|The Gibraltar-based gaming network operator St. Minver has signed up UK high street retailer Woolworths for a fully operated and managed online bingo site.|
The retailer has additionally hinted that it intends to extend the range of games in its latest bid for Internet revenues.
A spokesman for the retailer said the new venture would give Woolworths customers a new and entertaining service from a brand they knew and trusted.
Jim Ryan, formerly the head man at Excapsa, recently joined St. Minver as CEO of the white label provider, which now has some 20 licensees. The company has revealed that its involvement in Russian poker and Swedish bingo markets has been through the Ramblas.ru operation in the Russian market and the CaliberBingo.com and Lyckobingo.com bingo operations in Sweden.
“The St. Minver network is experiencing rapid growth in Sweden as more and more people switch on to online bingo,' said Alison Digges, MD International for St Miniver.
Since its launch last year, Ramblas Poker has recorded significant growth in player registrations with thousands signing up to the site every month. Ramblas Poker is part of the poker network operated by St. Minver, which claims it has one of the fastest growing networks in Europe with 35,000 players visiting per day and 8,000 players at peak times. Ramblas players can compete with players from all over the world in tournaments run by the network, which currently pays out over $1 million in prizes every day.