World Gaming Launches First Portuguese Language Site 

17 October 2001

London, United Kingdom

World Gaming plc (OTC BB: WGMGY), a global pioneer in I-gaming

technologies, today announced the launch its first Portuguese

language gaming site through its licensee Internet Empire

Entertainment Ltd., owners of

Internet Empire Entertainment and World Gaming have entered into an

agreement in which World Gaming will provide the technology and

application in support of Internet Empire Entertainment's

Querapostar Internet casino property.

The Brazilian site will go live today at using

World Gaming 3 software, the most powerful software package in the

I-gaming industry. The Web site offers users

the ability to play up to 10 different java casino games, as well

as bingo, lotteries, pari-mutuel and sportsbook. The site also

introduces the first World Gaming sportsbook to offer Brazilian


'Languages of the world, as well as regional content such as adding

Brazilian soccer, are critically important ingredients to

accelerating the success of our licensees and our growth

internationally,' said Mike Aymong, CEO of World Gaming. 'Our

standing commitment is to software upgrades every 12 weeks. With

our advanced language engine now in place we were able to offer

Internet Empire Entertainment a Portuguese playing environment in

only a few weeks. We are on track to release further enhancements

in the coming weeks as we drive to tighten our development cycles

in order to satisfy our customers' needs.' will be among the growing number of sites

currently operating or being migrated onto the World Gaming 3

software suite, launched at the end of July this year.

'We have been a World Gaming customer for more than a year and are

pleased with the direction the company is taking, especially with

the introduction of new languages and regional content,' said Craig

Levett, COO of Internet Empire Entertainment Ltd. 'Not only does

World Gaming 3 offer our English language users an enhanced playing

environment, it has given us the opportunity to expand our

business. We are confident that our site, with

its sportsbook offering Brazilian soccer, will be well received in

the Brazilian market.'

Since the launch of World Gaming 3, ten existing licensees have

chosen to develop new casino sites on the next generation software.

Players can check out the new software at,,,,,,,,, and

About World Gaming plc

World Gaming plc is a pioneer and leader in I-gaming software and

e-commerce technologies. World Gaming is an international

developer, licensor and provider of the industry's most

comprehensive offering of online gaming products, including casino,

sportsbook and pari-mutuel betting. For more information about

World Gaming, visit the company's Web site at

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