GPWA Times - Issue 20 - March 2012

$6 million Guaranteed prize pool for the PokerStars Sunday Million 6th Anniversary tournament. $508.4 million The net revenue of William Hill’s online business in 2011. $331 million 888’s revenue in 2011. £70,000 The amount William Hill was ordered to pay 32Red in a trademark infringement case. £510,049.26 The amount won by a British woman in an online bingo jackpot at Jackpotjoy. $22,415,560 Total prize pool of the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. 30 Number of years in prison Black Friday defendant Ryan Lang could face after pleading guilty to money laundering, fraud and gambling offenses. 18 to 24 months The prison term faced by Ira Rubin, who was also named in the Black Friday indictments. AUD$20 million The cost of Unibet’s acquisition of Australian online gaming company Betchoice. $5 billion Facebook’s estimated worldwide ad revenues in 2012, according to eMarketer. $500 million The amount International Game Technology paid to acquire social gaming company Double Down Interactive. 70 Number of online gaming operators blacklisted by Serbia. £5.1 million The amount won by a player on the Beach Life slot machine at Betfred, a U.K. record. £1 The cost of the player’s original bet. $1.45 billion The amount of mobile advertising spending in the U.S. in 2011, according to eMarketer. 30 million Number of monthly players at Zynga’s play- money online poker room. $3 million to $13 million The amount of annual tax revenue an Iowa commission estimated the state would raise if it regulated online poker. 10-2 The vote of Washington, D.C.’s Council to repeal the District’s controversial Internet gambling law. 23,493 Number of hands played in an eight-hour session by Randy “nanonoko” Lew, a new Guinness World Record. $7.65 The profit made by Lew in his record-breaking session. 91.4 million Number of Americans who owned smartphones by the end of 2011, according to comScore. BY THE NUMBERS By the Numbers