Dikshit To Donate Proceeds From Sale to His Charitable FoundationPublished on 2009-10-21 03:28:00
The UFC has tossed its hat into the online poker ring by launching the "UFC Poker Room" (link below).
According to the site, the "UFC Poker Room" will be awarding $100,000 in cash and prizes every month.
Some of the prizes include: a $2,500 UFC Event Experience, UFC E-Gift cards, UFC DVD packs and more.
The "UFC Poker Room" appears to follow in the footsteps of rooms such as Spadeclub and ClubWPT, in that players obtain memberships and are given a certain number of points to play with every month.
A screenshot for the room shows five players sitting at a UFC/Tapout branded poker table inside of the "Octagon", with a cheering crowd in the background. The avatars include well-known UFC fighters such as B.J. Penn, Brock Lesnar and Anderson "The Spider" Silva.
I'll be interested to see how hard the UFC plans on pushing their online poker room, and if they'll still accept advertising dollars from rooms such as Ultimatebet.net.
Source: UFC Poker Room
Shares in PartyGaming (PRTY.L) were hammered yesterday after Anurag Dikshit unloaded a sizable number of his shares in the company.
The stock fell over 15% to close at 240.10 after Dikshit sold 75 million shares of PartyGaming at 250 pence per share. This amounts to 2/3rds of Dikshit's stake in the company.
The sale was organized by Goldman Sachs.
According to the Financial Times, Dikshit now has a 9% stake in PartyGaming, but he plans to dispose of that as well in the future.
Dikshit, through his spokesman, announced that he will be donating the proceeds from the sale to his charitable foundation.
This is on top of the $300 million dollars that Anurag Dikshit has already donated to the US government after pleading guilty to an online gambling charge.
Dikshit, who was one of the founders of PartyGaming, clearly wants nothing more to do with the company.
Source: FT.com - PartyGaming Founder Reduces Stake in Group
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