Secure adnxs

Disappointing quarter two results for 888 Holdings


Disappointing numbers from a major industry player

Despite signing some impressive deals with major companies like Harrah's, and a stream of contracts from b2b subsidiary Dragonfish, the Gibraltar-based internet gambling group 888 Holdings plc has admitted that its latest Q2 results are "disappointing".

The group saw an 11 percent decline in share price this week - the most in a year of trading on the London exchange - and characterised its second quarter trading as "disappointing in casino, poker and bingo." The shares have fallen 23 percent thus far in 2010, giving the company a market value of GBP 298.3 million ($452.7 million).

Chief executive Gigi Levy outlined in a statement to business news service Bloomberg what measures would be taken to address the performance problem, saying that the company will consider chopping expenses that could include a payroll reduction of 20 percent, and the top ten managers asked to take ten percent pay reductions in the interests of the future of the company.

Industry analysts opined that 888 is feeling the competitive pressure of companies like Party Gaming and Playtech, which they said have been exhibiting stronger online casino revenue growth, indicating that such a weak start to Q2 may suggest that "competitive pressures" are a factor.

However, Levy noted that the typical seasonal slump has been “slightly more” than last year, and postulated that this could be due to weak economies in countries such as Greece and Spain. He revealed that average daily sales were 13 percent below the first quarter 2010 in the first 25 days of the second.

Bloomberg reports that 888's first-quarter operating income rose 21 percent as it added new casino and poker customers. Operating income rose to $69 million, from $57 million in the year-earlier period.

Levy made the intriguing disclosure that by July this year his company expects to have made two more acquisitions, a consumer gambling company, and a business with both consumers and businesses as customers.

General Gambling News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

51s ago someone from ru flag Russian Federation read Black Lotus Casino review

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    28
  • Members Online
    500
  • Guests
    1,698
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
Guts Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (362 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (323 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (291 Ratings)
Casino Adrenaline
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (257 Ratings)
NextCasino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (337 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (314 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (398 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (417 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (310 Ratings)
SlotsMillion
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (212 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (665 Ratings)
Bet365 Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (588 Ratings)
Lucky Red Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (391 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (365 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (448 Ratings)
Rizk Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (99 Ratings)
Winner Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (442 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (383 Ratings)
William Hill Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (212 Ratings)
Win A Day Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (638 Ratings)
Ignition Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (44 Ratings)
Club USA Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (501 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (469 Ratings)
Betfair Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (402 Ratings)
Red Stag Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (209 Ratings)
Ladbrokes Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (234 Ratings)
Slotland
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (577 Ratings)
SlotJoint Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (99 Ratings)
Sportingbet Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (182 Ratings)
Buzzluck Casino
star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating  (335 Ratings)


Follow LCB on Facebook Follow LCB on Twitter Follow LCB on Pinterest Follow LCB on Google plus