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24 October 2003

NEW YORK – (Press Release) -- It is estimated that the online gambling industry will generate revenues of approximately $5 billion in 2003. Clearly, more and more Americans see online gambling as a preferred form of entertainment. However, pressure is building from state and federal regulators to ban Internet-based wagering., the largest online wagering company in the world, is giving consumers the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns regarding recent regulatory efforts that may infringe upon their rights.

HITTING THE STREETS OF NEW YORK CITY announced today that it will sponsor a national petition drive titled, "Don't Tread on My Right ... To Wager Online." Starting Friday, October 24th, will have petitions available on the company's RV, which has been traveling for the past two months to numerous cities throughout the country attending NFL and college football games. The RVs first stop will be in New York City. From October 24th to 26th,'s RV and marketing team will be located at City Hall, Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square, Yankee Stadium and various other "hot" spots asking for signatures from consumers who want to voice their support for the campaign and their right to wager online. TAKING A STAND

According to David Carruthers, CEO of, "It is our responsibility to give the millions of online gambling enthusiasts a common voice as our industry faces constant criticism from state and federal regulators. offers something not much different than what Nevada, New Jersey, and numerous others states do whether it is a casino, a horse track or a lottery ticket sold at the corner store. "We believe that our customers and the American public understands that online gambling is a responsible form of entertainment. This petition campaign will give a voice back to consumers and will send a clear message to state and federal elected officials."

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