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888poker enlists Chris Eubank Jr as cultural ambassador

888poker has signed middleweight boxer Chris Eubank Jr as a cultural ambassador, with the deal coinciding with the 20th anniversary of its launch.  In celebration of its two decades of operations, the 888 Holdings online poker brand intends to host various events over the next 12 months, including a series of player-focused sessions with the number one ranked middleweight.  The …

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‘Product leadership strategy’ in regulated markets key to 888 success

888 Holdings has published its full results for the year ending 31 December, reporting strong growth driven by success in regulated markets and a varied product range. The FTSE250 group’s overall revenue increased to $849.7 million, up 52% from the 2019 figure of $560.3 million. In addition, the firm reported adjusted EBITDA of $155.6 million – or 18.3% – up …

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888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker

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Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, discuss his company’s BetBright deal, operating in the newly regulated US sports betting market, and making plans to restore poker to its former glory. SBC: You have been on an acquisition spree lately. Can you explain the philosophy behind this, particularly regarding your BetBright purchase? GC: Sport was the missing link …

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Australia Parliament passes amendment bill shutting down online poker & in-play services

Having today passed the ‘Gambling Amendment Bill 2016’, Australia’s federal parliament has closed a number of regulatory loopholes thus outlawing online poker and in-play sports betting. Since November 2016, the Australian Senate has been reviewing the propositions of the Amendment Bill, which sought to ‘bridge the loopholes found in the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001’. The restructuring of Australia’s gambling …

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WSOP extends ‘exclusive provider’ partnership with 888poker

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The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has extended its contract with 888poker, which will see the online brand become the exclusive provider of online qualifier satellites and promotions for the poker series. WSOP works with 888poker to provide players with entry opportunities to its tournaments, and made the announcement alongside confirmation of its 2017 schedule. Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, is …

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Denilson signs for 888Poker

The Real Betis and Brazil midfielder Denilson has agreed a deal to become an ambassador for 888Poker.   888Poker has over ten million players registered worldwide and counts Dominik Nitsche, Jackie Glazier and Niner Bruno ‘Foster’ Politano amongst its current crop of ambassadors. Denilson, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2002, had this to say for himself in regards to …

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Kara Scott joins 888poker as brand ambassador

888poker has confirmed the appointment of poker personality Kara Scott as its latest brand ambassador. Scott a popular figure within the poker community, has previously worked as an ambassador for PartyPoker, fronting its WSOP tour. Scott has further worked presenting TV poker shows Sky Poker, Eurosport and Game TV. Announcing its new brand ambassador, 888poker stated that Scott was the right …

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888 shuts down Lucky Ace Poker brand

888 Holdings has confirmed the closure of online poker room Lucky Ace (www.luckyacepoker.com). The brand will be terminated by 28 December, with its existing player base migrated to 888’s main poker product 888poker.com. The defunct poker brand had been in service for eight years, primarily used by 888 to target the German market. In November 888 had halted new customer …

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