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Bally Signs More New York Lottery Locations

27 March 2006

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI -) announced its Bally Casino Management System (CMS®) division has entered into an agreement with the owners of two New York Lottery video gaming facilities to install Bally's marketing and bonusing technology.

Bally has entered into the agreement to provide its Casino MarketPlace(TM) (CMP) technology to Nevada Gold and Casinos, Inc. (Amex: UWN). The majority owner of American Racing and Entertainment, LLC, which owns Tioga Gaming, Racing & Entertainment in Nichols, N.Y., is planning to open in May 2006, and is in the process of acquiring the Vernon Downs video gaming facility in Vernon, N.Y.

When both facilities go live with CMP, Bally technology will be driving the marketing functions at six of the seven New York Lottery locations.

"We chose Bally because the user-friendly design of the CMP system makes it an ideal fit for our video gaming facilities that are relatively new to casino gaming," said John Arnesen, President and Chief Operating Officer of Nevada Gold and Casinos, Inc. "The CMP system already has a strong following in New York and the flexible design of this Bally system allows it to effectively communicate with the state lottery system and each property's pari-mutuel tote and point-of-sale systems. The player-centric design of CMP and its single player card use across multiple properties gives us powerful marketing tools for our video gaming operations. Bally is the leader in this systems market and CMP was the right choice for us."

"Casino MarketPlace has easy-to-use bonus-driven promotional tools to automate marketing events," said Tom Reilly, Vice President of East Coast System Sales for Bally. "CMP's robust suite of software products will provide player tracking, bonusing and promotions for the gaming operations at both facilities. CMP's arsenal of proven promotional software products gives unparalleled command and control of a full range of dynamic marketing tools."

Recognized as the industry systems leader with more than 345,000 machines and 625 casino, bingo, Class II, central determination and lottery locations worldwide -- including more than 150 locations currently running Bally eTICKET(TM) on more than 152,000 slot machines -- the Bally systems product line offers slot machine cash monitoring, table management, cashless, accounting, security, maintenance, marketing, promotional and bonusing capabilities, enabling operators to accurately analyze performance and accountability while providing an enhanced level of customer service.

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