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24 January 2006

NEW YORK – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Online gaming giant launched its newest Poker experience with a star-studded event at the Rainbow Room in New York City on Wednesday, January 18. The event was hosted by Founder and CEO Calvin Ayre and Victoria's Secret angel Mini Anden. Busta Rhymes performed a long set, including songs from his upcoming album. The Rapture DJed all night in the lounge.

Notables who attended the launch included: Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Bobby Flay, Larenz Tate, Anouck Lepere, Genevieve Jones, Chris Gotti, Hank Azaria, Rachel Hunter, Angie Everhart, Steve Bing, Irina Pantaeva, Kevin Johnn, Jason Binn, Vicky Andren, Unik, and many other top models and New York scenesters.

With its new poker experience, deals the millions of Americans who've taken up the game in the past few years the technological version of a royal flush. Poker is groundbreaking software that incorporates many revolutionary features, including allowing online players to get closer to celebrities and each other. With the new software, poker players will be able to sit down at a virtual table with stars such as American Pie actress Shannon Elizabeth and poker pro Josh Arieh. Celebrities have agreed to announce when they're playing poker online with Bodog because of the software's slick designer look and Bodog's reputation as a savvy, star-friendly company.

Likewise, Arieh and fellow Team Bodog pro David Williams will give poker players the opportunity to compete head-to-head against them for thousands of dollars. For those who would like to see Arieh and Williams in action without trying their luck against the pros, the Bodog Picture-in-Picture feature lets players see more than one table at a time. poker players can now "leader board watch", checking out the progress of another game while playing in their own. This option to view multiple tables from one consolidated and useable window -- a first for gaming software -- will be particularly handy to those who participate in one of the many tournaments Bodog hosts on its web site.

The shrewd player can now scout his opponents, as well. Bodog Player Cards give members of Bodog Nation the opportunity to take notes on opponents, developing strategies for when they meet in the virtual Bodog Poker Room. These player cards also allow users to form their own community, conversing with each other during games and broadening their relationships beyond that of Internet adversaries.

Among the many other firsts for online gaming that Bodog Poker includes are: the ability to download the application with integrated web components, making it easier to maintain the application and to update it with future upgrades; the Bodog QuickSeat feature promptly shuttles experienced players to the type of games they most commonly play and lets beginners get started easily, without having to navigate through an intimidating number of tables; the Bodog Dashboard places players at the center of the action and with all the features easily accessible on the console of their screens.

All of these features in Poker came about through extensive research and creative sessions. The software was designed by poker players for poker players. Bodog has listened to its customers and solicited their opinions on what features they felt had been lacking in their online poker experience. Poker addresses their concerns, wants and needs, and does so with such proficiency that the software is not only a technological advancement, it's a revolution.

What Apple's iPod did to the Sony Walkman and what Sony's PlayStation did to Nintendo 64, Poker does to all current online gaming software programs: renders them antiquated, as well as obsolete.

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