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Leap Forward Gaming

March 26, 2013 09:00 ET

Nevada First in Nation to Approve Leap Forward's SaffariNet® Picture-in-Picture Multimedia Ecosystem

RENO, NV--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. (LFG), a leader in providing gaming industry solutions, announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the State of Nevada Gaming Control Board (NVGCB) for its SaffariNet® Patron Display Interface™ (PDI) picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology for use in gaming machines and systems after completing a successful regulatory field trial at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a Monarch Casino and Resort, Inc. property in Reno, NV.

PDI is a scalable, low-cost, turn-key solution that works seamlessly with all brands and generations of gaming machines and systems to develop, dynamically manage and present content to players. It is a robust, completely customizable system utilizing existing machine displays and supports all screen sizes, resolutions and aspect ratios by utilizing the latest advancements in web-based technology. PDI offers targeted marketing and bonusing campaigns, progressives, drink ordering, live keno and straightforward integration with multiple player tracking and CRM systems. As part of the patented SaffariNet® ecosystem, PDI agnostically provides operators with high flexibility and agile content production and implementation utilizing web-based technologies such as HTML5, Silverlight®, Flash, etc.

Leap Forward's PDI product was recently selected as the industry's top new technology for 2013 in Casino Enterprise Management's seventh annual Slot Floor Technology Awards. The awards honor new gaming technology products that bolster revenue for casinos.

David Farahi, COO of Monarch Casino and Resort, parent company of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, commented on LFG's PDI solution, "We are very pleased with the SaffariNet® ecosystem technology and the fact that the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa was the first-in-the-nation to utilize it. The strength, flexibility and agility of the system allows us to seamlessly customize marketing campaigns without impacting existing machines and systems, all while minimizing operational interruption. SaffariNet® works on multiple gaming machine types, displays incredible graphics, is player-friendly and interfaces to multiple bonusing and progressive systems. It displays this information in real-time to all players, wirelessly."

Ali Saffari, LFG CEO, said, "We are continuously seeking casino partners who strive to transform their properties by enhancing the gaming experience, increasing player value, maximizing efficiencies and boosting revenue. We are very proud to have partnered with such a progressive operator as the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa to be the first casino in the nation to utilize our technology. We are planning to showcase additional features and capabilities at the Atlantis quite soon.

"We are honored to have received NVGCB approval and are especially proud of keeping 'Nevada First' in the nation in approving our industry-changing picture-in-picture technology. With this approval, LFG is now in a position to bring our patented picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem and its real-time data-driven features to domestic gaming properties, adding to our recent international installation in Macau. NVGCB approval is a significant first step along the road as we continue to pursue approvals in gaming jurisdictions around the world. We will soon be announcing installations with additional major domestic and international operators."

About Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. MCRI, through its subsidiary Golden Road Motor Inn, Inc., owns and operates the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, a hotel/casino facility in Reno, Nevada which features approximately 61,000 square feet of casino space; 824 guest rooms; eight food outlets; two espresso and pastry bars; a 30,000 square-foot health spa and salon with an enclosed year-round pool; two retail outlets offering clothing and traditional gift shop merchandise; an 8,000 square-foot family entertainment center; and approximately 52,000 square feet of banquet, convention and meeting room space. The casino features approximately 1,450 slot and video poker machines; approximately 38 table games, including blackjack, craps, roulette, and others; a race and sports book; a 24-hour live keno lounge and a poker room. The Company and its predecessors have operated a facility on the Atlantis site since 1972.

About Leap Forward Gaming, Inc.
Leap Forward Gaming (LFG), headquartered in Reno, NV, specializes in the innovation, development, design, manufacture and operation of wireless communication gaming and non-gaming systems. LFG has developed a new cutting-edge, patented, low-cost wireless ecosystem called SaffariNet® that promises to revolutionize how gaming devices, peripherals, wide-area progressives, player-tracking systems, mobile devices and server-based systems communicate wirelessly and interact across casino floors. LFG's multi-disciplined team of gaming industry professionals has more than 250 years combined gaming experience developing creative and groundbreaking technologies. Its members are the listed inventors on over 500 pending and issued worldwide patents. For more information, please visit

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