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Branson Expanding Virgin Gaming iGaming Empire, by Greg Tingle - 20th May 2010
Gaming, gambling and iGaming fans, have we got some news hot of the press for
you. Our bat phone has been running hot hot hot!
the past few months Media Man and Gambling911
have been keeping you updated on all sorts of exciting developments at Richard
Branson's Virgin Group, namely
Virgin Casino, Virgin Games, Virgin Poker, Virgin Bingo, and offshoot, AWOMO
(A World Of My Own), with a DGI (Game Domain International) tie in. Last week
Branson's Virgin Racing also sponsored Full Tilt Poker.
Branson will unleash the Virgin return to the video gaming sector at the E3 event
in Los Angeles, USA, in June.
understand that a hard launch is being orchestrated, with Sir Branson, the one
and only, in attendance. Can't wait to see what the man and his army wear and
what sorts of stunts they have up their sleeve, but Branson isn't usually one
was one of the most successful brands to have ever competed in the video gaming
industry, albeit over a decade ago, but 2010 is looking to be a record breaking
year for the brands re birth, pardon the pun.
was one of the first pioneers - visionaries to see the massive potential of computer
software as a global Virgin entertainment business, establishing Virgin Games
in downtown London circa 1984. He later moved the core of the operation to Guernsey
which has lower overheads and is understood to be more igaming industry friendly!
Bit Of History
company acquired Mastertronic and rolled Sega's Master System across the European
Europe continued to power along, then Virgin Interactive Entertainment.
1994 it lost its Virginity, being acquired by Blockbuster for a cool $250 million,
then was purchased by media powerhouse Viacom (which owns about half the media
Interactive Entertainment reached its financial global revenue peak in 1997, bringing
home the bacon to the tune of $210 million.
94 - 98 it shared market dominance with EA (Electronic Arts).
saw partners and affiliates come on board including such greats Westwood, Bethesda,
Capcom, LucasArts and Disney.
2004 Virgin Games has been V's staple gaming brand, other gaming ventures basically
on ice... until now!
new gaming "start up" (of sorts), expected to go public at E3 will see
Virgin pro actively exploring partnerships with publishers, content owners, and
you get the idea. The timing looks to be right with 'Avatar' type technologies
all the rage, movies being adapted to games in record time, and the availability
of broadband internet at reasonable prices.
console formats and more will see the big V feature red hot games, both classics
and newbies. Think Space Invaders to Cleo to Avatar, and their cousins.
are calling for interactive slot games, tournaments, TV and movie brands, and
more casino and poker type experiences, in addition to what they already enjoy.
expect some sort of firm announcement from Virgin at the expo or soon after re
return to the mainstream games market.
fire up the consoles...Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, multi-player PC gaming
and more is just around the corner from the man who brought you Virgin Records,
V Festival and Virgin Galactic... be excited... we sure as hell are.
the moment Americans and Australians are not able to play casino, poker or bingo
games at Virgin, however with the expansion of Virgin Games, and the push to clear
up any gray areas in regions such as the U.S and down under in Australia, the
whole suite of Virgin Games may go global sooner rather than later.
of sorts, PartyGaming - including PartyCasino
and poker brands, Betfair and Centrebet,
are all said to be watching this space closely. Australia's Fairfax Media, publisher
of The Sydney Morning Herald and News Limited, publisher of The Daily Telegraph
and The Australian, are also following for both potential deal opportunities and
in a journalistic (journalism) capacity. Foxtel has only just got wind of the
news, putting out its own gaming related press release less than 24 hours before
gamers and igamers... Tomb Raider, Rome Total War, Cleopatra, Flatout, WarHammer
Mark Of Chaos, Pain Killer: Black Edition, maybe even Dan Dare and who knows what
surprises will be jumping out of your computer once Team Branson turns on the
turbo and blasts off Virgin Galactic style. TNA Wrestling, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair,
Bill Goldberg, UFC, NASCAR, F1 and Bull Run are all understood to also want to
talk turkey and potential deals with Branson and 'V'.
Entertainment, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Playtech, IGT, World Poker Tour,
WSOP, SKY, Harrah's Entertainment, Trump Casinos, Infinity Ward, Sony and Sega
remain tight lipped on the Virgin developments.
Games, AWOMO (A World Of My Own), bring in on... faster than you can say Virgin
Racing Inks Deal With Full Tilt Poker! Read about the life and times of Branson
and his world of planes, trains and automobiles (and spaceships) on the Media
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remains one of dozens of corporate tech and communications giants seeking clarity
on Australian censorship laws, both online and offline.
Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911
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just one of a dozen of industry sectors they cover
is has conducted business with a number of arms of the Virgin Group and is a pro
active member of Virgin Unite
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Stripped Bare - Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur
Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English entrepreneur,
best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies.
first successful business venture was at age 15, when he published a magazine
called Student. He then set up a record mail-order business in 1970. In 1971,
he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known known as Virgin
Megastores and rebranded as zavvi in late 2007.
his flamboyant and competitive style, Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during
the 1980s - as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records
his net worth is estimated at over £4 billion (US$7.8 billion) according
to The Sunday Times Rich List 2006, or US$3.8 billion according to Forbes magazine.
Stories (a film featuring Richard Branson and his mother)
Crown Casino and James Packer on the Upswing - 3rd April 2009
king and Crown Casino king talk shop and Media Man makes a play -
pulls off another publicity coup - 1st April 2009
Bungee in Bondi
heiress just another Bondi blonde
Richard Branson's letter to staff
Blue goes back for Earth Hour
flight 'another Branson stunt'
Branson and Bessie Bardot on Sydney Harbour
Branson and Greg Tingle (Virgin
Hanger Ball 2008)
Branson and Al Gore
Man congratulates Virgin Blue for their support of many worthy causes including
Red Jet Foundation and youth beyondblue
Enterprises Limited charity Virgin Unite
Man director, Greg Tingle, is a pro active member of Virgin Unite
Man director, Greg Tingle, does not represent Richard Branson