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Acres Receives $2.4 Million Order From the Sahara

6 August 2002

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (Press Release) -- Acres Gaming Incorporated (Nasdaq: AGAM), the leader in Bonusing and Casino Management System technology for the gaming industry, today announced it has received a $2.4 million order from the Sahara Hotel and Casino. The order includes the Acres Advantage Casino Management System, Acres Bonusing, Acres Ticket Wizard, and two of Acres' newest products, the NexGen interactive display and Mobile Data Access. This implementation will allow the legendary resort to take full advantage of Acres' most current technologies through all areas of their casino operation.

Sahara General Manager, Chuck Hunsucker said, "We are looking forward to having the complete Acres suite of products installed at our casino. We think this could be a real turning point for our operation."

Bud Glisson, Acres' Chairman and CEO said, "The Sahara has a unique opportunity to efficiently build slot revenue through the use of our Bonusing. There is a constant supply of pedestrian traffic available to 'convert' to slot players. Sahara management's creativity coupled with the power of our technology will maximize the potential of this opportunity."

Included in the purchase is Acres' new NexGen, an interactive touch screen display that uses colorful, high impact multimedia. It guides users through transactions and promotions, dramatically improving player communication at the slot machine. The Sahara is also purchasing Acres' Mobile Data Access, a hand held, wireless PDA that links floor staff and management directly to real-time system data.

Acres Gaming, a technology company serving the gaming industry, provides casino accounting, management and Bonusing products worldwide via its Acres Advantage and Acres Bonusing product lines. The patented Acres Bonusing Technology enables casinos to increase player enjoyment, operational efficiency, property profitability and customer satisfaction. Detailed descriptions of the promotions made available by Acres Bonusing as well as other products offered by Acres Gaming, are available at the Company's Web site, . The company was founded in 1992 and has offices in Las Vegas, NV and Corvallis, OR.

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