Poker Industry showdown in London
By staff
It’s been a frantic couple of years for anybody involved in the rapidly expanding online gambling industry, particularly those with a Poker offering.

Martin Oelbermann of MECN recently forecasted that the amount gambled on poker websites worldwide this year is likely to top US$60 billion, whilst ‘Research and Markets’ are predicting that online revenues will exceed US$4 billion in the next couple of years.

With online Poker sites continuing to rake in the cash, Brick Casinos scrambling to reintroduce sizable card rooms to capitalize on the boom and mobile and iTV offerings starting to gain traction there’s no sign of the industry slowing….especially in Europe.

With so much to play for it’s no surprise that December 5 and 6 will see the most significant gathering of Poker Industry professionals outside of the USA, if not anywhere in the world. The Poker Summit Europe has been organized by Bullet Business [] a division of London’s FC Group, an international event specialist.

Apart from a spectacular lineup of over 40 top level speakers including John Anderson, CEO of 888, Noam Lanir CEO of Empire Online and Patrik Selin, CEO of Ongame, Bullet Business and sponsors The Poker Channel and CryptoLogic are staging the first Bullet Business Industry Poker Tournament.

The tournament is open to anybody in the Poker Industry value chain but, sensibly, excludes former and current pro players as well as Joe Public. Qualification takes place online with the final table the centre piece of the Summit Networking Party on the night of December 5th

Mike Setters, Global Events Director at FC and Head of the Bullet Business division told us “the Poker space is packed with characters…everybody talks the talk but the question we’re asking with the Bullet Business Industry Poker Tournament is ..can they walk the walk!?”

“The Summit itself will be a serious business event – we’re not offering Vegas style entertainment and amusement, we are offering incredible networking and cutting edge insight from the leaders in diverse Poker businesses - both on and offline. But we wanted to do something fun as well…”

So on December 5th if you’re quick and sign up now, you could be the lucky [or skillful] player who takes the Bullet Business IPT2005 title, the kudos, the publicity for your company and, of course, gets to nominate the charity to which the prize fund will be donated.

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