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Anchor Gaming to Develop Slot Machine Based on the Dilbert Comic Strip

5 December 2001

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (Press Release) -- Anchor Gaming (Nasdaq: SLOT ) announced today that the company's operating unit, Anchor Games, has signed a licensing agreement with United Media to develop and market a slot machine based on the popular comic strip Dilbert.

Under terms of the agreement Anchor Games will use the various Dilbert characters within the slot machine features. The game is currently under development and is projected for use pending approval of gaming regulators sometime in late 2002.

``Dilbert is one of the most popular and recognizable comic strips today,'' said Dean Ehrlich, General Manager of Anchor Games, which will develop and market the game. ``We believe the Dilbert(TM) slot machine will be a very popular addition to casino floors and Anchor looks forward to working closely with United Media and Dilbert creator Scott Adams in developing an exciting and fun game.''

``I like the idea of moving Dilbert from the cubicle to slot machines. His odds are better,'' said Scott Adams.

Dilbert, the United Feature Syndicate comic strip, is the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and e-mailed comic strip in the world. Many readers, particularly those employed at large corporations, are convinced that Adams works at their companies since he conveys corporate inanities so perfectly in his comic strip. Dilbert appears in 2,000 papers in 65 countries and 19 languages, and on the Web at . More than 10 million Dilbert books have been sold to date, and more than half of Adams' books have made The New York Times best-seller list. Another Day in Cubicle Paradise is set for release in Spring 2002.

Anchor Gaming is a diversified technology company with operations around the world. Anchor operates in three complementary business segments: gaming machines, gaming operations and gaming systems. The gaming machine segment focuses on the development and placement of unique proprietary games. The gaming operations segment operates a Native American casino near San Diego, two casinos in Colorado, and manages a gaming-machine route in Nevada. The gaming systems segment provides equipment, and related services to on-line lotteries, video lotteries, and pari-mutuel organizations. Anchor Gaming has equipment and systems in operation in the United States, Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, South Africa, and the West Indies. Additional information on Anchor Gaming can be found on the company's website at

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