SOURCE: Hop-on, Inc.

December 19, 2008 10:00 ET

Hop-on to Deliver Cards to Over 100,000 Gamers Daily Through OCR Google Android OS

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2008) - Hop-on (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) announced today the technology used when they demo Live, Interactive Gaming in real time from its Android OS phone where players can interact with live dealers in real time. The demonstration will be available during the CES 2009 Las Vegas show in January.

Peter Michaels, President and CEO of Hop-on, explained, "To keep the integrity of the game, Hop-on will scan the players' cards through the computer as they are dealt by the dealer and the computer shows the player what card it is. An image of the card is sent through Open Source software and other platforms. The software reads the card value, goes through our database and then it enters the monetary denomination of the card.

"The device is a camera-based scanner which can snap an image of a card in the blink of an eye, coupled with a powerful OCR (Optical Character Recognition) engine that can process the information from the card. The hardware consists of a high resolution CMOS digital camera encased in a small footprint scanner that snaps an image of the card and transfers it directly into our proprietary software. After extracting the data the device can save and share it in multiple formats providing maximum flexibility and seamless integration into our infrastructures.

"Once the image is instantly scanned it is delivered to a particular player and that player gets a picture of the card which shows up automatically in their video streaming. The dealer will not know what the card is until it's flipped over. In other words, the player sees the dealer dealing the cards, and then sees his cards appear in the live feed. Playing in real time gives the player the experience and atmosphere of playing in a real casino. The only thing we can't deliver is the drink, but we'll figure that out."

Michaels further stated, "Yesterday, I was playing on a site that had over 150,000 players and over 7,500 tables. What percent would play for money? My guess is 151,000. Hop-on will receive royalties from the proceeds of the casino that ultimately will increase shareholders equity. People can play for fun, and money. The entertainment value is priceless. This is the ultimate social network!"

About Hop-on:

Hop-on (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) develops and markets wireless phones and accessories for emerging market and other domestic carriers and is best known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. Currently, Hop-on is expanding into value-added services, like mobile gambling and SMS wagering. Hop-on's exclusive software will allow users to stream live interactive feed from legal jurisdictions to play poker, blackjack, roulette and baccarat on personal cell phones.

For more information, visit http://www.Hop-on.com.

Certain statements in this news release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Rule 175 under the Securities Act of 1933, and are subject to Rule 3B-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are subject to the safe harbor created by those rules. All Statements, other than statements of fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential future plans and objectives of the company, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and other results and further events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements.

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    Danny Coleman
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