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Shuffle Master reports Macau malfunctions

24 September 2007

AS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: SHFL) announced today that on August 30, 2007, the Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) ordered that a number of Stargames' slot machines be turned off at various casinos and slot halls in Macau and that all Stargames' slot machines be turned off at Starworld Hotel and Casino. There are currently 47 machines turned off in Macau. The Company submitted the related software fix this week to DICJ for approval, and once the approval is received, all affected machines will be immediately updated by the Company's Macau-based service personnel.

This action followed a complaint to DICJ inspectors by a player at Starworld claiming a win of HKD42 million on a Stargames stand-alone slot machine. As a result of the player complaint and the subsequent DICJ action, the Company immediately initiated an independent investigation through Gaming Laboratories International, which determined that the machine malfunction was related to a ticketing anomaly and that there was no legitimate player win. On September 13, the DICJ ruled that the player initiating the complaint was not entitled to the "win". Shuffle Master is currently aware of one additional incident of the same malfunction, and currently expects that a similar determination will be made on the second incident. To the best of the Company's knowledge, the potential for this ticket-based malfunction is limited to the Stargames slot machines in Macau.

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