August 19, 2002, Inc. Partners With Walter Drake, Inc. To Offer Online Shopping To Bingo Players

Members to Receive Discount Coupons at Leading Online Retailers

VANCOUVER, Canada, August 19, 2002 /, Inc. (OTCBB: BIGR), operator of the Internet’s pre-eminent bingo portal, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Walter Drake, Inc. the leading catalog and online retailer and operator of the popular shopping destinations Wdrake and The Home Marketplace.

Players of’s bingo, poker, and slots games receive Bingo Bucks for winning games. Now they will be able to use their Bingo Bucks to purchase coupons for up to 15% off all the merchandise available at these sites. In exchange for the increased traffic and promotion, Walter Drake will pay a percentage of the gross sales made by bingo users.

“Our users are very excited to have this new opportunity to spend the Bingo Bucks they win and collect onthe site,” said Tarrnie Williams, CEO of “This partnership with Walter Drake is ideal as it allows us to reward our members while adding revenue to the business.”

“We recognize as the leading bingo portal on the web and are thrilled about the opportunity to team up with them,” says Barb Krystyn, Director of E-Commerce at Walter Drake, Inc. “Our partnership with allows us to promote our products to a new audience which will enable us to gain more recognition as a major retailer on the web.”

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