Virgin Games launched Virgin Skill

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The new website, powered by FUN Technologies\’ subsidiary SkillJam, will offer play-for-cash tournaments for over 40 new and classic card games, puzzle games and trivia quizzes including Solitaire, Bejeweled 2 and Zuma.

Skill games allow players from all over the world to compete against each other and win cash prizes in games based on skill, rather than chance. Skill games represent the next stage in the evolution of online gaming and are predicted to be the next growth sector for online gaming, following the success of internet poker.

“This partnership with Virgin, one of the world\’s great consumer brands, is a true testament to our market-leading position in the online gaming sector. FUN is committed to worldwide expansion and partnering with leading brands, and we are extremely excited to be working with Virgin as they move into the burgeoning online gaming market. The strength of the Virgin brand combined with the user experience on the SkillJam platform lay the foundation for a thrilling gaming destination,” said Lorne Abony, CEO FUN Technologies.

In separate news, Skilljam announced an exclusive deal with Last Minute Network, one of Europe\’s most well-recognized online consumer brands, to integrate its skill-gaming platform with

Zone4Play, developer of interactive software and technology for the betting industry, announced today it has completed the development of its Multiplayer Blackjack tournaments application.

Co-developed with a group of professional Blackjack players, the Zone4Play application allows players to compete against each other in a full range of multiplayer Blackjack games, including multi-table sit & go tournaments, single table sit & go tournaments, heads-up Blackjack, Blackjack Shootout tournaments, daily Blackjack special tournaments.