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Everleaf will pay back US players in full; Groupe Partouche relaunches online; 888 launches on Ryan Air

TAGs: 888, Everleaf gaming network, France, Groupe Partouche, ryan air

everleaf gaming networkThe Everleaf Gaming Network will attempt to repay all American players after removing itself from the market just two weeks ago. A representative from Minted Poker, one of the larger skins on the network, posted in TwoPlusTwo’s forums a statement telling American players they’ll be paid back in full. They said that “this seizure occurred in the United States and only affects US players,” before adding they “[W]ant to reassure all the effected players that all the funds will be refunded in full and the effected parties will be contacted in a short while accordingly.” The network had earlier this month blocked all US, French and Maltese citizens but players from the latter two countries aren’t affected by the funds seizure.

French gaming interest Groupe Partouche is to relaunch its French-facing online poker site after a drop in turnover. Partouche Interactive contributes a pitiful 1.3% to group turnover with a year-on-year decrease of 16.7% in interactive turnover not helping matters. Their move into Belgium should help matters and it hasn’t affected the group as a whole where turnover was up 1.4% for the four months to 31 January.

888 is teaming up with Ryan Air to offer a gambling service via the latter’s website. Customers visiting the low-cost airline’s site can now play online casino games, poker and place sports bets with the aim to win flight vouchers. Stephen McNamaras, communication’s director at Ryanair, said: “Ryanair already delivers Europe’s lowest airfares and with 888.com we now deliver the best online gaming entertainment to half a billion annual visitors to Ryanair.com.

“The world’s first poker tournaments featuring Ryanair flight vouchers as prize money are sure to excite gaming and travel fans throughout Europe who will also find casino, bingo and sportsbetting on Ryanair.com.”

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