February 14th, 2005


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 Chairman Responds To Confusion Created By Inquirer Article

HARRISBURG: Thomas A. Decker, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, today issued the following statement clarifying the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Feb. 12 article “Slot-Machine Distributor Is Named”.

“The Inquirer’s story has created some confusion by suggesting that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has issued a license to distribute gaming equipment to a company called Keystone Gaming Machines.

“To date, the Board has met three times and has not issued any license whatsoever. In fact, we have not yet approved a process by which companies can apply for a license.

“Once that process is approved, the Board will consider all license applications that come before it. Part of that process will include a rigorous background investigation of all parties involved in an application to determine their suitability to distribute gaming equipment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”