PartyGaming Newsletter January 2010: Achievements & Tourneys

PartyGaming Newsletter January 2010: Achievements & Tourneys

Recieved the end of the year status update from the guys over at PartyCasino and PartyPoker. They sent over some of the things they accomplished last year, some news for their casinos and other information. Check it out:

Happy New Year from the PartyGaming Team!

As 2009 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your support over the last year. What a year 2009 has been with the following notable achievements:
  • We acquired two great companies Cashcade Ltd and World Poker Tour Enterprises Inc.

  • We signed five B2B deals with DM, Intralot, Fueps, Channel Five and CIRSA

  • We revamped and re-branded our PartyPoker and PartyCasino products

  • We reached a non-prosecution resolution with the US Department of Justice

  • We are returning poker to growth through our new marketing campaigns and other retention initiatives, including our enhanced loyalty and VIP programmes.

  • We have become the world’s largest online casino

  • We are now the UK market leader in bingo with PartyBingo and in a top three position in the $1.5bn global online bingo market

  • We are returning sportsbetting to growth; and

  • We have received several awards including Poker Operator of the Year, Bingo Operator of the Year at the eGaming Awards and four awards for our Annual Report

  • We would like to thank each and every one of you for making all this possible. We can all feel very proud of what we have achieved in 2009. Plus, with this year’s achievements setting us on an even stronger platform, we’ve got loads of exciting offers and promotions lined up to make 2010 our best year yet!

    Cash Machine

    Back by popular demand, the Cash Machine returns to convert your Party Points into hard cash… and it’s still programmed to pay out unlimited amounts of money to players. The Cash Machine runs from 00:00 ET on 4th January to 23:59 ET on 31st January. To get an unlimited cash reward, you just need to earn 10 or more PartyPoints on at least 10 days during the promotion. At the end of the promotion, we’ll look at the PartyPoints you collected on your 10 highest-earning days, and give you $1 for every point earned on the lowest of those days.

    PartyPoker Premier League Poker IV

    This is an exciting opportunity for you to win a seat at Premier League Poker for as little as $2 and claim a $9,000 prize package to Las Vegas where you’ll play with 11 world-famous pros in front of the cameras for $1.5 million.

    Los Angeles Poker Classic

    PartyPoker is offering seats to the LA Poker Classic, one of the biggest and most prestigious WPT events on the calendar where you can win your way to Los Angeles for free via the daily freerolls in our comprehensive range of qualifiers. It’s not just luxury $14,000 packages that are up for grabs either. PartyPoker will be putting up an exclusive $1 million prize pool to be paid out if one of our package winners claims the LA Poker Classic 2010 main event title. The champion will take home an extra $500,000 on top of their tournament winnings while all other package winners will share the remaining $500,000 equally, regardless of where they rank in the tournament.

    The Big Race

    To celebrate the launch of ‘The Big One’ our $1.5 million seeded progressive jackpot, we’re giving away over $300,000 in life-changing prizes in our January leader board race.

    Fruit Medley

    We’re paying out tons of fruity loot ranging from PartyPoints to cash gifts to players on the 25th of every month. Players who deposit at least $25 and earn at least 10 PartyPoints between the 21st to the 20th of every month will qualify for their sweet treat!

    Slot-tastic Sundays

    Here’s an opportunity for you to double your PartyPoints when you play selected slots at PartyCasino on our Slot-tastic Sundays this January. You can also win extra cash bonuses on our leader boards.

    Treasure Hunt

    This month, we’re giving away treasure chests packed with cash gifts, cash bonuses and PartyPoints. You just need to play as normal between the 26th and 31st January and a treasure chest might appear! Open its lid to reveal some precious spoils just for you!

    Introducing New Discount Room: Bargain Bingo

    We’re proud to announce the launch of our new room: Bargain Bingo, where we’ll offer 90-ball bingo at discounted prices for four hours each day. Play with small change and win big prizes with the chance of winning our progressive jackpot starting at a massive $400USD!

    2010 Sporting Action

    Get ready for an action packed 2010! We’re kicking off the New Year with action from Down Under as we see the 1st Grand Slam of Tennis hit our screens live from Melbourne, Australia! The football season will slowly be getting underway after the winter break in Europe and in the NFL the Play-Offs will commence to see which two teams will battle it out in Super Bowl!

    Did you know?

    Cards came to America with British Colonists and have been popular ever since. The varnished or high gloss finish that we know today was developed in America to ease the process of card shuffling. Square corners became round to prevent wear on the cards whereas the Court cards – the Jack, Queen and King, became double headed to prevent the player from having to turn the cards right side up when they were dealt!