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    Thursday, July 6th, 2006 by Mike

TORONTO, July 6 /CNW/ – PokerRoom.com, the world’s third largest online
poker site, will host the PokerRoom.com VIP Lounge during the 2006 Toronto
International Film Festival. The celebrity “swag bags” provided will be filled
with complimentary fashion, travel and high-end entertainment gifts,
collectively making these some of the highest-value gift packages ever offered
at a Canadian celebrity event.
The PokerRoom.com VIP Lounge at the Panorama Lounge in the heart of the
festival district will operate throughout the 10-day film festival in
September. Celebrities can compete for “play money” against professionals at a
PokerRoom.com table, chill out to XM Satellite Radio on the outdoor patio,
play the latest Nintendo DS video games, or enjoy speciality drinks and the
cuisine of Eatertainment’s special events executive chef Jeff Dueck – all with
a panoramic view of Toronto from the 51st-floor of the Manulife Centre.
“The PokerRoom.com VIP Lounge will be a home away from home during the
day for our celebrity guests, without interfering with their festival gala
parties in the evenings,” said Glenn Cademartori, North American spokesperson
for PokerRoom.com. “PokerRoom.com knows what grabs and keeps a celebrity’s
attention, and the VIP Lounge will do both. And we’re sending our guests away
with a gift bag that will set a new standard for all future events of this
calibre.”
PokerRoom.com has partnered with some of the hottest brand names in
entertainment, fashion and body care to create a one-of-a-kind gift bag. Among
the premier partners to offer complementary gifts:

<< - PokerRoom.com online account credit - XM Satellite Radio's newest portable satellite receiver and MP3 player with built-in recording and FM transmitting features, including a service subscription - Nintendo DS Lite portable game system featuring the latest innovative games - Whistler Resort ski and spa mountain getaway gift certificate compliments of the Intrawest Corporation/Whistler Blackcomb, Adara Hotel and Tourism Whistler which includes two nights accommodation, lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, ski guide and spa treatments - Puma Special Collection Footwear, designed by British bad-boy fashion phenomenon Alexander McQueen and supermodel Christy Turlington - Other gift bag partners include: Dermaglow's premium line of skin and body care products, stylish Targus laptop carrying cases for men and women, select products from the Charles Worthington hair care line, Kappa sportswear, "LABARKA" designer dog fashion from Linda Lundstrom, Lonsdale activewear, SanDisk flash drive that allows fingerprint identification to access information on a USB key, Tilley Endurable hemp hat for outdoor lovers, as well as the latest in portable Internet phone equipment from Vonage. >>

PokerRoom.com is the world’s third largest online poker site, with
approximately six million players in nearly 150 countries. Initiated by two
students with a passion for poker, PokerRoom.com now offers one of the safest,
most entertaining online gaming experiences available and has won numerous
industry awards for its quality graphics and ease of use. Considered a
high-class online site, PokerRoom.com is also no stranger to celebrity events,
including the recent PokerRoom.com Celebrity Poker Tournament held prior to
the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles.
A favourite among celebrities, scene makers and local trendsetters,
Panorama Lounge has been recognized by regional and national media with awards
ranging from “Best Bar and Lounge” to “Best View” and “Best Cocktails.”
“Panorama Lounge and Eatertainment Special Events are proud to host the
PokerRoom.com VIP Lounge,” said Sebastien Centner, Director of Eatertainment
Special Events and one of Canada’s leading entertaining experts. “The
award-winning service, contemporary dcor and spectacular patio view of the
city is the perfect complement to PokerRoom.com’s tripped-up lounge theme. We
are excited about launching one of the largest and most extensive celebrity
lounges ever in Canada.”
The lounge will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily from 7-16
September, by invitation only.

About PokerRoom.com

PokerRoom.com offers high quality poker and casino games to customers
around the world. Attractive and reliable games and related services, coupled
with sophisticated design and a high level of service, have made PokerRoom.com
one of the most reputable sites in the industry. PokerRoom.com is a brand of
betandwin, one of the world’s leading providers of online gaming
entertainment. Further information about PokerRoom.com can be found on the
Internet at www.PokerRoom.com.
The betandwin Group has over 10 million registered customers (including 7
million “play money” customers) in over 20 core target markets. Operating
under international and regional licences in countries like Gibraltar,
Kahnawake (Canada), Belize and Germany, Italy, Mexico, Austria and the United
Kingdom, the Group has set itself the goal of becoming the number one address
for sports betting, games and entertainment via digital distribution channels.
The Group offers sports betting, poker, casino games and soft games. The
parent company BETandWIN.com Interactive Entertainment AG has been listed on
the Vienna Stock Exchange since March 2000 (ID code “BWIN”, Reuters ID code
“BWIN.VI”). Further information about the company can be found on its investor
relations website at www.betandwin.ag.

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