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Aristocrat Goes Russian

12 December 2002

RUSSIA – As reported by the Australian: "It's another sign Moscow's icy heart is warming to western culture - Aristocrat Leisure yesterday unveiled plans for a major poker machines push into Russia.

"Aristocrat Technologies Europe said it had signed a distribution agreement with Alliance Gaming Supplies to sell machines throughout the Russian Federation.

"The sales would focus on Moscow and St Petersburg.

"Aristocrat has already sold machines direct to casinos in Russia, and will continue to deal direct with its existing customers in Moscow and St Petersburg.

"However, the new deal foreshadows a major expansion.

"…Aristocrat said the Russian Federation was predominantly a video slot market, with at least 90 per cent of the market video based…"

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