This story was published more than 9 years ago.
Internet betting firm 888 Holdings' CEO Brian Mattingley spoke to Reuters following the release of his firm's financial results, during which time he revealed some big plans.
During the interview Mattingley revealed that 888 is planning to actually be online with its Nevada based internet poker product by this summer. "In Nevada we are awaiting final sign-off by the gaming control board on our software," Mattingley said.
Speaking about a more liberalized American market Mattingley said, "I imagine we will start to see some really influential numbers (accrue) to our business from 2015."
The CEO is also discussed the prospects of expanding into new markets, noting: “We see there are market opportunities, and we will take those opportunities, particularly in moving our business into territories where the sports market is the market which actually predominantly rules the online business and poker and casinos are, if you like, reference points off of the main market. So we will definitely be looking at getting into Spain and Italy."
Mattingley's 888 has proven to be a giant in the internet betting market. With the company's latest financial results, the firm is thought to be worth an estimated $915 million.