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Aristocrat Awarded Contract for Peninsula Gaming Properties

16 October 2002

LAS VEGAS--(Press Release)-- Aristocrat Technologies Inc., has been awarded a contract for installation of its OASIS casino management system at Peninsula Gaming properties. The installation at Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque, Iowa, will upgrade existing OASIS systems from current DOS platforms to a more advanced Windows operating platform. The upgrade also includes Quickets. Installations are set to begin later this month.

The installation at Peninsula's newest property, Evangeline Downs in St. Landry Parish, La., includes the latest the version of OASIS Windows system. The system incorporates Aristocrat's sophisticated Quickets Ticket-In/Ticket-Out technology.

"We are clearly very pleased with these installations," said Aristocrat President Mark Newburg. "OASIS has been operating successfully at the Diamond Jo Casino, and we are thrilled with the vote of confidence Peninsula Gaming has given us by upgrading the system at Diamond Jo and now bringing Evangeline Downs into the OASIS family."

Speaking for Peninsula Gaming, Chief Information Officer Vince Daddio said, "OASIS has been operating successfully at Diamond Jo Casino since 1998, so the decision to upgrade there was an easy one. Then, as the need came for a total casino solution at Evangeline Downs, we immediately turned to OASIS."

The OASIS casino management system utilizes the popular Windows operating platform and advanced electronic monitoring equipment to collect, integrate, analyze and report information on player and gaming machine activity. OASIS(TM) enables operators to link all of their data centers together, including casino, hotel, food and beverage, and point of sale.

Aristocrat Technologies Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of global gaming leader Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., is responsible for all North and South American operations from its headquarters in Las Vegas. Aristocrat 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 casino signage.

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