|London, UK – October 30, 2003|
IQ-Ludorum plc, a leading provider of wagering software solutions, and Phantom Fiber, a leading provider of real time wireless technology to extend software solutions to handheld devices, is pleased to announce the launch of Wireless Wagering with WWTS in Antigua. This is the first live installation for the Wireless Wagering solution, recently developed through a partnership between IQ-Ludorum and Phantom to exploit the enormous global potential of wagering over wireless devices - Cell Phones and connected/integrated Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) running the Pocket PC and Palm OSs.
WWTS has been a leading innovator in the offshore gaming industry for over 10 years and once again has shown this leadership with the promotion of wireless betting technology. The system provides seamless, single-account integration between its existing IQ-Ludorum supplied call-centre and Internet betting platform and wireless devices, enabling customers to bet anytime and anywhere they choose.
Players may wager on any sporting event, using the touch screen capability of the wireless device and the flexible and easy to use wireless interface to the WWTS wireless Web-based service. The service provides the player with full access to his or her wagering account with WWTS.
WWTS will aggressively market the new service and, along with IQ-Ludorum and Phantom, believes in the huge potential of Wireless Wagering and its contribution to the future expansion of the betting industry into the mass market. Initially, WWTS will provide its leading players with devices and wireless subscriptions, allowing them to get up and running immediately with this exciting new technology.
“We are very excited about the potential of Wireless Wagering and will not only promote this service to our existing customers, but will also use it as a platform to attract new players to WWTS. The partnership between IQ-Ludorum and Phantom Fiber Inc is an ideal one for providing a state-of-the-art and evolving solution. We are pleased with the straightforward interface allowing players to bet on their handheld device and are looking forward to further technical innovation for future expansion of the service.”
CEO - Simon Noble
“Wireless Wagering has a significant global potential for generating income to operators within the betting industry as well as the wireless industry. IQ-Ludorum aims to be at the forefront of this technological revolution and believe that with their seamless wireless solution provided in partnership with Phantom Fiber, they are taking a significant first step.”
Senior VP Worldwide Sales - Paul Gragtmans
Phantom Fiber Inc.
'We are delighted that WWTS are, yet again from a technology perspective, the first sportsbook to launch Wireless Wagering and we plan to work closely with them to promote and enhance the service.
Wireless Wagering is a first step in our vision to grow wireless betting into a global phenomenon. We are looking to introduce casino and horse racing betting in partnership with Phantom Fiber in the near future and are already working on services to allow customers to tailor their wireless betting interface on their mobile device to suit their betting needs as well as messaging services to registered players to allow them to receive information anywhere which will help them to make betting decisions.”
General Manager, Marketing – John Roberts
For more information contact:
John Roberts, General Manager - Marketing Tel: +44 20 7932 2451 IQ- Ludorum plc Email: email@example.com
About the companies:
IQ-Ludorum plc is a leader in the E-Gaming Industry, providing a unique, integrated architecture for the operation of best-in-class gaming services across all digital media. A publicly held company with offices in the UK, North America, and throughout the Caribbean, IQ-Ludorum trades on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) under the symbol IQL.L.
Phantom Fiber Inc is the market leader in wireless technology and mobile solutions that extend any application with high performance functionality on today's mobile devices and wireless data communication networks. Phantom Fiber's success is due to its unique ability to deliver a rich client experience without compromising on performance or security. Phantom Fiber extends the enterprise reach anytime, anywhere, on any device. http://www.phantomfiber.com
WWTS (World Wide Tele-Sports) is the foremost offshore gaming company offering both Internet and telephone wagering to its worldwide customers. Fully licensed and regulated in St. John’s, Antigua since 1995, WWTS offers a complete range of online casino games and more than 150 betting options daily through its portfolio of companies and managed services – BetWWTS.com, WagerOnSports.com, BetP2P.com, BetCasino.com and BetAffiliate. With over 10 years of experience, WWTS has become one of the most respected companies in the gaming industry by providing unparalleled 24/7 customer support and timely payouts. WWTS is part of the BetCorp group of companies that is publicly-traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) under the symbol BCL. WWTS provides a secure environment for sports and casino wagering and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including USA Today, The Economist, ESPN, Associated Press, New York Daily News, New York Post and HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumble among others.