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Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana Launches with KCMS from Konami Gaming, Inc.

Las Vegas, NV, March 1, 2011

Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana Launches with KCMS from Konami Gaming, Inc. Largest Casino in Dominican Republic Opens with the Konami Casino Management System (KCMS).

Konami Gaming, Inc. announced today that its Konami Casino Management System (KCMS) has been installed at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, which celebrated its grand opening this past January. KCMS will manage the Hard Rock Casino’s slot and table game reporting and in-house players’ club data base.

"This first Hard Rock all-inclusive Caribbean Hotel & Casino property marks a major milestone for our brand that started with just a single cafe opening in 1971," said Michael Shindler, Executive Vice President, Hotels & Casinos for Hard Rock International. "We want to ensure that the guest experience throughout the resort, including our 48,000-square foot Vegas-inspired casino, is of the highest standard.”

Palace Resorts President and Owner Roberto Chapur, added: “After a considerable selection process, we decided upon KONAMI’s KCMS for its highly sophisticated marketing capabilities and unique ability to capture granular information at both the slot machine and patron level. With over 450 slot machines and 40 table games, the Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana is the largest in the Dominican Republic; therefore it’s essential to have a robust, technically superior management system like this in place.”

KCMS is an industry-leading casino management system with an increasing number of installations spanning America, Canada, Australia as well as other international regions. KCMS is best known for its advanced capabilities, such as its event-driven Ethernet-based technology, multi-channel in-machine streaming video, customizable rules-based Bonusing, true multigame, multi-denomination analytics and documented high availability.

Phil O’Toole, Konami Gaming, Inc.’s Systems Product Manager concluded: “The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is a remarkable resort property and Konami is pleased to be its casino management systems partner. We are confident that the proven functionality of KCMS will assist the casino’s daily reporting and marketing efforts.”

About Konami Gaming, Inc.

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 171 venues in 52 countries, including 134 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit

Leah Steinhardt, Marketing Manager

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