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Access Gaming Provides Lotto Games to Austria's Lottery on the Internet

19 September 2001

DUBLIN, Ireland –- (Press Release) –- Access Gaming Systems (Europe) Ltd. has delivered the "third pillar" of the Austrian Lottery's internet gaming portal, with the addition of 6/45 Lotto and Quicktip cash-based games to their existing interactive gaming system. The games were launched on September 17th.

The Lotto numbers are entered by the players over the internet, validated by The AGS System and passed in real-time to the Austrian Lotteries' central system. The development of the interface to the central system was a co-operation between AGS and Austrian Lottery's IT Department. The games were developed using the AGS Games Development Kit (GDK). A third game, "Lotto System", will be launched very soon.

This new application augments the overall offering which already includes 4 Casino Games (Roulette, Blackjack, Draw Poker and a Multi-Line Slot) and 8 Instant Games, comprising of "El Dorado", "Escalero", "Portobello", "CodeKnacker", "Keno", "Schatzinsel", "Penalty" and "GoldMine". Players pay using either a Pre-Paid Card or Credit Card.

According to Paul Barnes, AGS Vice President of Sales & Marketing, "Austrian Lotteries have once more broken the innovation barriers. They are now the first fully regulated gaming organisation to offer Casino Games, Instant Lottery Games and Draw Lottery Games on a single platform. Our back-end Application Programme Interface (API) allows us to link The AGS System to any lotto central system, including, with this launch, the Austrian's proprietary solution. We are very proud to be associated with this customer".

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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