Spin Palace Initiatives

Fairground Gaming, the on-line gaming investment holding company, today announces the launch of two business initiatives through the recently acquired Spin Palace Group. Spin Palace will provide back-office functionality for a new 3-D Poker Room and a new Mobile Gaming platform, both of which will go live for real-money wagering in September 2006. The two contracts, which are unrelated, are being operated on a revenue-sharing basis.

§ Playwize plc, the AIM listed developer of software for the entertainment industry,, has contracted Spin Palace to run the back-end operations for its new 3-D poker room software – namely Pokerwize.com – which enables gamers to play for both fun and for real money. Games developed under Pokerwize (Pokerwize.com), the company’s first new offering, facilitates players to experience a revolutionary new way to enjoy the game, including real-time voice chat, full hands calculator, integrated player statistics and an in-depth 3-D tutorial with TV and poker celebrity Helen Chamberlain.

§ Zero36 Ltd has developed a suite of casino games specifically designed for mobile phone applications. The new software is integrated with the Microgaming-powered back-office platform operated by Spin Palace and is being marketed to major mobile phone companies both in the UK and Europe.

Commenting on developments, Evan Hoff, Chief Executive of Fairground Gaming Holdings plc said: “These are interesting and exciting developments, which demonstrate the prowess of The Spin Palace Group. Through Zero36 we now have exposure to the rapidly growing mobile-gaming sector, with a partner who is focused exclusively on mobile gaming, while with Playwize we have exposure to an exceptionally innovative and largely unique poker product that clearly has huge potential.”