Go Bet! Presents Akira Casino to the On-line Asian Gaming Community.


Go Bet, a Los Angeles-based interactive marketing, entertainment and consulting company announced that Akira Casino (www.akiracasino.com) is now accepting real money wagers over the Internet.

US$10 billion will be gambled online by the year 2002 (DataMonitor).

Akira Casino offers more than 25 classic table games, including baccarat, pachinko and sic bo. Akira Casino is introduced with those demographics in mind.” .

Go Bet is a Los Angeles-based interactive marketing, entertainment and consulting company that provides content development, celebrity endorsements, and management and consulting services to companies that offer real money wagers over the Internet. (“World Gaming”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Starnet Communications (OTC BB:SNMM), to be the operator through which the on-line wagers may be placed at the Japanese section of Akira Casino.

Go Bet has selected World Gaming Services Inc.

Visitors will be able to choose to play for fun or real money and they will also have the opportunity to choose a Japanese or an English version casino. Go Bet is a member of the Interactive Gaming Council.

“There are only a handful of Internet Gaming sites that focus on the Asia Pacific gaming market,” said Richard Bonsall, CEO of Go Bet. ServiceNet Ltd., which owns and operates USA Casino, will be the operator of the English section of Akira Casino.

AkiraCasino.com (www.akiracasino.com) joins several other on-line gaming sites marketed by Go Bet, including www.bubbascasino.com, www.allsportscasino2.com and www.globalcasinosnetwork.com. “We see a growing proportion of players coming from the countries comprising the Pacific Rim, particularly Japan, Singapore and Malaysia. Players also have direct access to telephone and on-line sports wagering services.

Go Bet’s mission is to be the premier marketing and consulting firm for interactive wagering services worldwide, and to help promote secure and widely accessible interactive casinos, sportsbooks, racetracks and lotteries, filled with rich and exciting Web environments.

Other companies involved in the on-line gaming industry include Cryptologic (CRY.TO), Youbet.com (UBET), Starnet Communications (SNMM), Boss Media of Sweden, PlayStar (PSCKF), GLC Limited (GLXW) Atlantic International (AIEE) and Inland Entertainment (INLD).

Estimated Internet usage in the Asia Pacific Region exceeded 30 million users in 1998, and is growing exponentially

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