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During its H1 2019 financial presentation this week, the group reported revenue of just $24.5 million in its consumer-facing 888poker product.
“Turning Things Around”: 888 Stresses Poker is Still in its Future as Revenue Tumbles

Still a key customer acquisition channel, executives say change is coming in the face of 888poker’s continual double-digit decline.


888, currently the largest online poker network in the US, seems to be taking a measured approach in the state of Pennsylvania, the state that will soon be the…
Exclusive: 888 has “No Firm Timeline” for Pennsylvania Launch

Nearly two months after PA opened for igaming, the lack of a presence by 888poker appears to be part of its “Smart and Selective” approach to new states.


In 2017, revenue at 888poker was $42.5 million; it has almost halved in two years. Across all of 888’s product verticals, poker as a share of group revenue is now just 8.8%, down from 17.5% in H1 2017.
Business Monitor: 888 Holdings plc H1 2019

Revenue from online poker at 888 Holdings continued its collapse in the first half of 2019, declining 25% to just $24.5…


888 launched online poker in Portugal last week after receiving approval to share liquidity with its existing Spanish network.
888 Withdraws BLAST Lottery Sit and go Game from Portugal

In an apparent launch gaff first spotted by PRO, Portugal’s second online poker operator withdraws its lottery sit and go game.


After a brief period of no promotions, 888 is back with its value-added tournament promos, Sunday Sale and “RakeLESS” tournaments.
888 Launches Tournament and Cash Game Promotions in Bid to Rebuild Online Poker Brand

Operator continues to bring additional value to their Sunday schedule with discounted and rake-free tournaments.


Overall, 888 boasted of 6% growth across the whole business, thanks largely to double-digit gains in sports.
888’s Poker Woes Extend into 2019—But the Worst Might be Over

Company reports another 28% year-over-year decline in poker for the first third of the year—but that’s an improvement on 2018’s dismal performance.


The Stars Group has partnered with local gambling entrepreneur Daniel Angelici 888 has teamed up with local gambling company Boldt, according to local media reports.
PokerStars, 888 Form Local Partnerships for Online Gaming in Argentina

Despite a high tax rate, both PokerStars and 888 are eyeing the newly regulated online gambling market of Buenos Aires.


The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has announced this week the introduction of its own online sports betting platform in New Jersey with the launch of BorgataSports.
Borgata Casino Launches its Own Sports Betting Platform

Exactly one year after the US Supreme Court overturned the PASPA act, Atlantic City’s Borgata Casino launches its own sports wagering option BorgataSports.com.


The report provides in-depth analysis of several aspects of the online poker industry including a detailed look at recent marketing strategies, product development, the regulatory landscape affecting the growth of the game and other key indicators.
Poker Industry PRO Releases The State of the Online Poker Industry Report for Spring 2019

The 52-page report focuses on the major industry trends and regulatory developments while analyzing the performance of the leading online poker operators.


Online gaming operator, 888poker has finally begun the phased global rollout of its next-generation poker platform, Poker 8.
888Poker Rolls Out Its New Software Platform “Poker 8”

The new platform is available for download with more changes to be rolled out in the coming months.


“Lex is certainly the kind of player we want aligned with our brand, who understands the industry and the needs of its community like no other.”
Lex Veldhuis Signs as Brand Ambassador of iGaming Payment Startup MuchBetter

The PokerStars pro will help the company, started by former PokerStars staff, to “refine its services” to the online poker community.


With the global leaders in the online poker industry reporting more than $1 billion in revenue from the game in 2018, online poker is certainly big business.
By the Numbers: Online Poker Operators Report Mixed Results

In another exclusive preview from the Spring 2019 edition of The State of the Online Poker Industry from Poker Industry PRO, pokerfuse takes a look at the top line financial figures reported by the leading online poker companies.


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