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Tattersall's starts Internet Casino with Access Gaming Systems (AGS) in Australia

27 Sep 2001

AUSTRALIA -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- (September 27, 2001) -- Tattersall's, ( the largest gaming operator in Australia, has launched their Internet Casino for both cash-based and play-for-fun gaming.

The software gaming platform, The AGS System, was delivered by Access Gaming Systems (Asia-Pacific) Ltd. ( .

The site has been approved in Tasmania by the Tasmanian Gaming Commission and is operated according to the strict regulations in force there.

Tattersall's Casino was briefly operational in Australian Capital Territory (ACT) in the Spring of 2000, but was forced to shut down when the Australian Federal Government instituted a one year Moratorium on internet gaming licenses.

The Virtual Casino offers both table games (Roulette, Blackjack, Draw Poker, Baccarat and Sic Bo) and 6 multi-featured Slot Machines (Diamond Mine, Hidden Treasure, Pharaoh's Treasure, Super 8, Tatt's Sports, UFO) written by third party games developers using Access's Games Development Kit (GDK).

According to Paul Barnes, AGS Vice President of Sales & Marketing, "Australia is currently the most highly regulated jurisdiction in the world for internet gaming with the most compliance related demands on operators and suppliers. AGS has had a long association with Tattersall's going back to 1996, and we are proud and honoured to be their supplier for their live casino site". Tattersall's gaming portal is found at

According to John Mortimore, Chief Executive Officer, "We have combined the high security of 'The AGS System' with sophisticated Player Location software to ensure that no players from jurisdictions where internet gambling is illegal can access the site. The AGS System gives us the power and integrity to operate within the strict guidelines of responsible gaming".

The AGS interactive gaming system is an extremely secure, scalable, robust and high performance transaction processing architecture for interactive gaming via the internet, interactive television and wireless networks. Access' interactive gaming system was the first internet gaming system in the world to be certified by a government gaming authority in a fully regulated jurisdiction (The Northern Territory Racing and Gaming Authority, Australia).

The AGS System has been licensed to major gaming operators in Australia, Austria, Germany, France, Holland, Norway and the United Kingdom. Access has more than 110 staff developing, supplying and servicing the on-line gaming industry.

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