The Gamesys Group was founded in 2001 by Noel Hayden, Robin Tombs, Andrew Dixon and four developers.
Jackpotjoy, their soft-gaming product, was launched in April 2002. Since Jackpotjoy's launch, Gamesys has published over 250 white labeled versions of the site for partners such as Lycos, Tiscali, Ryanair and Orange amongst many others.
The group now includes Gamesys Limited, Mice and Dice Limited, Profitable Play Limited and Leisure Spin Limited.
- Gamesys Limited is the software development and technical support services business.
- Mice and Dice Limited is the internal marketing agency for the business.
- Profitable Play Limited is the UK player operator business based in Gibraltar.
- Leisure Spin Ltd is the non-UK player gaming operator based in Gibraltar.
Gamesys was named as the UK’s number 1 fastest-growing private technology company in the Sunday Times 2006 Tech Track 100. In the 2007 listing, Gamesys was ranked at 28. The Tech Track 100 is compiled by Fast Track and ranks Britain’s fastest growing unquoted technology firms by sales. In October 2007, Jackpotjoy.com won the Egaming Review Bingo Operator of the Year award.
The Group's primary soft-gaming brand is Jackpotjoy.com which offers both free-to-play and pay-to-play versions of their games. The games are browser-based and do not require a download. Jackpotjoy has launched games based around classic UK TV game shows including The Price Is Right, Strike It Lucky and Deal or No Deal. The company has licensed its software to a Spanish company and is making inroads into the European Market under the Botemania brand.
Gamesys now holds the News International SunBingo.co.uk and FabulousBingo.co.uk contracts and provides software, support and services to News International in this respect. A full re-launch of SunBingo.co.uk was made on 26th August 2008 after their decision to move to Gamesys after ending their contract with Tombola. FabulousBingo.co.uk was launched in September 2011 shortly after the demise of the News of the World Sunday newspaper and its accompanying bingo site.
The Spanish site botemania.es is also part of the Gamesys network
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