plc (“” or “the Company”), the fixed odds and tote betting provider, announced today the appointment of Mr. Paul Doona BA FCA as Finance Director of the Company and the resignations of Mr. Pat Flanagan (Operations Director) and Mr. David Craine FCA from his Finance Director position, with effect from the 30th August 2002.

Paul Doona, 50, has been appointed Finance Director of subject to the necessary approvals by the Isle of Man Gaming Commissioners and the Department of Trade and Industry. His appointment will be effective from the 4th of September 2002. He has over 20 years public company experience having held the positions of Finance Director and Company Secretary from 1988-1999 with St. Modwen Properties plc, Finance and Managing Director of Claims Direct plc from 1999 to September 2001 (administrative receivers were appointed to Claims Direct plc in July 2002). Latterly Paul held the position of interim Finance Director for the bet365group Ltd from February 2002. There are no further disclosures to be made regarding Paul Doona’s appointment under Schedule 2 (f) (iii)-(viii) of the AIM Rules.

Commenting, Vincent Caldwell, Chairman and Managing Director of plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome Paul on board as the Company’s new Finance Director. Paul has significant public company experience and will oversee the Company’s corporate and financial strategy”.

“The Company would like to thank Pat and David for the contributions they have made since joining the Board in 2000. As director of operations, Pat has overseen some significant milestones in the development of the Group and we wish him well with his future projects”. Sean Graham, who joined the Company in April 2000 as trading director and who is well known and respected throughout the industry, will assume the responsibilities of operations director”.

“In his role as Finance Director and Company Secretary, David has been instrumental in all areas of corporate strategy and he is leaving the company to concentrate on Browne Craine Associates Limited, an Isle of Man firm of Chartered accountants. David will retain his position as Company Secretary”.