NEW! CASUAL GAMERS CAN NOW WIN GUARANTEED CASH PRIZES releases first for the casual gaming industry

WALTHAM, Mass. - July 28, 2011 -, part of the Lycos Network and the web's premier destination for free online "game shows" offering real cash prizes, has distinguished themselves even more by announcing the release of the all-new Countdown to Ca$h.

How does Countdown to Ca$h work? A special meter keeps track of how many games a Gamesville member has played in the last month. When a member plays enough games to unlock a given prize (ranging from $5 - $100) they can claim their winnings during their unique two-day claim window. Each month, new prizes are added and there's a new opportunity to claim a prize.

" already awards more cash prizes to more people than anyone else," says Chris Cummings, Director of Product Management for Lycos. "With Countdown to Ca$h, it's no longer a matter of 'if' you'll win a prize; it's just a matter of 'when'."

In addition to Countdown to Ca$h, Gamesville offers many free games with progressive jackpots, instant wins, and a variety of special sweepstakes. In May, Gamesville debuted a re-imagined version of Frantic Fish®, their free, massively multi-player free bingo game with chat and prizes.

About Gamesville specializes in massively multi-player online game shows. Like TV game shows, Gamesville game shows are free to play, award winners prizes, and are supported by sponsors. But unlike TV, where only a handful of people play while the rest of the world watches, at Gamesville everyone plays to win.

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.

Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.

Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions

Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.

Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.

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Date: 2011-07-28