NEW: TheBanya P2P Betting Exchange released
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TheBanya P2P Betting Exchange released with Unprecedented Interactive Functionality

San Francisco, CA June 23, 2003

In order to put your money where your mouth is... There has to be a place to put your mouth !

Now there is... Net Market S.A. is proud to announce the release of “TheBanya” : an Online Betting Exchange like no other.

TheBanya is revolutionary in that it utilizes Peer-to-Peer technology and truly Interactive functionality like Chat, Instant Messaging, Clubs(Known as 'Pubs' at TheBanya), Buddy Lists and Forums to offer direct Person-to-Person wagering in an open, social, community enviroment where people can interact with each other in ways never before possible in the world of Online Gaming.

For the first time ever you can engage in conversations directly with other people online – Old Friends, New Acquaintances or Opposing Rivals - to Talk Sports, Talk Trash and Act on that Talk right there in TheBanya to create betting opportunities of all types, all in one place.

The goal of TheBanya is to build an online Community of people who appreciate the real world social interaction of betting, be it casual office pools or a friendly wager over the outcome of a local sports event. Complete with up-to-the minute streaming Sports News service, TheBanya is The Place to get connected and stay connected to the wonderful world of Sports and Sports Betting.

TheBanya is Powerful and Flexible. Currently at TheBanya you can bet on many different Sporting Events with more Events and Interests(eg. Reality TV, World Events, etc ) being added daily. Users can set their own odds or start/join a pool. Users determine specific event conditions and set their own lines by custom building straight betting offers or exotic parlays. Betting offers can be made “Public” for anyone to accept or “Private” for whomever you select (eg - only “My Buddies” or only for “Fanchester1968”, the guy who has been mouthing off that “ManU can and will beat everyone” inside the 'Footie' Pub).

And it only gets better : Very soon TheBanya will introduce “Self Arbitrated Wagering”, where any two (or more) people can custom create ANY bet on ANYTHING. Like “100 says Ruben will win American Idol” or “20 says I can beat you Head-to-Head online at a game of Quake”.

TheBanya is FREE to join and FREE to use. FREE to chat, FREE to join clubs(or start your own), FREE to Instant Message, and FREE to post in Club Forums. And if you decide you want to “Put your money where your mouth is'... you can do that at TheBanya too!

Net Market SA will operate TheBanya as its own brand but is also pursuing a “Branded Partner” strategy with Sportsbooks, Casinos, Gaming Portals, Affiliates and other entities to offer access to TheBanya’s P2P Betting Exchange network and state-of-the-art functionality through the Partners’ own branded version of the TheBanya application. In an approach analogous to the Kazaa, Morpheus, and Grokster P2P file sharing applications all feeding into the FastTrack network, users can enter TheBanya Betting Exchange through various Branded Partners and interact with other users who came into the network from other places.

Development of TheBanya has been funded internally to date. Net Market S.A. is currently seeking external investment and strategic partners to accelerate TheBanya’s market penetration and to continue to expand its product offering with new functionality and a version that operates on mobile devices already in development.

We could go on all day about TheBanya – But you really need to experience it yourself to truly appreciate it. So we invite you to download TheBanya and give it a try at

We're betting that you will like it.


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