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Aristocrat Technologies Awarded Wild Horse Casino Contract

22 April 2004

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., a Las Vegas-based provider of gaming machines and casino management systems, announced today that the Company has been awarded a contract to provide its OASIS(TM) Casino Management System and over 100 gaming machines for the opening of the new Wild Horse Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

"This is one of the most exciting deals for Aristocrat yet because it demonstrates our ability to offer a comprehensive technology solution to our customers for both their games and casino management system needs," said Gavin Isaacs, President of Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. "We've leveraged the strength and performance of both our systems and games technology to provide the Wild Horse Casino one of the highest-performing packages in the gaming industry."

As part of the contract, Aristocrat will provide its OASIS Quickets(TM) ticket-in/ticket-out technology for cashless wagering to the Wild Horse Casino which, when it opens in May 2004, will be Colorado's first casino set up to eventually provide its guests a cashless gaming environment.

"This is one of our first implementations of Quickets in a casino equipped to become all cashless and we highly commend the Wild Horse management team for being such forward thinkers," said Ron Jeffrey, Aristocrat's Vice President, Global Gaming Systems. "The industry is embracing ticket- in/ticket-out technology at a fast pace and Quickets is the ideal solution for the cutting-edge casino floors of the future."

The Wild Horse Casino also agreed to purchase over 100 Aristocrat gaming machines including an array of MKVI(TM) video slots, along with Aristocrat's Mr. Cashman(TM) random bonusing product and the Company's new Millioni$er® Hyperlink® progressives. The Wild Horse will have a total of 367 games when it opens in May with Aristocrat product accounting for over 30 percent of its floor.

"We chose Aristocrat because they are leaders in gaming technology and we needed a system partner that has the technology and expertise to grow with the operation," said Jerry Bongiorno, General Manager of the Wild Horse Casino. "An added benefit for us was the opportunity to combine our system contract with a purchase agreement for Aristocrat's video slots -- we're dedicating a substantial percentage of our floor to Aristocrat games because we know they consistently deliver win-per-day numbers well above average."

"We greatly appreciate the confidence of Wild Horse management in placing such a significant percentage of Aristocrat products on their casino floor," Isaacs said. "This is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase a large array of some of our highest-performing games such as Millioni$er, which is doing extremely well nationwide as the industry's first low-denomination progressive."

Aristocrat Technologies designs and markets gaming machines, casino management systems, progressive systems and progressive jackpot meters. Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of global gaming company Aristocrat Leisure Limited, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: ALL).

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