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Alliance Gaming Announces Sales in California

24 May 2000

LAS VEGAS, May 24 (Press Release) -- Alliance Gaming Corp. (Nasdaq: ALLY - news) announced today that its Bally Gaming and Systems business unit, a leader in slots, video machines and casino management software for the global gaming industry, has secured multiple signed contracts and sales orders in California for its advanced Slot Data System (SDS), its Thrillions® wide-area progressive system and for nearly 300 gaming devices to be shipped in the next 60 days.

Bally Systems recently signed a contract with the Barona Band of Mission Indians to install SDS at its Barona Casino in Lakeside near San Diego. When completed this summer, Barona Casino will represent one of the first full-service resort complexes made possible by the passage of Proposition 1A on March 7, 2000. SDS will provide accounting and security functions for more than 1,500 slot and video gaming devices.

Bally Systems has also signed a contract with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, owners of the Spa Hotel & Casino in downtown Palm Springs, to provide SDS for its expanding casino operations that will include a total of more than 1,000 machines.

As part of Bally Systems' commitment to address current market conditions in California and position its product line on the cutting edge of industry trends, SDS has been enhanced with a variety of features that includes supporting bar-coded ticket printing at the gaming devices.

``California represents a very important emerging jurisdiction for us and we are committed to making SDS the system of choice as the market grows,'' said Robert Miodunski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Gaming.

Bally's SDS product line offers slot machine ticket printing functions, cash monitoring, accounting, security and maintenance capabilities, enabling operators to accurately analyze performance and accountability. The new GameKeeper(TM) series of client/server software systems allows casino operators to measure the effectiveness of marketing programs, floor layouts and specific machines.

The Bally Gaming unit has also secured a contract to bring its popular Betty Boop(TM)-themed wide-area progressive system to California. The Viejas Casino and Turf Club in Alpine near San Diego has placed an initial order of Betty Boop games that will join with the Thrillions national Native American linked system already operating in Connecticut, Michigan and New Mexico. Based on the current installation schedule and existing commitments, Bally Gaming expects to eclipse the 1,000-unit mark nationally for its Betty Boop's Big Hit series of games within 90 days.

``Our California sales team is off to a good start with both a variety of recurring revenue games and traditional game sales already on the production schedule,'' Miodunski said.

Bally Gaming and Systems, a wholly owned business unit of Las Vegas-based Alliance Gaming Corporation, designs, manufactures and distributes advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide. Additional information on Bally Gaming and Systems can be found at Alliance Gaming, a diversified gaming company with headquarters in Las Vegas, is also the nation's largest gaming machine route operator, and owns and operates two casinos. Additional information about the company can be found on the Alliance Gaming Web site at

Betty Boop(TM) (C) 2000 King Features Syndicate, Inc / Fleischer Studios, Inc. (TM) The Hearst Corporation / Fleischer Studios, Inc.

For more information, Investor and Media Contact: Robert L. Saxton of Alliance Gaming, 702-270-7600

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