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Bally Technologies, Fantasy Springs sign deal

12 Sep 2007

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) announced today that it has signed a comprehensive contract with Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., near Palm Springs to provide bonusing technology, a table games management solution and 2,000 iVIEW slot machine displays.

The iVIEW displays in all of the casino's slot machines will allow Fantasy Springs to offer its players Bally Power Winners(TM), a configurable random progressive jackpot technology that rewards players using their player's club cards. The iVIEW displays will also allow Fantasy Springs to become the first casino in the world to launch powercash, a patented technology that will change the way players access their funds on the casino floor.

The first product from a joint venture with Cash Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CKNN) and Scotch Twist, powercash will work with Fantasy Springs' Bally Power Bank(TM) technology to enable casino patrons to enroll in the casino player's club program and then be able to access funds from their desired credit, debit or checking accounts while sitting at the gaming device. Players will be able to request funds from the designated financial account, transfer those funds into their player's club account and then transfer down to the gaming device the amount of money that they want to use.

Additionally, Fantasy Springs has future plans to give its guests the ability to use their player's club card to make purchases in the retail shops, restaurants, spa, hotel, golf course and any of the entertainment facilities.

Fantasy Springs' contract with Bally also includes the TableView(TM) technology from Bally Table Management Systems (TMS(TM)), allowing the casino to utilize automated pit tracking at its 40 table games.

"When all of this advanced technology is rolled out in the fall timeframe, Fantasy Springs will have one of the most technologically advanced casino floors in the country," said Paul Ryan, General Manager of Fantasy Springs. "This means our players will have a new level of bonusing excitement available to them and a new way to manage their funds when they visit. This agreement with Bally is yet another indication of our commitment to upgrade our resort for the benefit of our players."

"Adding powercash to the growing list of functionality on our iVIEW displays is an important step forward for our Systems division and our commitment to offer networked floor solutions today," said Tom Doyle, Vice President of Product Management for Bally Systems. "The progressive management team at Fantasy Springs recognizes the player benefits of Power Winners and the operational efficiencies products like TableView and powercash bring to the property."

 
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