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PartyPoker Premier League V Just Days Away...
The full line-up is in and the groups have been set for this year’s edition of the PartyPoker.com Premier League V and with the Montesino in Vienna playing host this Wednesday, it’s going to be a busy week for poker in Austria.
The Premier League V – which will run alongside the World Poker Tour Vienna festivities this week – features a grand total of 14 professional poker players and two amateur qualifiers, all of whom will post the $125,000 to compete for a huge prize pool.
The field has now been split into two groups, with Group A featuring Tony G, Andrew Frankenberger, Erik Seidel, Luke Schwartz, Phil Laak, Eugene Katchalov and the first online qualifier, while Group B consists of Sam Trickett, Dan “Jungleman” Cates, Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Bertrand Grospellier, Scott Seiver and the second qualifier.
As you can see, there are no soft spots in the competition but only the top three points-earners from each eight-player group will advance automatically, with the remaining two seats in the final being settled by a heads-up play-off by the fourth and fifth place finishers in both groups.
A winner will then be crowned in a straight-up shoot-out at the Premier League’s eight-handed final table, with a huge 1st place payout, the PartyPoker Premier League title and bragging rights across the poker world awaiting the winner as well as a seat in this year’s WPT World Championship.
Table Games Club...
Win incredible prizes just for playing your favourite games!
Starts: 00:00 ET, 9th April, 2012
Ends: 20:00 ET, 20th April, 2012
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Table Games Club’s offers change every month so have a look below for what’s up for grabs right now. Remember, though, these promotions are invite-only:
Roulette Club: 9th-15th April
Win an amazing prize when you play your favourite table game! Collect as many points as you can and a top prize will fly into your account. Regular players can win up to $1,000 cash while VIPs can walk away with as much as $5,000 cash! For full details about the prizes you can win log in to your account and check the Table Games Club promotional page.
Blackjack Club: 16th-20th April
Play your favourite table game as usual and watch double points pile into your account. It’s that simple! You can spend your points on iPad 2s, luxury holidays and more in the Points Store.
IMPORTANT: This promotion is invite-only. To see if you can take part, check your account.
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Starts: 00:00 ET, 31st March 2012
Ends: 20:00 ET, 6th April 2012
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Bwin.party earnings up, ready for regulatory changes...
LONDON, March 29 - Bwin.party Digital (BPTY.L), the world's largest listed online gaming company, reported a rise in earnings in its maiden set of results and said it was well-placed to take advantage of regulatory and technological shifts in the gaming industry.
The company, which was formed by the merger of Austria's Bwin and PartyGaming last year, reported a 3 percent rise in clean EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) to 199.3 million euros ($264.8 million) in 2011.
The Gibraltar-based firm said synergies coming through faster than expected had offset increased gaming duties in regulated markets, pushing earnings up to just shy of consensus analyst estimates of 202 million euros provided by Bwin.party.
"We expect to gain competitive advantage this year from additional scale and improved flexibility that will flow from the integration and migration of our main products to a single technology platform," co-chief executives Jim Ryan and Norbert Teufelberger said in a statement.
Bwin.party said pro forma total revenue inched up to 816 million euros, compared to 814 million euros in 2010, despite the closures of its French casino and the World Cup football tournament in 2010.
The firm said current trading was robust with average gross average daily revenue 2 percent higher than in the fourth quarter of 2011 at 2.93 million euros.
"We have secured strong business partners in the United States ahead of any regulation there and have also applied for a license in Spain which is expected to regulate in the second quarter of this year," Ryan and Teufelberger said.
The company has also applied for a license in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany.
The firm said it will add more casino games, improve poker and bingo offerings, and prepare for the UEFA Euro 2012 soccer competition and the London 2012 Olympics.
Bwin.party will pay a final dividend of 1.56 pence per share, making a total of 3.12 pence per share for the year.
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