Georgica, the leisure group, has announced that it is to launch poker through Riley's, its snooker and pool hall business. The company said that early trials of poker in certain Rileys sites had been very successful and the introduction of the game should have a beneficial impact on revenues. It said it expects that over 100 clubs will have the necessary equipment installed and the necessary personnel trained to offer poker by Easter 2007. Last week the company announced plans to split its business into two separate companies in order to maximise value for its shareholders. One company will comprise all of Georgica’s bowling operations, currently under the Tenpin brand since the group discontinued the Megabowl name. The other would consist of its poker, snooker and pool operations including the Riley’s brand, as well as all of its freehold and long leasehold properties. These would include those utilised by the bowling operations, which would be leased on a short leasehold basis to the bowling company. The decision follows the appointment of Cenkos, the financial advisor, to review the business. The group said that the two companies would both be listed on AIM.