GPIC Appoints Board Member - Saturday 18th of February 2006

LAS VEGAS – Gaming Partners InternationalCorporation (Nasdaq: GPIC) announced today that it received a letter from theListing Qualifications Department of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., or Nasdaq,indicating that, as a result of a vacancy caused by the recent death of JerryG. West on Feb. 2, 2006, we did not meet the audit committee compositionrequirements set forth in Marketplace Rule 4350(d)(2) (the "Rule").Consistent with the Rule, we have a cure period until the earlier of our nextannual stockholders meeting or Feb. 2, 2007, to regain compliance. The Nasdaqletter further stated that in the event we do not regain compliance withinthis period, our securities would be subject to delisting.

On Feb. 15, 2006, we responded to the Nasdaq deficiency letter informingNasdaq that our board of directors appointed Robert J. Kelly to fill thevacancy on the board of directors and audit committee, subject to gamingregulatory approval.

Mr. Kelly, age 50, received an MBA from Harvard in 1986and an Engineering degree from Princeton in 1977. Since 2000, Mr. Kelly hasbeen the founder, patent holder and primary stockholder of EarthSource Inc.,Raynham, Massachusetts, a waste water treatment plant. He is also a civilengineer and responsible for designing the EarthSource process and managingits operations. From approximately 1994 to 2000, Mr. Kelly worked with LFR,Inc., an environmental engineering company and affiliate of Holding Wilson,S.A., our principal stockholder.

Prior to 1994, Mr. Kelly worked as aDivision Manager for OHM Corporation, a publicly-traded company that providestechnology-based, on-site hazardous waste remediation environmental services,and as a Field Service Manager at IT Corporation, a publicly-traded company inthe environmental engineering business, providing environmental consulting,engineering and construction and remediation services.

Based on the information in our letter regarding the appointment ofMr. Kelly to our audit committee, Nasdaq has indicated in a letter to us datedFeb. 16, 2006, that we have remedied our noncompliance with the auditcommittee composition requirements of the Rule and the matter is now closed.

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