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HiQ helps Folkspel to launch innovative new gaming concepts on the Internet

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 05, 2004 12:29 CEST

HiQ has worked with the adaptation and integration of the OnNet platform for Folkspel securing a successful launch of new gaming services.

Folkspel i Sverige, the Swedish lottery company, has successfully launched HockeyChallenge, an innovative new gaming concept on the Internet. Registered Swedish players can participate in interactive virtual hockey tournaments using a technology originally developed by Veikkaus, the Finnish National Lottery.

HiQ Softplan has adapted OnNet for Folkspel and integrated the platform with Folkspel’s membership portal and the virtual tournament game developed by the Swedish technology company Jadestone. HiQ Softplan is Veikkaus’ partner in the OnNet platform development.

“The HockeyChallenge is a completely new concept for national lotteries,” says Anssi Rantanen, Deputy Managing Director of HiQ Softplan. “The adaptation and integration project was also very challenging with interfaces to a variety of content servers, payment systems and user interfaces.”

Folkspel and Veikkaus have announced a partnership agreement under which Folkspel has licensed Veikkaus’ OnNet Internet gaming technology. Folkspel and Veikkaus have also agreed to cooperate in developing their Internet gaming business and technology based on Veikkaus’ successful OnNet gaming platform. Other regulated national lotteries are invited to join the partnership, which includes also the Dutch national lottery De Lotto.

“HiQ´s skills within interactive gaming are in demand by both national and international clients which is a very positive sign for us. I see good possibilities for further gaming assignments this year in the Nordic region or beyond ”, says Lars Stugemo, Managing Director of HiQ International.

For more information, please contact:
Anssi Rantanen, Deputy Managing Director HiQ Softplan tel.: +358 9 4355 8635
Anna Jennehov, CIO HiQ International tel.: +46 8 588 900 49, +46 704 200 049

HiQ is an IT and management consultancy that focuses on high-tech solutions in the fields of communication, software development and simulation. The company is a leader in these fields and the Nordic region is its domestic market. HiQ employs more than 400 people at offices in Sweden, Finland and Denmark. HiQ is listed on Stockholmsbörsen’s Attract 40-list. For more information, please visit www.hiq.se.