Bubba Smith Tackles Online Gaming

11 March 1999
Last week, Starnet Communications introduced Larry Holmes as Internet gaming's second celebrity online casino partner. This week they've unveiled plans for "Bubba's Casino," a partnership with NFL All Pro Bubba Smith.

Starnet subsidiary World Gaming Services Inc. and Go Bet!, an interactive, marketing, entertainment and consulting company, have entered into an online gaming promotional agreement with the football and screen star.

"Our Internet gaming agreement with Mr. Smith is a natural extension of his outstanding pedigree in sports and entertainment," said Bret Conkin, Starnet's vice president of marketing. "We're very confident that bubbascasino.com will become one of the most exciting places to bet big on the net."

"I am genuinely excited with the opportunity of working with Bubba on this Internet Sportsbook and Casino site," said Anthony Sparango, president of Go Bet!. "Not only is Bubba a well-respected athlete, but his characters in film and television are always recognized and loved.

Smith's Internet gaming system will be operated by World Gaming, which holds a valid Virtual Gaming Permit in its domicile of Antigua. Bubba's Casino will feature over 20 casino games, a sportsbook with live odds provided from Las Vegas and Europe, and simulcast horse and dog racing.

The new site is expected to be operational by the end of March.