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.

“We are excited to have grown to the point where such improvements were necessary,” said Shane Murphy, CEO of “Over the weekend our site served its 100 millionth bingo card, and our registrations (in excess of 250,000 players are registered) are increasing at a rate of well over 1200 per day. The scalability and capacity created by these relationships will allow us to offer more games of more types to more players, worldwide,” said Murphy. “We expect this to add value to our revenue model and to enhance our ability to increase the overall revenue potential of by giving us a larger audience to serve.”