April 8, 2009 (PAP Newswire) — Apparently unrelated to yesterday’s story that PartyGaming has
agreed to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice comes the news
that the company also has plans to expand into the currently red-hot
Italian market in the very near future.

The expansion will be in partnership with Intralot,
a Greek lottery systems provider. The two companies are hinting that,
if the Italian venture proves successful, they will attempt to enter
into more overseas deals in the coming months, as well.   

“Intralot
is the first member of PartyGaming’s poker network in Italy and will
promote the new service through its retail network, which includes 600
betting outlets,” reported Reuters news service this week.

“This
is our third business-to-business deal in 2009 and we are confident of
continuing to build our portfolio over the coming months,” PartyGaming
Chief Executive Jim Ryan commented in the Reuters article.

Click here to read the coverage on Reuters.