February 28th, 2006


Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square
303 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101


Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Gaming Control Board Approves 6 Manufacturer Licenses

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

“These are the first licenses of any sort approved by the Board since we began work on the implementation of the Pennsylvania Race Horse Development and Gaming Act,” said Tad Decker, chairman of the Board. “This is a major step for expanded gaming in Pennsylvania.”

The Board approved the licenses for the following six companies:

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

The Gaming Control Board received 13 applications for manufacturer licenses for the first phase of applications. The Board will address the remaining seven companies from the first phase of applications at a later date.

The remaining applicants are:

    • Atronic Americas, LLC
    • Bally Gaming Inc.
    • GTECH Corp.
    • Spielo Manufacturing ULC
    • KONAMI Gaming Inc.
    • KONAMI Corp.
    • Shuffle Master 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.