SOURCE: Aristocrat Technologies

Aristocrat Technologies

Aristocrat Technologies

November 15, 2010 16:03 ET

Aristocrat Technologies and Bally Technologies Announce Technology Cooperation Agreement on Player-User-Interface Windowing Solutions

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (ASX: ALL) and Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI) today announced that they have entered into a technology cooperation agreement that relates to the ability of the system to manage the main game screen's video and touch-screen communications.

Under this agreement, both companies reinforce their commitment to delivering system-driven solutions that use Gaming Standards Association (GSA) and computing-industry protocols to enable casino operators to create a picture-in-picture-style interface on the gaming device to differentiate their slot products, regardless of the manufacturer.

"Aristocrat and Bally have very similar views of both the current and future technology needs of our gaming system customers," said Nick Khin, President of Aristocrat America. "Both our companies have decades of systems experience, and feel it is imperative we cooperate on this important issue."

"Our companies have worked very well together on our download-and-configuration products and in demonstrating the power of implementing the picture-in-picture-style interface with this approach," said Bruce Rowe, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Bally Technologies. "We will continue to cooperate on this and other initiatives that mutually benefit our customers."

The player interface technology at the center of the two companies' agreement is Aristocrat's nCompass™and Bally's iVIEW Display Manager™ (DM). This type of technology has been approved by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), is in the field today in multiple markets, and is backward compatible to work on older gaming machines as well as new gaming devices being purchased today.

Aristocrat and Bally are confident that their customers want this type of technology to be interoperable, highly configurable, and available on an open network, easily enabling third-party applications and ensuring that gaming operators have the freedom to create differentiated marketing and service experiences on the games they own.

About Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions. The Company is licensed by more than 200 regulators and its products and services are available in more than 90 countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems, and casino management systems. For further information, visit the Company's website at http://www.aristocratgaming.com.

About Bally Technologies, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally's product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. As the world's No. 1 gaming-systems Company, Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. For more information, please contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications, at 702-584-7742, or visit http://www.ballytech.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. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release and represents that the information is only valid as of today's date.

Contact Information

  • Aristocrat Media Contact:
    Paul Speirs
    Steinbeck Communications
    (702) 413-4278
    Email Contact

    Bally Media Contact:
    Laura Olson-Reyes
    Director of Corporate Communications
    (702) 584-7742
    Email Contact