WPT's Lipscomb to Headline Ground-Breaking Poker Conference

19 October 2005

ST. LOUIS, Missouri -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The need for an international conference focusing on the burgeoning interactive poker business has never been greater, and the I-gaming industry's leading event company, River City Group, is delivering with the second stop in its new "InDepth" series of topic-specific conferences. Scheduled to take place Dec. 8-9 in the Bahamas, I-Gaming InDepth: Poker will feature an unmatchable lineup of top-notch speakers anchored by World Poker Tour founder and CEO Steven Lipscomb.

Internationally recognized as the world's premier poker "league," WPT has made its mark with the highest rated program ever on cable TV's Travel Channel. Technology has played a key role in bringing WPT to prominence, and Lipscomb in his keynote address will speak to this as well as the overall experience of building the world's most recognizable brand in poker.

Additional presenters include high-level executives from PartyGaming, Sportingbet, Bicycle Casino and other top-tier companies.

The program will cover a wide range of poker-related content, with lectures and panel discussions focusing on legal/regulatory issues, technology, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and numerous additional topics. Challenges to the industry, such as underage gambling and fraud will be discussed as well.

The goal of the program, says River City Group CEO Sue Schneider, is to equip professionals in the $2 billion interactive poker business with the knowledge they need to succeed.

"The interactive poker business is getting more competitive by the day," Schneider said. "The growth potential remains outstanding, but it has gotten to a point in which you'd better have an exceptional business plan and an understanding of the industry if you want to succeed. This is the idea behind River City Group's I-Gaming InDepth conferences. They're geared for companies and individuals looking for that edge."

Conference delegates will also capitalize on superb networking opportunities throughout the event, particularly during luncheons, refreshment breaks and a cocktail reception sponsored by e-Commerce Park. Additional participating companies include title sponsor Mohawk Internet Technologies, badge sponsor ePassporte, and exhibitors Dynamic Gaming Solutions and Metacharge.

To top it all off, I-Gaming InDepth: Poker will be held at the luxurious Wyndham Resort in Nassau--a particularly nice place to be during the cold days of December.

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