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Gaming Nation Inc.

August 23, 2016 08:05 ET

Gaming Nation's Fantasy Guru Announces Expansion to Business With Addition of Top Fantasy Personalities

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 23, 2016) - Fantasy Guru Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN), is pleased to announce that plans to expand the business and its brand have been initiated with the launch of DFS Guru Elite.

DFS Guru Elite will launch in September with five new daily fantasy sports ("DFS") gurus. DFS Guru Elite will operate as an expansion of the Fantasy Guru brand which has been synonymous with John Hansen since its inception. Fantasy Guru originally provided season long NFL fantasy content but with the additional infrastructure and technology support, Fantasy Guru is poised to expand its reach into the rapidly growing DFS space.

Scott Secord, President/CEO of Gaming Nation Inc., commented, "Our intentions have always been to expand the brand of Fantasy Guru, which was developed over the past two decades by John Hansen. The ability to provide DFS participants with quality subscription based content and analytical data for their DFS games brings the business rapidly forward."

In addition to current Fantasy Guru analysts John Hansen, Joseph Dolan and Graham Barfield who will also be contributing to the site's DFS content, the new personalities include:

Tommy Gelati, the Co-Founder of FantasyGuruElite.com, has been a professional stock trader and stock trading mentor for over a decade. Playing since 2012, Tommy has qualified for a remarkable 19 Live DFS final appearances, and was the first person in DFS to qualify for a live final in all four major sports. Tommy has made more than $100,000 in a day playing DFS and has over seven figures in career winnings across all the major DFS sites. He was the first person in Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) history to have two different shows be named a finalist in the FSWA Radio Show of the Year category (2015) and was the first DFS pro to win FSWA Radio Show of the Year award.

Kevin Adams, the Co-Founder and CEO of FantasyGuruElite.com, is a Financial Advisor and successful small business owner. He first appeared on the national fantasy football radar after winning the 2013 Sirius XM Salary Cap Challenge. Since then he has gone on to win countless Guaranteed Prize Pools (GPPs) as well as qualifying for seven DFS Finals in baseball, basketball, and football. In addition to being the lead DFS analyst and co-founder for FantasyGuru.com for the past two seasons, he also founded the Fantasy Crossover Challenge Experts League. Kevin has also contributed as an on-air DFS analyst for FantasyInsiders.com and RotoGrinders.com.

Benjamin Riccardi was the 2014 winner of the FSWA's Baseball Article of the Year award. He followed that up by being one of the three finalists for the FSWA 2015 Basketball Writer of the Year award. Benjamin was a featured writer for the DraftKings Playbook, a podcast host and writer for RotoWire, a daily fantasy expert at Scout Fantasy and one of the featured writers and webcast hosts at RotoCurve. He is a frequent guest on Sirius XM Fantasy talking about both season long and daily fantasy sports topics.

Jason Eisele, a professional DFS player since 2015, developed his technical skills in his previous occupation as an economic consultant. He is currently the #1 ranked DFS PGA player thanks to six first place GPP finishes in 2016. Jason has also found success in other sports, with live final appearances in NFL, MLB, and NBA. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Rochester.

Michael Iurato has written several columns for Boxing/MMA websites worldwide and has done interviews on the radio and Sirius Radio. He has also hosted his own show in which he conducted interviews with UFC greats such as Ken Shamrock, Rashad Evans, Frank Mir, Kimo and more. Taking his years of experience, passion for the sport and his ability to break down fights and fighters, along with the network he has gained in the process, Michael has a heavy inside track into the science of analyzing each fight.

The agreements with these personalities will allow Fantasy Guru's brand to expand from its current platform providing seasonal long fantasy football advice to provide similar content to DFS participants. DFS Guru Elite will provide subscription-based content in various sports including football, basketball, baseball, golf, hockey, NASCAR and MMA.

ABOUT GAMING NATION INC.:

Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FAN) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system, daily fantasy games through Fantasy Feud and sports information websites Fantasy Guru and Pick Nation.

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ABOUT FANTASY GURU INC.:

One of the oldest and most respected fantasy sports services on the Internet, delivering the most innovative strategies, perspectives, predictions, player projections, and cool web-based tools on the market since 1995. The first fantasy football web site to provide content for ESPN.com back in 1996, and regularly seen and heard on NFL Network, Sirius NFL Radio, Comcast Sportsnet, and many more media outlets since then. The most "connected" fantasy sports service around that interacts with NFL players, coaches, analysts, agents, and insiders to give subscribers the inside scoop.

For more information visit, www.fantasyguru.com

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Contact Information

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    Scott Secord
    President and CEO
    416‐479‐3873

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    Joann Head
    jhead@gamingnationinc.com