Unibet "bet" on Internet poker

Thu, 10 Jun, 2004 14:04 CET

Unibet "bet" on Internet poker Unibet Group plc, listed on the Stockholmsbörsen O-list, has entered into an agreement with the Swedish company 24hBET AB (publ) to launch poker on the site. Through this agreement Unibet will be able to supply poker online to its customers via a joint company. Both parties will encourage other Internet gambling operators to connect to this new poker network. The launch will be in September 2004. Unibet has a strong brand name and a large customer base in the Nordic area, and 24hBET has both specialist knowledge of poker and high quality software. This venture is very exciting as poker is the fastest growing segment within online gambling. The global market for online poker is expected to generate annual income of approx 5-10 billion SEK for operators. For further information please contact: Pontus Lesse CEO Unibet Tel: +44 7730 810 543 Per Hildebrand CEO 24hBET AB per.hildebrand@24hbet.se Tel: +46 8 705 79 54 About Unibet Group plc Unibet, listed on Stockholmsbörsen's O-list, was founded in 1997 and is a Swedish owned gambling company with its head office in London. Today, Unibet is the largest Nordic online gambling operator and www.unibet.com is published in 12 different languages. Unibet has over 275,000 customers in more than 100 countries. About 24hBET AB (publ) 24hBET has developed software for poker on the Internet. The company has operated, through a wholly owned subsidiary, its own online poker (www.24hpoker.com) since September 2002. The company is aiming for a stock listing later this year and has applied for listing with the NGM Equity. More information can be found on www.24hbet.se. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/06/10/20040610BIT20730/wkr0006.pdf