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WHO launch VIP live dealer casino; Perform revenues up; 888 price boost; Scientific Games results due

TAGs: 888 Holdings, Perform Group, Scientific Games, William Hill Online

live dealer vipWilliam Hill Online is to start offering customers a VIP live casino experience. Provided by Evolution Gaming’s studio in Talinn, Estonia, it seeks to recreate the real life land-based casino VIP room live in your own home. Players can choose from a number of games including live roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat all inside a Salle Privee. This is in addition to seven dedicated Blackjack tables and all of it will be filmed at Evolution’s purpose built studio in the Estonian capital. eGR quotes Evolution as stating the service “truly mirrors the VIP service found in high-end ‘real’ casinos”. This will be evident in the English, Spanish and Cantonese VIP hosts that were handpicked from the very best available. Colin Cole-Johnson, eGaming director at Hills, said the move was “another major investment for William Hill in online, and part of our strategy to deliver further incremental revenue from this growing sector”.

Sports content firm Perform Group remained true to its projections in the first quarter of 2012. The company experienced year-on-year revenue growth of 45 percent to £31.4 million as every part of the business saw growth. Content distribution, which includes the Watch2Bet streaming service, increased revenue by 34 percent to £19.4 million and chief executive Mr Slipper was in a buoyant mood.

“We are very pleased to report that our strong performance has continued in the first quarter, with year on year growth across the business,” said Chief Executive Oliver Slipper. “We continue to execute against our strategy for growth, acquiring new content, expanding our geographical footprint and launching our products on new platforms, with exciting partnerships recently announced with Facebook, YouTube and LG, further improving our global reach.”

888 Holdings has seen its target price raised by Goldman Sachs from 77p to 85p following a stellar set of results last week.

Scientific Games Corporation will report their first quarter results after the market closes on May 9, 2012.

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