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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, and 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.’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’s games” and congratulated “all [888’s] September winners on their good fortune.” Casino Debuts New Live Dealer Tables

Internet gambling is getting more and more immersive every day, site improvements from providers like 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 Posts Declining Revenue, Possible Ladbrokes Buyout 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 — 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’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 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.  

Vic Reeves Ends Sponsorship of 888 Ladies

After a long history of acting as the celebrity face of 888 Ladies Bingo, Vic Reeves, has left the service. The popular bingo network is now without a famous representative and is in need of a replacement endorsement figure after the end of Reeves’ twelve-month 888 Ladies Bingo contract.

Fans of the site will be disappointed to see that Reeves has moved on from his previous place as the real-life mascot of 888 Ladies Bingo but many industry observers aren’t surprised. Most celebrity representatives have a short career with bingo companies, acting as mascots for only the brief period of time their contract affords. The site is still home to several other notable celebrities however and Reeves’ spot could very well be filled by ex-Eastenders star, Joe Swash who still maintains a significant presence at the network. While Vic Reeves provided a recognizable and humorous role as 888 Ladies Bingo advertising lynchpin, Swash has also acted as an important star for promotional events such as the recent Joe Swash Valentine’s Day competition that saw the celebrity share lunch with a lucky winner.

Reeves is not the only celebrity to vanish from their duties as the face of a bingo company. Foxy Bingo recently lost Jordan (Katie Price) around the same time that Sharon Osbourne left Gala behind. Alison Hammond at Crown Bingo now stands alone as one of the few celebrities still active at a promotional level for any of the major UK bingo services.

Big Bingo Promos at 888 Ladies Bingo

It’s a good time to be a member at 888 Ladies Bingo as the site continues to ramp up their promotions while maintaining their pre-existing, excellent incentives. To celebrate the continued commitment that 888 Ladies Bingo has shown its fans, here is a list of some of the more interesting (and profitable) events to look out for in the coming weeks and months.

Many of the site’s most popular recurring events are still in place for fans to check out even as 888 Ladies Bingo adds on other, extensive bonuses. Perhaps the biggest of these is the end-of-month, guaranteed £8,888 bingo jackpot (taking place this month on Friday, February 27th). Players can sign onto the network and play a quick game for the opportunity to win the massive payout or take part in the half-hour chat before the game play itself beings, talking to others as they prepare for the big event. 888 Ladies Bingo also provides nightly £100 games (with minimum 10p stakes) alongside Wednesday evening £1,000 guarantees for a buy-in of only 50p per entry ticket.

There are a plethora of other exciting games to watch out for at 888 Ladies Bingo with new ones being added to the service almost every day. It’s well worth the time necessary for UK bingo enthusiasts to check out 888 Ladies Bingo’s upcoming promotions for their own interest.

Canadian Man Wins $1,000,000 at 888.Com

888.Com’s World Poker Crown Poker tournament came to a grand close with Toronto, Ontario native, Jack Hinchley winning the live final table in Spain. After taking out over two thousand online competitors, Hinchley played against two other Canadians at the finals and defeated Michael Lawson to take home the title.

The final round saw the two competitors square off after Lawson had been slowly wearing down his opponent by betting hard against his chip lead. Hinchley won the last hand after Lawson saw the K-J-6, all hearts flop and went all in with his
ten-high flush to be defeated by the winner’s top pair call and king. He revealed after the game that his strategy involved keeping constant pressure on the other competitors and it paid off extraordinarily even though some of the play involved substantial bravado considering the huge risks.

The (now) former plumber announced plans to hand in his notice of resignation after receiving his
million dollar prize and commented that he wishes to finance his granddaughter, Victoria’s university education with part of the winnings. It is fitting that Hinchley kept her picture with him during rough hands at the table and that his good luck charm paid off in such a fitting manner.