FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19th, 2006

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 Approves 3 Manufacturer Licenses

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today voted unanimously to award licenses to three companies that filed applications to be manufacturers of slot machines and associated equipment.

All three licenses are subject to a series of 40 conditions set by the Board to ensure that the requirements of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act and Board regulations are met.

“Building on the six manufacturer licenses awarded in February, these licenses are another major step forward for expanded gaming in Pennsylvania,” said Tad Decker, chairman of the Board.
The Board today approved licenses for:

    • Atronic Americas, LLC
    • KONAMI Gaming Inc.
    • Shuffle Master Inc.

At its Feb. 28, 2006, meeting, the Board approved the licenses for these companies:

    • Aristocrat Technologies, Inc.
    • Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty. Ltd.
    • IGT
    • NRT Technology Corp.
    • Western Money Systems
    • WMS Gaming, Inc.

Under the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act, also known as Act 71 of 2004, the Board is responsible for licensing 14 gaming facilities across the state and ensuring the integrity of the acquisition and operation of slot machines and associated equipment. The Board has jurisdiction over every aspect of the authorization and operation of slot machines in the Commonwealth.