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24 May 2006

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- announced today that it was the proud recipient of the Hitwise award for the most visited site for the quarter, ending March 2006. During the period, ranked number one by visits in the "Gamblíng - Sports Betting" category against other U.S. facing websites. has led this category in the past; however, this award marks the first time the online gaming giant has been publicly recognized for this achievement by Hitwise.

"We've worked hard to magnify our Internet presence over the last few years, so it is quite an honor to be recognized by a credible third party site for this specific achievement," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of "With a continued heavy focus on our sports betting channel, coupled with the overall growth in the awareness of the brand, we fully expect to continue to lead the industry in terms of our Internet presence."

Hitwise is an online competitive intelligence service that does daily measures on how more than 25 million Internet users interact with over 500,000 websites across 160 industry categories. The Hitwise Top-10 Awards are presented for each quarter., which recently ranked 9th for searches in the broader "Gamblíng" category, unveiled its newest horse racing software in early May, just in time for the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Shortly after, partnered with the Derby favorite Brother Derek in an exclusive sponsorship deal that brought the brand to Churchill Downs.

Along with the sportsbook and racebook, includes a casíno and poker room. Click here for information about the Sportsbook.


As a pioneer of online gambling,, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, is federally licensed by the Costa Rican and UK governments. Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre, recognized as a pioneer of online gamblíng and a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. was ranked #1 for the most visited site in Hitwise's "Gamblíng Sports Betting" category among other U.S. websites., valued at over $1 billion U.S. and ranked in the Power 10 online companies by eGaming Review, processed $7 billion in wagers in 2005. The Marketing Conference,, will take place at the Wynn Las Vegas, July 23-26, 2006, attracting the leaders of the online gamblíng industry. Bodog Entertainment Group also includes a music label, Bodog Music, an online magazine, BodogNation, a television production unit and further properties coming soon. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group S.A.

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