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Aristocrat Awarded Boyd Gaming Games Contract

14 May 2002

LAS VEGAS – (Press Release) -- Leading game and system manufacturer Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. announced today a long-term agreement with Boyd Gaming to supply a substantial quantity of Aristocrat video and stepper gaming machines to 12 of the Company's properties.

Boyd Gaming properties that will feature the new Aristocrat games include Stardust Resort and Casino, Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, California Hotel & Casino, Fremont Hotel & Casino and Main Street Station Hotel, Casino, and Brewery all in Las Vegas, NV; Eldorado Casino and Jokers Wild Casino in Henderson, NV; Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica, MS; Delta Downs Race Track & Casino, Vinton, LA; Treasure Chest Casino, Kenner, LA; Blue Chip Hotel & Casino, Michigan City, IN; and Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino, East Peoria, IL.

Aristocrat President Mark Newburg said, "For 50 years, Aristocrat has created games people want to play. With our recent entry into the US market, casinos in this country have been getting their first taste of customer reaction to Aristocrat's games. We are delighted with the warm reception we have received thus far, and are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with a company of such distinction as Boyd Gaming. We know that this partnership will be beneficial for both Aristocrat and Boyd, but most importantly, for Boyd customers."

Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming Executive Vice President and COO said, "Over the last year or so, we have seen the increasing popularity of Aristocrat games in all of our properties. This agreement ensures that we will maintain a competitive advantage by continuing to offer the types games our players love to play. We are pleased to partner with Aristocrat in bringing the very latest games to our customers."

Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global gaming leader Aristocrat Leisure Limited, is responsible for all North and South American operations from its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. With its acquisition of Casino Data Systems in June 2001, Aristocrat now employs a staff of more than 600 and offers a diversified product line that reaches into virtually all facets of the casino floor. In addition to both video and stepper slots, the company provides casino management systems, multi-site progressive (MSP) systems, progressive jackpot meters and customized overhead sign packages.

From its worldwide headquarters in Sydney, Australia, Aristocrat pioneered the gaming industry move to video slot technology and continues to demonstrate its mastery of games with higher player appeal in more than 30 countries. The company employs more than 2,400 people across the globe and draws annual revenues in excess of AUD $700 million.

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