Three Card Poker(R) Installed Base Passes 400 Mark

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Shuffle Master, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SHFL)
 announced today that the number of Three Card Poker(R) tables operating in the
 United States and Canada has passed the 400 mark.  Three Card Poker is the
 most popular specialty table game in Mississippi and the third most popular in
 the United States behind Let it Ride(R) and Caribbean Stud Poker(R).
     Three Card Poker was introduced in 1996, and acquired by Shuffle Master in
 May 1999 with 153 tables installed.  Since then, Shuffle Master has placed
 more than 250 tables, penetrating new markets like Atlantic City, California
 and Windsor, Ontario.  In addition, Three Card Poker recently placed its 100th
 game in Nevada, surpassing the total number of Caribbean Stud tables in that
 jurisdiction.
     "Three Card is most definitely exceeding our initial expectations," says
 Roger Snow, table games product manager at Shuffle Master.  "The game is a hit
 in every market it enters, from Las Vegas to Washington to Detroit.  And
 there's still room to grow.  We hope to be here a year from now talking about
 500 placements."
     Strong installations in March 2001 pushed the total of all Shuffle Master
 table games well past 1,100.  Let It Ride, Let It Ride Bonus(R), and Let It
 Ride(R) Progressive (only available in selected markets outside the U.S.) lead
 the way with 697 tables, followed by Three Card Poker at 405, and 24 other
 games.
     Shuffle Master, Inc. is a gaming supply company specializing in providing
 innovative, high quality products and services to the casino industry,
 including card shufflers and other table gaming equipment, table and slot
 games, and gaming machine software and related hardware.  The Company was
 ranked as the 33rd best small company in America by Forbes magazine in its
 2000 survey.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements.  Such statements reflect
 and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
 differ materially from expectations.  Factors that could cause actual results
 to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, the
 following:  changes in the level of consumer or commercial acceptance of the
 Company's existing products and new products as introduced; competitive
 advances; acceleration and/or deceleration of various product development and
 roll out schedules; higher than expected manufacturing, service, selling,
 administrative, product development and/or roll out costs; current and/or
 unanticipated future litigation; regulatory and jurisdictional issues
 involving Shuffle Master or its products specifically, and for the gaming
 industry in general; general and casino industry economic conditions; the
 financial health of the Company's casino and distributor customers both
 nationally and internationally; and the risks and factors described from time
 to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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    LAS VEGAS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Shuffle Master, Inc. (Nasdaq:   SHFL)
 announced today that the number of Three Card Poker(R) tables operating in the
 United States and Canada has passed the 400 mark.  Three Card Poker is the
 most popular specialty table game in Mississippi and the third most popular in
 the United States behind Let it Ride(R) and Caribbean Stud Poker(R).
     Three Card Poker was introduced in 1996, and acquired by Shuffle Master in
 May 1999 with 153 tables installed.  Since then, Shuffle Master has placed
 more than 250 tables, penetrating new markets like Atlantic City, California
 and Windsor, Ontario.  In addition, Three Card Poker recently placed its 100th
 game in Nevada, surpassing the total number of Caribbean Stud tables in that
 jurisdiction.
     "Three Card is most definitely exceeding our initial expectations," says
 Roger Snow, table games product manager at Shuffle Master.  "The game is a hit
 in every market it enters, from Las Vegas to Washington to Detroit.  And
 there's still room to grow.  We hope to be here a year from now talking about
 500 placements."
     Strong installations in March 2001 pushed the total of all Shuffle Master
 table games well past 1,100.  Let It Ride, Let It Ride Bonus(R), and Let It
 Ride(R) Progressive (only available in selected markets outside the U.S.) lead
 the way with 697 tables, followed by Three Card Poker at 405, and 24 other
 games.
     Shuffle Master, Inc. is a gaming supply company specializing in providing
 innovative, high quality products and services to the casino industry,
 including card shufflers and other table gaming equipment, table and slot
 games, and gaming machine software and related hardware.  The Company was
 ranked as the 33rd best small company in America by Forbes magazine in its
 2000 survey.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements.  Such statements reflect
 and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
 differ materially from expectations.  Factors that could cause actual results
 to differ materially from expectations include, but are not limited to, the
 following:  changes in the level of consumer or commercial acceptance of the
 Company's existing products and new products as introduced; competitive
 advances; acceleration and/or deceleration of various product development and
 roll out schedules; higher than expected manufacturing, service, selling,
 administrative, product development and/or roll out costs; current and/or
 unanticipated future litigation; regulatory and jurisdictional issues
 involving Shuffle Master or its products specifically, and for the gaming
 industry in general; general and casino industry economic conditions; the
 financial health of the Company's casino and distributor customers both
 nationally and internationally; and the risks and factors described from time
 to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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