ONLINE SPORTSBOOK & CASINO LAUNCHES VEGAS-LIKE COMP SLOT ONLINE PROGRAM

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Dec. 16, 1999)—betmaker.com has unveiled its one-of-a-kind betfrequent loyalty program which awards customers with free prizes and merchandise for gambling on their site.

Similar to Las Vegas casino comp programs where gamblers are “rated” and can earn free lodging and meals, betmaker has teamed with other e-businesses such as SharperImage.com and ShopSports.com to provide some of the prizes.

Each time a bettor places a wager they earn a fixed amount of points that can later be exchanged for gift certificates at online stores, additional wagering opportunities or betmaker.com merchandise. Bettors can also earn enough points for a $50 gift certificate each time they refer a friend to betmaker.com.

According to betfrequent coordinator, Susan Mora, “there is no other sportsbook and casino on the net that allows you to earn points each time you make a wager. Each and every day the competition gets tougher and tougher. When we started out, there were only three other internet sportsbooks—now there are close to 600. We are constantly evolving and looking for innovative ways to attract new customers and better serve the ones we already have. This is our way of saying ‘thank you for choosing betmaker.’”

About betmaker.com

betmaker.com (http://www.betmaker.com) is one of the world’s largest internet sports wagering companies. The company was founded in 1996 as Global judi slot  Sports Connection and has built a solid reputation based on its first-class customer service, quick payouts and state-of-the-art fiber optic satellite telecommunication technology. betmaker offers wagers on worldwide sporting events including NFL, NCAA Football, Major League Baseball, NBA, NCAA Basketball, NHL, boxing, tennis, golf, auto racing, horse racing and European soccer. The company serves a multicultural-multilingual, constantly growing community of sports enthusiasts and recreational bettors; whose needs for intense entertainment are always met.

College football fans can go bowling for dollars on Web

Bowlnet challenges college football fans to pick the winners of all 23 major bowl games.

The contest site at http://www.bowlnet.com/ features a page that shows which team is favored by Bowlnet players in each bowl. The favorites page updates after each entry.

The site also includes a message board, complete bowl schedule and links to the latest news on all the bowl teams.

Bowlnet is free to play and is open for entries until noon ET on Dec. 25. Contestants are competing for a top prize of $500.

Bowlnet is a product of EnterSports Inc. (http://entersports.net) of Jacksonville, Fla.

Free Scholarships for Future Game Designers

25 November 1999

Free Scholarships for Future Games Designers

Put a scholarship and the world’s first accredited computer game design course together and what do you get?

A kick-start to one hell of a career!

The Queensland Government has allocated almost $1 million over the next two years for 80 scholarships to be delivered to students wishing to complete the Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) Games.

The games design course will be delivered by multimedia training company QANTM Australia CMC in partnership with Brisbane Institute of TAFE, for people wanting to develop and design interactive games for computers and consule based games.

Brisbane TAFE Director Derek Whitlock said the scholarships are an exciting opportunity for Queenslanders wanting to break into a rapidly expanding industry.

“The games design industry is considered one of the most important and fastest growing entertainment industries in the world.”

“Australians spend $1 million every business day and more than $400 million each year in wholesale sale of software, video consoles, and peripherals such as video cards and joysticks.”

The first phase of scholarship offerings will begin in February 2000 with 20 scholarships available.

“Scholarship winners will receive free tuition and course fees for one year,” Derek said.

“They will also obtain free access to practice laboratories to develop digital products for their portfolio and work experience at Brisbane games companies including Electronic Arts and Krome Studios.”

Students to be selected for scholarships must submit a portfolio by 21 January, 2000.

The Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development) Games gives participants skills in a wide range of applications including 3D Programming, 3D animation, network programming, game design and scriptwriting.

Twenty fee-paying places will be available to national and international students. The course begins on the 21 February, 2000.

The course is financially supported by Auran, Queensland’s largest games company.

For further information on the scholarships or course please visit QANTM’s website at www.qantm.com