|Ladbrokespoker.com, launched just two months ago is proving so successful it|
is to deal its millionth hand on Monday 22nd July.
'We never expected it to grow so big, so fast', said John O'Reilly, Managing
Director of Ladbrokes eGaming, 'I think the success proves that there are a
great deal of would-be poker players out there who find the concept of
playing a real game, for real money, with real people on the internet really
What makes online poker so different is that it operates on a multi-player
network basis. Players simply register with Ladbrokes from their own PC,
deposit funds and then join a game with other players from all over the
To date Ladbrokespoker.com has seen games such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha and
Stud played by poker fans from 68 countries. 'One of the best things', says
O'Reilly, 'is that if you are new to the game you can play for free and get
the hang of it before trying your luck at one of the tables.'
The service is now the biggest online poker service in Europe, with the
widest range of staking options available anywhere online including no-limit
poker. Players can purchase chips in up to 15 currencies without any
currency exchange costs, something no other poker service provides.
Ladbrokes currently offers Hold 'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7-Stud, 5-Stud and
heads up varieties of online poker. New registrations are given $30 free
chips, subject to terms and conditions.
Ladbrokes will be rewarding the customer that receives the millionth hand -
who may find a little something extra in that winning pot!
Ladbrokes, the betting and gaming division of Hilton Group plc, is the
world's biggest bookmaker. It provides its customers with a 24 hour a day,
7 day a week service via over 2000 licensed betting shops in the UK, Ireland
and Belgium, state of the art call centres in London and Liverpool and its
interactive services. Over 300,000 registered customers from 160 countries
bet on the Internet with Ladbrokes at www.ladbrokes.com and at the online
For further information please contact:
Ciaran O'Brien RED 020 7465 7711 / 07802
David Tucker RED 020 7465 7786 / 07786 856
Balthazar Fabricius Ladbrokes 0208 515 5493