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Star Wars slot launched in Manila

4 March 2008

AS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- IGT-Asia has announced the launch of Asia's first Star Wars™ progressive slot at the Almond Slot Club in Manila. The launch, which took place February 12, coincided with a VIP opening of the property. The arrival of Star Wars characters created excitement outside the property in the middle of Chinatown.

The 240-machine Almond Slot Club features other popular IGT linked games such as Party Time!® and classic games like Great Escapes™. The Slot Club also offers a large variety of IGT's Trimline™ Video Slots, a selection of IGT spinning-reel slots, and IGT's Game King® Pokergames.

Joe Pisano, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Elixir Gaming Technologies, commented, "Our success in offering turnkey solutions lies not only in our experience, but also in choosing the best IGT and some of their competitors have to offer. IGT's variety of product is second to none, and we have recently also placed orders for their MP-Series™ roulette game, as well as the popular electronic DigiDeal™ tables."

John Gomes, Managing Director of IGT-Asia, was present at the launch and stated, "Star Wars video slots have been a solid performer across Europe, Africa and the Americas, and we are excited to launch them in Asia with Elixir Gaming Technologies. Joe and his team are quickly taking a lead in slot operations in Asia. Their understanding of the markets and focus on quality products are setting the standard in many new territories. We look forward to helping them expand their business in the future."

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