Gamecraft Announces GLI Regulatory Approval of Heads Up Poker And GC2000 Video Gaming Platform

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gamecraft, Inc.

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamecraft, Inc., a
 privately-owned company, announced today that it has obtained regulatory
 approval for its award-winning game Heads Up Poker, and its video gaming
 platform, the GC 2000, from Gaming Laboratories International, Inc.  This
 means Heads Up Poker can now be played in California and Connecticut along
 with a host of other GLI-11 approved jurisdictions such as Indiana, Michigan,
 Missouri, and New Mexico.
     "This is a significant milestone for the company," said Paul C. Myhre,
 President of Gamecraft.  "We have had discussions with a number of casinos to
 license our game and platform and we can now move forward.  The primary
 attraction of Heads Up Poker is its unique play using artificial intelligence
 and the resulting, unheralded interactivity.  The GC2000 is the next
 generation gaming platform that provides state-of-the-art ease of
 serviceability with its pull and replace components."
     Heads Up Poker is the first slot machine game that incorporates artificial
 intelligence.  It entertains players with innovative features including
 bluffing, raising, calling and folding.  The game proceeds through multiple
 rounds of betting, before and after the draw, while simultaneously playing a
 standard hand of video poker.  Additional games are being developed using the
 same artificial intelligence.
     The GC2000 platform creates a powerful open development environment
 capable of rapid game development and the most advanced video and audio
 capabilities through the use of its Windows 9x embedded operating system.
 "With the use of Windows 9x, we are able to easily take advantage of the
 latest 2D, 3D, and photorealistic graphical and multimedia technology
 available to create the most interactive games and experiences," stated Bill
 Rommerdahl, Chief Technology Officer of Gamecraft.  "This is something
 competing platforms that use QNX, LINUX, or Windows NT embedded have
 difficulty doing."
     The GC2000 provides a single software and hardware solution for all video
 games, and enables casino gaming designers to create games with fluid
 animation and interactive quality equal to the latest arcade game.  The
 integrity of the GC2000 is protected by proprietary security architecture
 developed by Gamecraft.
     Gamecraft was founded for the purpose of developing and marketing
 interactive gaming products to an audience that goes beyond traditional
 gaming.
     For further information please contact Michael A. Meczka/V.P. Marketing,
 Gamecraft, Inc.  20422 Beach Blvd.  Suite 335, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648.
 Office: (714) 374-1308  FAX:  (714) 374-1249.
 
 

SOURCE Gamecraft, Inc.
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Gamecraft, Inc., a
 privately-owned company, announced today that it has obtained regulatory
 approval for its award-winning game Heads Up Poker, and its video gaming
 platform, the GC 2000, from Gaming Laboratories International, Inc.  This
 means Heads Up Poker can now be played in California and Connecticut along
 with a host of other GLI-11 approved jurisdictions such as Indiana, Michigan,
 Missouri, and New Mexico.
     "This is a significant milestone for the company," said Paul C. Myhre,
 President of Gamecraft.  "We have had discussions with a number of casinos to
 license our game and platform and we can now move forward.  The primary
 attraction of Heads Up Poker is its unique play using artificial intelligence
 and the resulting, unheralded interactivity.  The GC2000 is the next
 generation gaming platform that provides state-of-the-art ease of
 serviceability with its pull and replace components."
     Heads Up Poker is the first slot machine game that incorporates artificial
 intelligence.  It entertains players with innovative features including
 bluffing, raising, calling and folding.  The game proceeds through multiple
 rounds of betting, before and after the draw, while simultaneously playing a
 standard hand of video poker.  Additional games are being developed using the
 same artificial intelligence.
     The GC2000 platform creates a powerful open development environment
 capable of rapid game development and the most advanced video and audio
 capabilities through the use of its Windows 9x embedded operating system.
 "With the use of Windows 9x, we are able to easily take advantage of the
 latest 2D, 3D, and photorealistic graphical and multimedia technology
 available to create the most interactive games and experiences," stated Bill
 Rommerdahl, Chief Technology Officer of Gamecraft.  "This is something
 competing platforms that use QNX, LINUX, or Windows NT embedded have
 difficulty doing."
     The GC2000 provides a single software and hardware solution for all video
 games, and enables casino gaming designers to create games with fluid
 animation and interactive quality equal to the latest arcade game.  The
 integrity of the GC2000 is protected by proprietary security architecture
 developed by Gamecraft.
     Gamecraft was founded for the purpose of developing and marketing
 interactive gaming products to an audience that goes beyond traditional
 gaming.
     For further information please contact Michael A. Meczka/V.P. Marketing,
 Gamecraft, Inc.  20422 Beach Blvd.  Suite 335, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92648.
 Office: (714) 374-1308  FAX:  (714) 374-1249.
 
 SOURCE  Gamecraft, Inc.