Safebet Organization announces new Alliance to promote fair and responsible online gaming.

Atlanta, GA
November 9, 2000

    Three of the nation’s leading companies that promote fair and responsible
gaming have announced an alliance to further their common objectives.
SafeBet Organization, Inc. of Atlanta, a non-profit, independent fair gaming
organization will now be offering the Safe@play Partners Program™, developed
by Game Planit Interactive Corp. and Problemgambling.com.
By agreeing to share resources and cooperate in pursuing their goals of
universal responsible gaming practices, this alliance will help set new
standards for fair and responsible gaming that will help minimize players’
risk and reduce harm associated with gambling problems.

    Richard A. Johnson, President of Problemgambling.com announced today that
“Problemgaming.com and Game Planit Interactive Corp. fully support and
endorses the ‘Standards of Fairness’ established by the SafeBet
Organization. The first phase of the alliance is already underway and will
entail SafeBet offering the Safe@play Partners Program™ with their present
services, thus providing a package that sets the standards for fair and safe
gaming to online gaming operators”. Future initiatives will focus on jointly
building new products and services.

    The Safe@play Partners Program is an undertaking of Game Planit Interactive
Corp., in association with Problemgambling.com. Roger Horbay, President of
Game Planit reported, “Game Planit redefines how the gaming industry manages
problem gambling issues.  Problemgambling.com provides the Internet platform
that will now allow the gaming industry universal access to easy and
effective solutions to problem gambling.  A suite of problem gambling
services including online training modules, real-time assistance, and others
are in development.  The program is available now to all gaming operators. 
It allows players to self-identify problem gambling behaviors and if they
are at risk of developing a gambling problem.”  
To find out more information about the Safe@play Partners Program, please
visit www.gameplanit.com and www.problemgambling.com.

About Problemgambling.com 
    Problemgambling.com has been offering world-class information, products,
and services related to problem gambling since August of 1999. 
Problemgambling.com, in association with Game Planit Interactive Corp., will
introduce a new site this fall, Responsiblegaming.com, which will offer a
suite of responsible gaming products to both online and traditional gaming
organizations.

About Game Planit Interactive Corp.
    Game Planit interactive corp. is a Canadian company that specializes in
educational multimedia production and communications for problem gambling.
Game Planit has also produced VLT customer assistance software, an
interactive multimedia program that educates gamblers and runs as a player’s
choice option on video lottery terminals. Game Planit is producing web-based
training for gaming industry employees, does consultation on problem
gambling, and is developing other multimedia products to tackle problem
gambling issues.
Game Planit is a leader in finding workable solutions to problem gambling
and is committed to helping the gaming industry implement these solutions.

About SafeBet Organization, Inc.
    SafeBet was initiated in 1998 by a small group of software developers who
had a simple question - Is online gambling fair?  They set out to write a
set of analysis tools to answer that question.  The tools they implemented
in 1998 were capable of playing and measuring the results of software of an
online casino and performing statistical analysis on the data.

    Sherry Nisen, General Manager of SafeBet remarked, “The conclusion we
reached was that for the small number of casinos tested, online gambling was
fair, but could be easily manipulated to fool the average user.  The need
was clear - an organization that performs regular testing of casinos to
ensure that they are fair, and remain fair.”

    In early 2000, the original developers sold their interest in these tools
to The SafeBet Organization Inc., a non-profit organization.  The SafeBet
Organization now uses these tools, and others that it has subsequently
developed, to monitor the fairness of online casinos.  SafeBet offers three
different membership levels.  

To learn more about this, and the SafeBet Organization in general, please visit their website at: www.safebet.org or contact Sherry Nisen, sherry@safebet.org or at 678-516-7600


 

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