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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:48:00 AM
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To: Dan Meckenstock (199 )
From: Dan Meckenstock Saturday, Jun 20 1998 2:11PM ET
Reply # of 2300

FOR THE RECORD

The Internet casino market could grow from $329.2 mil in 1996 to $7.9 bil by 2001, according to Sebastian Sinclair, consultant, Christiansen/Cummings Associates Inc (New York). Between 50% to 90% of casino wagering accounts are held by US players.

thunder.northernlight.com.


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:48:00 AM
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To: Dan Meckenstock (203 )
From: Dan Meckenstock Monday, Jun 22 1998 1:31PM ET
Reply # of 2300

Mobile Commerce 98

Well, here it is, Tom Hughes, Betting Inc, will be addressing Mobile Commerce 98, 23 June 1998. 12.05 PM

Go here... ibc-uk.com
Click on schedule and scroll down to DAY ONE to find...

Las Vegas In Your Pocket. Case Study: The Pocket Pay, A PERFECT Device For Mobile Commerce Including Gambling
The Personal Encrypted Remote Financial Electronic Card Transaction industry is causing major innovations such as the Pocket Pay to be created which will allow mobile ATM card or SMART card transactions with a phone that can fit in your pocket. What is driving this industry and how successful are such devices likely to be?

Tom Hughes, Chairman & CEO ET&T and Chairman & CEO, Betting Inc., USA


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:50:00 AM
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To: stock4U (219 )
From: Prosperous Soul Wednesday, Jun 24 1998 11:40AM ET
Reply # of 2300

First GSM Phase 2 + Mobile Phone, England-to- Australia, Pay-Per-Play,
Smart-Card-Wagering Transaction Successfully Completed

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 1998--Newcom Technologies Pty Ltd. (Australia) from the Dorchester Hotel, London, at the MOBILE COMMERCE '98 conference, has successfully sent a pay-per-play, $100 smart-card bet to CentreBet, an Australian International sports book operator.

The wagering transaction was authenticated by ET&T.

ET&T received this transaction from Newcom's Funge Proprietary Platform for GSM Phase 2 + mobile phones and passed on the completed transaction to Betting Inc. (OTC/BB:BETT), which then successfully alerted CentreBet that the transaction had occurred.

Acknowledgment of this wager was sent back from CentreBet to Betting Inc. and ET&T.

ET&T commanded a nearby fax machine to print out the receipt.

The implication of this pay-per-play transaction is that gaming operators could be closing down sports accounts and overheads to accept pay-per-play wagering instead.

For more information on Betting Inc. and ET&T, contact Carnegie Cooke & Co., Anita Goldberg -- telephone: 800/262-2331, or visit: hpos.com.

For more information on Newcom Technologies, visit newcom.com.au, or e-mail Blair Baxter at
info@newcom.com.au.

Contact:

Carnegie Cooke & Co.
Anita Goldberg, 800/262-2331 (investor relations)


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:51:00 AM
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To: Popiye (218 )
From: Popiye Wednesday, Jun 24 1998 5:05PM ET
Reply # of 2300

Successful testing:

ET&T received this transaction from Newcom's Funge Proprietary Platform for GSM Phase 2 + mobile phones and passed on the completed transaction to Betting Inc. (OTC/BB:BETT), which then successfully alerted CentreBet that the transaction had occurred.

Acknowledgment of this wager was sent back from CentreBet to Betting Inc. and ET&T.

ET&T commanded a nearby fax machine to print out the receipt.

Bett's Defined business:

The implication of this pay-per-play transaction is that gaming operators could be closing down sports accounts and overheads to accept pay-per-play wagering instead.

The start-up company's story is unfolding. First test. Defined business and marketing plan. Two possible ideas of there next move. Continued testing within the US or Global, and possibility of a partnership for a JV with another enterprise.

IMHO Betting Inc has not hurt anyones pocket book. A few day traders with track 2 video game capability. The share value is not high nor is it where I purchased, and no intention of being scared out of my shares, or selling anytime soon. Go BETT.

Best wishes:)


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:53:00 AM
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To: Popiye (231 )
From: Popiye Friday, Jun 26 1998 1:17PM ET
Reply # of 2300

Spoke with Anita, the following is provided to BETT shareholders.

Mr. Tom Hughes will respond to all investors calls. If he is not in the office, please leave your message via the ET & T answering machine: 310-377-2803.

Best wishes:)

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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:55:00 AM
From: Jorjenzak
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To: SCOOBEY-DO (242 )
From: SCOOBEY-DO Tuesday, Jun 30 1998 6:12PM ET
Reply # of 2300

To All,
This is a continuation of Tom Hughes' speech in London on June 23, 1998.
"PROBABLE EVOLUTION OF THE PERFECT MARKET
"PERFECT equipment, which will eventually be made by many different companies, will be agressively promoted and marketed by utility, cale, publishing, insurance, health and other industries. Expect participation from any business that will enjoy reduced costs and added revenues from a customer base that can send real time purchases or payments electronically, with the payment by ATM card and smart cards or making payments with card present credit cards. With this kind of incentive to deployment, PERFECT equipment will be flooding into the homes across the globe.
"WAGERING
"What will happen once the average consumer suddenly finds herself capable of placing a real time lottery wager at 1AM in the morning from the safety of her bed? What will happen as state and national legislatures suddenly realize that since the PERFECT transaction occurred from the sending bank to the Lottery bank then it would be an easy matter to simply tax the winnings, before sending back the balance to the winner's bank? The answer is a global explosion of mass market PERFECT wagering. Without doubt, the main method of PERFECT wagering in much of the developed and developing countries will be wagering by mobile commerce. Equipment such as the Pocket Pay will be the method of choice to send pay per play real time wagers to the gaming operators.
"Betting Inc. is focused on being the interface or gate of choice that the bank host processing certers such as ET&T rely upon to alert the gaming operators that they have been paid on the pay per play basis and for them to respond back with an acknowledgment of such completed transactions.
"NEWCOM TELENOLOGIES AND BETT ALLIANCE - A COMPLETE SYSTEM
"Keith Benson, CEO of Newcom Technologies, will be speaking to you later this afternoon. Newcom and Betting Inc. have formed an alliance to develop mobile ewlectronic wagering on a global basis.
"Newcom has developed a proprietary operating system called the Funge, which can turn any mobile digital hpone into a transaction device that can send receive data to perform purchases, bill payments, etc., with payment accomplished via a value added smart card, ATM card with PIN, or credit card. Keith will go into more details of the Funge system operation; but basically, a Realm Vector Protocal underlies the Funge and creates a new key per transaction and creates a very secure environment for mobile real time cash wagering.
"In our demonstration in booth #2, we will demonstrate the Funge and Newcom's server, ET&T, and BETT working together to accomplish a pay per play transaction from a Siemens mobile phone. Newcom's server will relay the message from the GSM system to ET&T, over the internet; ET&T will act as the financial processing gateway to the banking industry, driving authorization and payment for the transaction; and BETT will act as the gateway to the gaming operators, who need to know and to acknowledge when a PERFECT wager has occurred.
"The three companies are joining together (The Alliance) to specifically focus on global wagering along with many other mobile commerce applications. It is the stated purpose of Newcom, Betting Inc. and ET&T (the Alliance) to aggressively market a completed package to strategic partners and countries who are interested in the potential of moving real time non reversible cash as a gaming or purchase or bill pay transaction.
"ET&T and Newcom Technologies will jointly enter into the global market arena, position our bank host processing certer to drive or process mobile phone transactions which have been enabled by the Newcom Funge technology.
"Betting Inc. will drive communication lines to the gaming operators in that specific country and will receive commands of "bank transaction complete" from our bank host processing center and will forward such message to the gaming operators for an acknowledgment. The stated goal of Betting Inc. is to act as the gateway of choice for other PERFECT bankk hosts to use when running a PERFECT wagering transaction.
"The stated goal of the alliance is to position ourselves to enjoy a substantial market share of the projected 250 billion dollars global PERFECT wagering market of 2001.
"THE POCKET PAY
"The Alliance has the US Patent rights for this device, and is looking for a strategic partner to help develop and market the product. Remember, the Pocket Py is combination terminal and phone that fits into you pocket, and can provide security and convenience
by holding card numbers, access information, etc. in memory. A user can load access data and account numbers for multiple cards or systems into the Pocket Pay using a special reader (or PC cable) that attaches to the Pocket Pay and can then be detached. The user can then access that data using a PIN or other secure access, without having to carry multiple cards with them.


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:57:00 AM
From: Jorjenzak
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To: SCOOBEY-DO (242 )
From: SCOOBEY-DO Tuesday, Jun 30 1998 6:32PM ET
Reply # of 2300

To All,
This if the final part of Tom Hughes' Speech. The last post had a couple of typing errors but I could not go back to correct them.
"The Realm Vector Protocol will encrypt the PIN and securely send it by digital stream to the ET&T host for re-encryption, according to existing bank protocol, for entry into the bank system for authorization of the transaction.
"Credit card transactions from the Pocket Pay will qualify as "card present" transactions, which means the magnetic strip tracks are being sent to the Alliance bank host. This type of credit card transaction is far safer for the consumer and costs the merchant less in processing fees.
"Finally, the Pocket Pay can also be used as a voice phone. The Pocket Pay will also send the completed transaction for the host to the merchant and back to the host to the users fax machine for a complete printed receipt.
"SUMMARY:
"The world by 2001 will be flooded with inexpensive PERFECT devices made and distributed by many companies. The devices will be marketed by major banks, retailers, utilities, and other industries to generate cost efficient purchasing and bill payment by both banked and un-banked consumers. A major driving application of mobile commerce globally will be pay per play wagering in real time with real and non reversible cash.
It is the goal of the alliance of Newcom, ET&T and Betting Inc. to capture a significant share of market for equipment and processing for these PERFECT transactions"


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/26/1999 11:58:00 AM
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To: blkjk7 (245 )
From: SCOOBEY-DO Wednesday, Jul 1 1998 7:02AM ET
Reply # of 2300

Hi All,
The following was also sent by Tom Hughes, so we would have a better understanding of BETT's foundation:
"Betting In is founded on the following premises:
1. That by 2001, everyone who gambles today will have some type of phone line or wireless or computer device that will allow the payment of a bet by ATM card or smart card. This will be same day pay per play.
These PERFECT devices will have migrated into the home as a bill payment method for the banked consumers who will use their ATM card with PIN or as a bill payment method for the non banked consumers who will use stored value added cards to run bill payment and purchases from the homes.
The utility, phone, cable and other industries will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to educate their consumer base to not send checks if banked or to not walk into public locations if non banked.
These devices which are capable of moving instant electronic cash to pay bills will of course also be capable of wagering in real time.
2. That these wagering transactions will be originating from homes, offices, hotel lobbies, cars, in other words from locations that are remote from the gaming operator.
3. That these wagering transactions will be self serviced in that the player will not call and talk directly with the gaming operator but will instead simply set up their own transaction using a financial card such as an ATM card or a smart card to send real time cash to the gaming company.
4. That these wagering transactions are personal and encrypted and will be electronically sent to the gaming operators. The classification of this equipment is PERFECT equipment, that is, Personal Encrypted Remote Financial Electronic Card Transactions.
5. The present global wagering marketplace is an estimated 800 billion dollars per year which includes reported and unreported income. The projected global wagering marketplace in 2001 is 1 trillion dollars.
6. Of this marketplace, we project the PRFECT wagering market at 250 billion dollars. In other words, 25% of the wagering will be PERFECT wagers.
7. Since PERFECT wagers are remote and are effected without speaking to the gaming operator, then the gaming operator needs to know that a wager has been paid for, who has paid, what has been wagered, and the amount placed. The gaming operator then needs to respond back to the player with an acknowledgment of the wager.


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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/27/1999 8:44:00 AM
From: SCOOBEY-DO
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To: Dan Meckenstock (255 )
From: SCOOBEY-DO Sunday, Jul 5 1998 6:17PM ET
Reply # of 2319

Hey Dan,
Here is a reply to your question on regulatory from Tom Hughes:
"Now that we are close to actually deploying the Shop While You Wait locations, we are focusing on finding bank sponsorship for gaming operators who wish to receive an ATM card with PIN payment.
"This is standard procedure. Mellon is approving Ladbroke but we need a smaller and more aggressive bank to start sponsoring gaming merchants.
"Remember, that as far as the United States is concerned, the transaction is replenishing only...the actual bet is placed by the player over a regular phone with the gaming operator.

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To: Jorjenzak who wrote ()5/27/1999 8:47:00 AM
From: SCOOBEY-DO
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To: SCOOBEY-DO (256 )
From: SCOOBEY-DO Sunday, Jul 5 1998 9:15PM ET
Reply # of 2319

To all, This is more information provided by Tom Hughes, CEO of Betting Inc. to keep you informed about the progress of BETT.
"The present plans for Betting Inc.are dependent on the release later this month of the first Pay Master terminals at Shop While You Wait locations.
"By July 17th, we (ET&T) are expecting the color proofs of the 24 page Shop While You Wait catalog. In this catalog, a major baseball team will be featuring some of their sports merchandise. The rest of the catalog will feature upscale products ranging from kitchen to outdoor items. The baseball team is now approving the press release and we hope to release it within the next 10 days. Betting Inc. will be part of the press release.
"By July 27th, the first of 100 free terminals will begin to be deployed into the marketplace and will be located at high traffic locations where people find themselves waiting.
"These locations would be such places as medical offices, hair salons, hotel lobbies, airport lounges, employee lunch rooms, etc. While waiting, they can shop with their credit card or ATM card with PIN from the printed catalog. We, the JV, generate 8% of each purchase, the location generates up to 2% of each purchase and the sales force who placed the free terminal will generate up to 3% of each purchase.
"These terminals can also be used for opening or replenishing gaming accounts- which is legal and is done every day by credit card. Now, the player will pay a flat fee of $6 and use their ATM card with PIN or stored value smart card (which doesn't exist yet). In 8 states, such as Pennsylvania, the terminal could legally be used to pay per play an Off Track bet as home bets are placed every day.
"From a logistics viewpoint, before a gaming operator can be paid by an ATM card with PIN, they must first be sponsored by a member bank within one of the ATM networks. This is no different than the sponsorship required for a grocery store etc.
"On our web site (www.hpos.com), we will be putting up a new page directed towards the need of USA based gaming operators to be sponsored in order to receive an ATM card with PIN transaction.
"Once a gaming operator such as Ladbroke, who is presently undergoing sponsorship by Mellon Bank, is approved, then a Shop While You Wait terminal can move cash to the sports operator.
"The transaction is driven by ET&T and gated by Betting Inc.
"The same business strategy can be applied to the United Kingdom, where we are presently in discussions with a potential partner who will play the same role that Unicomp plays in the United States.
"Once we (ET&T) have a stronger funding position from our 504 D, we can then begin to negotiate from a stronger position."
Well gang, What do you think of Betting Inc and ET&T's progress at getting these companies going. It sounds real exciting to me. I am glad the Mr. Hughes is taking the time to keep us informed. Go BETT!! Happy investing. Scoobey

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