GTECH Board Recognized - Sunday 19th of March 2006

WEST GREENWICH, Rhode Island – For the secondconsecutive year, GTECH Holdings Corporation's (NYSE: GTK) Board of Directorshas been named the Top Performing Board of Directors in Gaming by HVSExecutive Search, a global consulting and services organization focused on thegaming, lodging, and leisure industries.

The Board Performance award is presented each year to the Board ofDirectors in the gaming industry that exercises diversity and discretion inits handling of corporate governance. HVS uses a broad range of criteria tojudge the boards of 45 publicly-traded gaming companies, including size,makeup, and independence of the board; committee structure and effectiveness;presence of interlocks, insider participation, and related transactions; andfundamental commitment to pay-for-performance.

"On behalf of the Board, GTECH is honored to, once again, be recognized asthe top-performing board in the gaming industry," said Robert M. Dewey, Jr.,GTECH Board Chairman. "The broad range of expertise our directors bring tothe board has been invaluable in guiding GTECH through a period of growth andchange. Their sound guidance, rigorous governing principles, and strongbusiness ethics have helped make GTECH a success, and I am particularlypleased they are receiving this well-deserved honor."

GTECH received perfect scores in three of the four categories. Other topperformers in the 2005 study included Harrah's Entertainment, Wynn Resorts,and Shuffle Master.

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