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My Lucky Day!

My Lucky Day!It was a Monday morning and I was home sick. I bought in at PokerStars at nine o’ clock. I took my modest $100 to the first 5-10 table I could find. Within three minutes I had doubled my money. Wow, what a start! I ended up leaving that 5-10 game with $350.

Next, I settled into a 10-20 omaha hi lo seat. This was even better. My first hand had six way action and I scooped with the nut high and nut low. I left the omaha table an hour later with $620.

By noon time I was feeling a lot better (funny how winning has that curing effect), so I went out to help a friend with some decorations. The next day was New Years Eve and I really should have been resting up so I would be fit for the celebrations, but on the way home I decided that a quick trip to my favorite card room was in order instead.

1-4-8-8 Texas Hold’em had the only open seat, so bought in for a rack. My first hand was AA. I lost that hand (cheaply), but was dealt KK the very next. This time the flop was more generous, two more kings! There were three players in and after a check around on the flop, the turn was capped by the time it reached me. Nobody could ever have possibly had a day like I was having!

As I was walking toward the front of the casino I ran into some poker buddies and bragged about what a rush I was on. They were both down, so needless to say, it was a quick conversation.

When valet brought my car around I handed him my ticket, a small tip and sped off. “No I didn’t”, I shouted out. For some reason it dawned on me Unique Casino that the dollar bill I had pulled out of my pocket to give to the pimply face car parker was in fact a hundred. I banged a u-ey and explained to the kid that I made a mistake and would gladly replace the hundred with a twenty. “Huh?”, he said. “What hundred?”

When I got home, I dropped my keys as I was opening the door and my dog ran clear out of the yard and into the woods. It had been raining most of the morning, so by the time I caught her and brought her back inside, I was soaking wet. I realized that my throaght was bothering me again too, so I soaked in a hot bath and drank some tea.

After my relaxing bath I thought I’d test out the lucky streak and head back to PokerStars. I joined a $30 tournament and quickly took the lead. I knew not to play too many hands early, but what can you do when you’re dealt AA three times in the first two levels? At break time I was in first place with a $3,000 lead on the guy in second.

During the five minute break I decided to run to the store for drink. The store was just around the corner, so I was confident that I would be back in time. I rush into the store, grab a Coke, pay the man, and rush back to my car. Click click click. This can’t be happening!

A nice old lady in a pickup truck pulled up and offered me a jump start. I swear I could’ve run home faster (and probably would have had it not been raining).

Just as I walk in the door, I see that tournament had already started and I had pocket aces again. BZZZZ. I timed out before I could sit down and click the raise ****on. Out of breath, cold, and wet again, I watched an ace fall on the flop and every bet get capped to the river. Two small pair dragged that one down.

Twenty minutes later I was huvering around 30th place and feeling sick again. I brewed some Thera-Flu between hands and watched my rank get worse and worse. I busted out of the tournament when my set of jacks lost to an inside straight draw.

What I really needed now was to shut off the computer and get some rest, but at the time, 10-20 hold’em sounded like a better idea.

By the time the calling station at my table had caught his third straight on the river, I was down to $120.

The Thera-Flu was starting to kick in, but I had to do something fast. Afterall, this was my lucky day! I jumped into a $100 no limit holdem tourney and as I fought to keep my eyes open, I busted out in 35th place. Did I mention that there were only 40 in the tournament? “What in the hell do they put in this Thera-Flu stuff?”

What was wrong with me? How could things go so right and then in a drop of a hat, go so wrong? I blamed the morons that I was playing with. I blamed the stupid battery in my car. I blamed the acne plagued valet attendant. I even blamed my dog for running out the door! The next morning I blamed myself.

I woke up with swolen glands and an aweful headache. I had to skip the New Year’s Eve parties, but I stayed away from poker. I was determined to use this down time to figure out exactly where I went wrong.

My first hindsight was that I should have stopped playing when things started seeming too good to be true. A lot of you may argue that point and say play on when the gettin’ is good, but too many times have I seen huge rushes turn into trips to the ATM machine (by the way, I used to laugh whenever I’d see that).

Then I figured that it can never be a good thing to play when you are feeling bad, besides, I needed the rest. Had I just stayed in bed I probably would have been out catching beads and drinking beer instead of lying on the couch watching parade highlights on TV.

Finally, I realized there might be some truth in that little expiration sticker on your car battery.

For some reason the poker gods were shining down on me that morning. I still cringe when I think about how I gave it all back on my “lucky day”…







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Tons of Internet casinos offer multiplayer games, but only a handful get enough players to pack the tables. Let’s look at a few of the busiest multiplayer casinos on the planet.

Craps and More at Casino-On-Net

Casino-On-Net has more players than any other Internet casino. Millions have downloaded their software since the site began accepting real-money bets in June 1997.

Casino-On-Net is also the grand daddy of the multiplayer game. “Our first beta version back in 1996 had the multi-player feature already incorporated,” said David Rose, a public relations representative for Casino-On-Net. “We were the first – and for a long time the only – online casino to offer real money multi-player tables. This is probably one of the reasons for our great success. It gives people a good feeling to be playing and chatting with others.”

You’ll always find players at Casino-On-Net’s public tables. But, if you prefer, you can choose a “private” table, or a “group” table for you and your invited friends.

Casino On Net offers multiplayer blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and the only multiplier craps game on the Net.

InterCasino Busy Around the Clock

InterCasino, one of the oldest and largest online Togel casinos, makes it easy to see how many players are logged on at any given moment — the number is displayed on their home page. Depending on the time of day, you’ll usually find about 150 players online.

InterCasino’s excellent multiplayer games, which are powered by CryptoLogic, include blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Let It Ride and Caribbean poker.

If you like the CryptoLogic software but want to meet new people, try Sands of the Caribbean or William Hill. They also get good action.

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Cybergambling Tip: The Downside of Bonus Abuse

Lots of people think they can make a quick $50 or $100 Togel bucks when they play a new casino. Just sign up, get the bonus, make a few bets and cash out with most of your bonus money in hand, right? Well, yes, it can be done, but it’s not as brilliant a plan as it initially appears to be.

The first thing you’d do, naturally, is take a trip to the site’s policies page and see whether they cover their butts by putting restrictions on signup bonuses (such as requiring that you bet a certain amount of money before you can withdraw bonus money). Believe it or not, many sites don’t outline strict rules of this nature.

With that in mind, it would be easy to deposit $50, collect a bonus $50, make two $5 bets and walk with at least $90. Then, if the operators of the site complain that you’re taking advantage of them, you can just point out that there are no rules prohibiting you from doing this.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Many of the online casinos and sportsbooks out there could easily tell you to take a hike with no higher authority to intervene. And many have done just that. This has happened, in part, because of an influx of wide-scale bonus abuse.

In some cases, bonus abusers have registered dozens of accounts apiece and tried to close out each account without giving the sites a chance to win back the bonus money. Because many of these sites don’t have bonus-abuse policies in place and they don’t want to take the huge hit, they often respond by refusing to pay out.

And in the process of closing down all accounts that look suspicious, it’s quite easy for site operators to group a few innocent (or at least relatively harmless) players in with the wide-scale bonus abusers. It’s certainly not the best way to handle the situation, but it happens.

You might also figure, “Hey, it’s worth a shot. If they give me the boot, so be it.” But keep in mind that site operators, who don’t take too kindly to players who try to steal money from them, can also reserve the right to completely freeze your account. That means you lose access to the money in your account. And in many cases, no one can stop them.

The bottom line: If you try to take advantage of casino and sportsbook operators, don’t be surprised if they come out swinging. And they might not fight fair.



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The “Internet Gambling Report” by Anthony Cabot is one of the most referenced publications in the online gambling industry. So what is it? That’s not an easy question to answer, but it’s safe to say that anyone interested in online gambling — player, provider or pundit — should have a look at it anyway.


The Fourth Edition of IGR is hot off the presses and while the report can be said to be many things, Cabot himself says it best when he labels his 450 page tome “An Evolving Conflict Between Technology, Policy and Law”. That’s exactly what you’ll find inside: in-depth discussions of the technical, practical and legal issues that define the internet gambling industry.


Having said that it’s important to realize that we’re probably talking about one of the most complicated and contested industries on the globe. To tackle this complexity Cabot divides his text into five parts:


Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: The Market

Part 3: Business Perspectives

Part 4: Legal, Regulatory and Policy Issues

Part 5: Where From Here?

Part 1 forms the heart of the report wherein Cabot introduces the industry by asking three essential questions: “What is the Internet?”, “What is Singapore Online Casino Gambling?”, “Can Gambling work on the Internet?” As Cabot answers those questions he takes the reader a very long way toward understanding the fundamentals of the entire internet gaming issue in all its legal, technical and business complexities. I cannot recommend Part 1 too highly. It is necessary and sufficient reading for anyone wanting to educate themselves on the basics of this industry.


Take for example the issue of casino credibility. How would a casino raise its credibility with players? Cabot provides the following (p.38):


Becoming a public company…

Associating with non-gaming brands and celebrities.

Creating strategic alliances (race tracks or land-based casinos).

Obtaining accountant certifications of their operations.

Being licensed in quality jurisdictions.

He’s hit the nail squarely on the head here, five times in fact. It took me a year of active participation in the industry to learn what he has summarized in less than 50 words.


There are many other examples but I was particularly struck by his insights into probable future trends in online gambling.


“… Internet casinos are beginning to compete based on price … As more sites compete for the patron’s dollars, their odds will become as competitive, and eventually lower [than Vegas].” p.44

What business person isn’t interested in where their industry is going and what competitive moves will be expected of them in the future? Only the unsuccessful ones I’d bet.


Parts 2 through 4 of the IGR feature articles on their various subjects written by guest contributors, occasionally co-written with Cabot. Unlike Part 1, these sections have a definite “anthology” feel to them: even if you’re interested in the specific subject, you may or may not find a given article worthwhile. And the structure that binds the articles together is very loose indeed. The bottom line is that these sections don’t hold a candle to the educational artistry of Part 1, but should be of interest to industry insiders with specific needs.


In the opening to the brief Part 5, “Where From Here?”, Cabot writes:


“One thing is certain when addressing the future of internet gambling: variables overshadow certainties.” p.409

With that sage observation Cabot goes on to summarize those variables and leaves us with a few inconclusive words on possible regulatory options. The moral? His crystal ball isn’t much clearer than anyone else’s.


All things considered The Internet Gaming Report, Fourth Edition is far from perfect. The “Market”, “Business”, and “Legal …” sections (Parts 2 through 4) suffer from the inevitable scatter-shot approach that their anthology format bestows. And as mentioned, “Where From Here?” (Part 5) simply declines to answer its own question.


Despite its imperfections The Internet Gambling Report is the closest thing the online gaming industry has to a Rosetta Stone. Its pages bring together the innumerable related issues in one place, under one guiding hand. As such it will be constantly referenced and quoted in the coming year, as it has been in previous years.




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What Skeptical Finance Workers Say About Crypto Gambling

As our readers may know, I am a cryptocurrency evangelist and love to talk about Bitcoin and altcoins until I am blue in the face with anyone who will listen. Apart from fielding questions and concerns from Bitcoin beginners, this means that I also talk to many people who either do not fully understand cryptos or people who have absolutely no faith in them.

Recently I had two of these conversations, one with a close friend and one with a close family member. Both of these individuals remain skeptical of and cynical about Bitcoin, and both of them are heavily involved in traditional investments.


One of these two works for one of the largest investment and financial services banks in the world as a consultant. He knows finance back to front, and is an incredibly sharp person. He fails to see Bitcoin as anything more permanent than a financial fad. That is to say, he does not believe that cryptocurrencies’ tokens will have huge impacts on the global markets.

He may not be entirely off about this. We keep talking about how the market cap for Bitcoin and other altcoins is incredibly high, but they’ve only recently passed the value of some -albeit large- companies. Cryptos may just not be on the caliber needed yet to be game changing as currencies. Though, the Consultant did concede that trading may still be viable, since many businesses that he is invested in also are not fundamentally shaping the market with their overall value.

What he did find most valuable was the concept of the Blockchain. For the Consultant, a distributed public ledger could bring markets and many other aspects of financial life closer to a trustless business model. This is what he thinks can be a game changer. Though, he noted that since the technology is open source, the Blockchain can be implemented without having tokens themselves being traded -however I suspect that as long as tokens are mined/minted, people will trade them as assign them value-.


The other individual in our two stories is a good friend of mine who works as a Quantitative Data Scientist, he also is very active on the stock market for Crypto Gambling. He and I will text daily about various positions on the market. “Wtf is Tesla doing right now?!” “Ahh! I should’ve shorted Snapchat!” and other messages like this are typical for some of our conversations. I’ll also add in “Hey, did you see that Bitcoin passed $2,000 a coin today?!”

He always is flabbergasted by the performance of Bitcoin, and other alts. “But it’s not backed by anything, like, no institutions are buying it up or have it in reserve like USD.” Again, he is not wrong. Bitcoin is not a reserve currency like USD is. Bitcoin is also the antithesis of many values which large banking institutions -both private and government- hold. He does admit that there may be some money to be made -and lost- in the volatile nature of cryptos.

I think the heart of his thinking here is that Bitcoin, to both of them really, does not seem like a long term viable investment. For me, this is a difference of opinion. Where they are placing more faith in current institutions -that may adopt various aspects of cryptocurrencies-, I place more faith in the disruptive power of cryptocurrencies to institutional norms.



Augur, a fully-decentralized, open-source prediction market platform based on blockchain technology, intended to revolutionize forecasting, decision-making and the manner in which information consensus is collected and aggregated, has been selected as one of the five finalists in the “Breakthrough” category at the XCS Challenge at Exponential Finance 2015.


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The Singularity University, based at Moffett Federal Airfield in California and sponsored by high-profile high-tech firms including Google, is an educational center dedicated to world-changing applications of disruptive, exponentially accelerating technologies.


Augur, a fully-decentralized, open-source prediction market platform based on blockchain technology and Ethereum, intended to revolutionize forecasting, decision making, and the manner in which information consensus is collected and aggregated, has been selected as one of the five finalists in the “Breakthrough” category at the XCS Challenge at Exponential Finance 2015.


“Singularity U traditionally highlights the most innovative and cutting edge technology and we feel Augur definitely deserves to be here,” said Augur’s Marketing Director, Tony Sakich, to CoinTelegraph. “Prediction Markets have the potential to create more accurate forecasts in so many fields that the applications could go on for a long time. The most exciting immediate application is for political polling as Augur would enable the largest consensus of models possible.”


“Harnessing the blockchain, Augur has created the first online platform for a global market of predictions,” states the Exponential Finance website. “Anybody can create a market for an event, and anyone can wager whether that event will occur or not.


”Prediction markets harness the “wisdom of the crowds” to create powerful and uncensorable forecasting engines. “This is the future of forecasting,” says the Exponential Finance announcement.


Prediction markets are speculative markets created for the purpose of making predictions. The current market price for a prediction – for example the election of a particular candidate – can be interpreted as an aggregate, crowdsourced estimate of the probability of the prediction. For example, if a prediction market security rewards a dollar if a particular candidate is elected, those who think the candidate had a 70 percent chance of being elected should be willing to pay up to 70 cents for the security.


Evidence suggests that such financial incentives make prediction markets more effective than other forecasting strategies. The Iowa Electronic Markets typically predicts elections within one percent, more accurate than polls or expert opinions. Since 1988 it has correctly predicted the outcome of every U.S. presidential election. The Foresight Exchange, one of the oldest active prediction markets, is a public, play-money market allowing individuals to sign up for free and predict the future.


Prediction markets had a moment of fame in 2003, when the Policy Analysis Market (PAM), a proposed futures exchange developed by the United States’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), was canceled after a wave of accusations of incentivizing terrorism, which resulted in the resignation of John Poindexter, head of the DARPA unit responsible for developing the project.


“The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities and terrorism is ridiculous, and it’s grotesque,” said Sen. Ron Wyden.


The PAM was inspired by the work of George Mason University economist Robin Hanson, a leading researcher in the field, co-creator of the Foresight Exchange, and author of a seminal paper on “Idea Futures,” who is now one of the Augur advisors. Hanson explains his ideas on prediction markets and Augur in a short video posted on the Augur website.



According to Hanson, real money markets such as the Iowa Electronic Markets – and Wall Street – predict election outcomes better than opinion polls. Referring to previous regulatory obstacles encountered by prediction markets such as PAM, Hanson notes that all of our familiar financial instruments: stocks, insurance, commodity futures, options were once forbidden by anti-gambling laws.






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Las Vegas Strip casino giants Park Place Entertainment Corp. and Mandalay sport kazakhstan Resort Group have joined the race for a gaming license in the Chinese coastal city of Macau.


Park Place spokesman Robert Stewart said this morning that his company and Mandalay have jointly applied for a gaming license in Macau. The two companies submitted a tender bid through an entity called MP Entertainment, one of 21 contenders for three licenses in the former Portuguese colony.


He declined further comment and Mandalay officials could not be reached for comment.


The two companies are the latest in a crowd of contenders for the Macau licenses from Las Vegas. MGM MIRAGE, Steve Wynn’s Wynn Resorts and Venetian owner Sheldon Adelson have also submitted offers for a Macau license.


Another bidder with apparent Las Vegas connections is Las Vegas East Macau Ltd. This company is linked to Macau-Las Vegas East Development Corp., a Nevada corporation.


Records with the Nevada Secretary of State list the company’s president as Emmett Munley, and its secretary and treasurer as George Johnson. The address given for the company is Johnson’s downtown Las Vegas law firm.


Johnson could not be reached for comment.


“Any operator that tries to bring high-end play from overseas to its Las Vegas properties would rationally be interested in a gaming license in this market,” said Robin Farley, gaming analyst with UBS Warburg. “It’s putting an outpost close to where the high-end players come from.”


Park Place serves high-end customers primarily through Caesars Palace, but it isn’t considered as big a player in the Asian high roller business as MGM MIRAGE, the Venetian or Steve Wynn, analysts said.


Still, “it would be strange for such a big gaming – Sg Online Casino market to open and them (Park Place) not to be there,” said analyst Jason Ader of Bear Stearns.


Mandalay’s been even less of a player in the high-end business with its mid-market Strip properties, though the company’s been more focused on these efforts with Mandalay Bay.


“For a small investment, should they be successful, this gives both Park Place and Mandalay an ability to grow their high-end Asian business,” said Andrew Zarnett of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown.


But they aren’t the favorites, Zarnett said.


“MGM MIRAGE has the greatest probability of winning a license, given (Chairman and Chief Executive) Terry Lanni’s strong relationship with the Asian high-end market for over two decades,” Zarnett said.


The Macau government, in an effort to break up a monopoly held by casino mogul Stanley Ho, plans to award three 20-year gaming licenses sometime this month. The government has said it will consider such factors as experience in the gaming industry, overall interest in the Macau market and investment plans.


Macau’s 10 casinos, all owned by Ho, gross an estimated $2 billion a year in gaming revenues.





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Sekitar tahun 1980-an, sudah mulai berkembang tempat-tempat perjudian. Namun pada jaman tersebut, sekelompok orang yang akan melakukan perjudian harus janjian pada jam tertentu, setelahnya baru bisa bermain judi bersama. Namun banyak resiko yang akan terjadi, salah satunya tertangkap apparat atau banyak terjadi kekerasan secara fisik akibat perkelahian saat bermain judi secara langsung.


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Freedomland Digital TV- broadcasters will offer real-time betting via DTV using SportXction, a patented software platform developed by Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. The first product to market of its kind- Digital TV broadcasters look forward to increased memebership and advertising dollars by offering this hot new game.


WEST PATERSON, NJ,–Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ SmallCap:ISWI) announced today that its exclusive licensee and financial partner, Global Interactive Gaming, Ltd. (GIG), signed its third agreement with Italy’s Freedomland Internet Television, Europe’s largest open access Interactive Internet TV provider. This deal is significant for both companies, marking GIG’s first deal with a Pan-European Internet TV (iTV) platform, and Freedomland’s first entertainment-based signing since June of 2001.


The service will significantly enhance Freedomland viewers’ enjoyment of sports, by providing betting propositions on all the key moments in a live Ligaz888 sports event and will be available in early 2002, joining existing content from Blue-Chip partners such as BBC, and WHSmith. Simon Mellinger, General Manager of Freedomland, comments, “GIG has come up with a market-leading product that fits perfectly with the demographic of Freedomland subscribers. Gaming is one of the pioneering applications on Internet and interactive TV platforms, and GIG offered Freedomland a great opportunity to be at the forefront of this explosion. It is a product that underlines the convergence between television and the Internet, enhancing and enriching the viewer experience and thus precisely mirroring the Freedomland philosophy.”


Cees Zwaard, CEO of GIG adds; “We firmly believe there is a bright future for interactive TV, especially for value-added, revenue-generating services like ours, that integrate with and complement existing broadcasts. We are thus delighted that Freedomland shares our vision. Freedomland provides the UK’s lowest entry cost for open Internet TV access, so I am highly optimistic that our revolutionary service will soon be available to a much wider audience.”


GIG, backed by the digital services arm of Germany’s Kirch Group, aims to become iDTV’s betting benchmark by providing the first truly interactive consumer based gaming system. The agreement between GIG and Freedomland will provide its subscribers with a betting service that uses as its core technology ISWI’s patented SportXction™ sports wagering software system, which offers continually updated, computer-generated odds on multiple outcomes during the course of a sporting event.


Barry Mindes, Chairman & CEO of Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. stated: “Including Telewest and ITV, this marks the third agreement between GIG and a major Interactive TV provider and further validates GIG’s global marketing strategy. Freedomland’s sports viewers will enjoy enhanced on-screen action through a picture-in-picture interface that allows for frequent, but relatively small wagers to be placed on the outcome of individual events throughout a game in real-time.”


About SportXction™

SportXction™ is a patented, real-time, software system, which allows a player to make play-by-play wagers on a sporting event while the event is in progress. Wagering may be conducted while viewing a television broadcast of a sporting event. The wagers offered are mostly oriented to short-term plays, for example, is the next play a run or a pass, is the next pitch a ball or a strike, does the shooter make two foul shots, and many more, including parlays, in most sports. The wagers have odds associated with them, which relate to the probable outcome of the proposition being wagered upon, and the odds are adjusted in real time by proprietary artificial intelligence software to reflect player sentiment, as derived from the betting patterns. The system also supports traditional, pre-game sports wagers.


About ISWI – GIG License Agreements

Under the Agreements, signed on March 17, 2000, GIG was granted the exclusive license to market, distribute and use the Company’s interactive SportXction™ software, technology and patents where such technology is legally usable, including for contests and wagering on sporting events world-wide. Under these Agreements, the Company will receive a revenue share, subject to a guaranteed minimum annual license fee.


About Freedomland

Established in Italy in April 1999 and floated on the Milan Stock Exchange in April 2000, Freedomland is Europe’s largest open access Internet TV offering a low entry cost

for open Internet TV access at just £ $9.99 per month, connection to Freedomland via a

set top box (free with the subscription) and takes less than 10 minutes with three simple connections (SCART lead, power and telephone line). Freedomland offers a High Street shopping experience from the comfort of your own living room with a host of first rate content from more than 30 retail partners. More information on the company website at


About GIG & Prisma iVentures

Global Interactive Gaming Ltd. was created in April 2000 as a joint venture between Prisma iVentures Ltd, and Multisports Games Development, Inc (MGDI) of Delaware, USA. Prisma iVentures is a dedicated digital services company 90 percent owned by TaurusSport GmbH. The latter is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KirchMedia GmbH & Co. KgaA, the division of Kirch Group responsible for commercial-free television, license trading, New Media, sport, film and TV production and for film technology. KirchMedia is a multimedia conglomerate whose annual revenues are in the multi-billion dollar range.


Formed in 1999, Prisma iVentures’ mission is to create a portfolio of companies focussing on different aspects of the digital distribution and production of sports content. By identifying and developing added value for rights holders in the future, the aim is to create a significant lead in new media applications for sport.


Prisma iVentures’ sister company, KirchSport GmbH, is wholly owned by TaurusSport and manages the broadcasting rights for world-class sports properties such as the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Europe; the Ice Hockey World Championship; the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and Germany’s Bundesliga. KirchSport also markets television, sponsorship and advertising rights for four other European soccer leagues, 11 European national associations and more than 25 football clubs. Through this connection GIG gains access to the vast experience of one of the world’s leading sports marketing organizations.


This press release contains “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to, whether the interactive betting service will be launched on the projected dates; and whether use if the system will increase Freedomland’s subscriber revenue and the consequences thereof to GIG and the Company. Investors are cautioned that these statements involve risks and uncertainties. Additional risks and uncertainties are detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Form 10-KSB for the year ended September 30, 2000.