Pogo.com celebrates ten years in business

Pogo.com celebrates ten years in business
Will Freeman

By Will Freeman

September 30th 2009 at 4:12PM

EA's casual portal thriving at milestone

Pogo.com is celebrating its tenth birthday. The casual gaming portal began business in 1999 as a start-up, and was bought by EA in 2001 for approximately $40 million.

Now serving millions of players across North America, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, Pogo.com is reportedly one of the most popular websites in the world in terms of the length of users' visits.

In the last four years alone, Pogo.com players have logged more than 6 billion hours and 8 billion game sessions on the website.

"Whether you just have five minutes for a quick game break to escape from your busy day or a couple of hours to be immersed in Pogo's rich community gaming experience, we are so proud that Pogo.com has been a pioneer in bringing online fun to millions of users worldwide for the last decade," said Michael Marchetti, Senior Vice President, general manager of Pogo.com.

Firsts within the casual online market Pogo.com lays claim to include the introduction of chat during game sessions in 2000, and paid subscription with Club Pogo, which began in 2003.

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