London, 13 Mei 2001 – Jackpot Madness, portal Microgaming Jackpot Network (www.jackpotmadness.com), telah melampaui rekor pembayaran jackpot total $29.000.000. Pencapaian penting yang belum pernah terjadi sebelumnya ini secara positif menjunjung tinggi posisi portal sebagai tujuan jackpot progresif online nomor satu di dunia. Mendapatkan tempat pertama di pasar yang kompetitif adalah kemenangan yang mengesankan, karena sebuah laporan independen mengungkapkan bahwa saat ini ada sekitar 1.400 situs perjudian di Internet.

Portal ini menawarkan 5 permainan jackpot progresif, yang tertua dan paling populer adalah Cash Splash, yang diperkenalkan pada Oktober 1998. Popularitas permainan telah meningkat pesat dalam dua tahun terakhir dan Cash Splash sekarang tersedia di lebih dari 60 kasino online. Dua permainan slot progresif tambahan, WowPot dan LotsaLoot, ditambahkan ke portal April lalu dan segera menjadi hit besar, mengumpulkan jackpot besar dan membayar total lebih dari $2,5 Juta hingga saat ini. Ini diikuti pada bulan Agustus oleh dua permainan lagi, Supajax, video poker progresif unik dan Fruit Fiesta, slot progresif 25c yang populer. Dengan ribuan orang bermain secara bersamaan di seluruh Jackpot Madness Gaming Network, jackpot besar dimenangkan setidaknya sekali sehari.

Kemenangan penting yang mendorong Link Alternatif Sbobet Jackpot Madness melampaui angka $29 juta adalah jackpot besar senilai $67,130.03 yang dimenangkan oleh Barbara O. di Vegas Palms Casino (www.vegaspalms.com) pada tanggal 8 Mei.

“Kami dengan cepat mendekati tonggak 30 juta.” kata Marilyn Glazier, Direktur Hubungan Masyarakat Jackpot Madness.com “Seiring dengan semakin banyak kasino yang bergabung dengan keluarga Jackpot Madness dan karena itu mengalikan ukuran jackpot, kami memberikan ratusan ribu dolar seminggu. Saat ini ada 70 kasino terhubung ke portal, yang berarti jackpot meningkat pesat dan peningkatan jumlah pemain Togel Hongkong yang menang setiap hari. Jackpotmadness.com telah memecahkan setiap rekor untuk kasino online sejak diluncurkan. Kami berkomitmen untuk tetap berada di garis depan industri dengan terus memperkenalkan sistem baru untuk pengalaman gaming terbaik.”

Tentang Jackpot Madness:

Jackpot Madness, dijalankan oleh Jumbo Jackpots of Curacao, adalah jaringan progresif online terbesar di dunia. Semua jackpot yang dimenangkan di kasino yang menyediakan permainan ini ditawarkan melalui pembayaran tunai langsung penuh – satu-satunya permainan di Internet yang menawarkan manfaat ini. Tujuan dari portal ini adalah untuk menyediakan satu tujuan bagi para penggemar jackpot yang menawarkan berbagai pilihan progresif, yang menampilkan pembayaran yang sering dan jackpot yang memecahkan rekor. Total jackpot adalah “langsung” dan Jackpot Madness memberikan informasi yang terus diperbarui bersama dengan tautan ke lebih dari 70 kasino. Total pembayaran lebih dari $90.000.000 dan terus bertambah.




Is Paradise Togel Hongkong Poker worth $300 million? (Updated!)

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The sum of “more than £170 million ($313m)” has been quoted by two newspapers as the going price, but close observers of the online poker business reckon this is way too high.


Paradise Poker was on the market 12 months ago for $100 million, but could not find a buyer at that price. Since then, its market share has dropped, and it has fallen from first to fourth place among internet poker rooms.


If a deal went through, the acquisition would almost double the size of Sportingbet, whose shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market at a market value of £229m ($421m).


The company announced last week that it was in “advanced discussions about a potential substantial acquisition of an online poker business”. Sportingbet, founded in 1998 by bookmaker Mark Blandford, said its acquisition would be “significantly earnings enhancing”, although it warned it was not certain a deal would be agreed.


It did not name the company it is buying, but it is believed that the target is Tropical Paradise, which operates the ParadisePoker.com website from Costa Rica. The site has been on a publicity drive in Britain this year and launched a series of advertisements featuring the model Caprice.


Sportingbet was recently named as the world’s leading online Togel Hongkong gambling operator by the industry journal, eGaming Review, which put it ahead of Ladbrokes and William Hill for online operations. It has postponed publication of its results, which were due last Tuesday, pending the outcome of the talks.


However, some investors have remained wary of the company because it does a large part of its business in America, where online sports betting is banned.


One industry insider commented. “This valuation of paradise would make new leaders Party Poker worth at least $2 billion. Somewhere, for some reason, the estimated value of Paradise has become over-inflated.


“I put Paradise Poker’s profit as between £10m and £16m a year, which would present Sportingbet with a very expensive purchase at £170m. I believe that they are not taking sufficiently into account the time they will have to wait for payback. And new rooms, like PokerChamps, are coming a long with better and more up-to-date third generation software.”

Meanwhile, Sportingbet was forced offline early last Thursday by a digital extortionist. Both its site and Tote.com suffered simultaneous attacks, said U.K.-based web technicians Netcraft. The outages lasted more than 16 hours for Tote.com, but only minutes for Sportingbet.com.

Both sites are back up and running.


“Industries conducting large volumes of transactions are emerging as targets for a cottage industry of digital extortionists using distributed denial of service attacks,” said Netcraft in a statement. “These attacks typically are preceded by a request for payment from parties who claim the ability to ‘prevent’ an imminent attack. If no payment is made, a DoS attack follows.”


In March, 2004, a sustained campaign of DoS attacks was launched Togel Hongkong against Britain’s top 20 gambling sites after extortion demands were met and rejected.


And, in July, Russian and British authorities, with the help of law enforcement agencies in Australia, the United States, Canada, and Estonia, arrested a trio of men on charges of running the blackmail operation.




Late Friday October 28, Sportingbet announced that it had agreed to buy e Paradise Poker for an initial payment of $297.5 million (£162.5 million).


“This more than doubles us in size,” Chief Executive Nigel Payne told Reuters. “If we believed we were No. 1 before, then we certainly are today.”


Its shares soared 9.9 percent by 9:15 a.m. to 127-1/2 pence, valuing the group at around 265 million pounds.


Sportingbet, which averages 8 bets a second, said sports bets were up 36 percent in the year to July 31, and its customers were up 30 percent to 1.2 million.


“Over the last 16 months, we have seen the number of customers, the number of bets taken, and the profits and cash generated reach record levels,” said Payne.


Sportingbet SBT.L also announced pretax profit of 5.4 million pounds for the 16 months to July 31, compared to 1.4 million in the 12 months to March 31, 2003.


Payne estimated there were over 50 million poker players in the United States – where Paradise does 79 percent of its business – but that only 2 percent of U.S. players had converted to using the Internet.


“There’s a great deal of growth yet to go,” he said.


Paradise, which was launched in 1999 and currently claims to be the world’s No. 3 poker site, has 97,000 active players.