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Atronic Donates Half a Million Dollars to Arizona Tribes

7 July 2003

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – (Press Release) -- Atronic has donated over half a million dollars to the tribes whose casinos participate in its Arizona Magic Wide Area Progressive (WAP). Atronic's tribal partners plan to use the funds for children's education and cultural preservation.

Atronic introduced the Arizona Magic WAP to Arizona casinos in November of 2002. Atronic's approach to its first WAP reflects the company's mission of great games great people by offering its Arizona Magic partners high performing, exciting games as well as outstanding service and promotional marketing support, along with a distinctive tribal contribution. Twice a year, every year, Atronic will donate a percentage of its own profits back to the tribes for each Arizona Magic game on their casino floors. The checks are being personally presented to the Tribal Chairperson for each tribe, which "allows us to bring ourselves closer to our Indian partners by visiting them in their reservations and signaling our appreciation, respect and partnership," said Rolf Klug, CEO of Atronic Americas. In this fist six- months of Arizona Magic, Atronic will give over a half of million dollars to the tribes.

Atronic leaders and tribal members alike were touched by the donations. There is a common passion among the Arizona tribes for education, and many plan to use their donation to help ensure that their traditions and culture are passed along to future generations. Kathleen Wesley Kitcheyan, Chairwoman from the San Carlos Apache Tribe, will use the funds to support her focus on tribal children's education. Dallas Massey Senior, Tribal Chairman for the White Mountain Apache, will also use the funds for cultural education, with an emphasis on the local Apache language. As an elder in the tribe once said, "When the songs die, so will the Apache culture." Ned Norris of the Tohono O'Odham Nation expressed appreciation in Atronic's approach to partnership and its interest in her tribe and culture. Clinton Pattea, Tribal Chairman of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation expressed his approval in the language of Atronics' heritage with a simple but heartfelt "Wunderbar."

Atronic Americas and sister companies Atronic International and Atronic Australia are members of the family-owned and operated Gauselmann Group, which has sold more than 1.8 million machines since inception, and 100,000 gaming devices in the year 2002 alone. Atronic, the world's third largest slot maker, is headquartered in Germany, and has offices in Australia, Austria, Great Britain, Peru, South Africa, and the United States of America. Recently Atronic was recognized as one of the TOP 100 "Best Workplaces" in Europe. The award was based on employee responses to a confidential questionnaire submitted by the European Union and demonstrates that Atronic's Great People approach is truly successful. Atronic is dedicated to producing only the highest quality of entertaining games and products, which are being operated in 78 countries worldwide. Atronic holds a total of 165 worldwide gaming licenses including the United States of America, where it is licensed to sell machines in 22 states and to 125 tribes.

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