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Monday 02 October, 2006

World Gaming PLC

US Legislation & SBT Update

World Gaming PLC
02 October 2006

2 October 2006


World Gaming plc


STATEMENT REGARDING PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The Board of World Gaming plc has noted that on 29 September 2006, the United
States Congress passed legislation entitled the Unlawful Internet Enforcement
Act of 2006 (the 'Legislation').  The Legislation seeks to prohibit the
processing and acceptance of financial transactions in connection with certain
types of Internet gambling.  The Legislation remains to be signed by the
President of the United States.  At this time the Board is not aware of the
enactment date of the Legislation. Once enacted the Legislation may have a
material adverse impact respecting ongoing operations.  The Group is monitoring
the situation closely and is seeking legal advice regarding the impact of the
Legislation.


In addition, as a result of the passing of the Legislation, the Boards of World
Gaming and Sportingbet have discontinued discussions in respect of Sportingbet
making an all share offer of certain of its shares for those of World Gaming.


For further information please contact:


World Gaming plc                       Tel. +1 888 883 0833

Daniel Moran, Chief Executive


Daniel Stewart & Co plc                Tel. 020 7776 6550

Ruari McGirr


College Hill                           Tel: 020 7457 2020

Jamie Ramsay


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