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SOURCE 500.com Limited
SHENZHEN, China, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) ("500.com" or the "Company"), a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, today announced that Mr. Anthony Liu will resign from his post as Chief Risk Officer and Investor Relations Director effective July 14, 2014. Mr. Liu will pursue other professional opportunities. 500.com has begun a search for Mr. Liu's replacement.
"I want to express my gratitude to Mr. Liu for his extraordinary contributions to the Company over the past three years," commented Mr. Man San Law, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 500.com. "Mr. Liu has been a valued colleague and was instrumental in bringing our financial controls up to global standards during the Company's IPO process. We wish Mr. Liu all the best in his future endeavors."
About 500.com Limited
500.com Limited (NYSE: WBAI) is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. 500.com was among the first companies to provide online lottery services in China, and is one of two entities that have been approved by the Ministry of Finance to provide online lottery sales services on behalf of the China Sports Lottery Administration Center, which is the government authority that is in charge of the issuance and sale of sports lottery products in China. According to iResearch, the Company had the largest market share among online lottery service providers for the first six months of 2013, in terms of the total purchase amount of sports lottery products.
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