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BGI Machines Seized in El Paso

15 April 2002

AUSTIN, Texas--(Press Release)--April 15, 2002-- BGI Inc. (OTC BB:BGII) today announced that late Friday evening the Texas Attorney Generals Office with the help of the El Paso police department seized 69 of the Company's Charity Station machines that were leased to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

``Every year millions of dollars are given away using sweepstakes games, including sweepstakes games used by Charities to help with fundraising. We regret that BGI's charity customers must be impacted by these seizures because the sweepstakes they chose to help with fundraising involve a video machine,'' said Reid Funderburk, Chairman of BGI Inc. ``We look forward to determining the legality of our fundraising sweepstakes programs in court, based on the merits, so our customers can go on raising money for their worthy causes without fear of legal action.''

BGI Inc. is a gaming company that designs, distributes and markets sweepstakes-driven gaming products. The Company's primary product -- the Charity Station -- combines entertaining, interactive games with various sweepstakes incentives, and are extensively used by non-profit organizations as a means of fund raising. These unique products are placed by the Company's charity customers in non-profit venues, social clubs and other non-casino venues. BGI Inc. was founded in 1994 and has offices in Austin, Texas. The Company currently trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol BGII.

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