Issue 314
September 18 - September 24, 2006
Volume 6
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Bally Technologies Signs Contracts With 13 Locations

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Sycuan Tribe Considers Second Casino

As Reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune

DEHESA, California � "The Sycuan Indian band might someday build a second large casino in East County.

"Under a provision that the tribe negotiated into its amended, 5,000-slot compact with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sycuan could open a second casino on 1,600 acres of adjacent land – including the golf course – that the tribe has purchased but is not part of its reservation.

"…Sycuan already operates one of California's largest casinos, with 2,000 slot machines, on its reservation, three miles east of Sycuan Golf Resort. Its amended compact, allowing up to 5,000 slots, was one of six tribal-state accords that the Legislature left unratified when it adjourned Aug. 31.

"Five of those compacts on hold are revised deals providing expansions for Southern California tribes with already-large casinos; a sixth would offer a Northern California tribe its first foray into gambling. All are expected to be considered when the Legislature reconvenes in January…"

Bally Technologies Signs Contracts With 13 Locations

Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) announced today its Bally Table Management Systems (TMS) division has signed 13 separate contracts to install TableView(TM), a touch-screen table management and player-tracking system designed to increase casino pit automation.

Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City; Radisson Ambassador Plaza Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis, Hollywood Casino in Tunica and Boomtown Biloxi Casino in Mississippi; Greektown Casino in Detroit; Flamingo Laughlin; Arizona Charlie's East and West locations in Las Vegas; Eldorado Resort Casino and Sam's Town Shreveport in Louisiana; Stratosphere Las Vegas Hotel and Casino and French Lick Resort & Casino in Indiana have all recently signed Bally TMS contracts to install TableView technology on their casino floors. Most of the 13 locations have already gone live or are scheduled to go live on or before the end of this calendar year.

Bally has been successful in developing a broadened TMS portfolio to provide technology for both base-level and enhanced pit automation. TableView is designed to allow easy touch-screen access to enter real-time player ratings, requests for chip fills and credits, enter table closers as well as issue customer comps and markers.

"We are excited to see the product acceptance and performance that TableView has gained over the past year in particular," said Tom Doyle, Vice President of Systems Product Management for Bally. "This system was designed with the pit boss in mind. TableView eliminates the hassle and delays of entering and updating ratings in the casino management system, virtually creating a paperless process on the floor. TableView carries the analysis and player-tracking technology that is needed to effectively manage tables while creating an improved automated environment."

Recognized as the industry systems leader with more than 345,000 machines and 625 casino, bingo, Class II, central determination and lottery locations worldwide -- including more than 165 locations currently running Bally eTICKET(TM) on more than 178,000 slot machines -- the Bally Technologies systems product line offers slot machine cash monitoring, table management, cashless, accounting, security, maintenance, marketing, promotional and bonusing capabilities, enabling operators to accurately analyze performance and accountability while providing an enhanced level of customer service.

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