Couple Wins Seats on PartyPoker Cruise - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

GIBRALTAR – This isn't Kansasanymore! That's what Sam and Janice Marsh will be saying while enjoying thetropical sun in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands after each of them wonseparate entries on the same day, beating thousands of players in twodifferent types of games to win seats on the PartyPoker Million V cruiseMarch 19-26, aboard the luxurious Holland America's ms Westerdam.

Sam, 53, and Janice, 52, have been married for 34 years and raise cattleon their farm in the remote town of Columbus, Kansas. Janice qualified for a$55,000 tournament on the 9th January through PartyBingo.com after a stringof wins in recent months made her top of a leaderboard of thousands. Samqualified on the same day for the $5-million poker event, the world's largestlimit Texas Hold'em tournament, after investing just $5! Both will receivepackages, worth $13,500 each, for two people - so they will be taking othermembers of their family.

More remarkably, the Marsh's accomplished the feat while sharing onecomputer at home between them.

"Janice plays bingo a lot and I get online to play poker whenever I canget her off the computer!" said Sam, a local attorney. "Janice got a call inthe morning saying she'd won a place on the cruise and I said to her: 'I'mgoing to win a place, too.' "

Later that night, an excited Sam woke Janice to tell her that he'dachieved his goal. Shortly thereafter they called daughter Shelley andhusband Heath, who live in Arkansas, to invite them aboard.

"Nothing like this has ever happened to us before," said Janice. "I can'twait; it's unreal. We went on a cruise around the Caribbean in 1996, butotherwise we haven't ever been abroad and have never used our passports. Mydream vacation was to take my family on a cruise."

Janice, who describes herself as a true bingo enthusiast, has playedonline since October 2004. "I love the fact that you can chat with peopleonline and make some really good friends. Through online bingo, I've learneda lot about other countries. I play every day."

In contrast, husband Sam, has also been playing online since October2004, doesn't play poker all that frequently. "I'm tickled to death bywinning - I don't rate myself as much of a player, but the way I see it, I'mgoing to be playing the only game where you can play pros and have the chanceof winning. I aim to stay focused and, hopefully, I'll get a bit lucky," hesaid.

PartyPoker.com spokesman Warren Lush said: "This is the first time acouple have both qualified for an event on the same day and we're very muchlooking forward to welcoming them aboard."

"Some people are luckier than others, but it is not normally us!" notesJanice. "With millions of dollars up for grabs, it's a question of how longcan our luck hold out!"

Launched in August 2001, PartyPoker.com is the world's largestmulti-player poker room offering players a safe, secure and friendlyenvironment to play poker. With millions of satisfied users, PartyPoker.comis the market leader in the popular and fast growing online poker gamesmarket. PartyPoker.com is licensed and regulated by the Government ofGibraltar. Parent company PartyGaming Plc (LSE: PRTY) is listed on the LondonStock Exchange.

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