Fairground Gaming

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Fairground Gaming Holdings plc
TypePublic limited company
LSEFGH
Founded2005; 16 years ago (2005) in Isle Of Man
FateLiquidation
Headquarters
Key people
[1]
Websitewww.fairgroundgaming.com

Fairground Gaming was an online gaming company traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange as FGH.L.

Formed in 2005, Fairground's primary business was in the online casino sector, but it also operated two online poker cardrooms. In June 2006, the company acquired the Spin Palace Group for approximately $65 million.[2][3]

Casinos owned by the group included:

  • Spin Palace Casino
  • Ruby Fortune Casino
  • Mummys Gold Casino
  • Piggs Casino
  • Cabaret Club
  • Jackpots in a Flash

The poker rooms were:

  • Spin Palace Poker
  • Poker333

All casinos in the group were powered by Microgaming software, members of the ECOGRA organisation and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.

As of October 2006 the company no longer took United States customers due to passing of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.[4] Subsequently, the company was liquidated.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Admission Letter" (PDF). Retrieved 7 July 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Fairground Gaming Interim Results". investegate. 25 September 2006. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ Malinsky, David (6 May 2006). "Fairground Gaming acquires The Spin Palace Group for up to $66m". Bookmakers Review. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ BBC: Firms suspend US gaming business
  5. ^ Telegraph.co.uk: 17 November 2006