Gamesys is a relative newbie when it comes to big names in the UK gambling industry, having launched in 2001 and immediately aiming at the online market, a decision that has proved to be a savvy one, given the huge size of that market now.
The software developer and operator has a selection of real money slot games, bingo, and casino titles in European market, available on desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.
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Gamesys put itself on the map when it acquired Virgin Games, and it has also formed partnerships with Caesars, Heart, and Tropicana Entertainment, amongst others. These acquisitions and partnerships to get Gamesys to the point where it was listed as 5th in the eGR Power50, a list of the most powerful online gaming companies.
It isn’t only its power that Gamesys gets acclaim for, the company has won several awards during its tenure on the online gaming market, including:
2007 Egaming Review Bingo Operator of the Year (Jackpotjoycom)
2010 Which Bingo Site of the Year (Jackpotjoy.com)
2011 EGR Slots Operator of the Year, EGR Bingo Operator of the Year
2012 EGR Customer Service Operator of the Year, EGR Social Casino Product of the Year
2013 EGR Innovation in Slots Award, EGR Innovation in Bingo Award
Jackpotjoy was the jewel in the crown of the Gamesys Group, a browser based online casino that has enjoyed immense popularity for many years, although the brand boasted a variety of other sites.
These sites included Star Spins, and Jackpotjoy in the UK, Jackpotjoy in Sweden, and Spanish gaming brand Botemania.
All of the above sites were sold to Canadian gaming company Intertain Group in February 2015, which acquired the entire Jackpotjoy brand and all associated rights and assets for a first payment of over £400 million, with more payments to follow in the third and fifth year after the deal.