St Minver selects Citadel for its Instant Internet Banking

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 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 contracted with St Minver Limited to
provide Instant Internet Banking.
    Instant Internet Banking is a revolutionary, low cost payment solution
that provides the capability for international consumers to instantly and
securely pay for purchased items using their internet bank account. The
service 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.
    With Instant Internet Banking the consumer downloads Citadel's
proprietary Payment Assistant and it is subsequently used to securely and
automatically complete the required data fields and to ensure the payment is
immediately credited.
    "Our diversity of international clients means that we have to provide
cutting edge payment solutions to allow their consumers in many countries to
be able to make immediate payments," stated Sean Randall, Operations Director
for St Minver. "Citadel's approach with this unique solution has meant that we
can rollout out this service quickly and easily for our clients and ultimately
assist in improving the player's experience".
    "We are very pleased to have formed a strategic relationship with St
Minver who have established themselves as the largest operator of European
gaming networks", said Michael Meeks, President, Citadel Commerce. "We feel
Instant Internet Banking provides an immediate and cost effective
international payment solution which no other payment processor or bank can
offer. We have been able to create a world class solution, and look forward to
working with St Minver to evolve the product to suit their growing business."

    About St Minver Limited

    St Minver is the operator of one of Europe's largest poker networks and
the world's biggest bingo network and is the leading supplier of fully-managed
'white label' gaming solutions to high profile partners, including Yahoo!
Games,, Virgin Games and Littlewoods. St Minver also partners
with major media groups in Spain, Scandinavia, Latin America, Russia and
Eastern Europe. Operating under a Gibraltar gaming license, St Minver manages
player liquidity, tournaments, customer service and promotions across a
European network of 96 poker, bingo and casino sites. St Minver is owned by
GTECH, a leading gaming technology and services company, providing innovative
technology, creative content, and superior service delivery.

    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.

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For further information: ESI Entertainment Systems Inc., Tony Greening,
Chief Executive Officer, Telephone: (604) 299-6922, email:,

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