March 06, 2007 04:17 ET

Spin3's Baccarat Debuts on Mobile Phones

Hugely Popular Vegas Classic Makes the Jump to Mobile Casino Systems

LONDON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Spin3™ (, the leading wireless casino system provider powered by Microgaming, the world's largest online gaming software provider, has added the classic card game Baccarat to its suite of mobile casino games. The game is now available to all Spin3 customers utilizing the GameWire platform for their mobile casino systems, and offers the same high quality graphics and outstanding sound Spin3 is renowned for.

With a maximum jackpot of nine times the player's original bet, Baccarat is a game of chance and skill. It is a table game and played with a single standard deck of 52 cards. There are three types of bets and the game odds are high. The objective of the game is to predict whose hand, the Banker's or the Player's, will be closer to the value of nine. Gamers can also bet on the possibility of a tie.

Matti Zinder, CEO, Spin3 said, "The addition of the casino classic Baccarat represents yet another step from Spin3 to provide the full casino experience on the mobile phone, and complements our existing video poker, progressive slot, roulette and scratch card games.

"As we witness greater adoption of mobile gambling around the world, we notice that it is the casino classics that are driving this growth, simply because consumers are already familiar with them. Particularly in Asia, Baccarat is one of the most popular games, and Spin3 has adapted this game specifically for this market."

Already extremely popular in Las Vegas, 2006 saw almost $7.6 billion wagered on Baccarat, a 28.3 percent increase from the previous year. That translated into a gaming win of $835.8 million for the casinos, a 25.6 percent increase from 2005*. This massive success suggests the game is a perfect contender for the transition to mobile.

*Source: State of Nevada Gaming Control Board

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.

As a founding member of eCOGRA, Microgaming is at the forefront of an initiative focused on setting the highest standards in the gaming industry, most notably in the areas of fair gaming, responsible operator conduct and player protection.

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