888Casino Launches In Italy
888Casino one of the world's largest online gaming operators has announced that it has successfully launched it's online casino into the lucrative Italian market .
The recently regulated Italian market was further opened up in March this year when cash poker and online casino games were made legal for Italian residents with licensed operators .
One of the features that 888casino brings to Italy for the first time is Live casino games where players are able to interact with croupiers and dealers. This feature makes online play as close to land-based action as you can get. Baccarat, roulette and blackjack may all be played live, as games are streamed to players.
888Casino is well known to UK players where the brand has been well established for a number of years thanks partly to some well publicised football club shirt sponsorship deals . All new customers in the UK are eligible for a welcome package of up to £800 which is one of the most lucrative casino offers around .
888Holdings PLC which is the holding company for the 888casino brand and listed on the London stock exchange recently announced strong trading for the second quarter of 2011 with total revenue increasing 29% year on year to over $79 million in the period .
The size of the business is impressive at 30th June 888 had 9.6 million Casino, Poker and Sport real money registered customer accounts, this represented an increase of 21% since 30 June 2010 .
Clearly 888 are good at recruiting and retaining online casino players and the Italian's can look forward to some juicy casino bonuses in the coming months .