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.
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