"Well, if your friends jumped off a cliff, you'd follow right along, huh?"
--mom, catching me rattle thru my bedroom window at 6am after a speakerhumping session ay some warehouse rave in la county
Coral Eurobet too? Yeah, float(sam) float(ies) float(syourboat)-- Coral Eurobet is aiming their sites to float on the LSE later this year. It did come of a slight shock to me since they were recently lauded as the UK's "most successful private company" per KPMG just a few months ago and for some reason I thought that they'd stick around for joy. I should have paid more attention to the fact that Eurobet was falling in the Party line (get it? sh!t, as if anyone reads this online poker crap anyway) -- in their use of Captcha bot-prevention technology and popups warning of screen scrapers that can and would detect unauthorized software use (ostensibly Poker Edge and Poker Prophecy, because of the offending nature of shared hand histories).
A few details for those who don't religiously follow my links (and why not? hellsbells but it takes me a long time to compile them in an interesting way for yall...):
The timing of the offer has not been decided and will depend on
market conditions, but sources suggest a launch later this year. A
straight sale of the business remains a possibility, but a float is the
However, smaller online gaming groups could saturate the market
over the next 12 months, experts say, and there are fears that
aggressive marketing of Olympic Games scratchcards could hurt betting
firms. A series of National Lottery games and television shows aim to
raise £1.5 billion for the Games.
A float would provide an exit for Charterhouse, the private
equity group that bought the business for £860 million, including debt,
in a management buyout in September 2002.
Sources said that there was no obvious trade buyer for the
business unless an overseas player decided to bid, leaving the most
likely alternative to a flotation a sale to another private equity
And of course you know me, wanting to know who's cashing in on this stuff...
And with no segue to speak of...
Holy hell, did you know its 5am? I have more to write about but f it, I'm going to bed. Nite all.