March 18, 2010
I founded and launched the Poker.co.uk online poker room in 2003 (sold in 2012 to the world's largest online poker operator), as well as some other well known UK gambling sites. I am currently director/owner at the popular UK poker tour, www.apat.com, and our new concept in gambling, www.staker.co.uk. I like to wakeboard, play pingpong, squash, try new & exciting things. I love live music, and cinema (Independent over Hollywood).
Aside from my main businesses - www.apat.com and www.staker.co.uk - I have just bought a watersports/adventure sports company based in France (www.adventure-sports.co.uk) and plan to move to St Tropez, France, to run it as a "lifestyle business" from April/May 2017. I made the purchase pre-Brexit, so that sucks a bit. Techy developments for the business include a complete website redesign (probably Wordpress based), social media feeds, online booking etc. Although my background was (many years ago!) in web development, I am looking for some help with most of these areas due to being very rusty these days... I also plan to do a fair bit of filming (of customers wakeboarding/waterskiing etc.) via goPro and drones, with the idea to provide edited footage to customers on a branded USB stick at the end of their holidays :-)
I founded and launched the poker.co.uk, gambling.co.uk, lotto.co.uk, bingohall.co.uk, skillgames.co.uk, gamesforum.com websites.
I sold my tech startup (poker.co.uk) in 2012. I'm now co-owner of Amateur Poker Association & Tour (apat.com), & staker.co.uk. In May 2016 purchased a watersports/adventure sports company based in Saint Tropez in France (www.adventure-sports.co.uk)
Cannot recommend highly enough if you are a tech entrepreneur in the South West. Great to bounce ideas off each other, and hear of others who have gone/going through similar experiences to yourself. 5stars (out of 5).