888.com plan sports betting

888.com, one of the leading online casino and poker rooms, is planning to add a sportsbook to its products by early next year, according to Gigi Levy, 888.com CEO.

Levy was speaking to Reuters at the European i-Gaming (EiG) conference in Barcelona and also revealed that 888 have their next acquisition target in theirs sites.

It is thought that 888 are set to announce a venture with Rank Group’s Blue Square.

"We expect to launch (sports betting) in the first country by the end of this year or the beginning of next," Gigi Levy told Reuters EiG conference.

"The UK is our biggest market but we also have Seville.”

888.com were hit hard by the US’s crackdown on internet gambling and have been seeking consolidation and shifting their focus elsewhere ever since it’s introduction.

Levy went on to continue to state that another deal will be announced by the end of the year.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-10-03 11:53:47

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