888 is the only online gaming company with operations in all three US states where gambling rules have been relaxed, helping to boost its profits by 30 per cent to $53m (£32m) during the year to 31 December.
“Last year was a very busy but also exceptionally rewarding year for 888. I am delighted to report that we have delivered record-breaking revenue and increased our profitability, driven by our strong brands, exceptional platforms and best-in-class marketing systems,” said chief executive Brian Mattingley, referring to revenue that grew seven per cent to $401m last year.
Shareholders will receive a final dividend of four cents a share along with an additional one-off payment of seven cents a share. Shares of 888 closed up at 143.2p yesterday.