Optimal Group Inc.

Optimal Group Inc.

September 22, 2005 14:17 ET

Optimal Group to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Annual Consumer Conference; Parent Company of Optimal Payments and London/AIM-Listed FireOne Group to Present

MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - Sep 22, 2005) -

Optimal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:OPMR) today announced that Holden L. Ostrin, Co-Chairman of Optimal Group, and Mitch Garber, CEO of Optimal Payments Inc., will present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Annual Consumer Conference in New York on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 2:40 pm ET.

Optimal Group's participation will predominantly be a moderated question and answer format with no formal presentation. The audio portion of the presentation will be available via live webcast and for 30 days thereafter at http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/twp/consumer2005/49213214.cfm.

About Optimal Group Inc.

Optimal Group Inc. is a leading payments and services company with operations throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Through Optimal Payments, we process credit card payments for Internet businesses, mail-order/telephone-order and retail point-of-sale merchants, and process electronic checks and direct debits online and by phone. Through FireOne Group (London/AIM: FPA.L) and its subsidiaries, we process online gaming transactions through the use of credit and debit cards, electronic debit and through FirePay (www.firepay.com), a leading stored-value, electronic wallet. FireOne Group offers FirePay for non-gaming purchases as well. Through Optimal Services Group, we provide repair depot and field services to retail, financial services and other third-party accounts.

For more information about Optimal, please visit the Company's website at www.optimalgrp.com.

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