Press releaseStockholm, Sweden, 08-03-04
New fantasy football game from Jadestone launched by bwin
The leading European online sports betting operator bwin has launched a new fantasy football game provided by Swedish game developer Jadestone. The game, called European Manager, lets players build and manage a team from the best players in premier European leagues.
Jadestone has a long history as a provider of fully managed fantasy games to leading media companies in Europe. With the bwin partnership, Jadestone has taken an important step in widening the market for its fantasy games offering. This is the first sports betting operator that offers a Jadestone fantasy game to its customers. The launch of European Manager is a first trial effort, which will be jointly evaluated. If the test is successful, the companies will be extending the offer. This could mean new markets, additional sports or tie-ins with special events.
"This is a major extension of our market", said Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director at Jadestone. "Betting and gambling operators have a large audience of avid sports fans so it is a natural evolution for us to provide this type of fully managed fantasy games to that market. Naturally, we are thrilled to take this important step with bwin, a true market leader and a long-time valued partner".
The European Manager game opens up four parallel leagues for play - The Premier League (England), La Liga (Italy), Serie A (Spain) and the Bundesliga (Germany). Reflecting this broad offering of top football leagues, the game is available in seven languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Polish and Portuguese - making it accessible for sports fans all over Europe.
For more information, please contact:
Tobias Nissen, Business Development Director
Tel: +46 8 24 05 01
Jadestone is a leading developer of fully managed online game solutions. From great games to secure backend, Jadestone delivers quality services to both players and distribution partners. Jadestone's expanding portfolio of products include Championship Manager Online - the football management game; the acclaimed GamArena skill games network; and several innovative mobile games. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the company is privately owned and funded. For more information about Jadestone and its products, please go to www.jadestone.se.