Leap Forward and eBET Announce Distribution Agreement for SaffariNet® Ecosystem in Australia
RENO, NV–(Marketwired – Jun 26, 2014) - Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG), a leader in providing gaming industry solutions, and eBET Limited (ASX: EBT), an Australian-based leading-edge gaming systems company, announced today that they have signed a distribution agreement for the sale, marketing and support of LFG’s SaffariNet® Ecosystem in the Australian gaming market. As a result of the new partnership, eBET becomes Leap Forward’s distributor in Australia, bringing a significantly expanded market reach and efficiency to LFG’s SaffariNet® Ecosystem offering.
SaffariNet® Ecosystem’s multimedia Apps are enabled by LFG’s patented picture-in-picture (PiP) technology that seamlessly works with all brands and generations of gaming machines and systems, allowing operators to communicate with patrons using web-based technology through a customizable PiP display, providing for targeted marketing campaigns, bonusing, tournaments, Thin Client Gaming (TCG™), SmartFloor® technology, social gaming, sportsbook, lottery, electronic fund transfer (EFT), progressives and many additional Apps.
eBET operates over 55,000 gaming machines across 800 venues in the New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian systems market with an expanding market share throughout Australia, New Zealand and across Asia. LFG’s initial targeted market for SaffariNet® PiP technology in Australia is 30,000 machines.
“We are extremely excited about our partnership with Leap Forward. They are a perfect choice for eBET as we look to advance our technology offerings and expand our distribution channel,” said Tony Toohey, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of eBET Limited. “We know and understand the Australian, New Zealand and Asian markets and LFG’s forward-thinking vision and technology make them an ideal partner to provide a rich pipeline of Apps to enhance the player experience and provide excellent returns for operators. We have great expectations for SaffariNet’s® technology and the solutions it provides our venues and believe this agreement is the first step in eBET building a strong and mutually profitable partnership with LFG.”
“The Australian gaming market is a meaningful opportunity for LFG to grow our international presence,” commented Ali Saffari, Leap Forward CEO. “We are honored to have teamed up with such an astute gaming executive as Tony Toohey and the very successful eBET team as our latest SaffariNet® Ecosystem distribution partner. This new distribution agreement will position Leap Forward into an extensive distribution network that provides integrated gaming solutions and allows us to potentially expand our footprint throughout Australia utilizing eBET’s aggressive go-to-market strategies and first-class customer service capabilities. We look forward to working with eBET to meet the growing demand for our best of breed solutions and gain momentum by utilizing their gaming market knowledge, system savvy and fast-growing footprint in Australia.”
About Leap Forward Gaming, Inc.
Leap Forward Gaming (LFG), headquartered in Reno, NV, USA specializes in the innovation, development, design, manufacture and operation of the SaffariNet® multimedia ecosystem for land-based wagering markets. SaffariNet® promises to revolutionize how gaming devices, peripherals, wide-area progressives, player-tracking systems, mobile devices and server-based systems communicate wirelessly and interact across casino floors. Patron Display Interface (PDI) is LFG’s scalable, low-cost, turn-key picture-in-picture solution that works seamlessly with all brands and generations of gaming machines and systems to develop, dynamically manage and present content to players. PDI offers targeted marketing and bonusing campaigns, progressives and seamlessly integrates with multiple player tracking and CRM systems. As part of the patented SaffariNet® ecosystem, PDI agnostically provides operators with high flexibility, and agile content production and implementation utilizing the latest web-based technologies. For more information, please visitwww.leapforwardgaming.com.
About eBET Limited
eBET Limited is a leading-edge gaming solutions company that is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: EBT) and has its headquarters in Sydney, Australia. The eBET Group of companies provide integrated gaming solutions that cover the full gamut of gaming operations: electronic gaming machines, gaming management systems and Licensed Monitoring Operator (LMO) services. eBET’s commitment to excellence, continual innovation and superior client service mean the company is expanding its presence in a growing number of markets. The company currently has international operations and commercial agreements extending to over 800 customers, operating 55,000 gaming machines in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia. For more information on the eBET Group, please visit www.eBETgroup.com.