Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR)

Gaming Realms PLC (LON:GMR)

Share Price
5.26 p
-0.465 (-8.12 %)
Market Cap
£14.96 m
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Gaming Realms PLC

Gaming Realms develops, publishes and licenses next-generation mobile gaming content. Our market-leading mobile technology powers content distribution and monetization across real money and social gaming markets. It is one of the fastest growing gaming companies, with more than 100% year-on-year revenue growth in 2014 – 15.

Gaming Realms has been named by the London Stock Exchange Group...

Market: AIM:GMR
52-week High/Low: 12.00p / 4.00p
Sector: Travel Leisure
Market Cap: £14.96 m
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Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Gaming Realms PLC

Gaming Realms PLC Snapshot

Consumers have changed their media consumption habits. As a result, the worldwide gaming and gambling industry is going mobile. Gaming Realms is at the heart of this revolution with 80% of our audience playing on mobile devices.

We are leading the game industry with an integrated combination of recognizable brands, gambling, social games and unique licensing programs, proven intelligent game technology and powerful immersive game experiences.

2017 Financial Highlights:

  • EBITDA of £0.8m
  • Real money gaming (“RMG”) EBITDA increased 113%
  • Social publishing EBITDA loss reduced 97%
  • Revenue for continuing operations down by 1%
  • RMG revenue increased by 5%
  • Licensing revenue increased 7%


Our Business


Real Money Gaming

Our mobile-first, real money gaming is licensed in Alderney and by the UK Gambling Commission. Our team in Guernsey manage our licensed gaming operations, while in London our technology and product teams innovate to produce high value games on our leading edge “Grizzly” gaming platform.

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Social Gaming

Blastworks, Inc. is our worldwide social games division based in Seattle (USA) & Victoria (Canada). Our studios produce and market hit free-to-play games for iOS, Android and Facebook. Seattle is also home to our leading-edge big data and machine learning teams which we leverage in both real money and social gaming.

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We license our IP and Game content into adjacent markets globally across multiple gaming and merchandise categories including lotteries, gaming machines, social slots and casual game web portals. Major licensees to date include Electronic Arts, IGT, Scientific Games and Zynga, Inc.

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Michael Buckley
Non-Executive Chairman

Michael was Executive Chairman of Cashcade, which he founded with Patrick Southon and Simon Collins in 2000. Amongst a number of functions he performed for the company during this period, Michael was responsible for raising the £7 million equity needed for the company’s development, created a number of important commercial relationships for Cashcade, and led the sale process which generated an aggregate sale consideration of approximately £96 million for shareholders.
He has invested in and been Executive Chairman of a number of public companies. These include SelecTv plc, a producer of comedy and comedy drama series for television such as Lovejoy, Birds of a Feather and The New Statesman. SelecTv invested in a consortium which in 1991 won the franchise to create Meridian Television, of which Michael was a founder director. He was also Executive Chairman of Pacific Media plc, which invested in a number of internet backbone companies in Asia during the 1990s as well as creating a chain of movie theatres in South East Asia in partnership with United Artists Theatre Circuit Inc.


Jim Ryan
Non-Executive Director

Jim recently retired as the Co-CEO of digital entertainment plc. He has spent the last 12 years of his career in leadership roles within the online gaming sector and led a number of the industry’s largest merger and acquisition transactions, including the merger of PartyGaming plc and Bwin; the acquisitions of Cashcade and the World Poker Tour; and the sale of St. Minver Limited. Jim has held senior management posts at SXC Health Solutions Corp., Procuron Inc., Metcan Information Technologies Inc. and Epson Canada Limited.
His is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, accredited with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.


Mark Wilson
Non-Executive Director

Mark Wilson is currently a partner of NMG, a slot machine distributor and route operator in New Mexico, and parent company to a gaming supply subsidiary in other southwestern US markets. He previously served as executive chairman of Music Choice International, a pan European digital music provider to over 30 cable, satellite, telecommunications and IPTV providers, where he oversaw the turnaround of the business and subsequent sale to Stingray Digital in 2011.
Mark also served as founding president and chief executive officer of Television Games Network (TVG) the leading interactive US horseracing network. TVG was incorporated in 1998 as a Liberty Media-backed company, which was subsequently sold to TV Guide in 2004.
He trained as a lawyer after having attended Western Kentucky University and obtaining a Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville.


Patrick Southon
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick has been working within the online gambling sector for the last 13 years. He is particularly focused on marketing, brand building and media buying. Patrick was Managing Director of Cashcade and Managing Partner of NewGame, an investment fund focusing on innovation within the gambling sector. His marketing expertise allowed Cashcade to build a distinctive and prominent brand identity around, among others, its flagship Foxy Bingo brand and turned the company into one of the most effective advertisers on British television.


Simon Collins
Executive Director

Simon co-founded Cashcade in 2000 and was its commercial director with responsibility for acquisitions and third-party relationships. Simon formed a range of profitable business-to-business and affiliate relationships for Cashcade and was an early adopter of both search engine and social network marketing in the monetised digital gaming space. Following the sale of Cashcade, Simon remained at until April 2011, where he focused on innovation, research and development as well as the ongoing development of Cashcade’s brand in the social networking space. Since leaving, Simon joined Patrick Southon in setting up NewGame, an investment fund focusing on innovation within the gambling sector.


Mark Segal
Chief Finance Officer

Mark recently left as Finance Director of its bingo division, having been Finance Director of Cashcade until it was acquired by PartyGaming plc in July 2009. Mark was responsible for the full finance function, including commercial negotiations, business intelligence and operational support in the business and took the lead in the sale to PartyGaming plc and acquisition of Independent Technology Ventures in July 2007. Prior to joining Cashcade, in May 2005, Mark spent five years at the accountancy firm Martin Greene Ravden, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003.


Stephen Downer
Chief Operating Officer

Stephen has more than 15 years of experience in online gaming. As Director of Gaming at Sky Bet for 10 years, he launched and ran Sky Vegas, Sky Poker and Sky Bingo until 2012. A year later, Stephen led Betfair’s online casino launch in New Jersey, and more recently managed Betfair’s regulated sports betting and gaming businesses in Spain, Denmark and Bulgaria.

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