Gaming and Gambling

Hazelcast for Ultimate Game Server Performance

Used in Low Latency Financial Trading our open source caching and in-memory technology will boost game server performance and database performance more than proprietary and expensive solutions like Oracle Coherence or Pivotal Gemfire.

Hazelcast® brings frequently accessed database content into distributed in-memory near cache which results in a high performance game server. The highest possible performance is attained through use of off-heap and C++ client technologies available in Hazelcast Enterprise.

Hazelcast 3 is inherently multi-threaded to benefit from multi-core cpu servers and provides exceptional data access properties. In addition distributed computing capabilities like MapReduce and distributed Executor service will take your game server to extreme performance by executing server threads on distributed machines closest to distributed data.

For casino gaming and online poker or gambling application including mobile gaming and web gaming, Hazelcast provides Financial industry proven transaction processing capabilities. Hazelcast is running globally in trading applications where each transaction represents millions of dollars. For money gamers, this kind of reliability and price performance on scale-out commodity hardware (including Amazon EC2) is unprecedented.

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Bilyoner is the market leader in betting and electronic games of chance including sports and lottery in Turkey. It was founded in 2003 and has over 1.6 million users as of 2012. Bilyoner operates as an electronic agent that offers the sports betting games of the state organization SporToto and the lottery games of the state lottery Milli Piyango. These services are powered by an online money transfer and payment processing system that enables users to make fast online money transfers over the internet, through call centers, on mobile devices, and via ATMs with or without a debit card.


Gamesys owns the UK’s most popular gaming brands Jackpotjoy and Virgin Games, the number one Spanish Bingo Brand Botemania and we have recently launched our Swedish site Gamesys also works with some of the UK’s biggest brands, running sites such as and You can also find Jackpotjoy on Facebook, where social gaming is becoming an increasingly important part of our business. We’ve recently launched Virgin Casino and Virgin Poker. 

In August 2012 Gamesys became the first Company to launch real cash gaming applications on Facebook. Bingo & Slots Friendzy is available to play on Facebook now and will continue to develop thereafter bringing more variety and entertainment to the Social Networking Community than ever before.

We have now grown to over 800 people within the group with our head office situated in Piccadilly Circus and further offices based in New Jersey (USA), Edmonton (Canada), Newcastle Under Lyme (UK), Gibraltar (UK), Barcelona (Spain) and Malta and we are still looking to acquire great talent. 

Gamesys thrives on a culture of success and our people are talented and empowered in their roles. We pride ourselves on staff loyalty and strong teams who work in a collaborative fashion to achieve strong success. Additionally as a business we provide many social opportunities centred on building strong team relationships

High Five Games

High 5 Games is the premier game creator of the casino industry.

Developing for the land-based, online, and social markets, High 5 Games has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in nearly 50 countries.

With its games in virtually all major casinos around the world, High 5 Games is now bringing its award-winning content to players everywhere through its new social and mobile offerings. As the leader in casino games, High 5 Games is determined to build the most entertaining social gaming experience on the web.

Developing for the land-based, online, and social markets, H5G has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in nearly 50 countries.

H5G’s games are known for their unique artistic style and engaging gameplay, and they regularly lead the industry in both performance and popularity. The company’s 2011 mega hits, Golden Goddess and Black Widow, were two of the most popular new games in casino gaming history. H5G is also responsible for creating many of the industry’s most renowned brands, including Da Vinci Diamonds, Cats, Noah’s Ark, and Secrets of the Forest. The company has created many of the gaming industry’s most well-renowned brands, including Dangerous Beauty, Shadow of the Panther, Cats, Jaguar Princess, and Black Widow.

High 5 Games employs a diverse and eclectic group of talented professionals. From the brilliant mathematicians, software engineers, and programmers who construct the necessary platform to the tremendous artists whose imaginations allow them to craft intricate new worlds – life at H5G is anything but ordinary.


Playtech is the world’s largest online gaming software supplier traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market, offering cutting-edge, value added solutions to the industry’s leading operators. Since Playtech’s inception in 1999, its approach has been centred on the continual development of best-of-breed gaming products and content, and its success built upon strong partnerships with our licensees. The company provides software for online casinosonline poker rooms,online bingo games, online sports betting, scratch games, mobile gaming, live dealer games and fixed-odds arcade games online.  Playtech employs about 2600 people worldwide in nine countries.

In this talk Arman Gal from Playtech will describe how Hazelcast® was integrated into Playtech gaming engine (Poker). Discussing the pros & cons of data distribution, obstacles that were encountered during the design, development and deployment of the platform, followed by an exchange of personal experiences from real production systems.

Publisher’s Clearing House

Publisher’s Clearing House is a leading interactive media company offering a broad range of products, digital entertainment and services to consumers. Our success is built on PCH’s unique, free-to-play, chance-to-win value proposition, individually personalized offers based on the trusted first party relationship we maintain with millions of consumers and the excitement of the Publishers Clearing House brand.