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    More High Profile Gaming Venues Commit to Card Based Gaming
    10/2/03 2:18:00 PM


    HOMEX - Sydney

    eBet Limited (ASX/NZSE: EBT) ("eBet") today confirmed that several
    more NSW gaming venues have committed to the installation and
    operation of its card-based ("cashless") gaming system known as EPS
    (electronic payment system). The Company said that Wests Leagues
    Illawarra, Seagulls Leagues, North Sydney Bowling Club and Western
    Suburbs Leagues Club Campbelltown were the latest high-profile venues
    to commit to EPS.

    Wests Illawarra general manager, Hans Sarlemyn, said that the Club
    had been considering a move towards card-based cashless for some
    time. "Like most Clubs we've had a close eye on eBet's development of
    card-based cashless and we've been very impressed with what we've
    seen", said Mr Sarlemyn.

    Mr Sarlemyn said that the improved customer service offered by EPS
    and playeracceptance of venues that have installed EPS, were central
    to the Club's decision to install the system. He added that the Club
    was also influenced by the security and operational efficiencies
    offered by eBet's systems.

    Tony Mathew, general manager of Wests Campbelltown agreed. "The
    timing is right for us to evolve to card-based gaming", said Mr
    Mathew. He added, "The convenience for players and the efficiencies
    offered make eBet's system a logical step for the Club to gainan
    edge over our competition and better serve our members".

    eBet said that it had already commenced work on installation at the
    two venues, with a rollout to full card-based operation to be staged
    over coming months. The Company also confirmed that North Sydney
    Leagues Club, one of the first Clubs in NSW to install EPS, had
    committed to the rollout of the system at two other venues operated
    by it, Seagulls Leagues Club and North Sydney Bowling Club.

    Jim Henry, North SydneyLeagues CEO and president of the Club
    Managers' Association of Australia, said that with early technical
    problems now behind the system, the Club was starting to see the full
    potential of EPS.

    "Player acceptance of EPS is proving to be very high", said Mr
    Henry. He added that the system was also improving security at the
    venue through reducing the amount of cash used in the Club's

    Mr Henry said that the Club was in the process of extending the use
    of EPS to allow members to use their "account" cards for purchases
    across the Club's bars, bottle shop and dining facilities.

    "The results we're seeing at Norths, in particular the high level of
    player acceptance, have lead us to commit to the installation of EPS
    at both Seagulls and Norths Bowing Club", said Mr Henry.

    The Company said that it was yet to confirm the timing of these
    installations with Norths but that it had already scheduled staff
    training with a number of other NSW gaming venues that have installed
    EPS that will be commencing full card-based cashless operation over
    coming months. It said that these include St George Rowers Club,
    Gladesville Bowling Club, The Crest Hotel, Crystal Palace Hotel,
    Triple Ace Bar and Market City Hotel.

    eBet managing director, Keith Cullen, said that the Company was
    "absolutely delighted" to see such experienced and successful
    industry leaders committing to the installation and operation of EPS.
    "With Wentworthville Leagues, Alexandria Bowling Club and the other
    great clubs and hotels we've announced here today all committed to
    eBet's EPS the paradigm shift to card-based gaming in NSW is now well
    underway", said Mr Cullen.

    He concluded that he believed that the Company's recent acquisition
    of Turbo Bonus and the momentum that it was now building with EPS,
    were positioning eBet to achieve its vision of being the global
    leader in gaming systems.

    Further information: Keith Cullen, MANAGING DIRECTOR, eBet Limited,
    +612 8748 8000.

    The Mastermind

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