GIG’S DEAL WITH SPORTINGBET RENEWED
GIG'S DEAL WITH SPORTINGBET RENEWED Fixed monthly fee arrangement to be extended Interactive Systems Worldwide, Inc. has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Global Interactive Gaming Limited (GIG), has reached an agreement in principle with Sportingbet plc, to extend its fixed monthly fee arrangement for in-game sport betting services rendered. The original contractual agreement, which specified a revenue share arrangement between the companies, was amended in May 2007 to provide fixed monthly fees to GIG. Although this expired on November 1, 2007, both companies continued to operate under the amended terms while negotiating an extension. The new agreement specifies that GIG's monthly revenue would be determined by the larger of a revenue share percentage and a new minimum monthly guarantee. This combination of revenue share coupled with a minimum monthly guarantee will result in significantly higher monthly fees to GIG than the current agreement, and when signed, will be made effective retroactively to February 1, 2008. The companies expect the formal extension to be signed in the next few weeks. It is also anticipated that the new agreement will be renegotiated and extended again, prior to the new professional football season that starts in August 2008. Bernard Albanese, the CEO of Interactive Systems Worldwide, made the announcement, commenting that: "We are very pleased with this agreement to extend the contract. It shows that Sportingbet is pleased with the growth in revenue from the service we've provided them during the last year, and that they are optimistic regarding its future growth. "In addition, the extension will provide the company with a much-needed increased level of stable cash flow. It is expected that the anticipated cash receipts will allow GIG to be cash flow positive on a go-forward basis. This is the first time that GIG has been able to achieve this milestone."