SOURCE: Sona Mobile

April 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Sona Mobile Announces Contract for First Commercial Deployment of Its GLI Certified Server-Based Gaming System

Wireless Gaming System Installation in South America Expected to Rapidly Generate Revenues

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Sona Mobile Holdings Corp. (OTCBB: SNMB) announced today the first contract for commercial deployment of its Wireless Gaming System in various gaming establishments in Lima, Peru. Lima Uno SAC will install Sona's Wireless Gaming System in a variety of properties to complement their existing gaming operations including Off Track Betting establishments and Sportsbooks. Lima Uno SAC owns and operates one of the largest gaming operations in Latin America. Sona expects to generate revenues shortly after the completed deployment targeted for May 2007.

"With today's announcement Sona has established itself as a leader in wireless server-based gaming. We were the first company in the world to receive GLI certification for a wireless gaming solution based on random number generation technology, and we are now deploying our Wireless Gaming System at a casino group," said Shawn Kreloff, Sona Mobile Chairman and CEO. "This roll-out paves the way for future deployments at additional Lima Uno properties as well as with other casino operators worldwide."

The contract, which is between Lima Uno and Sona's partner, Shuffle Master, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHFL), provides that the initial deployment will include fixed wireless terminals and will operate on Sona's server-based gaming and thin client device software. The terminals will provide access to mWager™ (Sona's Horse Racing Wagering System) and table games (Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat and Pai Gow Poker). Shuffle Master's proprietary content, including Three Card Poker®, Four Card Poker®, and Ultimate Texas Hold 'em™, will also be included as menu choices on the terminals. Also, five varieties of Video Poker will be included. Sona's system will utilize Motorola's Wi-Fi infrastructure hardware pursuant to an OEM agreement signed by the two companies in 2006.

Said Michael Rosenberg, President of Lima Uno, "We are very pleased to work with Sona and Shuffle Master on this project. Sona's Wireless Gaming System opens up new revenue opportunities and enables us to offer innovative content and delivery to our clients. The on-demand nature of Sona's GLI certified platform allows users to access many of their favorite games from a single terminal, maximizing the use of our real estate -- especially inside of our sportsbooks. Secondly Sona's flexible platform allows us to offer all types of content -- slots, table games, and race and sports wagering -- on a single terminal. It enables us to offer all content everywhere."

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," and similar words, is forward looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Such statements include, but are not limited to, expectations regarding timing of development and revenue generation from the Lima Uno contract. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. Reference is made to Sona's public filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding the company and its operations.

About Sona Mobile Holdings Corp.

Sona Mobile Inc. is a leading provider of secure mobile solutions for gaming and entertainment applications as well as access to financial and enterprise information. Sona's technology delivers a rich client experience without compromising performance or security. Sona's key differentiator is the innovative Sona Wireless Development Platform (SWP) and 3D mobile methodology. The SWP architecture works across a wide range of mobile devices and operating systems, including Research In Motion's BlackBerry® and Microsoft Corp's Windows Mobile® lines, without compromising performance or security.

Founded in 2000, Sona has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.sonamobile.com.

About Lima Uno SAC

Lima Uno SAC is a privately held Gaming Company. Together with its subsidiaries, it operates and owns a large gaming enterprise in Latin America. Its founders commenced various enterprises in Latin America in 1948. Lima Uno SAC has developed and continues to develop extensive relationships with various prominent technological companies in order to develop new age systems to its gaming facilities.

About Shuffle Master, Inc.

Shuffle Master, Inc. is a gaming supply company specializing in providing its casino customers Utility Products, including automatic card shufflers, roulette chip sorters and intelligent table system modules, to improve their profitability, productivity and security, and Entertainment Products, including live proprietary table games, electronic multi-player table game platforms, live table game tournaments and wireless gaming solutions to expand their gaming entertainment content. The company is included in the S&P Smallcap 600 Index. Information about Shuffle Master and its products can be found on the Internet at www.shufflemaster.com.

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