Former NETeller Executive Has Been Selected As a Part of Microgaming’s Developing Management Team

Bruce Elliott, NETeller’s experienced business developer and marketing expert, is jumping ship in a search for greener pastures – he’s joining the Microgaming management team. He will be their new vice president for sales and marketing!

The appointment was announced last week by this Isle of Man-based veteran turnkey provider and online gambling software developer. Mr. Elliott will begin his work for immediately. After spending four years with e-wallet NETeller, Elliot is joining Microgaming which is also based on the Isle of Man. While at NETeller, Elliot helped the company grow from its initial 75 to its present over 800 staff.

As Elliott arrives it is during a period of continued growth for Microgaming and a period in which the company is stepping up the tempo of its entrance into new markets – markets that include both Europe and Asia. During the last twelve months, Microgaming has increased in number its poker and casino sites by a factor of at least 20. These have been included with its already significant group of licensees and represents fulfillment of a promise to give operators the most aggressive schedule of new game introductions within the industry.

Elliott was employed by GE Capital before coming to NETeller, where he worked in sales and marketing. Along with his selling experts he brings with him substantial PR abilities and knowledge of advertising combined with a background that includes technology venture capital business.

Elliot says that the people that he will be working with are in no way new to him since he worked with many of them when he was employed on the Isle of Man. He is happy to join with what he sees as being without question one of the leading factors within the gaming industry. He is well aware of the company’s sustained pattern of growth during the last few years and he says that he looks forward to helping to maintain this trend as he becomes a part of the company’s team.

Microgaming’s current CEO, Roger Raatgever, is reported as saying that his company his very happy to bring Elliot on as a part of their efforts in what he sees as an extremely exciting time for their industry. In addition to what his company has already accomplished, Raatgever sees the addition of Bruce Elliot and his experience as being of great value and what will undoubtedly become a major factor in bringing about the continuing success as the company enters what can only be described as a very diverse range of new emerging markets.

As Party Poker Increases Its Guaranteed Prize Jackpots, the Online Poker Action Thrives

If you are an online poker player then you should be prepared for a big surprise. Party Poker is planning a tournament with a guaranteed pot of five million dollars to take place between Monday, the 2nd of April, and whenever it is completed. In addition to all this there will be free rolls with prizes of over $50,000 that are scheduled to take place every month. But that’s not all, there are also hundreds of thousands of dollars that are up for grabs situated in the Bad Beat Jackpot.

The main feature of the five million dollar pot will be the $300,000 Guaranteed tournament series which is to take place each Sunday and which is attracting increasingly growing numbers of competitors each week. You can qualify online for as little as $3.

In recent months there has been a real jump in the popularity of the tournament so much so that as many as four new qualifiers have been included, each on a Saturday and Sunday.

Included in the various tournaments that will see an increase in their guarantee starting from today (Monday, the 2nd of April) are the $40,000 Guaranteed event that takes place each Saturday, which will now have a guaranteed pot of $50,000. And there are still other events for which the guaranteed has been raised and that includes the daily $10,000 Guaranteed (rebuy), which is being raised to $13,000, along with the daily $18,000 Guaranteed, which will be increased to $20,000.

As explained by a spokesperson for Party Poker, it is good news for everybody all around that there will be over $5 million in prizes being offered to thousands of players throughout the guaranteed tournaments that are being played monthly. Along with these guaranteed tournaments there is also the ongoing qualifications for the World Series of Poker which is going on at full speed with over $50,000 in freerolls that are being made available monthly. In addition to all this, which by itself is quite good, the Party Poker Bad Beat Jackpot will continue to keep growing at a rate in access of $1,000 per hour. It has already reached over $145,000 at the time of this printing.