Conference Roster Released

21 June 2006

COSTA RICA – (PRESS RELEASE) --, a global leader in online gaming and digital entertainment, announced today its roster of blue-chip sponsors for the upcoming Marketing Conference hosted by Bodog Founder CEO Calvin Ayre. The 20 sponsors include some of the biggest names in the online gaming world. Future Bet, Chalk, Sports Direct and The Online Wire are all serving as Gold Sponsors for the event.

Taking place July 23-35, 2006, at the Wynn Las Vegas, the third annual Marketing Conference is focused on providing attendees - advertisers, affiliates, investors and suppliers - with the tools necessary to "Ignite Your Online Gaming Business." The event is fast becoming the premier trade show for the $13-billion online gaming industry, with major names Pro Cappers, Gateway, Pentasia, VSL Innovations, and also sponsoring the conference.

In addition to sponsors, the conference has announced six new panel speakers to discuss various aspects of the online gaming industry. Topics range from marketing and customer service to financing and management. Joining the keynote speaker, Magic Johnson, as well as Ayre, are the following new speakers:

RONN TOROSSIAN, CEO and President - 5W Public Relations

ERIK HAUSER, Founder - Swivel Media

ALISTAIR ASSHETON - VIP Management Services

KAREN LELAND, Author - Customer Service for Dummies

CHRIS TRENEMAN, Managing Director - Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein


"The strong support we are seeing from our peers in the industry is a testament to the continued growth of online gaming in general. We are an industry that has learned the benefits of coming together and working toward common goals," says Ayre, who is featured in the current issue of People Magazine as one of the world's "Hottest Bachelors". "Marketing and Branding have taken over as the key differentiators in this industry. The most well-attended conferences in online gaming are now marketing-focused - and we did it first. Because of that, the Bodog Conference continues to set attendance records for an online industry event."

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