February 17, 2009 04:31 ET

Sport of Kings Comes to Mobile, With New Virtual Horse Racing Mobile Game From Spin3

Spin3's Royal Derby Introduces the Challenge and Thrill of Horse Racing to Its Games Portfolio

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Leading full service mobile gaming solutions provider Spin3 (*, powered by Microgaming, the world's largest online gaming software provider, has launched Royal Derby, an innovative virtual horse racing mobile gambling game.

Royal Derby is a virtual horse racing game where players exercise their skills to pick a winner using a variety of race scenarios -- including the form of the horse and jockey, ground conditions and the weather. No two races are ever the same, with the odds and potential winnings for each of the race's six horses determined by the unique scenarios generated for each race. Royal Derby replicates the thrill and complexities of horse racing with rich animation and audio effects, and is one of most sophisticated mobile gambling games available today.

Matti Zinder, Head of Spin3 says, "Horse racing is a hugely popular sport, with a strong following in the UK and around the world. With the 2009 Grand National just around the corner, we are sure Royal Derby will capture the interest of both racing fans and the general public alike. Royal Derby replicates the buzz and challenge of picking a winner at the races, and is sure to be a winning mobile gambling game."

Royal Derby is Spin3's 16th game in an ever-expanding portfolio, and significantly represents Spin3's first non-casino style mobile game. It will be launched to clients as a standard Java game and as a web application that can be played on web-enabled Smartphones such as the hugely successful iPhone and G1 Android.

"Innovation in the games and technologies we offer is fundamental to our business success," continues Matti Zinder. "We are continually looking to expand our games portfolio and offer clients the newest and most advanced games in the market. Royal Derby demonstrates just how far mobile gaming has come in terms of the complexities of gameplay and quality of graphics we are able to offer. Horse racing is a hugely popular and exciting sport which we have translated into a fantastic virtual horse racing game for the mobile platform."

The game's advanced audio and graphics provide a compelling gaming experience. Players can either bet on their chosen thoroughbred to win or can place an "each way" bet, with the winner of each race confirmed with a photo finish -- a still image of the winning horse crossing the finishing line.

Clients can also make use of Royal Derby's in-game branding options, inserting their logo within the game itself, along the race track's advertising banner.

Royal Derby will be available via Spin3's GameWire™ platform for all Spin3 clients over the coming weeks.

Spin3 will be providing demos of Royal Derby and its leading mobile casino games at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 16th - 19th February (Stand 7C34).


* - Spin3 is a division of Spiral Solutions Ltd.

About Spin3 (

Spin3, a division of Spiral Solutions Ltd., has partnered with Microgaming, the world's leading developer of online gaming solutions, to provide turnkey solutions for the mobile gaming arena. The complete offering includes dynamic wireless real and play-for-fun casino systems, flash casino, marketing services and innovative technologies that push the interactive gaming industry to new frontiers.

About Microgaming (

Since the company 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 60 new games per year and a unique 'partnership' approach to working with operators; Microgaming powers 120 of the world's most profitable casino sites. The company's front and back-end software supports multiplayer, multilanguage games -- over 350 of them, all uniquely branded and provides platforms for landbased and wireless gaming.

Contact Information

  • Spin3 Press Contacts:
    Nelson Bostock Communications
    Isabel Napier or Helen Gough
    Tel: +44 20 7229 4400
    Email: Email Contact

    Microgaming Press Contact:
    Chameleon PR
    Jayne Stala
    Tel: +44 20 7680 5500
    Email: Email Contact