he games will be initially offered to Italian players by one of Italy's largest gaming machine concessionaires, Lottomatica Videolot Rete S.p.A. (LVR), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lottomatica Group. International provider and integrator of networked gaming solutions Octavian currently provides top-performing games to Italy's Comma 6A, or Amusement With Prize (AWP), market.
As part of the agreement, Octavian will also target several of its most popular AWP titles and themes to the new Comma 6B, or VLT, market on Spielo's powerful gaming platform using Spielo's Game Development Kit (GDK).
"Spielo's high-tech team provides world-class platforms, and their VLT and GDK are quite advanced. When joined with Octavian's winning content and Comma 6A successes, the end-product will definitely have a significant impact on the new Comma 6B marketplace in Italy," said Octavian President Peter Moffitt. "We look forward to seeing a large number of our games on the Lottomatica VLT network very soon."
Spielo President and CEO Victor Duarte said, "This partnership with Octavian supports Spielo’s strategy of providing the largest and most compelling portfolio of game content in Italy."
Lottomatica Videolot Rete CEO Guglielmo Angelozzi said, "This agreement between Octavian, a well-known provider of proven, high-performance game content to the Italian Comma 6A market, and Spielo, a longtime leader in international VLT markets, allows a more robust and complete offering to players."
Octavian and Spielo expect to release the first games in the second half of 2010. This is the first of several content agreements Spielo expects to announce relating to the Italian VLT market.