Alliance Gaming Responds to Patent Infringement Complaint

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) – Alliance Gaming Corp. announced today that it believes the patent infringement complaint brought against the Company and its MindPlay business unit by Shuffle Master, Inc. is wholly without merit.

The Company firmly believes that the MP21™ system does not infringe any Shuffle Master patents. Furthermore, Alliance Gaming has numerous patents in this technological area, which protect its products. Accordingly, as it has in the past with Shuffle Master, the Company will vigorously defend against this and any other baseless actions brought against it.

Alliance Gaming is a diversified gaming company with headquarters in Las Vegas. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, distribution and operation of advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide, operates a gaming machine route in Louisiana and operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss.