GIBRALTAR, Nov. 7 /CNW/ - PartyGaming, the world's leading listed online
gaming company, announces that it has entered into an exclusive arrangement
with RTL interactive, a subsidiary of RTL Television in Germany and part of
the RTL Group, Europe's leading entertainment and media network.
The popularity of poker in Germany has prompted RTL interactive to launch
a new German language website dedicated to providing information and tips for
its users who enjoy playing the game. The RTL.de website already has over six
million unique users per month.
The new RTLPoker.de website will contain exclusive advertorial links to
PartyPoker.net, the world's leading free online poker school. RTL interactive
will promote RTLPoker.de and the poker school at PartyPoker.net via the RTL.de
Network and the new services will also be promoted via TV-spots on the leading
privately held German TV-station, RTL Television.
PartyGaming will operate the free poker school under PartyPoker.net,
including the technical and administrative infrastructure, and will provide
exclusive material for RTLPoker.de.
Commenting on today's announcement, Mitch Garber, PartyGaming's CEO said:
"We are thrilled to have been chosen by RTL interactive to provide an online
poker school to their users. This is a hugely exciting opportunity for us to
work with the German internet division of Europe's leading broadcaster. We
look forward to building a long and successful relationship between our two
About RTL interactive GmbH:
RTL interactive is a subsidiary of RTL Television, the most successful
commercial TV-Broadcaster in Germany, and part of RTL Group, the leading
European entertainment network. RTL Television has combined all interactive
and transaction-based businesses outside traditional ad-financed free-TV under
the brand of RTL interactive GmbH, including: RTL Shop (Teleshopping),
Universum Film (DVD, video and film distribution), RTL Enterprises
(merchandising & licensing) and RTL Games (Videogames).
Moreover, RTL interactive is responsible for the business units Online
(including Video on Demand and IPTV), Mobile, Teletext and Media Services
(telephone value-added services). The Cologne-based company thus handles all
of RTL Group's diversification activities in Germany and contributes
significantly to the turnover and further growth of the RTL family of
For further information:
For further information: PartyGaming Plc: +44(0)207-337-0100, Peter
Reynolds, Director of Investor Relations, John Shepherd, Director of Corporate
Communications; Financial Dynamics: +44(0)20-7831-3113, Edward Bridges, Juliet