Optimal Payments Forms Partnership with Javien Digital Payment Solutions


Montreal, Quebec and McLean, Virginia - January 30, 2007 - Optimal Payments Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Optimal Group Inc. (NASDAQ: OPMR) today announced a strategic relationship with Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Inc., a leading commerce provider to the digital content industry.

Optimal Payments' payment gateway has been integrated into Javien's content commerce platform which provides digital content merchants with a seamless and comprehensive solution for selling their content online. The combination of Javien's hosted ASP e-commerce solution, specialized order management and fulfillment technology with Optimal Payments multi-currency payment gateway provides merchants with all of the tools necessary to succeed in selling digital content online.

"We are truly excited about combining our payment processing services with Javien's digital content commerce solution," said Doug Lewin, President of Optimal Payments. "Together, Optimal Payments and Javien are able to provide the digital content industry with a complete high-performance solution. Javien's product and reputation as a leader in this industry enhances our global micro-payments offering."

"The digital content market is one of the fastest growing segments in online and mobile sales requiring a total commerce solution," said Leslie Poole, Chief Executive Officer of Javien. "Optimal Payments brings their international banking relationships and expertise in risk management and card-not-present payment processing to our platform which enables us to offer our clients a solution that aims to exceed their expectations."

About Optimal Payments Inc.
Optimal Payments, with operations throughout North America and in the United Kingdom, processes credit card payments for Internet businesses, mail-order/telephone-order and retail point-of-sale merchants, and processes electronic checks and direct debits online and by phone. For more information about Optimal Payments, please visit the Company's website at www.optimalpayments.com.

Doug Lewin
President
Optimal Payments Inc.
(514) 380-2701
doug@optimalpayments.com

About Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Inc.
Javien Digital Payment Solutions (www.javien.com), headquartered in McLean, Virginia, delivers the next-generation e-commerce management platform to content providers for driving online sales. Offered primarily as an ASP-hosted service, Javien's technology helps digital content providers successfully deploy and manage subscriptions, pay-per-view and downloads. Companies can offer customers a variety of payment options. And its patent-pending micro payment aggregation engine helps minimize transaction fees for small transactions. Javien is a leading provider of digital content sales technology with such notable customers including MTV Networks, Trans World Entertainment, Ruckus Network, MusicNet, iMesh, Bearshare, SNOCAP, Forbes.com and Thomson. Javien is backed by K&K Capital Group, which ranks among the most significant financial groups in the Czech Republic. K&K Capital Group manages assets of $2 billion and employs more than 7,000 people. K&K Capital Group's portfolio includes more than 20 companies around the world.

Contact: Linda Hagopian
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Javien Digital Payment Solutions, Inc.
1616 Anderson Road, Suite 206
McLean, VA 22120
(703) 286-0778
linda@javien.com

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