LONDON, UK — World Gaming plc (OTC BB: WGMGY), Mr. David Craven’s employment as Chief Executive Officer of World Gaming Plc has ceased with effect from 13th January 2003. Mr Craven had been suspended, pending investigation of allegations against him, since 18th December 2002. These allegations were to have been fully discussed with him at a Board Meeting on the 17th January 2003. However, he has now notified the Company that he considers his employment to be at an end forthwith, and alleges that he has been unfairly dismissed, an allegation strongly denied by the Company.
World Gaming Plc is a UK-based I-gaming software and e-business services company. The Company is an international developer, licensor, and provider of online gaming products, including casino, sportsbook, and pari-mutuel betting.
Starnet Systems International Inc., a subsidiary of the Company incorporated and operating out of Antigua, licenses its gaming software to third parties for an initial licensing fee and monthly royalties. Inphinity Interactive Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company develops gaming software and web pages. The Company’s Internet casino, which targets only customers outside North America, is operated by its subsidiary, World IDN Poker Gaming Services, Inc., also incorporated and operating out of Antigua.
Major Changes at VIP Casino
VIP Casino (www.vipcasino.com) has undergone some major changes for the new year. The site is sporting a great new look, plus upgraded support, massive jackpots, and monthly promos.
“Right now we’re offering a 50/50 sign-up bonus for new players,” said Casino Manager Kate Berkeley. “We’ll match your first $50 deposit with an additional $50.”
Berkeley said that no-download-required Java games will be added soon.
Last month, Millie M. was the big winner at VIP Casino winning over $70,000 on the Spice Island Progressive Jackpot.
“It was an unbelievable experience winning that much,” said Millie. “I don’t have any plans yet for the winnings, I just have to sit a while and think about it. But I know I’ll buy myself something nice.”
BoDog Posts Survivor 6 Odds
With the cast for CBS’ hit reality television show, Survivor, announced yesterday, BoDog Sportsbook and Casino has made Deena Bennett and JoAnna Ward the odds-on-favorites to outwit, outplay and outlast the other 15 competitors when the show begins February 13. Both women are currently listed at 3/1.
Bennett and Ward are two of the 16 competitors chosen for the sixth installment of Survivor. BoDog has offered odds on the previous four seasons and last season’s odds-on-favorite, Brian Heidik, was the eventual winner.
“With so many Americans tuned into this show it’s almost a guarantee we’ll offer odds,” said Rob Gillespie, President of BoDog. “In terms of non-sporting events, it’s one of the most watched competitive television events in the world. We’re proud to be the first to offer this kind of unique product to our clients.”
Roger Sexton, from Valencia, CA, is the top-rated male contestant at 4/1. Odds are offered for all 16 contestants, but BoDog Book Managers have annointed the two women as the favorites.
“We struggled to narrow it down to just one favorite,” said Gillespie. “Both women possess everything a good Survivor should have – physical fitness, brains, and above all else, an ability to handle different situtations on the fly.”
Gillespie made special note of the two women’s occupations as a determining factor. Bennett is a Deputy District Attorney and Ward works as a School Guidance Counselor.
“If they can handle those positions, then dealing with 15 other strangers won’t be such a strain on them,” joked Gillespie.
Betting on Survivor began today and will be available right up until the Season Finale.