Vividas have created and built, which together with Vividas’ unique video streaming technology has enabled Aspers Casino World to deliver the world’s first docusoap to be broadcast at full screen TV quality over the internet starting this week.

Aspers Casino World, sponsored by Aspinalls on line casino, can be viewed, without installing any special software, on The docusoap shows life behind the scenes at Aspers Casino - the first Aspers in the UK opening at The Gate Newcastle.

The first of 10 weekly editions, “Training Days”, describes how the Aspers Academy, which has recruited 60 young people with unpromising prospects, goes about training them to be Newcastle’s finest croupiers

Damian Aspinall, Director of Aspers, said “I’ve seen all the finished episodes so far and it’s been a real eye opener for me. It really gives a flavour of what Aspers is about. It’s fantastic that anyone around the world will be able to view the docusoaps and see what’s going on at Aspers ”.

Vividas’ Chief Executive, Geoffrey Hamilton-Jones, said “The Vividas-powered series represents a new and compelling on-line experience, combining two of the principal applications for Vividas technology - marketing communications and entertainment. This is the first time our streaming technology has been utilised by an internet gambling group”.

Created purely for the web, Independent filmmakers Maddy Farley and Mike Wallington are producing the series – episodes include the development of the casino, staff recruitment, training, fit out and the opening party itself on Thursday 27 October.

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Vividas Group plc trades on the AIM facility on the London Stock Exchange.

Vividas Group plc (VDS.L) is a developer and provider of video streaming technology and related products, which enable straightforward playback on personal computers of full screen, high quality video via discs or over networks, including the Internet, normally without requiring software installation. Vividas proprietary technology overcomes the disadvantages of competing CD and streaming market solutions. These competing technologies typically offer only partial screen, or poor quality full screen, viewing and generally require the user either to have or to install specialist player software..

Vividas soft launched in Australia in October 2004 and in the UK in March 2005, and have attracted an impressive number of leading global clients who use Vividas as part of their online marketing, employee and corporate communications as well the entertainment sector.

Clients include: Deloitte, Foster’s Group, Jaguar, Nike, Ogilvy & Mather, Rip Curl, Unilever and United International Pictures (UIP). is the trading name of Aspinalls Online Casino, . adheres to the same standards of excellence that has made the London Club famous worldwide. has recently launched Aspinalls Mobile , delivering mobile gaming to customers world wide. 

Aspinalls Online Casino ‘’ – is the official sponsor of the Aspers docusoap.

Published on: 12:00AM on 26th October 2005