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ADVFN (www.advfn.com) has launched an online poker room for the trading community.

The ADVFN Poker club aims to satisfy the large levels of interest for poker amongst the ADVFN user base and enables players to take part in Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud and one-on-one poker and play on single tables, compete in tournaments and gamble with both real and play money. Users can take part in limit and no-limit betting and select tables according to stake size, which ranges from 25c to $400.

The ADVFN Poker club boasts daily guaranteed tournament prize pools, free roll tournaments - a free-to-enter tournament accessed using customer loyalty points gained through playing in the ADVFN Poker club – and a major end-of-month tournament.

The site is offering a 100% match up bonus (up to £50) for first deposits and users also benefit from:

· A real-time chat facility
· Tables for six or 10 players
· Full player statistics

To get started users can either go to the ‘ADVFN Poker club’ option within the ‘ADVFN services’ drop down menu, click on various promotional links or go directly to: www.advfnpoker.com to download the poker application.

“As an innovative media company ADVFN is always open to exploring different content formats and widening its appeal. We believe that the continued strong interest in poker from our user base, traders and the ever-increasing internet community presents a good opportunity,” said Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN. “The coupling of ADVFN’s experience of growing websites and Inside Gaming’s managerial know-how makes the ADVFN Poker club an exciting prospect.”

Chris North, CEO of Inside Gaming, the company behind the ADVFN Poker club commented: “We are delighted to be teaming up with ADVFN to offer our leading poker product. We have worked closely together to ensure that ADVFN players get exceptional benefits and a great tournament schedule. Our poker network has gone from strength-to-strength of late and the ADVFN deal will be a significant boost on top of this.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About ADVFN

ADVFN (www.advfn.com) is Europe’s number one stocks and shares Web site. With full real-time coverage of the London Stock Exchange, the euronext-liffe, OFEX, NASDAQ, Amex and NYSE, including FTSE, Dow and S&P indices, ADVFN provides professional quality information to the person on the street.

ADVFN was established in the last quarter of 1999 and floated on AIM in March 2000. It now has over 650,000 registered users who generate in excess of 38 million page impressions a month.

For further press information, please contact: Francesca De Franco on 020 7070 0932 E-mail francescad@advfn.com

About Inside Gaming

Located in London, UK, Inside Gaming is looking to become one of the UK’s leading managed serviced providers with a number of high profile partnerships to be announced in the coming weeks.

Inside Gaming consultants all have experience with strong operating e-gaming ventures giving us a unique perspective on our client's business. Additionally, Inside Gaming also offers a full consultancy service to both existing and new entrants to the online gaming market place. For more information see www.insidegaming.co.uk.

More info at: www.insidegaming.co.uk

Published on: 12:00AM on 2nd February 2006