Aristocrat and Konami Begin Working Together on Networked Gaming
Las Vegas, NV, November 11, 2008
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES AND KONAMI GAMING BEGIN WORKING COOPERATIVELY ON NETWORKED GAMING LAS VEGAS
Aristocrat Technologies has been working cooperatively with Bally Technologies for nearly two years to bring the incredible potential of Server Supported Gaming to fruition. Aristocrat and Bally have joined forces in the development of the Download Configuration Manager for the thick client gaming environment. The Download Configuration Manager is based on the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) common Game to System (G2S) protocol. To demonstrate the power of common protocols, Aristocrat is pleased to announce that it has also begun working with Konami Gaming to integrate their gaming machines with the Download Configuration Manager. The goal of the arrangement is to ensure Konami will have interoperability with Aristocrat's Download Configuration Manager. Steve Sutherland, Konami Gaming's Chief Operating Officer, commented, "Both Konami and Aristocrat understand the value of having interoperable products based on GSA standards, and recognize the future of the casino floor will be positively impacted by these efforts." "These efforts are a strong testament to the power of implementing GSA common protocol. Working with Bally over the last two years has yielded incredible results, and now bringing Konami into the mix will further benefit operators as we bring networked gaming to fruition." States Nick Khin, President of Aristocrat Americas. The three companies have been working on implementing GSA protocol on their products for some time, as all three are platinum members of the Gaming Standards Association, whose protocols are widely believed to be the driving force behind networked gaming.
About Aristocrat Technologies Inc.
Aristocrat Technologies Inc. is a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL), a leading global provider of gaming solutions that consistently outperform the competition. The Company is licensed by over two hundred regulators and its products and services are available in over ninety countries around the world. Aristocrat offers a diverse range of products and services including electronic gaming machines, interactive video terminal systems, electronic tables, and casino management systems. For further information visit the company's website at www.aristocratgaming.com.
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 http://www.konamigaming.com