SOURCE: PurePlay

September 17, 2008 08:00 ET

PurePlay Poker Executive to Present at European i-Gaming Conference

CEO Jason Kellerman Will Explore the Legislative Landscape for Online Gaming in the U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) - PurePlay ( the largest legal U.S. play-for-cash online poker destination, today announced that its CEO Jason Kellerman will discuss the legislative landscape for online gaming in the United States next week at a major industry event in Barcelona. In a special one-hour spotlight session ( at the 7th Annual European i-Gaming Congress & Expo, Kellerman and fellow panelists will offer perspectives on topics including:

--  Developments on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.
--  Possibilities that one or more states will legalize online gaming.
--  Proposals for a network of intrastate regulated online gaming.

"PurePlay caters to the millions of people who enjoy online gaming, but don't want to risk losing their own money," Kellerman said. "Even before the passage of the UIGEA, we recognized the demand for this type of playing experience in the online gaming market and developed our patented business model that delivers the exciting game play and cash prizes which appeal to those customers."

Mark Walker, Conference Manager at Clarion Gaming, the organizers of EiG said, "We're delighted to have Jason speaking on the USA Update panel. PurePlay's unique business model and ability to offer online poker to millions of Americans will be of huge interest to our delegates. We always enjoy having these success stories at EiG."

Besides Kellerman, the spotlight session will feature three other panelists who are legal experts in U.S. domestic and international law. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 116 at Barcelona's International Convention Centre.

About PurePlay

San Francisco-based PurePlay ( is the first and largest legal play-for-cash online poker destination. Through a patented business model, PurePlay enables players to compete for cash without ever putting their own money at risk. The company was founded in November 2004 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs with venture capital financial backing. The poker site, which launched in November 2005, has awarded over $4 million and today is the fastest growing legal online cash poker destination with over 1.5 million players.

About the 7th Annual European i-Gaming Congress & Expo

The European i-Gaming Congress and Expo (EiG) will take place in Barcelona, 23-25 September 2008. With over 1400 attendees, it is the largest i-gaming conference in the world. The hottest issues in global i-gaming will be talked about and debated over three days, with all the leaders in their field presenting case studies and speaking on panels. Key sessions include Marketing, Legal and Regulation, Technology and Innovation and Emerging Markets. Delegates will benefit from the learning, networking and special sessions on offer including a live customer retention workshop using Emotional Engagement Technology and a start-ups session called LaunchPad. Registration is available online at

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