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Bally Technologies provides initial order to Seminole Tribe

28 Jan 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino management systems and networked solutions for the global gaming industry, today announced that it has signed a three-year operating agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to provide an initial order of 2,000 new Class III gaming machines for the Seminole's seven casinos in Florida.

Bally's agreement is part of the Seminole Tribe's initial Class III gaming machine order following the Monday, January 7, 2008, approval of a new compact between the U.S. Department of the Interior and Florida Governor Charlie Crist that allows Las Vegas-style slot machines and card games at the Seminole's gaming facilities in Tampa, Hollywood, Immokalee, Coconut Creek, Brighton, and Big Cypress.

"Bally has been a key strategic partner of the Seminole Tribe for a number of years," said James Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Seminole Gaming. "We have been impressed with Bally's momentum in both games and systems and are pleased they will be playing an important part in our introduction of Las Vegas-style slot machines with the placement of an initial order of 2,000 games."

"We are honored to be a part of this historic moment for the Seminole Tribe of Florida as they move to a Class III, Las Vegas-style gaming model," said Richard M. Haddrill, Chief Executive Officer of Bally Technologies. "Bally has been providing Class II games for the past five years now through our subsidiary, Sierra Design Group, and we are also providing casino management system technology including our iVIEW(TM) interactive player display. This has been a successful collaboration that we only see continuing to evolve and prosper as the Tribe implements our newest and most exciting Class III games throughout its world-class casinos."

Players at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood will be the first to play Bally's Class III games beginning at 11:30 am EST on Monday, January 28. Bally is providing an array of high-performing video and stepper games, including Golden Monkey(TM), a popular five-reel, 25-line video slot; Hot Shot Progressive(TM); Quick Hit Platinum(TM) multi-level progressive; and the Company's Millionaire Sevens(TM) multi-level progressive.

 
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