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Konami Gaming, Inc. Announces Podium Launch at Barona Resort & Casino

Las Vegas, NV, August 18, 2009

Las Vegas, NV, August 18, 2009 - Originally introduced at the 2008 Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Konami's new Podium cabinet was developed as a joint effort by Konami Gaming, Konami Digital Entertainment, and Stuart Karten Design, a leading industrial design firm. The goal was to create a cabinet that enhanced game entertainment and attraction while providing additional comfort to the player for increased time on device. The Podium features two 22” touch screen LCD displays, an ergonomic button panel and unique lighting effects that surround the machine.

“Barona is proud to partner with Konami on the launch of the Podium product in our Sneak Preview slot area. Early indications are that Konami has hit another one out of the park, and the all important guest feedback has been nothing short of rave reviews,” said Chuck Hickey, Vice President of Slot Operations at Barona Resort & Casino,

Says Charlie Thornton, Director of Game Sales, Western Region, for Konami Gaming, Inc., “Konami has a long history of partnering with Barona, which is one of the premier resort casinos in Southern California. Therefore, it made sense for us to launch Podium with them. We are very pleased that Barona’s slot players have gravitated towards Podium, and we look forward to placing additional units at the property.”

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

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