|Sportech, the parent company of the famous Littlewoods Leisure will unveil plans for an offshore Internet casino this week. Based on the Isle of Man, the Littlewoods casino will be a new direction for the Littlewoods brand which is more commonly associated with the football pools.|
The company are one of three applicants who have been awarded a license by the Isle of man, who worked their way through 11 applicants to reach a decision a final three. One of the other successful applicants was the famous MGM-Mirage, the US based entertainment group set to become the first major casino to launch an offshore online site.
Trevor Hemmings, the leisure entrepreneur who owns the Blackpool tower bought the Littlewoods Leisure business last year for £160 million. Since then the company have announced first results of £9.3 million profit.