Online gaming company 888 and Endemol Italy have entered into a strategic partnership to launch a line up of branded games. The joint venture aims to capitalize on the burgeoning Italian market. 888 will have the exclusive online use of Endemol’s global brands in the Italian market, including Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. The joint venture aims to launch in the second half of 2010. Endemol’s branded games will operate under 888′s license in Italy.