LAS VEGAS, June 16 - Vikrant Bhargava, group marketing director for PartyGaming, the market leader in online gambling, was heralded as a keynote speaker for World Poker Congress. He joins World Series of Poker Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack and World Poker Tour President Steve Lipscomb as a featured presenter at the World Poker Congress, scheduled for June 27 & 28 in Stockholm, Sweden.
PartyGaming is an online gambling company, best known for its online poker room PartyPoker.com. PartyGaming is now the world's largest online poker brand (based on ring game revenue and number of players). It is headquartered in Gibraltar and quoted on the London Stock Exchange, where it is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. PartyGaming was founded in 1997 with the launch of Starluck Casino.
"Vikrant Bhargava is a major reason behind the success of PartyGaming," this from Sue Schneider, President of the River City Group, one of the organizers of the World Poker Congress. "The company's flagship, PartyPoker.com, introduced many of today's online and live players to the enjoyment of Internet poker. Vikrant's innovative marketing campaigns and customer service initiatives have become an industry standard."
Bhargava has a degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and graduated with a BA in technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. Bhargava's has an impressive solid experience prior to taking on PartyGaming. He was a credit officer at the Bank of America, where he was responsible for managing credit exposure and revenue for a portfolio of corporate clients, and a business analyst at British Gas in the business development division.
The World Poker Congress is the first and premier conference to analyze and explore the synergy between the live and online poker games. The conference will also feature two tracks pertaining to the different forms of the game, as well as plenary and general sessions discussing topics cater to all tastes. Poker enthusiasts will tackle issues such as marketing your poker room, player development, legislation and economics in Europe, staging tournaments, building a player base, business strategies for a quickly maturing industry, fraud and security, mergers and acquisitions, and many more.
"The World Poker Congress has quickly become the premier conference for the business of poker globally," says Paul Dworin, publisher of Global Gaming Business and PokerBIZ magazines, one of the two producers of WPC. "The addition of Vikrant Bhargava as a keynote speaker demonstrates our commitment to providing cutting-edge information from the most prestigious speakers."
September 02, 2006