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Hampton/Portofino and Rising Star Gaming Ltd.

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by sirius, Apr 14, 2005.

    Apr 14, 2005
  1. sirius

    sirius Senior Member

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    I saw this new press release yesterday on my site. It's confusing since I thought Hampton and Portofino were sold after the Caribbean21 Pirate story. These two casinos are certainly not reputable and I thought they were also no longer connected with the original buyers/acquirers (connectto):

     
  2. Apr 14, 2005
  3. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    They were sold, and now they were just sold again to the "Windows" clan. By the way, didn't know you had a part in this:
    You must register/login in order to see the link.

    :D - just kidding
     
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  5. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Just updated this section:
    http://www.casinomeister.com/rogue/windowscasino.html

    The Windows "clones" and associated sites have grown from about 198 last year to over 300 now. It may behoove players to take note of these sites (full listing included) and how to spot a Windows clone. Most of them still sport Safebet and eGaming logos. What a joke.

    And the joke is on the player.
     
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  7. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    The $million dollar question is - who is purchasing whom? Is windows assimilating the Portifino/Hamptons group like the Borg? Or is Hamptons and Portifino raking in a shitload of sites. Time will tell.

    It's hard to know who to trust when you're dealing with these people.
     
  8. Apr 14, 2005
  9. sirius

    sirius Senior Member

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    What I didn't understand was that I think this Press Release was from yesterday but the story about the sale to the Windows Casino group was from over a month ago now! I was thinking it was yet another group buying it :what:
     
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  11. Casinomeister

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    ___________________BEGIN RELEASE__________________

    March 17, 2005 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    This is to inform anyone and everyone concerned that as of March 1,
    2005 Connectocasino no longer holds any ownership interest in
    Hamptoncasino.com and Portofino.com

    We have sold our stock in these 2 companies to "Hampton Portofino group" (worldegaming@yahoo.com)

    We wish them well with this venture.

    ___________________END RELEASE_____________________


    http://www.casinomeister.com/news/march2005.html#changes3

    So I guess Rising Star Gaming Ltd. is making a purchase now?? Methinks there are some smoke and mirrors at work here...
     
  12. Apr 15, 2005
  13. maxlevine

    maxlevine Webmaster webmeister

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    Who are Rising Star Gaming Ltd? All I'm getting is a new website, yahoo email and their very first purchase.

    Max
     
  14. Apr 15, 2005
  15. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    A casino group uses a yahoo email addy? Wow! :eek2:
     
  16. Apr 15, 2005
  17. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    They have a domain based email too, and George Klein answers it promptly.

    HAMPTON AND PORTOFINO CHANGE HANDS AGAIN

    RTG-powered online casinos bought by private equity fund

    Private equity fund Rising Star Gaming Ltd. and Hampton Portofino Group have announced the sale of Hampton Casino.com and Portofino Casino.com to the former.

    Under the terms of the agreement 100 percent of the shares in Hampton Portofino Group, S.A. will be transferred to Rising Star Gaming, Ltd in return for an undisclosed cash payment.

    Hampton Casino and Portofino Casino were launched in the summer of 2000 and have had a chequered history involving player disputes, particularly the high profile, million dollar plus Pirate of the Caribbean affair.

    Only a few weeks ago Connect To Casino advised that effective 1 March it no longer has any relationship with either Portofino or Hampton casinos, having sold its interest to World eGaming. Googling that title revealed that the new owner was Windows Casino investor Avi Goldman.

    Rising Star Gaming investor spokesman George Klein says the new owners are committed to offering superior customer care and exciting user experience. The company plans to launch Hampton Portofino Partners, a new affiliate program that will not only offer revenue shares as high as 50 percent, but will also pay affiliates $25 for every new player that they deliver to the casinos.

    Rising Star Gaming is a private equity fund focused on acquiring and managing companies that provide gaming entertainment services on the internet. According to Klein, Rising Star Gaming is pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy to build up a solid and diversified asset base prior to a planned initial public offering.

    Answering specific InfoPowa questions, Klein said that Hampton and Portofino would continue to use Real Time Gaming software and that the current management team would stay in place. He also revealed that RSG would continue to operate on a Costa Rican business licence although there may be a move to a European jurisdiction on the cards.

    As we went to press several sources reported that Rising Sun was also engaged in negotiations to purchase Windows Casino, an RTG-powered operation in which Tony Friedman and Avi Goldman have interests.

    There are some interesting Hungarian connections here (that's where Tony Friedman of Windows is reputed to operate from)

    This may be another of those "Oh, what a tangled web we weave" cases.
     

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