Optimal Group Inc.

Optimal Group Inc.

July 25, 2005 08:30 ET

Optimal Group Sets Release Date for Second Quarter 2005 Results

MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - Jul 25, 2005) -

Optimal Group Inc. (NASDAQ: OPMR), a leading payments and services company with operations throughout North America and the United Kingdom, will report second quarter 2005 results on Monday, August 8, 2005, after the market close.

Optimal's conference call will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 10:00 am (EDT). It is the intent of Optimal's conference call to have the question and answer session limited to institutional analysts and investors. The call can be heard beginning at 10:00 am (EDT) as an audio webcast via Optimal's website at www.optimalgrp.com. As well, Optimal invites retail brokers and individual investors to hear the conference call replay by dialing 514-861-2272 / 1-800-408-3053 access code 3158706 #. The replay may be heard beginning at 2:00 pm (EDT) on August 9, 2005 and will be available for five business days thereafter.

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 provide technology and services that businesses require to accept credit card, electronic check and direct debit payments. Optimal Payments processes credit card payments for Internet businesses, mail-order/telephone-order and retail point-of-sale merchants, as well as processing checks and direct debits online and by phone. Through FireOne Group 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. FirePay is used for non-gaming purchases as well. FireOne Group is a majority owned subsidiary of Optimal Group Inc and its ordinary shares trade on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange plc under the ticker symbol "FPA". 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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