888 to implement Citadel's Instant Internet Banking

    BURNABY, BC, Sept. 16 /CNW/ - ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. ("ESI")
(TSX:ESY) a leading provider of secure payment processing services to
international e-commerce industries, today announced that its wholly owned
subsidiary, Citadel Commerce Corp., has commenced processing Instant Internet
Banking transactions for 888 Holdings plc, owner and operator of 888.com
    Instant Internet Banking is a new payment solution that provides the
capability for international consumers to securely pay for purchased items
using their Internet bank account. This is accomplished by the consumer
logging into their own Internet Banking system and securely initiating a
payment directly to a Citadel owned bank account. Payments can be made via
Citadel's fully automated Payment Assistant, by the consumer manually logging
into their bank account and pushing funds to Citadel, or by depositing cash at
local bank branches.
    Citadel's Internet Banking solution is a low cost alternative payment
solution that supports an international base of banks without relying on
traditional banking infrastructure. It encompasses a white labeled payment
interface that can be easily and rapidly integrated directly into merchant
sites, along with a sophisticated fully automated backend that supports and
reconciles a large network of international bank accounts, handles foreign
currencies, and supports international treasury management functions.
    "We have been testing Citadel's Instant Internet Bank Transfers with some
of our VIP customers, and they have found the system to be very effective and
easy to use", stated Gigi Levy, CEO of 888.com. "We expect to continue to
expand the rollout to more of our VIPs in additional countries, and we have
initiated efforts to fully integrate Instant Internet Banking into our main
cashier pages".
    "888.com has been an instrumental long term customer of Citadel, and we
are extremely pleased to launch Instant Internet Banking with their support",
stated Michael Meeks, President of ESI and Citadel Commerce. "888.com is
extremely sophisticated and experienced with their payment options, and with
their feedback we will continue to expand our banking network and enhance the

    About 888.com

    888.com is one of the world's leading online gaming entertainment
companies. It owns and operates various world-renowned websites, including
www.888.com, www.Casino-on-Net.com, www.pacificpoker.com, www.888ladies.com
and www.888sport.com.

    About ESI Entertainment Systems Inc.

    ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. provides products and services to the
international gaming and payment processing industries.

For further information:

For further information: ESI Entertainment Systems Inc., Tony Greening,
Chief Executive Officer, Telephone: (604) 299-6922, email: tgreening@esi.ca,
Web: www.esi.ca

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