, Spin3 launched SpinSupport™, an optional 24/7 multi-lingual advanced customer support option, which features a unique Call Back button that allows players to receive an immediate call back from a service representative within minutes.

Spin3's mobile casino games are on demonstration at 3GSM World Congress Barcelona (booth no. 7C34), from 12-15 February 2007.

About the GSM Association (

The GSM Association (GSMA) is the global trade association representing more than 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 217 countries and territories of the world. In addition, more than 180 manufacturers and suppliers support the Association's initiatives as key partners.

The primary goals of the GSMA are to ensure mobile phones and wireless services work globally and are easily accessible, enhancing their value to individual customers and national economies, while creating new business opportunities for operators and their suppliers. The Association's members serve more than 2 billion customers -- 82% of the world's mobile phone users.

About Spin3 (

Spin3 has partnered with Microgaming, the leading developer of online gaming solutions, to provide a complete mobile gaming platform including innovative and dynamic wireless play-for-fun and real casino systems: GameWire™ -- real-money mobile casino system, SpinFone™ -- networked play-for-prize mobile gaming system and SpinLite™ -- play-for-fun casino style games.

Spin3 also offers Ki-Bi™ cards -- unique electronic, credit-card sized devices that provide an innovative and easy way to deliver mobile gaming content directly to players.

About Microgaming (

Since Microgaming developed the first true online casino software over a decade ago, it has led the industry in providing innovative, reliable gaming solutions. Thanks to an unrivalled R&D programme, that averages four new releases a month and an unmatched 'partnership' approach to working with operators, Microgaming can be found powering many of the world's most profitable online casino sites. The Microgaming Progressive Jackpot Network is the world's largest progressive and has paid out a record $220m plus in the last three years.

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