Casual gaming publisher FUN Technologies, which encompasses casual websites such as SkillJam, WorldWinner and Octopi, announced that its SkillJam EU subsidiary has signed a two-year exclusive agreement to create a private-label skill gaming platform for Lycos Europe. This agreement expands SkillJam's existing relationship with Lycos in the U.S.
Under the terms of the pan-European casual-gaming agreement, SkillJam will develop, operate and support the pay-for-play gaming sites for eight Lycose Europe portals, including UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Sweden, and Denmark.
SkillJam is a multi-channel provider of skill-gaming technology and solutions. It develops and distributes private-label gaming solutions for a broad network of partner destination sites in the U.S. and abroad, including AOL, MSN's Zone.com and Virgin Games.
“This represents an important stride forward as we continue investing in our European growth strategy, and gives our Games division the opportunity to substantially bolster its growing member base,” commented Lorne Abony, the CEO of FUN Technologies. “We have built a fantastic relationship with Lycos Inc., and are delighted to now be partnering with Lycos Europe as well.”
Michael Rohowski, Chief Sales Officer for Lycos Europe, added: “Lycos Europe is focused on providing a range of content and services to meet all our users' online needs and casual gaming is a core element of our offer to our community. We will continue to seek long-term relationships with best-of-breed partners to deliver content across a wide range of arenas and we felt that SkillJam would give users the most compelling proposition in this market. Our partnership with SkillJam opens up a good growth opportunity for our European network.”