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Anchor Gaming's United Tote Subsidiary Handles Racing's Richest Day

6 November 2000

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – (Press Release) --Nov. 6, 2000 -- Anchor Gaming (Nasdaq: SLOT) today announced that its United Tote subsidiary's high-powered pari-mutuel wagering system processed the wagers for the 2000 Breeders' Cup Championship at Churchill Downs and used only 15 percent of its system capacity to get the job done.

At the November 4, 2000 Breeders' Cup Championship at Churchill Downs, United Tote's wagering system processed a North American record $98,041,887 in total combined handle (the volume of money wagered).

This included wagers made at Churchill Downs, wagers from other Kentucky racetracks and off-track betting sites, wagers from out-of-state wagering locations that interfaced with United Tote's system, and wagers from Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), a French organization that disseminates the Breeders' Cup Championship and other races to Switzerland, Monaco, and France.

The 2000 Breeders' Cup attracted the second largest crowd in the 17-year history of the event -- 76,043 -- who wagered $13,579,798 on the day's program. Off-track wagering reached $84,462,089. The Breeders' Cup Pick 6 Pool was $5,123,453 and paid six out of six tickets at $45,772.

Horizon NT 2000(TM) System Processes Record $98,041,887

United Tote operated the Breeders' Cup with its Horizon NT 2000(TM) system, combining Microsoft's Windows NT® operating system with proprietary system software and Pentium® II-based hardware. The Company's 819 VERSA(TM) wagering terminals at Churchill Downs issued 697,664 betting tickets.

``The equipment and tote staff performance was outstanding and performed flawlessly,'' quoted David Sweazy, Vice President of Operations at Churchill Downs.

``We couldn't have asked for a better day, both in terms of system performance and the performance of our people,'' said Don Fuller, President and Chief Operating Officer of United Tote.

United Tote, the exclusive wagering systems and services provider for Churchill Downs, provided the wagering system for the Breeders' Cup when it was held at Churchill Downs in 1994 and 1998 and has furnished wagering service for the Kentucky Derby for eight consecutive years.

``We continue to distinguish ourselves as an industry leader by providing superior technology and services for the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Derby, two of the biggest and most prestigious thoroughbred racing events in the world,'' Fuller said.

The 2000 Breeders' Cup handle of $98,041,887 surpassed the previous record of $93,781,593 held at Gulfstream Park in 1999.

Anchor Gaming is a diversified gaming technology company with operations around the world.

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