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15 June 2006

NEW YORK – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Calvin Ayre,'s Founder & CEO, continues to go from the face of online gamblíng to the face of the world's ultra-rich. Mr. Ayre is named one of the world's "Hottest Bachelors" in People Magazine, out this Friday June 16, 2006.

Ayre is the first person to be on the cover of Forbes' "Billionaires" issue and in People's "Hottest Bachelor" issue in the same year.

Ayre was named to People's "Money Doesn't Make the Man...but it sure doesn't hurt" category along with investor Ron Burkle and PayPal founder David O. Sacks. In total, 41 of the world's Hottest Bachelors appear in the issue.

"This coverage in People is good for and good for our industry. Being seen in the media this way sets a strong example of the mainstreaming of online gaming, and serves as another tool to educate and inform players about our company," Mr. Ayre says of the article in People. "Of course, it's extremely complimentary to appear along with my fellow bachelors Taylor Hicks and Matthew McConaughey."

Mr. Ayre, a resident of Costa Rica, spent a day at the Bodog Compound, his luxurious residence, with a reporter and photographer from People. The article marks the first time an online gaming CEO has been featured in People's bachelor issue.

In his interview, the billionaire philanthropist and industry leader talks about his dating style, noting: "My most expensive habit is serial dating. I can fly a woman to Hawaii for a weekend..."

Of particular interest to People, is Ayre's generosity. The magazine states, "After a woman he was dating told him her sister had medical problems and the family couldn't afford the bills, he paid them."

Mr. Ayre is currently in the Dominican Republic finishing up filming for his upcoming Great Casíno Cities of the World television show for the Fine Living Network, which is scheduled to air later this year.

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