London, 15th July 2015
JOA Group, the third-largest casino and leisure operator in France with 21 casinos and online gambling
website www.JOA-Online.fr, has achieved the first two podium finishes in the pan-European race to get
Aristocrat’s Batman™ Classic TV Series Slot Game live on gaming floors.
Hot on the heels of the first installation at Casino JOA Les Pins on France’s Atlantic coast, attention turned to the French Riviera, with Casino JOA La Siesta in Antibes becoming the second venue to offer the new Wonder Wheels™ concept to its players.
JOA Group game manager, Laurent Jourdain said, “The Batman franchise provides a very strong marketing proposition to attract and appeal to existing and new players alike. Our respective marketing teams at Les Pins and La Siesta have reported extremely good uptake in their first week since going live and we now look forward to a long, hot season of performance.”
Laurent Lassiaz, president of Casino JOA, added, “We are delighted to present our customers with a European première of the Batman game. It fits in perfectly with the spirit of Casino JOA as we constantly strive to innovate and bring ever more satisfaction and surprise to players.”
Erik-Jan van den Berg, Aristocrat’s sales director for EMEA, commented, “JOA Group has demonstrated a very progressive policy in offering its players the best and latest games available on the market. From its very first introduction to the Wonder Wheels concept – and the Batman Classic TV Series Slot Game in particular – JOA has been determined to spearhead its introduction to European players.”
Mr van den Berg continued, “We have worked long and hard with our French distributor, SFC2A, to get this game up and running on gaming floors and share with them in these successful introductions.”
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Image attached: Laurent Jourdain, JOA Group game manager.
Media enquiries: Alex Fierek, Marketing Communications – Aristocrat Europe
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About Joa Group: With 21 JOA Casinos across France, a JOA Online gambling website with the widest offering on the market (poker, sports betting, and horse-race betting) and extensive leisure activities (21 restaurants, 1 artisanal microbrewery, 32 bars, 7 discothèques, 2 hotels, 2 bowling alleys, 3 cinemas, plus hospitality areas), Lyon-headquartered JOA Group is France’s third-largest casino operator, employing 1,500 people and in 2013 recording gross turnover of €200m.
London, 15th July 2015