Press Releases 2001

October 26,2001 Launches Pay for Play Skill-Bingo

Company Establishes New Revenue Model From Internet Bingo

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 26, 2001–, Inc. (OTCBB:BIGR – news) the pre-eminent online Bingo portal, today announced that it has launched its much anticipated pay for play, patent-pending, Skill-Bingo game at The new pay for play Skill-Bingo site will operate in conjunction with the existing advertising-supported Bingo portal.

We’re really excited about the launch of our new Skill-Bingo game”, said Tarrnie Williams, CEO of, ”we want to make the home of Internet Bingo for all types of Bingo games and players. The development of Skill-Bingo is a giant step for us in the pursuit of additional revenue sources and profitability.

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October 17, 2001 Hires Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 17, 2001–, Inc. (OTC BB: BIGR) the pre-eminent online Bingo portal, today announced that it has appointed Jeremy Black, CA as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Prior to joining, Mr. Black was Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded Blue Zone, Inc., a leading developer of online convergence applications.

In his new role at, Mr. Black is responsible for the financial operations of the company and will provide leadership in many areas, including investor communications, financial reporting, treasury management, and strategic financial developments.

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September 19, 2001 Signs Contract with

Company Moves to Outsource Site Management to Reduce Overhead and Increase Sales Effort

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ —, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIGR – news) the definitive online Bingo portal, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Inc. whereby NextLevel shall provide site management, marketing and advertising services for the website. Under the terms of the agreement, NextLevel will provide with strategic marketing, web page design, hosting, and will assume the advertising sales for the free bingo web portal. The sales will be made from NextLevel’s offices in New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

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September 18, 2001 Announces Two New Members to Board Of Directors; Peter Crossgrove and Tarrnie Williams to Join Board

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ —, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIGR – news) the definitive online Bingo portal, today announced that Mr. Peter A. Crossgrove and Mr. Tarrnie Williams have joined the Board of Directors of the company.

Mr. Crossgrove has an extensive background in the corporate world and is on numerous boards including being Chairman of the Board at Premdor Inc., a director at Barrick Gold Corp., QLT Inc., Dundee Realty Inc., and Philex Gold Corp. Mr. Crossgrove has also served as a senior executive and chairman of Placer Dome Ltd., one of the world’s largest mining companies. Mr. Crossgrove is very active in the community including being the Chairman of the Board for Care Canada and for Cancer Care Ontario.

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August 17, 2001 Announces New CEO & President; Business Model Transition to Be Headed By Experienced Technology Executive

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ —, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BIGR – news) the definitive online Bingo portal, today announced that Tarrnie M. Williams has accepted the position of interim President and CEO of the company effective Monday, August 20th, 2001. accepted Shane Murphy’s resignation as Chairman, President and CEO and would like to thank Mr. Murphy for naming Mr. Williams as his successor and for his significant contribution in building into the leading free bingo site on the Internet.

Mr. Williams has extensive experience in managing public technology companies. He is the founder and President of Tarpen Research Corporation, a private holding and consulting company instrumental in the launch of several technology companies including Distinctive Software Inc., Murex International Corporation, and InMedia Presentations Inc. Mr. Williams also served as President & CEO of Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc., North America’s largest developer of Interactive software.

Mr. Williams currently serves as Director of YMBiosciences Inc., Blue Zone Productions Inc., Appareo Software Inc. and several other private corporations, and has been an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia, since 1993.

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