GameAccount Reports Record Growth

16 February 2009

Unlike some businesses hit hard by the downturn, GameAccount said it witnessed a 75 percent jump in the amount staked last quarter when compared to the previous quarter.

According to the skill-based gaming Web site, more than £100 million was staked last quarter. The company said that in 2007, only £10.5 million was staked on the site.

Additionally the company saw active user numbers grow quarter-over-quarter by 38 percent.

“We’re beginning to see a change in the way people are playing games online, and thankfully it’s in our favor,” said Kevin Dale, GameAccount’s chief executive, in a prepared statement. “Partly in an effort to save money, more and more people are turning to the Internet for their entertainment, and our person-to-person skill games are exactly what they’re looking for.”