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Indian Cricketer Dinesh Karthik joins hand with BLITZPOKER for Blitz Premier League

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Toronto, ON – September 25th, 2020 i3 Interactive Inc.(“i3 Interactive” or (the “Company”) (CSE:BETS) (FRA: F0O3) is pleased to report that “BLITZPOKER”, the Indian poker brand presently known as FTR Poker, and which the Company is in the midst of acquiring interests in pursuant to the terms outlined in the previously announced press release on August 10, 2020, is participating in the ongoing cricket carnival in India, alongside its partner Dan Bilzerian (“Bilzerian”). BLITZPOKER, Bilzerian’s official poker room, has joined hands with renowned Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik to launch the Blitz Premier League (“BPL”). Dinesh Karthik, the face of BPL, is an ace wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian cricket team and the current captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing IPL 2020.  Dinesh Karthik made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 2004 and went on to become the highest scorer for Team India in the 2007 England Test series, helping India to win the Test series in England after 21 years. 

Aimed at blending the love for poker with cricket to build an unparalleled excitement among Indian fans – BPL, an online poker tournament commenced on September 21st, 2020. The 45-day event will witness a roll out of exciting tourneys and giveaways worth INR 50 Lacs for both new and existing BLITZPOKER players. BPL is organized by BLITZPOKER to welcome new players from across India. Interestingly, online gaming is receiving an overwhelming response from tier-II cities, contrary to popular belief that it is only a metropolitan phenomenon. The key driver of the market volume is the proliferation of low-cost smartphones amongst both urban and rural populations. 

Blitz Premier League, aka, BPL will host daily BPL Striker tournaments worth INR 75,000 prize pool. Players can participate in the tournament with a buy-in (investment) of only INR 110. 

Commenting on their partnership with Dinesh Karthik, internet royalty, Dan Bilzerian said, “It is absolutely thrilling to have a cricketer of Dinesh Karthik’s caliber join our ranks for this upcoming tournament. I would like to welcome him to the party and we are quite excited about this collaboration. I would also like to wish him the best for all his upcoming matches as he leads his team. Mr. Karthik personifies the hard work and dedication needed to master the game of poker.” Further commenting on the tournament, Bilzerian said, “Blitz Premier League is our way of celebrating India’s passion for cricket while also celebrating the game of skill, i.e. poker. We look forward to, once again, witnessing the passion and love for the game of poker that we’ve come to expect from the Indian poker community.”  

Talking about his association with Blitz Premier League, Dinesh Karthik said, “Like cricket, poker requires a particular set of skills. These skills require a lot of dedication, hard work and practice to master. Blitz Premier League is a unique online poker tournament which will definitely excite the poker fans. My partnership with BLITZPOKER is my way of extending my support towards the game, and my respect for the players.” 

All new members joining during this period will also stand to benefit from exciting offers on their first deposits. New users on the app will get a free ticket to the INR 75K GTD daily BPL Striker tournament. Participants can register for the Blitz Premier League on www.blitzpoker.com, and the format of the game will be Texas Hold’em. 

Key highlights of the Blitz Premier League: 

  • Blitz Premier League offers giveaways and tournaments worth INR 50 Lacs. 
  • The Series will feature an INR 75,000 daily prize pool tournament BPL Striker starting from 21st September 2020.
  • During the Blitz Premier League, new users who sign up on BLITZPOKER.COM will get a free ticket to the 75K GTD daily BPL Striker Tournament
  • 5 lucky winners will get free merchandise every day from the BLITZPOKER team.

Blitz Premier League also includes BPL Bonanza wherein players get a chance to win endless merchandise, claim amazing deposit offers and an exciting deal for all new sign-ups during this cricket season. 

Blitz Premier League will run every night at 8:30PM IST on the BLITZPOKER platform. To know more about the terms and conditions of the Blitz Premier League, please visit www.blitzpoker.com  and follow @blitzpokerofficial on Instagram.

ABOUT I3 INTERACTIVE INC. 

The Company is in the business of providing customers with an online and mobile gaming platform which will provide sports fans worldwide with a unique and highly-engaging social gaming product, and sports betting and casino product offering. In an effort to break into the various emerging global markets, i3 has secured partnerships with key industry contacts, including Dan Bilzerian, an internationally renowned and widely respected social media celebrity with over 50 million social media followers.  

For additional information on the Company:

Chris Neville

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: (902) 240-4221

Email: Chris@i3company.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws.  Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of  words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “likely” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to the Company’s plans with respect to expected various give-away prizes and offers to new members participating in the BPL. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: the costs of compliance with and the risk of liability imposed under the laws in which the Company is operating or will operate under including gambling laws and regulations, sports betting laws and regulations and mobile or online gambling and sports betting laws and regulations; negative changes in the political environment or in the regulation of mobile and online sports betting or gambling and the Company’s business in the United States and India; risks relating to COVID-19; negative shifts in public opinion and perception of the gambling industry; significant competition in the industry; risks relating to rising energy costs; risks of product liability and other safety-related liability as a result of usage of the Company’s planned gambling and betting products; loss of intellectual property rights or protections; cybersecurity risks; constraints on marketing products; fraudulent activity by employees, contractors and consultants; tax and insurance related risks, risk of litigation, and the Company’s ability to provide certain giveaway prizes and offers. 

Global online poker platform, BLITZPOKER, gains immediate traction

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Toronto, ON – August 20th, 2020 – i3 Interactive Inc.(“i3 Interactive” or the “Company”) (CSE: BETS) (FRA: F0O3),  is pleased to announce that the Indian poker brand, FTR Poker, which the Company is in the midst of acquiring interests in pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement (“Definitive Agreement”) outlined in the previously announced press release on August 10, 2020, is gaining traction in India (the “Proposed Acquisition”). Upon completion of the Proposed Acquisition, the Company intends to operate under a new identity, BLITZPOKER.  

Following the Proposed Acquisition, BLITZPOKER will run on one of the largest networks in India, a network with over a million registrations and over 75,000 active users.  The imminent acquisition of this well-known brand, that has been in the market for close to 5 years, generates excitement for Company as this asset offers great potential for exponential growth. 

BLITZPOKER has grown over 5 times in net profit within the last 12 months and with the popularly known ‘King of Instagram’ Dan Bilzerian’s (“Mr. Bilzerian”) involvement, the Company anticipates further growth. CEO Chris Neville said “In India, Dan Bilzerian has over 7 million social media followers and over the weekend we launched his first marketing initiative where blitzpoker.com plans to host the largest free to enter poker tournament with the largest prize pool ever to be offered in India.   BLITZPOKER has been growing at 30-40% per month in the last quarter and has added 40,000 new customers.  This type of growth is unheard of without 7-8 figure marketing spends” said Neville.   The CEO also said “We are hopeful that Dan’s influence and brand will allow the company to grow into one of the biggest international gambling companies before 2021-2022.” 

Mr. Bilzerian, said, “On my last visit to India I saw a lot of potential for poker to grow in India as a game. The entrance of BLITZPOKER in the country is a sign of confidence in that belief. I’m looking forward to the response of the Indian poker player community in India.”  

In addition to Mr. Bilzerian, top celebrities including Disha Patni, Malaika Arora, Neha Sharma, and Mouni Roy, who have impressive Instagram followings of 38.1 million, 11.2 million, 10.8 million, and 13.6 million, respectively, have all recently posted promotional posts for BLITZPOKER. The Company has engaged over 50 celebrity and influencer personalities, bringing BLITZPOKER to the attention of approximately 110 million Instagram followers. With the addition of Mr. Bilzerian’s notable audience, the Company is able to bring its reach to over 142 million on the Instagram platform alone. 

BLITZPOKER will provide a variety of games for both professional and recreational players is offered with the brand featuring several zero buy-in tournaments and special bonuses and weekly giveaways for first time players.

 ABOUT I3 INTERACTIVE INC. 

The Company is in the business of providing customers with an online and mobile gaming platform which will provide sports fans worldwide with a unique and highly-engaging social gaming product, and sports betting and casino product offering. In an effort to break into the various emerging global markets, i3 has secured partnerships with key industry contacts, including Dan Bilzerian, an internationally renowned and widely respected social media celebrity with over 50 million social media followers.  

For additional information on the Company:

Chris Neville

Chief Executive Officer

Tel: (902) 240-4221

Email: Chris@i3company.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws.  Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of  words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “likely” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release include statements relating to the projections for growth in the Indian online gaming market, the Company’s ability to close the Proposed Acquisition and re-launch FTR Poker as Blitzbet, the projections for growth in Blitzpoker’s profit, the Company’s anticipation regarding the Company becoming the biggest international gambling company before 2021-2022, Mr. Bilzerian’s ability to generate traction with players and fans, the Company’s projections for growth in the Indian market, and the Company’s plans to feature zero buy-in tournaments and the offering of special bonuses. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, (i) the costs of compliance with and the risk of liability imposed under the laws of the jurisdictions in which the Company is operating or will operate (the “Operating Jurisdictions”) including gambling laws and regulations, sports betting laws and regulations and mobile or online gambling and sports betting laws and regulations, (ii) negative changes in the political environment or in the regulation of mobile and online sports betting or gambling and the Company’s business in the Operating Jurisdictions, (iii) risks relating to COVID-19 (iv) negative shifts in public opinion and perception of the gambling industry, (v) significant competition in the industry, (vi) risks of product liability and other safety-related liability as a result of usage of the Company’s planned gambling and betting products, (vii) loss of intellectual property rights or protections, (viii) cybersecurity risks, (ix) constraints on marketing products,(x) fraudulent activity by employees, and (xi) risk of litigation. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Readers are further cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such forward-looking statements (including, but not limited to, the assumption that (i) the Company will be able to execute on its business plan as anticipated, including its ability to maintain a relationship with Dan Bilzerian, (ii) the Company’s financial condition and development plans do not change as a result of unforeseen events, (iii) there will continue to be a demand, and market opportunity, for the Company’s product offerings, (iv) the Company will be able to establish, preserve and develop its brand, and attract and retain required personnel, and (v) current and future economic conditions will neither affect the business and operations of the Company nor the Company’s ability to capitalize on anticipated business opportunities) although considered reasonable by management of the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and result in actual results differing materially from those anticipated, and as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made as of the date of this press release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements, forward-looking financial information and other metrics presented herein are not intended as guidance or projections for the periods referenced herein or any future periods, and in particular, past performance is not an indicator of future results and the results of the Company in this press release may not be indicative of, and are not an estimate, forecast or projection of the Company’s future results. Forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.