PartyGaming Newsletter December 2009: Jackpot, WPT, & Fueps

PartyGaming Newsletter December 2009: Jackpot, WPT, & Fueps

My buddy at PartyGaming (owners of PartyCasino, PartyPoker, and PartyBingo) sent me this email about their December newsletter. Yes, I know it’s a little late ???? but take look at the great stuff PartyGaming has going on taking us into 2010!

We’re sending season’s greetings to all our players and wishing you all the best for a wonderful 2010. Take a look at all the great offers and promotions we’ve lined up for the festive period.

The Gold Mega Jackpot of $4,978,336.20 Hit!

The Gold Mega Jackpot, the biggest ever at PartyCasino, was hit! “Gamago,” the winner, scooped a reward of $4,978,336.20 on the Mega Fortune Wheel jackpot slot.

Congratulations to the winner!

Acquisition of World Poker Tour

We are delighted to announce that on 6th November, 2009, PartyGaming completed the acquisition of WPT Enterprises Inc. (WPTE).

The assets acquired include:
  • The World Poker Tour® brand, rights to a number of land-based events and all other intellectual property rights associated with the World Poker Tour

  • An extensive library of well over 300 hours of poker programming that is broadcast in more than 150 countries and thousands of hours of yet-to-be-seen content

  • The ClubWPT subscription poker offering in the United States that has more than 16,500 paying subscribers in 38 US states

  • More than 2,000 domain names, including and

  • This deal represents the coming together of two of the biggest brands in online and offline poker – and World Poker Tour. We are excited about the opportunities that WPTE will create for PartyGaming, particularly if the US decides to regulate and license online gaming. In addition, we will aim to use the ClubWPT subscription platform to leverage our 12 million-strong US customer database.

    Fueps joins PartyGaming’s Italian poker network

    We are delighted to announce that PartyGaming has launched an online poker service in Italy for Fueps, Italy’s leading casual games operator.

    Fueps’s site 4A – The Poker Suite has joined our Italian poker network alongside and INTRALOT, with more than half a million registered users playing more than 100 games on Fueps’s casual games website.

    Fueps is wholly owned by the Dada Group, an international leader in internet and mobile entertainment services that is listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. Dada’s main shareholder with a 49.5% stake is the RCS MediaGroup, publisher of the Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport newspapers.

    Fueps is our fifth business-to-business deal this year and is an excellent addition to our Italian poker network. This agreement is consistent with our aim to establish a strong presence in the Italian poker market and to be well-placed to take advantage of the further deregulation of online gaming that is already planned to take place in Italy over the next few months.

    A Double Whammy at the EGR Awards

    We are delighted to announce that we have been voted ‘Poker Operator of the Year’ for PartyPoker at online gaming industry’s EGR Awards. Additionally, the Cashcade team took top honours in the bingo category with its Foxy Bingo site beating off stiff competition. These accolades bring to six the number of awards we have won in the last three weeks – a fantastic achievement!

    The EGR Awards are great recognition of the operational excellence of our poker and bingo teams in providing great online gaming entertainment to delight our customers.

    The independent judging panel for the Poker Operator of the Year award recognised that we had made the most headway in the real-money poker sector during 2008/9. The judges were looking for originality, growth and scale, usability, payment processing and marketing. Special consideration was given to operators who innovated in this competitive sector.

    The judges for the bingo award cited Cashcade in PartyBingo as the “stand out market leader at a marketing brand level”. They also recognised Cashcade’s achievements for increasing its number of bingo networks to eight, including the launch of the free Cheeky Bingo room, and for several high profile marketing campaigns that included sponsorship of the giant BBC charity event, Red Nose Day.

    These latest achievements follow the four awards we received last month for our 2008 Annual Report which was voted ‘Best Annual Report’ at both the Accountancy Age and CorpComms Magazine awards as well as being a double winner at the inaugural Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Hermes Transparency in Governance Awards.

    A Full House of Promotions

    This December, PartyPoker players could win more than $1 million with Full House, a three-in-one promotion that has something for everyone:
  • The $50,000 Cash Game Race: We’re giving away $50,000 to December’s top points earners in the Full House Cash Game Race, a promotion exclusively for Bronze, Silver and Gold players.

  • The Jackpot Hunter: Sit & Go specialists will love the Full House Jackpot Hunter where we’re giving away up to $160,000. Prove your poker skills are razor-sharp by winning five single-table tournaments in a row at PartyPoker and you’ll win a jackpot worth $10,000 to $50,000 depending on the buy-in level you were playing at.

  • $1 million Multi-table Tournament Jackpots: You can play in fantastic value tournaments running every Monday to Saturday this December for a buy-in of just 20 PartyPoints. There’s $5,000 up for grabs in each one and, in addition, you could also win the chance to play in our massive $250,000 Grand Final in January. If that is not enough value, you could also be in line for a $1 million jackpot.

  • Festive Frenzy 10th to 24th December: Christmas comes early at PartyCasino: we’re giving away a huge $500,000 in bonuses, cash prizes and PartyPoints for free. Play as normal and look out for the surprise gifts.

  • Slot-tastic Sundays 6th and 20th December: An opportunity for players to scoop 100% more PartyPoints when you play selected slots on the Slot-tastic Sundays this December. You can also win extra cash bonuses by ranking on our leader boards.

  • Seasonal spoils: It’s always handy to have a little extra at Christmas. That’s why we’re throwing in some fabulous festive surprises for players to enjoy while you relax and catch up with friends at PartyBingo over the holiday period. Players can win a hamper during the first 12 days of play and then try for one of 10 free £100 payouts over the last 12 days of the month.

  • World Cup hullabaloo: The last stage of the World Cup proceedings have now been finalized and on Friday 4th December the draw that placed all 32 teams in their respective groups occurred.

  • The teams are ready, we are ready, but are you?

    Did you know?

    Combinatorial mathematics tells us that a 52-card deck generates 2,598,960 unique five-card hands, of which 1,098,240 hands can make up any one pair. The probability of a single pair materializing is 42.26%.