Despite a disappointing set of results for the company which saw total revenues drop 3 per cent to €398.0m for the first half of 2011 and total loss after tax amount to €49.1m, shares in bwin.party digital entertainment plc soared by nearly 10 per cent in London this morning after the company declared an interim dividend of 1.56 pence per share and also initiated a programme to buy up to €75m of shares over the course of the next 11 months.

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