London - 1 June 2004 - NetBenefit, the UK's leading web hosting and domain name management company, today announced that it is working with Cyberdyne Entertainment Limited, operator of Lottery Universe, a UK-based online lottery betting service, by providing a dedicated web hosting service in order to further develop its online gaming presence in the UK.
Lottery Universe offers UK customers the ability to bet on the outcomes of US lottery games by placing orders online. The company has chosen NetBenefit's dedicated server solution that provides greater bandwidth, allowing more customers to access the website and place orders.
On the back of the recent boom in Internet gambling, Lottery Universe has undergone massive 300 per cent growth in the last 12 months, with over a thousand customers being added every two weeks. Lottery Universe has over 25,000 customers in the UK, and the website is receiving between 80,000 - 100,000 hits per day.
With this rapid growth in customers Lottery Universe has chosen a dedicated server solution that places a high priority on the security and reliability of the website. The company is assigned a dedicated account manager available to give advice and solve any technical problems that may arise.
Wayne Krouse, Director at Cyberdyne Entertainment Ltd, said: 'Having the dedicated server in place, hosted on a world-class network that is monitored 24 x 7, will undoubtedly enhance the performance, power and reliability of Lottery Universe. This is extremely important to online businesses because we rely on people accessing our website much like a shop relies on being able to open its doors every morning. Thanks to NetBenefit's reliable dedicated hosting solution, and the capacity that has provided us, we can continue to develop our business in the UK.'
Rodger Armstrong, Sales and Marketing Director at NetBenefit, commented: 'Lottery Universe is an exciting and innovative online gaming company who understand the importance of strong and reliable web hosting for companies involved in e-commerce. The dedicated server solution Lottery Universe has implemented will ensure its customers can have confidence in the reliability and security of the site.'
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Cyberdyne Entertainment Ltd.
Cyberdyne Entertainment Ltd, is headquartered in Bristol, UK. Lottery Universe is independent and not affiliated with the Multi State Lottery Association, Powerball, Texas Lotto, Mega Millions, Florida Lotto, California Lottery, and Super Lotto Plus.
About NetBenefit plc
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