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IGCE scheduled for Dublin

12 March 2007

HATBORO, Pennsylvania – (PRESS RELEASE) -- The International Gaming Conference & Expo (IGCE), following very positive results from their two conferences of 2006, in San Jose, Costa Rica and Dublin, Ireland, has now scheduled its first gathering for 2007, May 6-8, in Dublin, Ireland once again. The chosen venue destination is The Burlington Hotel, a four-star locale with proximity to the city, airport, shopping, tourist attractions and all that Dublin has to offer.

"After our successes in 2006," indicated Federico Schiavio, Director of Conferences for the IGCE, a subsidiary of The Sports Network, the premier international sports wire service in the nation, "we focused on securing a locale that would take into consideration the changing political and governmental landscape as well as the various markets that indicated a desire to attend IGCE. In the process, we strove for a premier destination and the original choice was Cancun, Mexico but the 'degree of difficulty' in traveling there from Europe, in particular, offset the ambience. San Jose, Costa Rica, quickly became a substitute because of the preponderance of the market located there but, again, travel via the U.S. for many was a near impossibility based upon recent legislation.

"Dublin," he continued, "was accessible for all of Europe and Asia and we opted for an in-city locale that was best suited to a conference such as the IGCE. The Burlington filled the bill and we are now looking at Bangkok for our Fall (September) conference, for ease of access to the Far East market as well as Europe. It is blatantly apparent that the purpose, content, direction, quality of topics and speakers, as well as the distinctiveness, particular contributory and sought after attributes of sponsors and exhibitors is essential to our success but so, too, is the venue."

The focus of the conference in Dublin is billed as "What's Next?" with an intention to attempt to determine the direction of the gaming and gambling industries in the U.S. and abroad, particularly off-shore. Mr. Schiavio pointed out that the intention of the U.S. government to curtail Internet gaming activity demands a multitude of questions and answers to determine what is next.

The Dublin announcement has already spurred inquiries and registrations for the conference with an expert roster of speakers that are well-known and respected names from around the globe ... legal, financial, technical, governmental and others ... offering advice, opinions, direction and answers to "What's next?"

Everyone wants to Asia the next frontier, will the U.S. finally legalize, regulate and tax Internet gambling...opening the floodgates for Nevada and closing them for anyone else? Should you merge, sell, acquire, take the money and shut down? Will it be fantasy sports, mobile interactivity, positioning an acquisition by MGM Mirage or other anticipated entries over the next few years? "The answers," Mr. Schiavio concluded, "will be found in Dublin in May."

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