June 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 Supplier Regulations

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today voted unanimously to approve regulations governing suppliers of slot machines and associated equipment in the Commonwealth. Under these regulations, suppliers will operate on a statewide basis.

"This is a major step forward for gaming in Pennsylvania," said Chairman Tad Decker. "Act 71 requires that suppliers and manufacturers of gaming equipment be licensed for at least 90 days before we can issue any operator licenses. Adopting these regulations keeps us on target for awarding our first operator licenses - the conditional Category 1 licenses for tracks -- in September 2006.

"Supplier regulations have been a difficult issue for this Board, but I want to commend all of my colleagues here for their patience and diligence as we worked to resolve this issue," Decker added.

Separately, the Board approved four additional sets of final temporary regulations: Emergency Board Orders; Labor Organizations; Employee Status Reports; and Omnibus Regulation Changes. The Board also adopted a series of technical amendments to existing regulations.

The regulations are available on the Board's Web site, Click on "Regulations" and "Final Regulations" to view them.

Under Act 71 of 2004, the Gaming Control Board is responsible for licensing 14 slots-gaming facilities across the state, including seven at licensed horse-racing tracks, five standalone locations and two resort locations.