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Tribeca Tables withdraws from certain territories

10 Nov 2006

LONDON, England – (PRESS RELEASE) -– Following a long period of consultation with it's gaming attorneys, Tribeca Tables Europe, Limited, the online poker solutions company, has announced that the company has decided to withdraw it's poker room from certain territories; specifically the US, Israel, and Hong Kong markets.

Tribeca will endeavour to assist it's US facing clients in particular with the transition as much as possible. However in light of the recent introduction in the US regarding the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006" and in line with most other responsible networks and poker operators, the company will focus on more non US territories and new markets.

Erik Ahlberg, new President of Tribeca Tables said, "We are now initiating this policy and will work closely with our customers to ensure as little harm as possible to their overall business".

Steve Cook, European managing director added, "The board have taken a considerable amount of time to weigh up all of the options and sought a great deal of legal and market advice. Sadly we have no alternative. We have concluded that it is the best way forward for the company".

Tribeca's portfolio of brands still includes many European facing brands such as Sporting Index, Paddy Power, Blue Sq, Victor Chandler, and with the recent merger with Tain, the addition of and its other skins.

Erik Ahlberg, president of Tribeca Tables issued a clarification regarding the policy of players from other territories, specifically Israel and Hong Kong stating that individual operators will continue to make their own decision regarding players from those territories based on their License and company policy.

The company also intends to make a further announcement regarding its poker network in due course.

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