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Akamon Entertainment, the leading international online social gaming company specializing in traditional games, is hoping to win the prize for best startup in online games in the world at Games Beat 2012, one of the main meeting points for the videogames industry and investors in the sector

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  1. 1. Akamon named finalist at the GamesBeat 2012 awards for best startup inonline gamesThe prizes will be awarded at the Games Beat 2012 trade fair, held on 10-11July in San FranciscoThe event is an international reference for the videogames industry,particularly investors from Silicon ValleyBarcelona, 10 July 2012 – Akamon Entertainment, the leading international online socialgaming company specializing in traditional games, is hoping to win the prize for best startup inonline games in the world at Games Beat 2012, one of the main meeting points for thevideogames industry and investors in the sector.The inclusion of the social gaming company among the seven finalists at these awards is amilestone in the history of Akamon, which was founded in July 2011. In the words of VicençMartí, CEO at Akamon: “Being one of the finalists at these international awards for thegaming industry, and competing against six other leading companies in the sector, reinforcesAkamon’s corporate strategy and its policy for expansion and diversification of channels, whilemaintaining the shared liquidity and strength of our global gaming community as one of ourhallmarks.”The nomination coincides with the first anniversary of Akamon. In its first year, the company,which started out with the Spanish portal Mundijuegos.com, has launched other local portalsin Brazil, France and Italy and has established itself on Facebook, with one of its gamesbecoming the most played in its category on the social network. Furthermore, the companyhas launched five new games and increased its registered users from 5 to 7 million, as well asclosing collaboration deals with leaders in the online social gaming sector, such as Taringa! inArgentina.As Martí explains, “the company’s expansion to become the leader in the Latin-American andsouthern European markets has been possible thanks to the recruitment of first-rate,international talent from leading social gaming and online marketing companies. This has
  2. 2. enabled us to develop areas such as user loyalty and innovation, and adapt our product fornew channels, such as Facebook”.Having been nominated as finalist at the Games Beat 2012 awards, Akamon has been invitedto present its project live at the Games Beat 2012 trade fair in front of a panel of experts andmore than 500 executives, entrepreneurs, investors and media from the gaming industry. Thewinner will be announced live at the event.Vicenç Martí will be representing the company at the awards and trade fair, where he will alsomeet with other industry players to finalize the company’s move into the North Americanmarket with the help of strategic alliances.***Sobre AkamonAkamon Entertainment Limited is an online social gaming company specialising in traditionalgames, operating in the south of Europe and Latin America via local portals, those of partnersthat are leaders in the online field and Facebook. With its development team based in Valenciaand its business intelligence team in Barcelona, Akamon has a total of 40 employees who arehighly specialised in the online sector.Akamon’s portfolio consists of 31 traditional casino-based local games, such as Tute, Tarot,Roulette, Parchís, Poker and Dominoes. All the games incorporate social features and giveplayers the opportunity to be part of a global gaming community where they are onlinetogether and share their gaming experience, whether it be via Akamon’s international portals,those of its partners or Facebook. Currently, nine of the games are on Facebook and thecompany is working to introduce three new games onto the social network each month, withthe goal of broadening the gaming community and so offering an even better online socialexperience.***For more information, visit http://akamon.com or contact:Georgina Rifé i Domènech – 902 999 343press@akamon.com / Twitter: @AkamonLTD

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