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888.com Shares Financial Information, Reveals Nevada Plans

                The release of financial information from 2014’s recently concluded first quarter has illustrated the success (or lack thereof) of the online gaming industry's key players. In the case of 888 Holdings, the network responsible for highly respectable poker, casino and sportsbooking sites, these statistics have shown just how well the business has performed in recent months.
                888's group revenue ($103 million USD), which broke previous records for the company, may be the most impressive of the newly posted figures. The company also made significant strides forward in other areas, though. Compared to the first quarter of 2012 888 has grown by large percentages in 2013, its number of active poker and casino customers increasing by 12%. The same year to year comparison shows 888 Poker's net revenues growing by 15% and its online casino network revenues by 13%. Brian Mattingley, 888 Holdings' CEO, said that he was pleased with the first quarter results, crediting his company's success to "our excellent product offering, supported by our constantly innovative marketing." Industry spectators, having taken the recently published first quarter figures into account, now believe that 888 Holdings is worth approximately $915 million.     
                Mattingley went on to take advantage of 888's strong financial showing by telling Reuters that his business is scheduling the launch of its Nevada, United States-based online poker site by the beginning of summer. The opening of 888's US-based site may hint at a coming trend in online gaming where some of the industry's biggest players take advantage of shifting gambling policies to expand to new markets.

888 Holdings Reveals Strong 2012 Financial Performance Figures

                888 Holdings, the parent company of popular sites like 888.com Poker and 888.com Casino, has recently released financial figures that detail its performance throughout the end of 2012. The online gaming provider has evidently had a fantastic year, its corporate strategies paying off in customer and financial growth.
                The figures show an increase in nearly every area of 888's business during the last months of 2012. The only notable exceptions came from the company's online bingo site (which saw an 11% decline that 888 attributes to "challenging and competitive market conditions", sportsbooking service (with only a 3% decrease) and the number of active casino players. Otherwise, 888 Holdings reported an outstanding level of growth in sectors ranging from the number of active customers at its poker site to overall revenue. The online gaming network's success can be partially attributed to its recent entry to markets like Italy and Spain, its concentration on expanding into mobile gaming (a trend that continues to sweep the industry) and some savvy marketing efforts.
                Brian Mattingley, 888's CEO, called the last quarter of 2012 the end of "an excellent year of performance for 888" and said that the company "achieved record revenues in both the [final] quarter and the year as a whole." Mattingly added that 888's 2013 is off to a strong start, too. January has already seen the network increasing revenue while performing well in areas such as customer acquisition, betting activity and more.

888 Holdings Reveals Strong 2012 Financial Performance Figures

888 Holdings, the parent company of popular sites like 888.com Poker and 888.com Casino, has recently released financial figures that detail its performance throughout the end of 2012. The online gaming provider has evidently had a fantastic year, its corporate strategies paying off in customer and financial growth.

The figures show an increase in nearly every area of 888's business during the last months of 2012. The only notable exceptions came from the company's online bingo site (which saw an 11% decline that 888 attributes to "challenging and competitive market conditions", sportsbooking service (with only a 3% decrease) and the number of active casino players. Otherwise, 888 Holdings reported an outstanding level of growth in sectors ranging from the number of active customers at its poker site to overall revenue. The online gaming network's success can be partially attributed to its recent entry to markets like Italy and Spain, its concentration on expanding into mobile gaming (a trend that continues to sweep the industry) and some savvy marketing efforts.

Brian Mattingley, 888's CEO, called the last quarter of 2012 the end of "an excellent year of performance for 888" and said that the company "achieved record revenues in both the [final] quarter and the year as a whole." Mattingly added that 888's 2013 is off to a strong start, too. January has already seen the network increasing revenue while performing well in areas such as customer acquisition, betting activity and more.

888.com Casino Debuts New Live Dealer Tables

Internet gambling is getting more and more immersive every day, site improvements from providers like 888.com offering their users increasingly fantastic gameplay options. The latest update to the 888 network includes fifty live dealers, all ready to host live table games through Evolution Gaming studios.
                The new live dealer feature takes the form of a dedicated online casino hosted by 888 and comes as the result of a recent deal between the online gambling network and Evolution Gaming, a company based out of Riga, Latvia. Evolution has worked with 888 to create a fully realized live casino where players can take advantage of the human elements of a physical table from the comfort of their own home.  888's live dealer casino launched with full service for members who wish to play casino favourites including five different blackjack tables and one roulette table. Of the six new tables, 888 has set aside one for high-stakes VIP players. Evolution has helped to make 888 players feel at home by decorating its studio with branded carpeting, wall panelling and lighting.
                888's Head of Casino, Erez Sadan, told press that his company is "one of the first operators to explore the potential of an Evolution dedicated table." He went on to explain that having full control over the business deal with Evolution allows 888 to exercise "full control over branding" and the ability to "maximize player time and loyalty through regular promotions." Live dealer tables are available now at
888.com.

Paddy Power and 888 Share Strong Earnings Reports for First Half of 2012

While the global economy may not be at its strongest, online gaming networks Paddy Power and 888 have just shared figures that demonstrate that they're remaining unaffected by the recession. Reports from the two companies show that their earnings in the first half of 2012 increased, demonstrating a sunny future for two of online gaming's most popular brands.
               
888.com's 2012 has been a good one, its key financial indicators showing a 21% increase in revenue alongside boosts in other important areas. A 2% decline in 888's bingo revenue has done little to slow the company down. Brian Mattingley, 888's CEO, was happy to discuss his business' favourable first half of the year. Mattingley said that much of the success comes from a "tremendous increase in customer numbers" and credited "improvements in [888's] product offering." Paddy Power posted similarly positive figures for the first half of 2012, reporting a (pre-tax) profit increase of 21%, growth in the Australian market, a 50% increase in customer acquisition and a 41% growth in active customers. Paddy Power's CEO, Patrick Kennedy, stated that the company's 2012 success was due to a strong focus on "[promoting] our brand, products and Money-Back Specials."
                Mattingley said that 2012's earnings — "the highest revenues in the history of 888" — will be directed toward increasing investment in the United States and Spain while also improving 888's mobile and desktop software. Paddy Power's Kennedy described plans to continue focus on business expansion after its successful launch in Italy this year.

888.com Adds New Video Slot Based on Clash of the Titans Film

As movie theatres currently host showings of the sequel to 2010’s Clash of the Titans remake, Wrath of the Titans, fans of the film will be able to enjoy playing a casino game based on the movie franchise. The latest addition to 888.com’s casino site is a video slot branded with images and features from the Greek mythology epic.

The release of the blockbuster film — detailing the story of the demigod Perseus and his adventures to save his family from the struggles of the gods — has created a lot of excitement that 888 is eager to take advantage of with their new slot. The game takes the form of a video slot filled with exclusive images and icons from the film as part of a new partnership between 888 and Wrath of the Titans’ producers Warner Bros. The real money slot comes complete with bonus rounds and plenty of opportunities to win big while enjoying branded media from the action movie.

Itai Pazner, 888 Holdings’ Business to Consumer Senior Vice President told press that his company is “thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to bring this game to life for Titans fans and gamers alike.” He added that the slot was “just one of the many exciting and exclusive games available at 888.com.”

888 Launches New Online Casino Platform

Fans of 888 Casino will be happy to hear that their online gambling network of choice has just updated with a new software version that works to increase site usability and improve performance. The designers of the platform revision have added in a bevy of new features and customization options meant to help 888 players get the most from their experience on the site.

The updated version of 888 Casino includes behind the scenes improvements that provide greater speed and feature access. Probably the most interesting aspect of the 888 Casino redesign, though, is the focus on personal customization features. Members of the site will now be able to personalize their lobby view, adding shortcuts that link to their favourite games (with either icon or grid view formats) and saving their changes for future use. 888 has also altered their scrolling and filtering options to make finding preferred game styles easier and has added options that allow players to change screen resolution, game layouts, set slots to automatic play and more.

Players interested in checking out the new 888 Casino software will also be greeted by a number of giveaways as the site looks to grab even more attention by offering promotional bonuses to its players throughout the rest of March. A statement from 888 Casino described the software update as “bigger, better and faster than it ever was” and the changes certainly seem to make good on that claim.

888 Gaming Network Announces Record-Breaking Payouts

As shown in 888 Holdings’ new total payout record, there’s good reason for the immense popularity of the company’s network of online poker, casino and sportbooking services. 888, demonstrating just how much it’s been able to pay out to its members, has just announced record-breaking cash prize figures awarded to its players throughout September.

888 Holdings currently owns the 888Casino.com, 888Sport.com and 888Poker.com domains, all well-received by the company’s legions of fans. In providing press with last month’s prize payout figures, 888 has revealed that, through only 30 days, it rewarded 43,000 fans with some $356 million in cash. This staggering amount was the largest yet awarded by 888 Holdings (and is the company’s highest monthly record since 2008) and sets a new record that competing online casinos, poker networks and sportsbooking services will have a hard time matching anytime soon.

With such a large amount of cash being paid out now looks like a good time to register an account at any of the 888 websites. 888.com’s Senior Vice-President, Itai Pazner, told press that the company considered their $356 million month a demonstration of “the real life-changing potential of 888.com’s games” and congratulated “all [888’s] September winners on their good fortune.”

888.com Posts Declining Revenue, Possible Ladbrokes Buyout

888.com has always maintained a strong presence in the world of online gaming but, with the recent release of its 2010 earnings report, the former giant looks to have fallen upon hard times. Fans of the company have little to worry about, however, as another major player in internet gambling may be interested in buying out the struggling business.

Ladbrokes, one of the industry’s most successful online/land-based gaming companies, has been in talks regarding an acquisition of 888.com — a move that would give the site the kind of monetary boost it needs to continue to survive in the incredibly competitive world of online casinos. The decline in 888.com’s revenues serves to make Ladbrokes’ possible purchase an easier task. With 888 currently in a financially precarious state Ladbrokes will be able to enjoy a better negotiating position if they plan to go forward with the acquisition.

The loss in revenue throughout 2010 is, possibly, the result of 888’s decision to spend larger-than-average amounts of money on marketing and a general slump that has negatively affected all internet poker providers. Even though the website did see an increase in player growth, this new customer base hasn’t been able to counter the overall hit (a staggering 37 percent decrease) taken by the company. Both 888.com and Ladbrokes have chosen to remain silent on the potential takeover until any substantial developments have occurred.

Meet the Stars with 888 Ladies Bingo and Pacific Poker

Meet the Stars with 888 Ladies Bingo and Pacific Poker

888 Ladies Bingo continues to do its best to capture the attention of their demographic with their newest competition; a star-studded trip to Cannes. The “Win a Trip to Cannes” promotion has already kicked off and is unique in that it also caters to 888’s sister site, Pacific Poker.

Celebrity obsessed bingo players are sure to get excited about the
888 Ladies contest and they also enjoy an opportunity to enjoy their prize alongside a poker playing friend. The main reward is a vacation to the famous Cannes Film Festival where winners will be participating in the 888 Celebrity Charity Poker Challenge alongside film stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Entry is available by signing up at Pacific Poker and joining Poker Pals where they will receive a complementary 3,000 bingo points for supporting the poker site. Users will then be able to compete for a seat at the Cannes event and the grand prize of a £250,000 luxury villa.

The “Win a Trip to Cannes” promotion is open to both
888 Ladies Bingo and Pacific Poker members which definitely helps to make it into a great opportunity for fans of either game. The winner of the contest is allowed to bring a friend to the event so it’s a good time to be a duo of poker and bingo enthusiasts with a passion for gaming and travel.