Press Releases 2000

August 16, 2000 Enhances Infrastructure and Serves 100 Millionth Bingo Card to Players

Relationships to Increase Performance and Scalability of

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIGR) announced today it has entered into agreements with Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), and Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL). has taken important steps toward enhancing technology infrastructure for its game portal, The product of the Level 3 and Sun Microsystems relationships now provide with complete scalability using state-of-the-art equipment and high-speed networks. This increased capacity allows to rapidly expand its business to meet the phenomenal growth that the company is experiencing.

The company’s scheduled migration to the Oracle database platform in September will complete the improvements required to upgrade’s technology infrastructure to be on par with other global Web providers such as eBay and Yahoo.

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June 8, 2000

Market Pathways to Showcase at Discovery Expo 2000 in New York

IRVINE, Calif., June 08, 2000 – Market Pathways Financial Relations Incorporated, a full-service financial public relations firm specializing in representing small and mid-cap public companies, today announced that it will showcase one of its clients,, Inc. (OTC BB: BIGR) at the Discovery Expo, on June 15, 2000, at the New York Hilton & Towers.

Entertainment and game sites have become increasingly popular and are showing unprecedented growth rates and value within the World Wide Web. is leveraging its Internet presence into a more comprehensive game arena where visitors will be able to play a variety of bingo and other games and enjoy the chance to win points, which can translate into a variety of prizes. With an average per-user session in excess of 60 minutes, provides one of the most enjoyable game and community experiences available on the Internet.

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June 1, 2000 Surpasses 40 Million Bingo Cards Played

More Than One Million Average Player Minutes Per Day

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., June 01, 2000 – Inc. (OTC BB: BIGR), a vertical Internet media and entertainment company, announced today that it will surpass yet another milestone today of 40 million bingo cards played and an average of more than one million player minutes spent on the site daily. The company is also launching its newest game, Tiki Bingo, today. It is available to registered users and can be played at

“We intend to capitalize on this amazing growth through existing advertising arrangements under which we receive revenues based on the number of times an advertisement is displayed throughout our site, commonly referred to as cost per thousand impressions, or CPMs,” said Shane Murphy, CEO of “We will also leverage this explosive growth into new relationships with potential sponsorship arrangements under which advertisers sponsor a game or portion of one on our Web site in exchange for which we receive a fixed payment. In addition, we will attempt to elevate our brand through strategic partnership arrangements under which our potential strategic partners will offer co-branded versions of our games on their Web sites and display advertising in connection with the use of our games, in return for which we receive revenues from the related advertising. is experiencing an extraordinary popularity, which should prove extremely profitable for us if we can manage to keep up with demand.”

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May 25, 2000 Surpasses 30 Million Bingo Cards Played

50% Growth in Registered Users

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., May 25, 2000 – Inc. (OTC BB: BIGR) Continuing to execute its strategy to become a premier online destination for Web-based bingo entertainment, announced today it has surpassed yet another milestone of 30 million bingo cards played and 150 thousand registered users.

Since the beginning of the year, has experienced an average monthly growth rate for new registered users of approximately 65 percent, which can be directly attributed to the company’s highly innovative content development strategy. logs in excess of 450,000 unique visitor sessions per month, with an average visitor session length of more than 60 minutes. The company’s rapid growth since launching its first games just six months ago is further reflected in its advertising sales success, in which more than 50 national advertisers are displayed on the site at any given time.

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May 24, 2000 Files for Patent

Method and Apparatus for Directing Interleaved Messages in a Network Based Interactive Application

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., May 24, 2000 – Inc. (OTC BB: BIGR), a vertical Internet media and entertainment company, announced today that it has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a Web-based service to target and deliver specific merchandise offers to registered users.

The service will enable and its partners to deliver multimedia shopping opportunities targeted to each individual registered user at, while the users play free multiplayer bingo games and chat online. For example, a player from the East Coast who indicates a preference for grocery savings and electronic equipment will be able to see such opportunities while at the same time a player in Los Angeles sees new car deals and vacation packages, and so on. The players will have an opportunity to fulfill the order without interrupting their online game-playing experience. While the service will be integrated into the online game-playing environment, it is modular and can also be licensed to other online and offline companies for any product or service.

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