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Global Payments Signs Agreement with Barona Valley Ranch

1 December 2005

ATLANTA, Georgia – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leader in both payment processing and gaming cash access services, today announced an agreement to provide Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino with its VIP LightSpeed(R) suite of cash access products and services.

Located outside of San Diego, Barona is one of the country's premier Native American casinos and one of the largest employers in San Diego County. The casino will utilize LightSpeed's VIP Preferred(R) check-cashing services, PlayerCash @dvantage(R) credit and debit card cash advance services, and the recently-launched and well-received ATM Cash @dvantage(R) product, which allows gaming patrons to initiate electronic check transactions at the ATM without casino cage assistance.

"Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino is renowned for our commitment to world-class customer service," said Gradon Warner, Director of Cage/Credit at Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino. "Our partnership with Global Payments will allow us to further enhance our service by providing our guests with the most convenient, fastest and easiest check cashing system available."

Already a leader in the gaming industry, Global Payments continues to enhance its position in the gaming cash access services market with the announcement of this new relationship. "We are excited to add Barona Valley Ranch -- one of the largest casinos in California -- as a customer. We look forward to delivering our suite of products to Barona and assisting its management team in improving cash access efficiencies through new technology, automated cashier procedures, and increased transaction speed," said Senior Vice President of Global Payments Gaming Services, Dean DeCristoforo.

VIP LightSpeed is an Internet-accessible, PC-based platform that provides cash access services for traditional and electronic check cashing, ATM check cashing, credit and debit card cash advances, player histories and credit reports. In addition, VIP LightSpeed provides a full spectrum of management reporting tools that speed the processing of transactions and reduce the risk associated with check-cashing and cash advance services.

Blending the best of San Diego's most elegant resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas, the Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino is San Diego's leading destination resort featuring 400 luxury guest rooms and suites, a 300,000 square foot casino, a lakefront wedding chapel, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center, and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 3rd best resort course in California by Golfweek Magazine.

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