PokerTek, PokerPro System Team Up - Saturday 11th of February 2006

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – On January 23, 2006, at the International Casino Expo (ICE), PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) announced an international distribution agreement with a subsidiary of Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) that grants Aristocrat the right to distribute the PokerPro(TM) table and system across the globe. Under the terms of the agreement, Aristocrat will have exclusive rights to offer PokerTek's PokerPro(TM) tables and other PokerPro(TM)-branded technology solutions, to gaming venues across the globe with the exception of United States and Canadian gaming jurisdictions, where PokerTek places product directly.

Through the alliance with Aristocrat, subject to receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, PokerTek will have the opportunity to supply PokerPro(TM) to potential customers in over 55 countries. The PokerPro(TM) table was introduced at ICE, and both PokerTek and Aristocrat were excited about the response of those in attendance.

"I spoke with several attendees who said that PokerPro(TM) is one of the most innovative gaming products they've seen in a long time," Julian Stanford, General Manager of Aristocrat Europe, commented. Steve Parker, Aristocrat Leisure's Group General Manager-Sales and Marketing agreed, "We were very pleased with the interest created amongst the operators at the ICE show who got their first look at the PokerPro(TM) table."

"Our partnership with Aristocrat is a strategic part of our overall business plan to bring high-value technology products to poker rooms around the world. Aristocrat is one of the largest and most respected suppliers of innovative gaming machines and casino management solutions. Aristocrat's expertise will also be instrumental to the continued development, expansion, and protection of PokerTek's intellectual property throughout the world," said Lou White, Chief Executive Officer of PokerTek.

PokerPro(TM) is designed to deal faster than any human, to eliminate mistakes and the requirement to tip a dealer. "Good players know they only make money when they are in a hand. PokerPro(TM) lets players play more hands and have more chances to make money. In my opinion poker players do not play poker to fidget with chips, they play poker to beat other players and make money," commented White.

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