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Group Acquires Virgin Games Business and Forms Long
Term Partnership for Global Online Gaming
Group and Virgin Group announce that they have signed
an agreement that will see the Gamesys Group acquire
the assets of Virgin
Games and form a long term partnership to develop
real money and social gambling propositions globally
under the Virgin brand.
Group CEO, Noel Hayden, commented; We have been
long term admirers of the Virgin brand and all it
stands for. We are delighted to have the opportunity
to leverage our unique platform, games and services
to power Virgin gaming propositions around the world.
Group is a UK success story. Built on true entrepreneurship,
the Group was founded back in 2001 by Noel Hayden,
Robin Tombs and Andy Dixon and now employs more than
Games, which was founded in 2004, has grown consistently
since launch and regularly won awards for its customer
service and advertising.
Branson, founder of Virgin Group said;
'We are delighted the Gamesys Group has acquired Virgin
Games and formed a partnership to build a global games
business. Simon Burridge and his team built a strong
platform and now with the help of the Gamesys Group
we can expand further internationally. We believe
the Gamesys Group shares our vision and will be great
partners in the sector.'
Burridge, CEO of Virgin Games said: 'With many new
opportunities opening up across the world, it was
important to attract a new partner to capitalise the
power of the Virgin brand. We are delighted Virgin
Games is being acquired by the Gamesys Group, whose
track record of growth and innovation speaks for itself.'
Group will relaunch the existing Virgin Games UK site
in the first quarter of 2013.
Virgin was advised by Oakvale Capital.
The Gamesys Group was founded by Noel Hayden, Robin
Tombs and Andy Dixon in April 2001 with a small team
of developers. The aim was to build a profitable online
entertainment business providing Instant Win, Bingo
and Casino games to a worldwide audience using proprietary
eight years, the Group's leading brand Jackpotjoy.com
has built a considerable UK and pays out in excess
of GBP250 million in winnings every month. The success
of Jackpotjoy.com has established the Gamesys Group
as one of the UK's leading online gaming businesses.
In 2006 they were named No. 1 in the Microsoft/Sunday
Times Tech Track 100 League Table, and they're now
one of only four companies to have appeared on the
list four years in a row. This feat reflects both
the company's capacity for sustained growth and its
remarkable resilience during periods of financial
2008 Gamesys Group entered into an agreement with
News International to build and operate Sun Bingo
and have since launched Fabulous Bingo with the same
more information on the Gamesys Group please see http://www.gamesyscorporate.com
Virgin is a leading international investment group
and one of the world's most recognised and respected
brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson,
the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses
in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel,
financial services, leisure, music and holidays to
health & wellness. Virgin has created more than
400 branded companies worldwide and employs approximately
50,000 people, in 34 countries. In 2012 global branded
revenues were £13bn ($21bn).
Man inks b2 deal with Red Returns: Red Flush Casino,
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internet publishing, advertising, management and publicity
Man, has come to business terms with leading igaming
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both parties agree is a very good period of time to
gauge the initial success of the campaign.
understood dozens of European based igaming firms
are watching on with great interest.
Man inks deal with Bingo Australia aka The Bingo Affiliates
agency has inked yet another deal with one of the
world's leading igaming promoters, Bingo Australia
aka The Bingo Affiliates.
an age where the igaming space is somewhat saturated,
including in the online bingo sector, Bingo
Australia - The Bingo Affiliates continue to be
in the global igaming front runners.
insiders expect Bingo
Australia to give competitors such as PartyBingo,
Bingo and Virgin
Bingo a run for their money.
to see some highly competitive online bingo promotions
on the Media Man network, as The Bingo Affiliates
pull out all the stops as they aim towards being a
world's top 3 igaming operator.
rebalances board of directors - 16th January 2013
the wake of last months news that Jim Ryan had
decided to step down as its Co-Chief Executive Officer,
online gambling operator bwin.party digital entertainment
has announced that Joachim Baca has resigned as its
Chief Operating Officer.
Gibraltar-based bwin.party revealed that Baca has
stood down so that the composition of its board of
directors remains compliant with a UK corporate governance
code recommendation regarding the balance of independent
and non-independent members.
Baca joined bwin Interactive Entertainment AG as Chief
Operating Officer in 2006 before that firms
subsequent 2011 merger with PartyGaming where Ryan
had been Chief Operating Officer since 2008.
Mr Baca remains a core member of the groups
senior management team and continues to report directly
to Norbert Teufelberger, Chief Executive Officer for
bwin.party, read a statement from bwin.party.
digital entertainment is best known for its popular
online gaming brands.
Bingo become Super League official Bingo partner
League has announced that Foxy
Bingo, the UK's top online bingo site, will become
the competition's official bingo partner in 2013.
Bingo, a subsidiary of bwin
party digital entertainment plc, who count Real
Madrid and Manchester United in their sponsorship
portfolio, have signed up as Super League's bingo
partner in a multi-year deal.
addition to more traditional sponsorship rights -
including in-stadia perimeter and programme advertising,
a television broadcast presence and a high profile
on the Super League website - Foxy Bingo will use
the new partnership to bring its unique brand of fun
directly to Rugby League fans, who share a love of
extensive programme of community -based activity,
involving the much-loved Foxy himself, has been planned
to support the partnership and will be rolled-out
throughout the season.
Foxy Bingo to the competition's growing stable of
partners, Super League Commercial Director James Mercer
said: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome
Foxy Bingo on board as an official partner of Super
League for the next three years.
look forward to working closely with Foxy Bingo and
to developing a partnership which will enhance our
League's popularity continues to grow and with Foxy
Bingo on board I am sure we will build on our achievements
of 2012, when attendances reached an all-time high
and more TV viewers than ever before tuned in to see
the extraordinary action."
Shaked, Group Director of Bingo at bwin.party said:
"We are really excited about our new partnership
with Super League. Foxy Bingo is the top UK bingo
site spreading the fun and thrill of winning across
the nation. These attributes fit perfectly with Rugby
partnership will be a cornerstone of our campaign
to directly engage the Foxy brand with the players
who make it such a thriving online bingo community.
Eyes down for a thrilling Super League in 2013!"
partnership with Foxy Bingo is the latest development
of a strategy that will see an increasing number of
official partners aligned to the Super League competition
Partners Stirs Up Fun Competition Among Affiliates
-- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Last months Barcelona
Affiliate Conference was the launching site for My
Thai - a fun new promotional campaign from the
e-gaming affiliate program, Euro
promotion, which targets both new and existing Euro
Partners members, challenges affiliates to compete
for the largest percentage of increased traffic over
a two-month period across the programs three
verticals - casino, poker and sports-betting. As the
title suggests, the first place winner will receive
an all-expense paid, seven-day trip for two to a luxurious
holiday resort in Thailand.
E-gaming affiliates are very much characterized
by their work hard - play hard mentality,
says Davin Jacobson, Euro Partners Head of Affiliation.
We wanted to create a promotion that would appeal
to that unique sensibility and pleasantly remind our
affiliates why they chose to get into this industry
in the first place.
of all levels stand a fair chance of winning, as the
competition measures improvement by relative percentage
as opposed to total increased conversion. Participants
can check their status on the My Thai leaderboard,
which will be updated bi-weekly until the promotion
ends on December 17th.