Number Crunching - Jackpots, Barcelona and Wembley Arena

Number Crunching - Jackpots, Barcelona and Wembley Arena

Thursday, March 9, 2017
A breakdown of some of the more interesting figures to emerge from the gambling industry in the past seven days.

$1,000,000 - The amount of money won by a lucky punter on PlayTech’s Age of the Gods™ slot game through William Hill. He anonymous European player was spinning just $1 per spin and was awarded a $3,000 bonus following his  $997,690 jackpot win to edge him over the million mark. He commented: “It is my favourite game, as I have won some smaller amounts before – $50 and $100. Of course, you dream about winning a million, but until now that was all it was.”

700,000 - The number of visitors each year that will now see Casumo’s branding on internal and external screens at the SSE Wembley Arena (London) following the new brand partnership.

£10,000 - BetBright have announced that the winning BetBright Cup captain will receive a £10,00 donation to the Injured Jockeys Fund in their respective country on their behalf. Formerly the Prestbury Cup, the BetBright Cup is awarded to Great Britain or Ireland, depending on who gets the greatest number of winners at the Cheltenham Festival.

18% -  The impressive revenue increase posted by PaddyPower Betfair as they posted their first annual results as a combined entity. Underlying EBITDA also rose 35% whilst EBITDA marin climbed to 26%.

£176,00,000 - The amount paid by 32Red for their acquisition of Kindred Group which is set to be completed in coming weeks. Profits for the UK-focussed online casino operator also rose 500% to £1.1m, their final results revealed.  

100-1 - The top price on Barcelona to qualify with ten minutes remaining in their shock and simply incredible comeback against Paris Saint-Germain. Bookmakers were stung as the Catalonians put six past PSG. Bet365 trading dubbed the incredible feat as the ‘worst result of the season, maybe ever’.


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