Innovative Gaming Announces the Approval and Initial Placements Of The Company's Video Slot Machines in Nevada

    RENO, Nev., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative Gaming Corporation of
 America (Nasdaq:   IGCA) today announced the Nevada approval of a revision of
 its Linux-based operating system for application in the Company's video-slot
 machine platform.  The placement of the unique and innovative new software for
 video-slot games has begun in the Nevada gaming market, the largest slot
 machine market in the world.  Major Gaming properties in northern and southern
 Nevada will feature the games during the 2000 Christmas holiday season.
 Innovative Gaming was the first company to achieve approval of a Linux-based
 operating system for use in the Nevada gaming industry.
     The new IGCA Linux-based video slots offer three titles including Monster
 Money, Area 51 and Tiki Treasure.  "With the special relationship of Area 51
 to Southern Nevada, we are expecting a strong response to this title as well
 as with the proven leader, Monster Money," said IGCA Vice President of Sales
 and Marketing, Jerry Flynn.  "The results on our machines with the unique
 Linux-based platform after eight-months in operation outside of Nevada have
 demonstrated 174% above the average slot machine win-per-day.  We have
 experienced an excellent customer response to the video slot product from most
 of the major casino operators in Nevada."
     Roland Thomas, Chairman and CEO remarked, "We have seen a significant
 amount of demand for the video slot product in Nevada and Native American
 markets.  We are entering Nevada, the largest gaming market in the world, in
 the 2000 Christmas holiday season just as the industry begins its primary
 buying cycles.  The timing of our entry into Nevada with this product could
 not be better."
     Innovative Gaming Corporation of America, through its wholly-owned
 operating subsidiary, Innovative Gaming, Inc., develops, manufactures and
 distributes fast playing, high-entertainment gaming machines including titles
 of Monster Money, Tiki Treasure and Area 51, Linux-based video slots.  The
 Company distributes its products both directly to the gaming market and
 through licensed distributors.
     Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995:  Except for historical information, the forward-looking matters
 discussed in this news release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties
 including, but not limited to, the Company's liquidity, the timing of
 regulatory approvals, as well as other risks indicated from time to time in
 the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, such as the
 Company's Form 10K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1999.  The Company
 assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that
 become untrue because of subsequent events.

SOURCE Innovative Gaming Corporation of America

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