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BETonSPORTS to Provide Financial Support to Relief Effort in Asia

11 January 2005

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – (PRESS RELEASE) -- To help victims affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck South and Southeast Asia, BETonSPORTS plc (LSE: BSS.L) and its shareholders have started a relief fund with an initial donation of $25,000. BETonSPORTS' employees have also begun a collection that they will give to the fund. In addition, over the next 30 days, BETonSPORTS will match donations from its customers dollar for dollar.

According to David Carruthers, CEO of BETonSPORTS, "This fund will help to provide the much needed medicine, clothing, food and shelter to those who were affected by the tsunami." All contributions to the relief fund will be distributed to UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and the International Red Cross. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who are dealing with this tragedy," said Carruthers.

BETonSPORTS plc, one of the world's leading online and telephone sportsbook and casino operators, is committed to providing its clients with the most value for their wagering dollar and quality customer service capabilities. Headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica, the company is licensed in the Caribbean, Central America and Europe, and has obtained a bookmakers permit in the UK, where gambling has been a legal and respected tradition for over forty years. At the peak of high season in the financial year ended January 31, 2004, it employed over 1,600 employees in Antigua, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom. The company trades under the symbol BSS.L on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market. has been ranked the number one sportsbook by a number of leading industry organizations, including the Offshore Gaming Association (OSGA), the International Sports Book Council (ISBC) and Insiders Football Guide.

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