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BETonSPORTS to Inaugurate 'VIP Club' With Costa Rican Grand Opening

24 July 2002

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (Press Release) -- Having established itself as one of the world's largest, licensed telephone/Internet gaming services, BETonSPORTS will inaugurate its new customer loyalty program through the August 24 grand opening of an onsite VIP Club at its headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica. The company, which offers wagering on a breadth of sports competitions and online casino games, will entertain attending celebrities, athletes and media with special guest performances by Carmen Electra and The Pussycat Dolls while introducing them to the amenities of its VIP Club, which include a first-class restaurant, bar/lounge, rooftop pool/jacuzzi, gym/sauna/steam room, massage services and on-site casino.

"We are pleased to open our new VIP Club to give our worldwide players another reason to stick with the best," stated David Carruthers, CEO of BETonSPORTS. Noting that such major financial institutions as Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns have compiled in-depth reports on the burgeoning online gaming industry, while such major Las Vegas casinos as the MGM Mirage and Harrah's have extended their brick-and-mortar business into cyberspace, Carruthers sees the future of online gaming as one of regulation rather than prohibition. "In my native UK, gambling has been a legal tradition since 1963 -- we anticipate that the US will also eventually embrace responsible gaming as a respected pastime."

The Pussycat Dolls, recognized as "L.A.'s hottest cabaret ticket of the year" by People magazine, is a burlesque flavored revue which debuted at Johnny Depp's Viper Room in 1995. Since then it has sold out a series of shows at the Roxy and spiced up such fetes as the Elton John/InStyle Oscar party. While attracting such guest performers as Christina Aguilera, Charlize Theron, Gwen Stefani, Brittany Murphy and Christina Applegate, it has also lured such star attendees as Leo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Heather Graham, David Spade, Gene Simmons and Hugh Hefner.

BETonSPORTS, which has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal and CNN.com, is licensed on two continents and has built a strong reputation through the leadership of an international management team including CEO David Carruthers, a 24-year veteran of Ladbrokes Racing (the UK's largest licensed bookmaker, part of Hilton Group plc).

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