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PartyGaming founder sells his share in the company

Tags: Anurag Dikshit, Party Gaming, party poker, share, stocks.
Posted on 21 October 2009 by "T".

Anurag Dikshit is one of the founders of the leading online gaming company PartyGaming Plc. He has now decided to sell all his shares in the company after earlier this year announcing that he "only" would sell 2/3. The reason for this is that he wants to leave the betting industry and instead work with charity in Asia. 

Anurag Dikshit owns 28 percent (worth around £188 millions) of ParyGaming's stocks. All the money he makes from selling his share in the company will go to the charity foundation in Asia that he intends to work full-time with in the future.

 


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16 comments on "PartyGaming founder sells his share in the company"


 Davoodoo21/10/2009 10:22:45 GMT

Ship it ... what else can you say. No doubt were the saying "the house always wins" come from Smile
 shokaku21/10/2009 10:27:26 GMT
That is how you win in poker. Do not play yourself. Let others play. 188 million? Holy (Dik)shit.
 MANUEDO21/10/2009 10:38:00 GMT
This is kind of news make me thinking.
Probably he'ws very rich and will remain rich after donation but compliments, it's not easy to give away so much money
 awood8821/10/2009 11:16:42 GMT
This guy is obviously a decent person. I happen to think it's wrong that people are allowed to be multi-millionaires when there are so many living in poverty, even in the same country. He probably has enough money to live comfortably even without that money but the point is he's not just throwing money at charity like some millionaires who have so much they don't know what else to do with it, he's actually getting involved and devoting his time to charity which is amicable.
 DaneMitic21/10/2009 12:12:46 GMT
Posted by awood88:
This guy is obviously a decent person. I happen to think it's wrong that people are allowed to be multi-millionaires when there are so many living in poverty, even in the same country. He probably has enough money to live comfortably even without that money but the point is he's not just throwing money at charity like some millionaires who have so much they don't know what else to do with it, he's actually getting involved and devoting his time to charity which is amicable.

His personal wealth is estimated at $1 billion, which means hes not just a multi-millionaire... Tongue
 Ali_c21/10/2009 12:30:50 GMT
wtf had NO IDEA party was worth THAT much. Shock
 awood8821/10/2009 12:41:42 GMT
Posted by DaneMitic:
His personal wealth is estimated at $1 billion, which means hes not just a multi-millionaire... Tongue


I'm guessing that's an american billion, which is 1000 million not a million million as it is in the UK. So it's still almost a fifth of his wealth he's giving away.
 bmobregaj21/10/2009 13:34:15 GMT
please give me even just 1% of shares Smile

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nice surname though Blink
 SuperNoob21/10/2009 21:03:55 GMT
omg thats a lot of money, never realized poker sites were worth that much money.
he can start his charity by donating some of money to my account, lol
 jessthehuman22/10/2009 01:47:16 GMT
best surname ever

And surprised people didn't think (big) poker sites were worth that much??
 Plexo22/10/2009 04:55:57 GMT
I wonder how much worth PokerStars or Full Tilt.
He should also make a freeroll at Pary and give away at least 0.1% of the company to the winner Big Smile
 NANACONDA22/10/2009 17:22:27 GMT
Good ol' Mr. Dikshit
 jessthehuman23/10/2009 01:10:29 GMT
Posted by Plexo:
I wonder how much worth PokerStars or Full Tilt.
He should also make a freeroll at Pary and give away at least 0.1% of the company to the winner Big Smile


Lol and reward years of loyal leeching ?? haha

+1 for added tourney with 0.1%
 launch3r23/10/2009 17:50:49 GMT
188 millions that`s just 28% of the company Smile i wonder what`s the price for pokerstars lol Big Smile
 crow5823/10/2009 21:32:35 GMT
smart people have other people make money for them glad i could contribute to him lol
 Mast3rKush24/10/2009 01:32:59 GMT
Ofcourse online poker companies make millions upon millions in rake & expenses considering the thousands & thousands of serious players around, very lucrative business to be involved in!

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