SEGA Games receives online gambling license

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Mainstream video game maker SEGA appears to be moving into the online gambling market.

The company was officially granted an online gambling license by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission this week.

"That SEGA Games chose to base their new venture with us in Alderney is something we are immensely proud about," said Robin Le Prevost, head of eCommerce Development for Alderney, a British Crown dependancy Channel Island almost 100km off the South Coast of England.

"In our minds it vindicates the high quality of our regulation, which is recognized the world over and has seen substantial investment from companies of high standing like SEGA over the last few years."

The gambling commission in Alderney already licenses a number of major online poker rooms such as PartyPoker and PKR.

"The Alderney Gambling Control Commission provides the most comprehensive gaming regulations with the strictest requirements and such is recognized as the most reputable online gaming jurisdiction," said a SEGA Games spokesman.

"This provides an excellent fit with SEGA's regulatory compliant strategy and we are pleased to be approved by this leading authority."

SEGA is one of the biggest video game producers in the world and is responsible for the Genesis, Saturn and Dreamcast consoles as well as the popular Sonic the Hedgehog games.

It's unknown exactly what SEGA will be bringing to the world of online gambling, but it has already registered ad

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