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Gaming Partners Signs Macau Deal

15 November 2005

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), formerly Bourgogne & Grasset, Bud Jones and Paul- Son, today announced that it recently secured a major contract to supply RFID chips to the new Rio and Grand Waldo casinos to be opened early next year by Galaxy Resorts in Macau.

This order, consisting of over 600,000 units of various gaming chips, plaques and jetons exactly like the ones dealers and players like and are used to but with embedded 125KHz RFID microchips, represents the biggest one of this type for the company which started developing RFID chips more than ten years ago and which has accumulated an impressive and unparalleled track record in this field over the years.

Said Ciaran Carruthers, Vice President of Casino Operations for Galaxy Resorts: "We have always been very impressed with the quality of the products and the levels of service provided by GPI. The introduction of RFID technology will enable Galaxy to further improve and enhance our table game operations while at the same time leaving us well placed to take full advantage of this new technology as it develops and new applications become available."

Christophe Leparoux, Sales Manager of GPI-SAS, the company's international subsidiary, stated: "We are thrilled with this very large order. First, because it shows Galaxy's confidence in the capability of our company to produce and deliver the expected levels of quantity and quality products on time as proven by our previous sale of the entire inventory of gaming chips to their Waldo casino last year. Second, because this represents another major endorsement of our RFID technology. We are very grateful to Galaxy for their support."

In addition to providing the casino with an extremely high level of security through the ability to identify each chip individually, the information carried by the microchips is also used to track large numbers of chips simultaneously, carry out inventory and monitor play. Readers, also developed and supplied by GPI, are available in various formats and can be configured and installed at cashiering points, on tables for quick verifications, and embedded in float trays on all table games enabling instant authentication and reconciliation of floats.

Other prominent casino operators worldwide have already understood the economical solutions that GPI's 125 KHz technology brings to the casino- currency-control issues. With over 5,000,000 125KHz RFID chips and 300 reading devices already sold to more than 40 casinos worldwide, GPI has definitely positioned itself as the world leader in RFID technology supply to the gaming industry.

"GPI is proving that the RFID technology in the gaming chips and on the table games provides a working, cost effective and readily available management tool," concluded Leparoux.

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