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GTECH Earns CMM Level 3 Rating

24 March 2005

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – (PRESS RELEASE) -- GTECH Holdings Corporation (NYSE: GTK) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, GTECH Corporation, has earned the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Software Capability Maturity Model (CMM(R)) Level 3 rating for its Warsaw Technology Center, located in Warsaw, Poland. The Warsaw Technology Center joins GTECH Technology Centers in Austin, Texas, and Chennai, India as CMM Maturity Level 3 certified for the Company's software engineering practices, representing a major technological milestone for the Company.

"GTECH has solidified its position as the industry leader with this impressive achievement," said GTECH President and CEO W. Bruce Turner. "GTECH joins a short list of prestigious global corporations who have successfully reached Level 3 certification in three separate facilities in three geographic locations. The amount of dedication required to embrace this type of process change across organizations and continents is significant.

"Customer service is GTECH's top priority and the CMM Level 3 certification process has resulted in significant improvements to the Company's business efforts," continued Mr. Turner. "GTECH has realized numerous cost efficiencies, quality improvements, improved employee morale and, most importantly, improved customer satisfaction as a result of our CMM initiative. Without question, these improvements have proven to be a competitive differentiator."

The SEI ratings are comprised of five maturity levels and are an indication of an organization's commitment to providing an organized and managed approach to software development. GTECH's CMM Level 3 maturity was confirmed through an independent assessment led by the Systems and Software Consortium, Inc. (SSCI), a nonprofit organization of industry, government, and academia focused on helping its members advance the business performance of their systems and software engineering practices.

CMM Level 3 maturity demonstrates that GTECH has implemented and documented a standard process for creating and maintaining software, and reflects GTECH's ability to consistently apply software engineering and management practices across its IT project portfolio. Although it was not necessary for Austin and Chennai to be reassessed for Level 3 maturity, GTECH requested the reassessment to confirm that the Company sustained its maturity level across all Technology Centers while integrating the Warsaw service team into its processes.

Established in 1986 at Carnegie Mellon University, the SEI Capability Maturity Model assists many government agencies and private sector organizations in selecting reliable and high quality suppliers of software products and services.

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