FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20th, 2005

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Gaming Control Board Posts Supplier Application Forms, Instructions

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today published application forms for people and companies interested in becoming licensed suppliers of gaming equipment in Pennsylvania. The forms, as well as instructions for submitting them, are available on the Board’s Web site, www.pgcb.state.pa.us, under “Licensure.”

Under Act 71 of 2004, operators of gaming facilities in Pennsylvania must purchase gaming equipment from licensed suppliers.

All applications for supplier licenses must be postmarked no later than Tuesday Feb. 28, 2006.

Under a policy approved by the Gaming Board at its Dec. 15, 2005, meeting, no supplier license will be issued until the question of whether to license suppliers statewide or by region is resolved. Application forms will contain a notice that the Board has not yet determined whether suppliers will be licensed on a statewide or regional basis and that it reserves the right to approve and issue supplier licenses on either basis.