Michael Spencer eyes Online Backgammon

Michael Spencer the major shareholder in specialist intermediary broker service provider ICAP is believed to be ready to invest several million pounds in an as yet unnamed online backgammon site via his private investment vehicle IPGL.

Michael Spencer who ranked 138 in 2005’s Rich List makes no effort ot hid his love of all things betting related. Earlier this year Spencer turned out to be one of the big investors behind the UK’s new gambling and sport betting daily newspaper The Sportsman, which launched today, as well as owning City Index, the spread betting firm.

The backgammon site will feature other games such as chess, gun rummy and eight-ball pool. In the 70’s Spencer was a regular attendee of the Playboy Club and the Clermont and in one night was rumoured to have lost £10,000.

Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2006-03-22 19:27:16

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