Bucking the international trend during this economic downturn, gaming software provider Playtech announced record revenues for 2008. PokerNews reports:

Total revenues for the quarter came in at 31.5 million, up 52% from 2007's fourth quarter. Growth from both its casino and poker business units did almost equally well, up 52% and 48% respectively. Growth for the company was strongest in Asia Pacific, with revenues jumping by 141%. Asia Pacific accounted for 28% of Playtech's fourth-quarter revenues.