Based on the market share of visits among all UK websites, PKR came 1st in the Hitwise Gambling-Poker sector, leapfrogging its major rivals. Hitwise is an online competitive intelligence service that provides insight into the interactions between 8.4 million Internet users and over 1 million websites across 160 industries in the UK.
PKR Marketing Director Simon Prodger said, “We are really delighted with this award. We have seen some phenomenal growth and it’s not slowing up. We do not accept US players so to achieve the top ranking in the UK is fantastic.” In February, PKR hit the 1.5 million user mark, and by the end of that month the site had climbed to 17th on Pokerscout’s online poker real money gaming report, overtaking established sites such as Betfair and Ladbrokes. The award caps an impressive start to 2008 for the next generation poker room.
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Internet betting site, BetCris, is seeking to expand its online presence in the gambling community as evidence by their acquisition of two recognizable online gaming properties http://www.thewalkingwho.com/. A spokesperson for BetCris announced in a press release that as part of their pursuit to offer even more of a variety of unique online gambling activities, they strategically acquired both TC Bets and FunTimeBingo.
Apparently, the companies had been negotiating for some time. After all was said and done, BetCris decided to use the gambling sites as part of a cross-promotion scheme. Considering their primary service is in the horse betting industry, the acquisitions are being looked upon favorably by all involved. No details were given on the actual selling prices of the deal.
The BetCris website does not have any promotional banners up as of yet – just their standard selection of daily picks, online casino games, race book, sportsbook, poker room and new skill games like gin rummy and backgammon. The company plans to deepen its hold on the horse betting industry by cross promoting on TC Bets right away, while complete integration with FunTimeBingo will finalize in the summer of 2006.