PR: Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo (GIGSE)


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Worlds Largest Interactive Gaming Event Attracts Delegates from 45 Countries

Experts and Leading Companies Converge in Montreal for Summit & Expo to Showcase and Debate New Technologies, Products, Ideas and Issues

MONTREAL, QC (June 7, 2005) The Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo (GIGSE) is the worlds largest conference and trade show in the US$12 billion Internet and wireless gambling industry. Celebrating the industrys tenth anniversary, delegates from six continents will use the expo to launch new products and the conference tracks to debate burning industry issues at Montreals Palais des congrs from June 13 to 15, 2005.

The current online poker craze has propelled an already thriving industry to new heights and this years record-breaking attendance reflects this injection of interest and enthusiasm. The agenda provides a distinguished line-up of expert speakers as well as a long list of exhibitors from the local Montreal area and as far away as the Far East and the South Pacific.

The ever-evolving I-gaming industry is unique because large and small companies are flourishing as the sector matures, yet at the same time the industry continues to battle key issues that are vital to its survival, said Sue Schneider, CEO of River City Group. GIGSE is building a stronger I-gaming global community by enabling the whos who to unite and share ideas and learn from each other's challenges.

Speakers Debate Vital Issues

The GIGSE 2005 program will focus on both looking back on the decade that was and looking forward to new opportunities and challenges. Thought-provoking presentations, debates, roundtables and interactive work sessions examine every challenge associated with running a successful online gambling business.

Influential speakers include CEOs, authors, lawyers and I-gaming experts. In addition to forecasting the future, the coveted speakers will cover the hottest business issues including emerging online payment concepts, mobile technologies, advertising, branding and marketing, regulatory, investing and more.

Exhibition Showcases Industrys Best

With more exhibitors than ever before, the expo acts both as a global marketplace and educational setting. More than 85 leading companies and online gambling friendly jurisdictions from around the world will be highlighting a wide range of new products, technologies and services. Participating companies include gaming software developers, security and technology consultancies, legal and marketing firms, payment processors, licensing jurisdictions and many others. Key sponsors include NETELLER, Playtech, Click2Pay, Orbis, RealTime Gaming, Gateway Financial Solutions, Mohawk Internet Technologies and Net Entertainment.

Charity Event Includes Segway Grand Prix & Silent Auction

During GIGSE 2004, River City Groups inaugural charity event raised US$30,000. We were overwhelmed by the great generosity of both companies and individuals, said Ms. Schneider. This year, our goal is raise more than US$40,000 to help support the California Council on Problem Gambling.

River City Group is organizing both an I-Gaming Segway Grand Prix and a silent auction. All proceeds raised will be used by the nonprofit to assist problem gamblers and their families and promote awareness, education, research, prevention and treatment for problem gamblers.

The Segway Grand Prix begins on Wednesday, June 15 at 4:00 p.m. Conference delegates will be given play money to bet on which I-gaming executive wins each race and who ends up the Segway Grand Prix Champion.

About River City Group

The Management of River City Group began monitoring the interactive gambling industry when the first Web sites were launched in 1995. In January 1999, the St. Louis, Missouri-based company started operations as the industrys trusted information resource and business-to-business facilitator. Today, River City Group remains at the hub of the burgeoning interactive gaming industry by providing a range of services including trade show production, magazine and newsletter publishing, marketing consulting, executive placement, brokerage services and an unrivalled supplier directory. The company has produced the Global Interactive Gaming Summit & Expo since the inaugural event in 1999. For more information, visit


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