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Atari Announces Online Casino

One of the world’s most recognized developers of video games, Atari, have advised that it has now opened an online real money casino.  This new project will see Atari joining with PariPlay and begin to offer casino games that are designed around some of Atari’s more popular games.

The casino is aptly named Atari Casino. It was noted that the casino will offer games themed around greats such as Star Raiders, Asteroids, Pong, Centipede and others. They also will include more typical games like bingo, video poker and blackjack. In addition to the games being available at the Atari Casino, those licensed by PariPlay will also be able to offer these games to their customers, thereby allowing for greater exposure and brand recognition to those who may not be aware of Atari entering real money casino play.

Speaking about the opening, CEO of Atari Fred Chesnais commented that the company has taken their most popular brands and created an innovative platform for those who are fans to enjoy the games once again. They feel that this is an area that will see substantial growth in the coming years ahead and PariPlay was the ideal partner to work with as it will help place Atari in a growth market and be able to utilize the expertise that PariPlay possesses.

Atari were leaders in the creation of video games and in fact are considered pioneers in its growth and in becoming a recognized industry. It was the original Atari games that began the fuel that fed millions of fans and helped see others enter into this arena. The company was first founded in 1972 and have since gone on to control and license more than two hundred games including such known brands as RollerCoaster Tycoon, Missile Command and Backyard Sports. The new casino is also planning on featuring the NetEnt range of slot machines.

In recent years, Atari has capitalized on the digital area by making their games available for mobile devices and various social networks such as Facebook. They furthermore develop and distribute games for the likes of Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony. The company is publicly listed on the NYSE Euronext stock exchange.

It will take time to determine the level of success that Atari will achieve by this new venture. The completion in this market is strong and while the company is instantly recognizable worldwide, it is yet to be seen how that recognition will embraced.