Party Gaming share sell off raises speculation


Is the sell-off linked to Party Gaming's US ambitions?

The decision by Party Gaming founder Anurag Dikshit to sell off his remaining shares in the company not only caused a 12 percent dip in the share price this week; it ignited speculation as to the 36-year-old technology guru's motivation.

The most popular supposition appears to be linked to the possibility that the United States may legalise and regulate online gambling at some stage in the mid-term future, propelled by legislative initiatives to do away with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and instead reap much-needed tax revenues from the popular pastime.

Industry observers reason that in such a scenario the requirements to obtain a licence, especially by a non-US company, would almost certainly demand a clean criminal record by company, management and major shareholders. Dikshit's guilty plea to a count of illegal gambling, and his agreement to pay in $300 million in December last year could make his financial stake in the Party Gaming group a burden for the company, hence the move to sell.

That Party Gaming has its sights on the US market should it liberalise, is clear from its recent preparedness to pay out $105 million in a 'no prosecution' agreement with the US Department of Justice.

General Gambling News

Login to post a comment:


 
 

Click Here to register a new account

What's going on right now!

4mins ago someone from United States read article myVEGAS Launches new MGM-Themed Slot “Mirage”

Casino Community

Share this page on:
Follow LCB on:
Follow LCB

Casino Of The Month

Casino of the Month

In the last 24h

Totals

  • New Members
    18
  • Members Online
    299
  • Guests
    2,071
Highest Community Rated Online Casinos
NextCasino
  (99 Ratings)
Bet365 Games
  (113 Ratings)
CasinoLuck
  (161 Ratings)
Betsson Casino
  (148 Ratings)
BitCasino.io
  (100 Ratings)
Guts Casino
  (117 Ratings)
Redbet Casino
  (94 Ratings)
Intertops Casino Classic
  (70 Ratings)
Betsafe Casino
  (124 Ratings)
Unibet Casino
  (92 Ratings)
Slotty Vegas
  (56 Ratings)
3Dice Casino
  (164 Ratings)
Spin Palace Casino
  (87 Ratings)
Thrills Casino
  (87 Ratings)
Uptown Aces
  (71 Ratings)
Liberty Slots Casino
  (115 Ratings)
32 Red Casino
  (195 Ratings)
Mr Green Casino
  (227 Ratings)
ComeOn Casino
  (175 Ratings)
Winner Casino
  (289 Ratings)
Vera John Casino
  (134 Ratings)
Casino Saga
  (68 Ratings)
Jetbull Casino
  (66 Ratings)
Casumo
  (82 Ratings)
Sin City Casino
  (66 Ratings)
River Nile Casino
  (74 Ratings)
BETAT Casino
  (132 Ratings)
No Bonus Casino
  (37 Ratings)
Crazy Vegas
  (121 Ratings)
Whitebet Casino
  (60 Ratings)


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