GameAccount Says Amount Staked has Skyrocketed

13 November 2008

GameAccount, the online skill games operator, said that it’s not seeing the effects of a global recession but a “dramatic increase” in money staked.

The company said it has received £120 million in stakes thus far in 2008, a significant rise against the £10.5 million it reported during the same period last year.

“People are staying at home, not just because it's getting colder, but to save money, too,” said Dermot Smurfit, GameAccount chief operating officer, in a prepared statement. “As markets all over the world are melting, we’re pleased that more and more people are turning to the Internet and skill gaming for their entertainment.”