May 5, 2010
ANGUILLA, B.W.I., May 5, 2010 / Bingo.com, Ltd. (OTC BB: BNGOF), owner of the popular online gaming community http://www.bingo.com, today announced it has closed a private placement from Unibet Group plc of 15 million common shares at $0.15 per share to raise net proceeds of $2,250,000. After issuance, the private placement represents 25.9% of Bingo.com. These shares were placed with Unibet Group plc, which is a non-U.S. resident under Regulation S exemptions.
“Bingo.com is pleased to have secured a private placement from Unibet,” said Tarrnie Williams, Bingo.com’s CEO. “With one of the World’s leading gaming operators as both an investor and operational partner, Bingo.com will now have the resources to support its brand in a number of emerging online bingo markets. We very much look forward to taking on a leading role in the expansion of online bingo worldwide.”
“Investing in Bingo.com, one of the strongest bingo brand names in the industry, is exciting for us. We believe in the power of the Bingo.com URL and believe that Bingo.com will be a leader in online bingo for years to come. We look forward to growing our businesses together in existing and new markets,” says Petter Nylander, CEO Unibet.
Unibet has developed an online gaming platform (http://www.poweredbyunibet.com) and offers partners to be part of a bingo & casino network, based on leading software, social media features and all the components needed to offer a turn-key gaming solution.
Bingo.com, Ltd. (OTC BB: BNGOF) is the parent company of the Bingo.com group of companies which own the popular online gaming community http://www.bingo.com. The Bingo.com group offers multiplayer bingo, slot machines, sweepstakes, and more. Players come together from around the world to chat, share, play and win at Bingo.com. With over 1,975,000 registered users http://www.bingo.com. is one of the most recognized and most visited bingo entertainment destinations on the Internet.
Unibet was founded in 1997 and is an online gambling company is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. Unibet is one of the largest privately-owned gambling operators in the European market and provides services in 27 languages through www.unibet.com. Today, Unibet has more than 4.1 million customers in over 100 countries. Unibet is a member of the EGBA, European Gaming and Betting Association, RGA, Remote Gambling Association in the UK and is certified by G4, Global Gaming Guidance Group.
In December 2007, Unibet acquired Maria Holdings (www.mariabingo.com), the largest online bingo operator in the Nordic market, and in April 2008 acquired Scandinavia´s largest trotting community, Travnet.
More information about Unibet Group plc can be found on www.unibetgroupplc.com
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For more information contact:
- Henry Bromley,
- (264) 461-2646