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Lightning Poker awarded patent

2 January 2008

BOOTHWYN, Pennsylvania -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Lightning Poker, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lightning Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: LTGM) today announced that on December 11, 2007 the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded the company U.S. Patent 7,306,516 entitled "Electronic Game Table" for automated poker tables having a center screen continuously displaying multiple community cards and betting information for each player to all the players. "We are very pleased to see another of our patents issued from our portfolio of pending applications," said Brian Haveson, Lightning Gaming's CEO. "This patent protects a critical feature of our automated poker tables, the center monitor, which is a key component to the player experience."

Lightning Poker's automated poker table features 10 player station touch screens and a center screen that displays the action of a live game, all wrapped in the type of sophisticated and substantial package expected in a high end casino product. Lightning Poker's industry-leading 3D graphics and animation including card curls, chip flips, chip slides and sound effects have won wide acclaim. The Lightning Poker automated poker table plays Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha High, Omaha High/Low and supports Casino Jackpots. Dozens of tables are installed and in constant play around the world. "Only two companies, Lightning Poker and PokerTek (Nasdaq: PTEK), have licensed tables available for distribution in North America." Said Ryan McLane in Casino City Times.

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