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2002 - In The News

American Venture
WorldWinner: Not Your Daddy's Dot.Com
December 19, 2002
by J. Christian Phillips

The word dot.com is hard for most people to swallow without thinking of recent crashes, and lost money. But Worldwinner.com is putting together a profitable business together even in a down economy. With 3 rounds of funding under their belts, and an executive board of all-stars the little internet company that could is turning heads, and profits … more

Boston Globe
Killeen is named CEO of Internet gaming firm
December 19, 2002
by Hiawatha Bray

WorldWinner has partner relationships with two of the biggest Internet portals, Yahoo and Lycos. After becoming president of Terra Lycos's US operations in 2001, Killeen took note of the WorldWinner business model. ''I saw it and said, "This is a really interesting business proposition,''' Killeen said. ''It's a great business model.'' … more

Associated Press
December 18, 2002
by Justin Pope

Stephen Killeen, who recently stepped down as head of U.S. operations at Web portal Terra Lycos, is joining online gaming company WorldWinner.com, Inc. as president and chief executive officer, the company is announcing Thursday … more

The Fresno Bee
Game, net, match
Millions click their way to friendly competition on the Web.

November 14, 2002
by Don Mayhew

Experts say this explosive interest in games traditionally played with cards or on boards and tables is a natural evolution in the Internet's potential for offering convenience and building community … more

San Jose Mercury News
People on the Move
November 14, 2002
by Glenda Queensbury

Bob Kagle, a founding partner of Menlo Park-based Benchmark Capital and an early investor of eBay, joined the board of directors of WorldWinner, a Los Angeles provider of online skill tournaments for cash … more

Wall Street Journal Online
WorldWinner Wins $9.2 Million
November 14, 2002
by Jenny Reisinger

WorldWinner.com Inc., Los Angeles, completed a third round of funding worth $9.2 million. The round was led by Benchmark Capital and included previous investors Zero Stage Capital, HarbourVest Partners and CommonAngels … more

Gambling Magazine
Skill-based games growing in popularity
October 7, 2002

Online gambling in the US may have been dealt another blow with the passage of the Leach Bill through Congress, but there is another way to make money online by playing card games - although it's solitaire rather than blackjack … more

CNET
Gamers cash in at jackpot sites
October 4, 2002
by David Becker

Mary Dion has gotten used to the funny looks after new acquaintances ask her what she does for a living. Confusion and skepticism just come with the territory when you change your occupation from accountant to professional solitaire player … more

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