Costa Rica Hosts IGCE

21 February 2006

PENNSYLVANIA – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The International Gaming Conference & Expo (IGCE), slated for April 9th-11th in San Jose, Costa Rica, will refute the multiple-conference approach that has recently diluted industry gatherings by presenting a comprehensive conference program running the full gamut of topics of interest to the current interactive gaming market.

"For too long, a 'same-old, same-old' feeling has hung over so many of the existing gaming conferences, from Montreal to Amsterdam, London to Las Vegas," said Christopher Dauer, Director of Conferences for The Sports Network, the developer of the IGCE and other conferences. "This conference is not an off-the-assembly-line product from a conference company - it has been developed
by, and for, experts within the industry, veterans of conferences world-wide over the past few decades. They know what attendees want, what is expected from speakers, the sort of exhibits that are informative and important to all."

The IGCE, to be held at the Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose, will offer substantive discussions on virtually every aspect of the interactive gaming world.

The IGCE will gather together the leading experts in the industry - gaming attorneys, investors, analysts, legislators, regulators, marketing firms, advertisers, sportsbook operators, payment processors, as well as representatives of technology firms catering to this industry. The
comprehensive IGCE program will examine online gambling, poker, bingo, skill games, sports content, horseracing, land-based competition, gaming platforms, technology, international legal and regulatory issues, marketing/brand awareness, payment solutions, Asian and European markets - the appeal of soccer, cricket, rugby and other sports, the public desire for mahjong/backgammon/casino games/virtual horse racing and much more.

"One of our main objectives," concluded Mr. Dauer, "was to offer attendees more than a networking destination where competitors and colleagues gathered to discuss the state of the industry. We did not wish to present them with a listing of topics planned but a speaker group all apparently called 'TBA,' as is the case with some today. Nor was it our intention to create multiple topic conferences that had to be put on calendars in order for attendees to benefit from everything that was available. To the contrary, we have it all waiting for them in Costa Rica ... the topics, presenters, speakers, exhibitors and colleagues."

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