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BetCRIS Launches Gaming Site

22 March 2005

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Costa Rica based sports betting giant BetCRIS has gone live with a skill gaming sub-site, through a deal with UK software firm Gameaccount. In a surprising move for the pro bettor-based BetCRIS site, users can play games such as mah-Jong, solitaire and rummy for as little as a few cents per game.

It is part of a wider move by the firm to diversify into gaming, with bingo, lottery and virtual horseracing also in the works.

Although it is one of the largest sportsbooks catering to the US, BetCRIS is believed to have a relatively small recreation player base.

But in recent months it has put together one of the widest portfolio of non-betting products in the US.

It has also added a wireless wagering service through a deal with mobile technology firm Phantom Fiber.

Earlier this year it took over struggling Costa Rica-based sportsbooks PlayASAP and BetAtlantic.

BetCRIS stepped in to guarantee all customer balances, and PlayASAP is now under BetCRIS management although it continues to provide its own separate lines and odds.

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