Bally Gaming and Systems Named as Partner in First Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Embedded Rapid Development Program

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Alliance Gaming Corp.

    LAS VEGAS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Gaming Corp. (Nasdaq: ALLY)
 announced today that its Bally Gaming and Systems business unit has been
 selected by the Microsoft Corp. as a partner in the first Windows XP Embedded
 Rapid Development Program.
     In joining the likes of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, National Semiconductor
 Corp., SCM Microsystems Inc., Siemens AG and Toshiba TEC, Bally Gaming and
 Systems will participate in the program that is "designed to gather in-depth
 technical feedback from industry partners and customers that are actively
 developing products and services on the current and future beta versions of
 Microsoft(R) Windows XP Embedded," according to a news release issued by
 Microsoft on Tuesday.
     Bally's new Evolution Series (EVO(TM)) slot machine platform currently
 utilizes the Windows NT(R) Embedded operating system, but plans are in place
 to move to XP Embedded, formerly code-named "Whistler Embedded," when it
 becomes available later this year.
     "The inclusion of Bally in Microsoft's Rapid Development Program gives us
 early access to the technology of the future and provides our engineering team
 with an enhanced level of support as our platform evolves," said Robert
 Miodunski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Gaming.
     EVO, developed utilizing Microsoft consulting services to maximize the
 effectiveness of the Windows NT Embedded operating system, creates an
 environment capable of rapid game development and advanced video and audio
 capabilities.  The integrity of EVO is protected by a proprietary security
 architecture developed by Bally Gaming.  EVO will provide a single software
 and hardware solution for all combinations of video and mechanical reel games.
 
     Alliance Gaming is a diversified gaming company with headquarters in Las
 Vegas.  The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, operation and
 distribution of advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide, and is the
 nation's largest gaming machine route operator and operates two casinos.
 Additional information about the Company can be found on the Alliance Gaming
 Web site at www.ally.com.
 
     This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the
 meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and is subject to the safe
 harbor created thereby.  Such information involves important risks and
 uncertainties that could significantly affect the results in the future and,
 accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any
 forward-looking statements.  Future operating results may be adversely
 affected as a result of a number of risks that are detailed from time to time
 in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
 
     For further information, please contact investors and media, Robert L.
 Saxton of Alliance Gaming, 702-270-7600.
 
 

SOURCE Alliance Gaming Corp.
    LAS VEGAS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Gaming Corp. (Nasdaq: ALLY)
 announced today that its Bally Gaming and Systems business unit has been
 selected by the Microsoft Corp. as a partner in the first Windows XP Embedded
 Rapid Development Program.
     In joining the likes of Fujitsu Siemens Computers, National Semiconductor
 Corp., SCM Microsystems Inc., Siemens AG and Toshiba TEC, Bally Gaming and
 Systems will participate in the program that is "designed to gather in-depth
 technical feedback from industry partners and customers that are actively
 developing products and services on the current and future beta versions of
 Microsoft(R) Windows XP Embedded," according to a news release issued by
 Microsoft on Tuesday.
     Bally's new Evolution Series (EVO(TM)) slot machine platform currently
 utilizes the Windows NT(R) Embedded operating system, but plans are in place
 to move to XP Embedded, formerly code-named "Whistler Embedded," when it
 becomes available later this year.
     "The inclusion of Bally in Microsoft's Rapid Development Program gives us
 early access to the technology of the future and provides our engineering team
 with an enhanced level of support as our platform evolves," said Robert
 Miodunski, President and Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Gaming.
     EVO, developed utilizing Microsoft consulting services to maximize the
 effectiveness of the Windows NT Embedded operating system, creates an
 environment capable of rapid game development and advanced video and audio
 capabilities.  The integrity of EVO is protected by a proprietary security
 architecture developed by Bally Gaming.  EVO will provide a single software
 and hardware solution for all combinations of video and mechanical reel games.
 
     Alliance Gaming is a diversified gaming company with headquarters in Las
 Vegas.  The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, operation and
 distribution of advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide, and is the
 nation's largest gaming machine route operator and operates two casinos.
 Additional information about the Company can be found on the Alliance Gaming
 Web site at www.ally.com.
 
     This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the
 meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and is subject to the safe
 harbor created thereby.  Such information involves important risks and
 uncertainties that could significantly affect the results in the future and,
 accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any
 forward-looking statements.  Future operating results may be adversely
 affected as a result of a number of risks that are detailed from time to time
 in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
     Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or
 trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
 
     For further information, please contact investors and media, Robert L.
 Saxton of Alliance Gaming, 702-270-7600.
 
 SOURCE  Alliance Gaming Corp.