Probability plc, the UK mobile gaming technology specialist reported in a trading update this week that its latest Q3 performance displayed a quarter-on-quarter drop in net gaming revenues of 8 percent to GBP 1.13 million.
Management attributed the easing to "higher withdrawals running up to Christmas" while the number of new registered players for the quarter fell by just over three percent to 47 089.
Probability had net cash and equivalents of GBP 1.91 million - down from GBP 1.96 million at the conclusion of its second quarter.
The company's star game was the new X Factor branded slot title, which attracted over GBP 2.5 million in wagers during the period when interest was especially high due to the screening of the live shows.
Charles Cohen, the chief executive at Probability said: “As we expected, net gaming revenues were slightly lower than the previous quarter as players cashed in their winnings in November to finance their Christmas expenditure.
“We were buoyed by the success of the X Factor slots game toward the end of the quarter, which saw significant traction through December as the live televised finals progressed.
“December trading all round was very encouraging with record bets taken and net gaming revenues 30 percent higher than November, which followed a strong month in October.
“We were very pleased that the new server capacity in which we have invested was online in time for this busy period and ensured that our systems performed well, giving players a great experience and handling a record number of mobile bets.”
Probability also released an update on its investment programme revealing that it has "been largely completed and is already starting to have a beneficial effect on revenues and margins". The plan will enable the firm to expand with "greater speed and in more ways than would otherwise have been possible."
“Our plans were accelerated following changes in the market environment, which have opened considerable new opportunities for us,” read a statement from Probability.
“In particular, the uptake of the iPhone and the Google Android platforms have shifted consumer expectations of mobile services generally and significantly improved the prospects for mobile gambling.
“Our newly created higher margin business-to-business division is also experiencing strong demand from eGaming businesses and online sports books for a ‘white-label’ offering from Probability to allow them to address these opportunities themselves," Cohen concluded.
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