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betting; Global and product suite expansion continues
- 15th January 2010
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Moves For World Poker Tour Assets With Superior Offer
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Sues Former Owner of Empire Online Over 2006 Sale
- 5th January 2009
dealt blow as managing director quits - 20th January
To Give Away Asian Poker - December 2008
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to its already strong line up of poker brands such
as PKR.com, Virgin Poker and Pacific Poker, Media
Man Australia has come to terms with PartyGaming's
and PartyPoker.com were not featured at Australia's
CAP Down Under, of which Media Man Australia chaired
day one; however PartyPartners.com & Affclub.com
will be the platinum sponsor of CAP Euro, London 2008.
Media Man Australia and Casino News Media director,
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Announced As CAP Euro Platinum Sponsor
11th December 2008
(CAP), a leading Internet marketing resource and community
website for online casino affiliate marketers has
announced that PartyGaming Group will be the exclusive
Platinum Sponsor for CAP Euro London 2009.
will be represented by PartyPartners.com and AffClub.com,
its affiliate marketing programmes uniting some of
the biggest names in online gaming including PartyPoker.com,
PartyCasino.com, PartyBingo.com, PartyGammon.com,
PartyBets.com and EmpirePoker.com.
for January 29 to February 1 at the Novotel London,
CAP Euro London is the group’s largest conference
of the year and has emerged as the iGaming affiliate
marketing world’s signature event.
very pleased to announce PartyPartners.com as the
Platinum Sponsor to yet another CAP Euro event,”
said Lou Fabiano, President for CAP.
one of the true leaders of this industry, PartyPartners.com’s
presence is an ideal contribution to the overall spirit
of excellence in gaming that CAP Euro events have
come to represent.”
addition business networking, online marketing discussions,
advice panels and after-hours socialising, CAP Euro
London will also include the second annual CAP Awards
celebrating the most successful and innovative members
of the global Internet gaming community.
and AffClub.com are delighted to again be the Platinum
Sponsors at this year’s CAP Euro London Conference,”
said Jon Salmon, Chief Marketing Director for PartyPartners.com.
play a key role in helping to make our business a
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Results Decline Slightly
25th November 2008
online gaming provider PartyGaming has released its
results for the third quarter of the year showing
strong growth in its casino, bingo and sportsbetting
businesses but a decline in revenues from poker.
revealed that poker revenues for the third quarter
were down to $65 million from the $76.3 million it
earned during the same period last year. The firm
stated that this was due to lower player frequency
and yield and also reported that nine-month revenues
from poker decreased one percent to $218.9 million.
revenues from its casino business grew 25 percent
to $45.9 million for the third quarter from the $36.7
million it reported for the same period last year
due to higher player numbers and yields. Nine-month
revenues from its casino business fared even better
by increasing 33 percent to $135.8 million.
addition, its sportsbetting division reported that
revenues grew by 19 percent for the quarter to $5.1
million from the $4.3 million it reported for the
same period last year due to continued growth in live
betting. It declared nine-month revenues from sportsbetting
of $14.1 million, which was 29 percent up on the $10.9
million it acknowledged for last year.
the good news, bingo revenues were up by 143 percent
to $1.7 million for the short-term from the $700,000
announced for 2007’s third quarter due to a
growth in the firm’s UK business. Just as spectacular,
nine-month revenues from bingo increased 106 percent
to $3.7 million from 2007’s $1.8 million.
PartyGaming reported total revenues of $117.7 million
for the quarter, which was $300,000 less than last
year’s third quarter, alongside an eleven percent
rise in nine-month results to $372.5 million.
are making solid progress on executing our strategic
plan, albeit against a challenging economic backdrop
and strengthening US Dollar,” said Jim Ryan,
Chief Executive Officer for PartyGaming.
Gaming CEO Discusses Future of Online Poker, by Earl
Burton - Poker News Daily - 6th January 2009
recent news in December of Party Gaming co-founder
Anurag Dikshit’s plea bargain with the U.S.
Department of Justice thrust the company back into
the spotlight. Now, in a December 28th interview with
Financial Times, new Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan
has announced his plans for returning the company
to the lofty perch it once held.
article, written by Roger Blitz, points out that it
has been a very difficult couple of years for the
one-time monolith in the online poker world. After
its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock
Exchange in 2005, Party Gaming was valued at almost
£5 billion. Since the departure of U.S. players
due to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement
Act (UIGEA) in 2006 and the subsequent decision by
then-CEO Mitch Garber to withdraw from the market,
Party Gaming’s value has fallen to under £1
billion. However, as Blitz states, there could be
“a light at the end of what has been a long,
dark tunnel” for Party Gaming.
light that Blitz refers to is the mid-December decision
by Dikshit to succumb to Department of Justice pressures
and plead guilty to violations of the Wire Act of
1961. In submitting his guilty plea, Dikshit paid
a $300 million fine and could face a two year jail
term, although sentencing will not occur until 2010.
He continues to assist the United States Government
in its investigations into online gaming.
the article, Ryan - who took over for Gerber in June
of 2008 - states that Party Gaming is currently in
discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding
the company’s liabilities, but wouldn’t
go into great detail. The article did discuss that
the shares of Party Gaming on the London Exchange
have grown to 200 pence each and that a deal with
the U.S. government is looming sometime this month.
asked about the future of the company, Ryan was upbeat
about Party Gaming’s abilities in not only online
poker, but also in a realm of online gaming options.
“This is a marathon, not a sprint,” Ryan
is quoted as saying in the Financial Times article
by Blitz. “We have been chasing quarterly profits,
but the market has become so competitive, you’ve
got to know where you’re going. We’re
not so much slowing down, but keeping ourselves focused.”
three year plan that Ryan has set for Party Gaming
is something that he believes that other online gaming
companies want to do, but his company already does.
The Financial Times quotes Ryan as saying that the
company, since its exodus from the U.S. market, has
built a complete gaming operation that is focused
on all aspects of the online world, including poker,
casino, sports betting, bingo, and backgammon. “[We
offer] different products with one back office platform,”
he explains in Blitz’s article. “One deposit,
one account – it’s a one stop shop. That
is still the main strategic objective for a number
of our competitors and we have it already.”
also states that he sees a day when the online gaming
world will be vastly different than what is out there
today. While poker remains the focus of Party Gaming,
Ryan sees over the next three years that there will
only be five online poker operators of any consequence.
Party Gaming at this time ranks fourth in that equation
- something that “hurts,” according to
Ryan - but his quote in the Financial Times piece
looms large: “We need to retake the hill and
position ourselves to be that leader again.”
Poker News Daily)
Gaming Full-Year Results Released
Poker disappoints in latest financial numbers
11, 2009 (InfoPowa News) -- Party Gaming plc may have
started out as a primarily online poker destination,
but the performance of this sector of its wider group
activities was disappointing last year, judged by
the 2008 full-year financials released this week.
Poker net revenues declined by $21 million to $274
million (2007: $295 million).
Elsewhere the outlook was rosier, with online casino
net revenues up $31,8 million to $176 million; the
more recent sportsbetting venture up $1.9 million
to $18 million and Bingo up $2.4 million to $4.9 million.
Total net revenues reached $472.9 million, down $3.1
million on the corresponding period in 2007 after
a "non-recurring net revenue adjustment"
of $18.2 million.
Other highlights included:
* Continuing Clean EBITDA up 29 percent to $144.2
million (2007: $111.7 million); total Clean EBITDA
up 53 percent to $133.3 million (2007: $87.0 million)
* The addition of DM plc and CIRSA to the Party Gaming
portfolio of business-to-business (‘B2B’)
* Cash flow from operations before working capital
movements up 23 percent to $132.5 million (2007: $107.6
million) with group cash after client liabilities
and progressive prize pools of $70.3 milion.
Commenting on the results, Jim Ryan, PartyGaming Chief
Executive Officer, said:
"We are pleased to announce another strong set
of results with Clean EBITDA from Continuing operations
up 29 percent to $144.2 million. Our business model
is both flexible and robust with a capacity to generate
strong cashflow. Our brands and market position are
strong and we have a healthy balance sheet with which
to execute our business strategy. I believe that we
are in an excellent position, not just to withstand
the macroeconomic challenges that may lie ahead, but
also to execute our strategy, create value for all
of our stakeholders and achieve our long-term objective
of becoming the world’s most valuable online
Regarding current trading he added:
“In the 5 weeks ended 4 February 2009, average
gross daily revenue was $1,442,900. In poker, new
player sign-ups increased to an average of 1,494 per
day, and there were on average 51,000 active players
per day generating average gross daily poker revenue
of $756,700. In casino, gross revenue was $597,200
per day. In sports betting gross win per day was $75,700
and in bingo, average gross daily revenue was $13,200.
In the four weeks ended 4 March 2009, average gross
daily revenue was $1,536,200. In poker, new player
sign-ups averaged 1,550 per day and there were on
average 51,100 active players per day, generating
average gross daily revenue of $738,500. In casino,
average gross daily revenue was $662,500; in sports
betting, average gross win per day was $123,000; while
in bingo it was $12,200.
“The Group has continued to make good progress
in the first few weeks of 2009 despite the pressures
of a highly competitive market and substantial year-on-year
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