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Aristocrat product receives certification

9 May 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Aristocrat Technologies announced today that it has received multiple test lab certifications for its new award-winning Viridian(TM) cabinet in key markets in North America. The groundbreaking product is now certified in most GLI jurisdictions, New Jersey, and three Canadian provinces.

In addition to the certifications, the Viridian cabinet completed its Colorado field trial ahead of schedule, and is in the final stages of field trial in Nevada. Viridian was initially placed in select approved markets in late March and has received an extremely positive response from players and operators alike.

Aristocrat Sr. Vice President of Sales Sean Evans said, "Our reports show that customer acceptance is very high, and early numbers indicate improved casino performance with more than a 50 percent increase in multiple locations. We believe that can be directly attributed to Viridian's unique features including its dynamic scorecard, easy-play interface, and high impact cabinet presence."

The industry immediately embraced Viridian at its debuts at G2E and NIGA, and Global Gaming Business magazine named it the year's "Best New Slot Product."

The Viridian cabinet is designed for optimal player comfort and operator serviceability and features a slimmer footprint, high resolution dual LCDs and unique, wrap-around belly art, creating a truly unique product offering. Viridian embraces environmentally responsible design and production methods, resulting in a 100 percent RoHS-compliant product and increased energy efficiency for operators.

Driven by an Intel(TM) processor, the innovative GEN7 platform features dynamic scorecards and an enhanced Easy Play on-screen interface, including player-selectable denominations. The new platform utilizes Smart card and flash card technology, and, in addition to offering an enhanced player experience, GEN7 paves the way for downloadable, server-based and wireless gaming, supporting the technology of today while driving the technology of the future.

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