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.
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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