The Zeitgeist

888 to Buy bwin.party

The news that two of the biggest brands in online poker are coming together under a single roof is still reverberating around the industry. Expect 888 to try to keep a steady presence in the headlines with a continuous trickle of information. You can also expect there to be consolidation of redundancies between the two brands.

Jeffrey Haas, Director of Poker for bwin.party has already announced that he is parting ways with the company. It is unlikely that other personnel movements will include more recognizable names, but it will be interesting to see the future plans emerge.

There may even be a big bombshell yet to come as GVC Holdings—the company that lost out in the bidding war with 888—is reportedly looking for a way to steal the deal.