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June 9, 2005 Thursday

HEADLINE: Citadel Commerce Sponsors the Online Series of Poker Leader Board

Citadel Commerce Corp. ["Citadel"], a leading e-commerce payment solutions provider, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the Online Series of Poker Leader Board.

The Online Series of Poker [OSOP] allows worldwide online poker players the unprecedented opportunity to win a share of US$100,000 in prize money at the Online Series Of Poker Championship Freeroll Event by qualifying through online poker tournaments at participating online poker rooms. This is the first time in the history of online gaming that a tournament has been held across multiple online poker rooms. The online poker rooms involved, Party Poker, Ultimate Bet, PokerRoom, Absolute Poker, and Golden Palace Poker, will each play host to two OSOP tournaments.

The winner of each online poker tournament will be awarded, in addition to the prize money from the tournament itself, a seat at the OSOP US$100,000 Championship, to be held on Oct. 8, 2005, at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The prize package will also include roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the world, airport transfers, accommodations at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel, and meal vouchers. The winner of the Championship will take home US$30,000, but even tenth place receives US$5,000, so everybody will enjoy a healthy payday.

All players who register at the OSOP Web site

[] will be eligible for the OSOP Leader Board, sponsored by Citadel Commerce, which will track the results of each qualifying tournament. The top six money leaders cross all ten events will receive cash prizes totaling US$10,000, ranging from US$3,000 to US$500.

Michael Meeks, President of Citadel Commerce Corp. said, "We are pleased to participate in the OSOP tournament as we believe that it provides a unique opportunity for us to increase our visibility to international poker players."

Jay Lakin, VP of OSOP commented, "We are proud that Citadel has elected to support our poker tournament. With a large existing user-base and one of the most recognized brand names in the gaming industry, Citadel's participation helps increase our visibility, and with their endorsement, it demonstrates that we are offering a new and exciting product to poker players around the world."

The ESI group of companies, including ESI Integrity, Citadel Commerce, and PlayLine, provides product based solutions to over 20 international government lotteries, to international horse racing hubs, and to the bulk of the Internet gaming industry.

Web site:
Citadel Commerce Corp.


Jay Lakin of Online Series of Poker, +1-703-627-7666, or Michael Meeks of Citadel Commerce Corp., +1-604-299-6924

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