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The business was founded in May 1997 by Israeli entrepreneurs Avi and Aaron Shaked and Shay and Ron Ben-Yitzhak, two sets of brothers, as Virtual Holdings Limited. The company's first website, Casino-on-Net was launched at that time, and the administrative centre was established in Antigua. In 2002 Reef Club Casino and Pacific Poker followed. In 2003 its administrative center was moved to Gibraltar.[5] It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2005.[6] Talk of listing began in mid-2005, as other private online gambling companies began to make the move to public ownership,[7] 888 Holdings owned several subsidiaries and brands, which it began to bring under the singular "" brand in early 2006.[8]

Until 2006, 888 Holdings operated Pacific Poker in the US, before online gambling became illegal in that country.[9] In late 2006 Ladbrokes and announced merger discussions.[10] However, in April 2007 the companies announced that due to recent changes of Tax laws in the UK and fears of legal actions by the US government, both parties had amicably agreed not to continue discussions.[11] In March 2007 888 announced its acquisition of Bingo business of Globalcom Limited for up to $43.4 million in cash.[12] In its first half-year, the company's bingo business earned $14 million in revenues.[13] overtook the 4th place on the poker network list in April 2012 after almost having tripled their peak number of players from July 2010 to February 2012.[14] In February, 2015, 888 Holdings confirmed it is in "advanced talks" over a reported US$1.47 billion (750 million) takeover by William Hill. This prompted an 18 percent jump in its share price.[15] The company operates under a gaming licence granted by the government of Gibraltar. Under the terms of the gaming licence 888 owns and operates a number of gaming sites (both for real money and educational sites). In 2014 888 Holdings turned down an offer to acquire the company for 700 million pounds.[16] That year the company revenues began to increase due to mobile customers on its websites, and the company's sites had 17.8 million paying users.[17] are offering Evening Standard readers the chance to take part in an exclusive freeroll poker tournament. If you've never played before, don't worry - neither had Ian Wright. Now, after a few sessions with, the former Arsenal and England star is ready to take on the world. Are you? 041b061a72


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