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Hey try this one for a gap up - VCAT|
VCAT - next CMGI read article - get in for gap up tomorrow.
Venture Catalyst Named to the Internet Stock Review Watch List for Year 2000
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Venture Catalyst Incorporated (Nasdaq: VCAT - news), a full-service consultant and incubator for emerging Internet businesses, announced today that it has been added to the Internet Stock Review ``Watch List' for 2000.
``We are pleased to have been recognized as one of the Internet Stock Review's well-respected 'Top 20 Internet Stocks To Watch for Year 2000,' said Sanjay Sabnani, Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer of Venture Catalyst.
The Internet Stock Review Online is an online newsletter designed to give broad coverage to Internet related publicly traded companies.
Roland Perry, editor of the Review stated, ``In January of 1998, we added a little-known company named CMGI to our Watch List -- an Internet incubator, which at the time was a term little known to Wall Street. We defined it as 'Something like a closed-end venture-capital fund of Internet stocks, a long-term keeper and one of the review's favorites.' Since that time the stock has increased 6,800% in value, splitting from its original $29 share level, 16 times from a split adjusted cost basis of $1.85, to over $125.
Perry continued, ``Our Review is always designed to permit investors to ... you guessed it, begin their due diligence. We have obviously spent a great deal of time trying to find another Net Incubator worthy of our subscribers' attention, and we believe we have found it in Venture Catalyst.'
``In a sense, Venture Catalyst was one of the first 'incubators.' Ten years ago, the company helped fund and consult to a Native American Tribe which operated a small bingo hall. With Venture Catalyst's assistance, the Tribe has developed into a major gaming operator which has returned in excess of $250 million to its original founders,' stated Perry.
Each issue of the Internet Stock Review aggregates and reports on New Buys & Sales on Wall Street, coverage initiated or dropped on Wall Street, Big Movers, Earnings (or lack of) reports, news and/or press releases from Business Wire or PR Newswire, news from industry press or trade journals, news from traditional media outlets. In addition, the Review annually names its Top 20 Stocks to Watch for the year. Individuals wishing to find out more about the other 19 stocks on this year's ``Watch List' can receive information by visiting the Review's site at www.internetstockreview.com.
In his assessment of Venture Catalyst, Perry stated: ``We consider Venture Catalyst's arrival to the Internet to have begun on August 17th of 1998 when it acquired Cyberworks, Inc., a leading Web development and design firm that lists Variety, the University of San Diego, Sony, Trimark Pictures, Peterson Publishing, NASA, WD 40, GT Bicycles and many more among its clients.'
Perry continued, ``We are continually impressed with Venture Catalyst's selection of Internet investments. On September 7th of 1999, the company announced an investment in Media Cycle, which is the majority owner of Spun.com, a leading Internet destination for buying, selling and exchanging used and new CDs using proprietary algorithms to monitor and regulate its pricing and inventory. On September 30th Venture Catalyst made an Investment in KINeSYS Pharmaceutical Inc. and announced the unveiling of its own 20,000-square-foot incubator facilities, which we had the pleasure to visit this week. On December 1st, the company announced an investment in CraftClick.com, a global online Arts & Crafts community which offers free commerce enabled home pages and free e-mail. On December 4th, the company announced an investment in CompanyFinance.com, a Silicon Valley-based Internet capital-matching firm for leading financial institutions and middle market borrowers. On December 6th, the company announced an investment in Ultrexx, a premier provider of Web sites and Internet systems development, including software which enables a Web user to complete e-commerce transactions within a banner advertisement without ever leaving the original host site.
``And Venture Catalyst has continued to make promising moves this year,' said Perry. ``On January 18th the company announced an investment in Bullet Point News, operator of MBABulletPoint.com, an Internet portal for MBA students at 40 leading institutions which has additionally been funded by Ignatio Partners and Garage.com. On January 27th, the company announced that Working Women Network retained its Cyberworks division to build its online presence. Finally, on February 1st, the company announced the acquisition of WebInc. the operator of WebIncubate.com., a recently-organized Internet incubator for San Diego County.'
``We will be reporting on the progress of Venture Catalyst from a corporate standpoint during the year in our regularly issued weekly newsletter.'
ABOUT THE INTERNET STOCK REVIEW ONLINE.
Each issue of the Internet Stock Review includes hyperlinks to the news origination source for full coverage. The newsletter additionally reports on the availability of streaming audio/video profiles, press releases, shareholder conferences and interviews with senior management of the companies covered.
The InternetStockReview.com Web site, like the company's Online newsletter is devoted to coverage of Internet related publicly traded companies. The site provides direct links to the Web sites of companies covered and additionally provides links (for covered companies) to Stockmaster for quotes and charts, FreeEdgar for SEC filings, Big Charts for interactive charts, AV Newswire for streaming audio/video profiles, press releases and management interviews when available, Yahoo Finance for press releases from both Business Wire and PR Newswire, Hoover's for corporate profiles when available and the Silicon Investor for chat.
When subscribers arrive at the site (after sign up), they will find logos for each ``Watch List' stock. Clicking on one of the logos takes subscribers to a second page where they can easily click their way to a variety news or quotation providers.
ABOUT VENTURE CATALYST.
Headquartered in San Diego and with offices in Santa Monica, Calif., Venture Catalyst Inc. (www.vencat.com) is a full-service consulting company. Through its Venture Catalyst division, the company serves the strategic and growth needs of private and public technology companies. Venture Catalyst Inc. provides investor relations, public relations and marketing, strategic planning, state-of-the-art incubation facilities, as well as comprehensive Web development services through Cyberworks Inc. (www.cyberworks.net), the company's wholly-owned subsidiary.
SOURCE: Venture Catalyst Incorporated
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Players Network Files Form 10-SB With The SEC|
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas, Nevada - Players Network (OTC Bulletin Board: PNTV) today announced that the Company has completed and submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission all necessary documents to file the Form 10-SB registration statement to become a fully reporting company.
The submission is in accordance with the Nasdaq Eligibility Rule for Over The Counter Bulletin Board companies, which took effect January 4, 1999, requiring all companies listed for trading on the OTC BB to become and maintain fully reporting status.
The Company anticipates the process to declare the Form 10-SB effective, should take approximately 60 days from the date of submission, pending the resolution of any SEC comments evolving from the registration statement.
Players Network is the first and only digital 24-hour gaming and entertainment network which specializes in producing customized television programming to serve the rapidly growing gaming industry. Players Network delivers its 24-hour television channel directly into hotel and casino guestrooms. The Company's format is designed to educate new players and promote casino games and activities. With 180 million people per year visiting U.S. casinos, the industry is now the largest form of participant entertainment in the world. Programming includes shows on basic gaming instruction, news, sports and racing, entertainment and tournaments. Players Network has launched a gaming and entertainment Internet portal which will incorporate Players Network programming and information worldwide on the Internet.
Visit Players Network's Web Site: playersnetwork.com.
Certain information and statements included in this news release constitute "forward-looking" statements within the definition of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such "forward-looking" statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied in such "forward-looking" statements.
Contact Mark Bradley of Players Network at 702-895-8884, or Alan Woinski of Casino Journal Publishing Group at 201-599-8484.
SOURCE: Players Network
CONTACT: Mark Bradley of Players Network, 702-895-8884, or Alan Woinski of Casino Journal Publishing Group, 201-599-8484
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Casino Journal and Players Network Create In-Depth Multi-Media Marketing Alliance|
Alliance Delivers a Broad Range of Entertainment and Information to Casino Players
Alliance Produces a New Line of Gambling Videos Under the Casino Journal Banner
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CJPG) and Players Network (OTC Bulletin Board: PNTV) today announced a multi-faceted alliance between the two companies. The alliance will encompass Internet, Television and Print Advertising along with traditional video to both promote the two companies and educate gamblers.
The terms of the alliance are as follows:
Players Network has completed production of a line of 6 educational video tapes for Casino Journal Publishing Group. The video tapes focus on video poker and slot machines and utilize the talent and knowledge of experts Bob Dancer and Jeffrey Compton. Dancer and Compton are Video Poker and Slot Club Editors of CJPG's Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines. The videos educate gamblers on slot clubs, slot machines and strategies on playing the different kind of video poker machines which are currently on the market. The videos are marketed for sale in Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines and via CJPG's on-line Dealer's Choice Gift Shop at www.casinocenter.com.
Players Network has the rights to utilize excerpts of the CJPG video tapes on their Players Network closed circuit television network and on their PlayersNetwork.com gaming and entertainment Internet portal. Casino Journal Publishing Group will market PlayersNetwork.com via Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazine. Players Network will market Casino Journal publications on PlayersNetwork.com.
Players Network has also begun producing a commercial for CJPG's Casino Player and Strictly Slots magazines. This commercial will be aired on the Players Network closed circuit television network and on PlayersNetwork.com. Casino Journal will utilize the commercial for future marketing venues with plans to advertise on national television and cable networks. Casino Journal has also begun contributing content for PlayersNetwork.com, creating a multi-faceted relationship.
Players Network and Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc. have enjoyed a working relationship since the formation of Players Network. Casino Journal subsidiary, Gaming Venture Corp. U.S.A., assisted in the formation and startup of the Players Network television network in 1995. Casino Journal and Players Network entered into various marketing and consulting contracts prior to the formation of this multi-media alliance. Casino Journal Publishing Group is one of the largest, non-insider shareholders of Players Network.
Commenting on the alliance, Casino Journal Chairman, CEO and Group Publisher, Glenn Fine said, "This alliance with Players Network has helped the Company accomplish another one of our goals. We have realized that with the audience our publications have, we should begin producing products under the Casino Player and Strictly Slots banners. These 6 videos by Bob Dancer and Jeff Compton, two of our top writers and the foremost experts in the field of video poker and slot clubs, have already received a great response from our readers. We expect to expand the market for these videos to gift shops in casinos across the United States as well as on other E-commerce areas on the Internet. The commercial Players Network is producing will be an integral part of future marketing programs for the Company. We look forward to continuing the relationship which has been ongoing for 5 years now."
Mark Bradley, President of Players Network added, "The alliance with Casino Journal Publishing Group shows that both companies are taking a very aggressive stance, positioning ourselves to lead the industry in new media and exciting content. The result of this alliance is the convergence of the most exciting aspects of the media industry: Internet, television, print, traditional video content and advertising. This multi-million dollar alliance benefits both companies as Casino Journal expands into the video market and gets an advertising venue which they never had before and Players Network receives exposure and content for PlayersNetwork.com and the Players Network television network. We both feel that this is a win-win alliance for both parties."
Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc. publishes Casino Journal, the company's flagship magazine, and the most widely read trade publication serving the gaming industry; the National Gaming Summary, an extensive weekly newsletter that provides up-to-the-minute gaming news; the Gaming Industry Weekly and Daily Reports and the Daily Lodging Report, targeting gaming and lodging executives and investors. For the gaming consumer, CJPG publishes Casino Player and Strictly Slots, the nation's largest circulation consumer gaming publications, and the Atlantic City Insider, which targets the frequent Atlantic City gambler. The Company also produces the American Gaming, Lodging and Leisure Summit in conjunction with Bear Stearns & Co. and the law firm of Lionel Sawyer and Collins; the Southern Gaming Summit with the Mississippi Casino Operators Association; the Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, the Northern Gaming Summit in conjunction with the Michigan law firm of Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Foster and Bear Stearns & Co. and UNLV Casino Ops trade shows.
Players Network owns and operates PlayersNetwork.com, a gaming and entertainment Internet Portal which combines content, e-commerce and video on the World Wide Web. Players Network is the first and only digital 24-hour gaming and entertainment network which specializes in producing customized television programming to serve the rapidly growing gaming industry. Players Network delivers its 24-hour television channel directly into hotel and casino guestrooms and on the Internet. The Company's format is designed to educate new players and promote casino games and activities. With 180 million people per year visiting U.S. casinos, the industry is now the largest form of participant entertainment in the world. Programming includes shows on basic gaming instruction, news, sports and racing, entertainment and tournaments.
SOURCE: Casino Journal Publishing Group, Inc.
CONTACT: Alan Woinski of Casino Journal Publishing Group, 201-599-8484; or Mark Bradley of Players Network, 702-895-8884
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