Absolute Poker Launches Citadel's Instant Internet Banking

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 28 /CNW/ - ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. ("ESI")
(TSX:ESY) today announced that Citadel Commerce, a wholly owned subsidiary,
has contracted to provide its Instant Internet Banking service to
    Under the terms of the agreement, the Tokwiro-owned online poker room
Absolute Poker has commenced using Citadel's white label payment service under
the name 'Fast Bank Transfer' to provide low cost instant online bank
transfers to its players in more than 40 countries, excluding the USA.
    Michael Meeks, President of ESI and Citadel said, "We are delighted to be
working with Absolute Poker, a well-established name in online gaming and one
of the top ten online poker rooms in the business. Our Internet banking
solution provides their players with an alternative to credit and debit cards,
and is a cost effective international payment solution which no other payment
processor or bank can offer."
    Paul Leggett, Chief Operating Officer for Tokwiro, added, "Ultimately,
our aim is to improve the player experience at Absolute Poker, and the
immediacy of Fast Bank Transfer will impress our players with how quick, easy
and secure payments can be made."
    Fast Bank Transfer allows players to pay instantly for purchased items
through their internet bank account and reconciles a large network of
international bank accounts and currencies.

    About ESI Entertainment Systems Inc.

    ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. (TSX: ESY) is a payment technology and
service provider to online and offline companies requiring localized low cost
bill collection and payment services.

    About Absolute Poker

    Absolute Poker is dedicated to providing players from around the world
with an online poker game experience that is second to none. Players worldwide
can access Absolute Poker online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC or
Mac and experience the best multi-player game online poker has to offer.
Absolute Poker is committed to remaining the most trusted and best online
poker experience, created by poker players for poker players.

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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