IGCE Exceeds Expectations

31 March 2006

HATBORO, Pennsylvania – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The International Gaming Conference
& Expo (IGCE), slated for April 9th-11th in San Jose, Costa Rica, has
announced that it has exceeded all of its early projections regarding
attendees and exhibitors.

"With only one week to go before we gather in Costa
Rica for our conference," indicated Chris Dauer, Director of Conferences for
The Sports Network, organizer of the event, "there is no necessity for
somewhat customary and industry accepted last-minute discounts or entreaties
regarding attendees, exhibitors or speakers. We have a formidable lineup of
speakers, experts within the industry on an international level, and
exhibitors whose offerings are key to the success of anyone within the gaming
industry. We are," he continued, "stressing the learning experience and the
ability of attendees to network with their peers and vendors, not to mention
the speakers, a critical ingredient of our success. Further, we chose a
first-class venue because it is equally important that everyone be able to
enjoy and relax when the speaking sessions are over and the exhibits have been
closed for the day."

The IGCE conference program will kick off with Mark Mendel, the lead
attorney for Antigua in the case against the U.S. in the WTO, debating
renowned gaming law expert I. Nelson Rose, about what the ruling really means
for the industry. "Although we will be covering a host of topics from payment
solutions to marketing, skill games to technological advancements," added
Melissa Kearns, Assistant Director for Conferences at TSN, "there is an
obvious emphasis on the legal situation world-wide. Consequently, legal and
regulatory issues in the U.S. and internationally take on an added
significance and it is important to address new definitions of the legal
morass which all must travel. That is why we have a panel that includes
experts such as Joseph Kelly, Esq., Professor of Business Law / SUNY College
at Buffalo; Eileen Petersen, Chair, Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission;
Michael Lipton, Esq., Partner, Elkind, Lipton & Jacobs; and Dr. Carlos A.
Fonseca Sarmiento, Partner, Chehade, Fonseca, Servat, Suarez, & Varela
Abogados.

"Although there is quite a bit more, as can be seen from a visit to the
conference site at igconference.com," Ms. Kearns continued, "we
anticipate standing-room-only for our final session. When analyzing and
examining the gaming industry today, and what the future holds, one should
start with questioning and interacting with some of the preeminent
participants, organizations that have helped to set the height of the bar. We
called upon offshore and online gaming operations that were the first, and
remain the leading, drivers of the interactive gaming industry. This session
will examine the state of the industry from the perspective of some of its key
spokespeople, moderated by one of the leading sports business journalists in
the U.S. Panelists include Mickey Richardson, CEO / BetCRIS; David
Carruthers, CEO / BETonSPORTS.com; Alex Czajowski, Marketing
Director/Sportsbook.com; Bobby Goodoien, CIO/CTO / Tradewinds and moderated by
Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large / Sports Business Journal."

A spokesperson for The Sports Network, parent company of the IGCE,
indicated that supplemental and complementary events, such as the kickboxing
tournament slated for Costa Rica, will become a mainstay of every conference.
Plans are already underway for a major poker tournament in Dublin, Ireland at
the IGCE Europe scheduled for September 10-12 at Fitzpatrick Castle. He also
added that there will be a concert featuring a well-known Las Vegas
entertainer but that details will not be released until some time in July.


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