Multimedia Games Appoints New Chairman - Sunday 16th of April 2006

AUSTIN, Texas Multimedia Games, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGAM) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Michael J. Maples, Sr., 63, to the position of Chairman of the Board. Mr. Maples has served as a director since August 10, 2004.

Mr. Maples assumes the Chairman's responsibilities from Thomas W. Sarnoff, 79, following Mr. Sarnoff's decision to step down from the position he has held since December 2003. Mr. Sarnoff has served on Multimedia's Board longer than any other member; he continues to serve as a director, as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Clifton Lind, President and CEO of Multimedia Games, said, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, our management team and the Company's shareholders, I want to thank Tom Sarnoff for the leadership and counsel he has provided to the Board, to me and to the entire senior management team since he joined the Board, and especially during the more than two years he served as Chairman. Tom did not seek the chairmanship, but willingly assumed that responsibility at a critical time in the Company's history, as we worked through a transitional period in our operations, and focused on and executed our revenue diversification initiatives. It is with gratitude and appreciation that we acknowledge his significant contribution to Multimedia's achievements during this time. I am very pleased that Tom will continue to serve on the Board and would like to thank him in advance for the support and advice he will provide in the future."

Mr. Sarnoff has served as a Multimedia director since December 1997, and as Chairman since 2003. He currently serves on the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as on the Compensation Committee. He served in various capacities at the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. for over 25 years, holding positions including Vice President of Production and Business Affairs, Executive Vice President of West Coast Operations, and as President of NBC Entertainment Corporation from 1969 to 1977. Since retiring from NBC in 1977, Mr. Sarnoff has been engaged in production for television and film, primarily through Sarnoff Entertainment Corporation, which he formed in 1981. Mr. Sarnoff serves in leadership positions in many civic and charitable organizations, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation.

Mr. Lind continued, "Since Mike joined our Board approximately 18 months ago, his prior experience working for prominent public companies in technology, product development, and product marketing has been invaluable to our own efforts in these areas. We believe Multimedia Games is entering a new phase where our unique technology and scientific approach to product development can be leveraged into new and expanding growth opportunities, such as the recently announced international contract we were awarded. Accordingly, we expect Mike's vast experience in working with technology-focused companies will be particularly helpful as we develop product strategies for new markets. I look forward to working closely with Mike and benefiting from his input and counsel."

Mr. Maples was elected to Multimedia's Board of Directors in August 2004, and serves on its Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. He retired from Microsoft Corporation in July 1995 after holding numerous positions, the most recent of which was Executive Vice President of the Worldwide Products Group. In that capacity, he was responsible for all of Microsoft's product development and product marketing activities. Mr. Maples served as a member of the Office of the President at Microsoft, reporting directly to the Company's Chairman and Chief Software Architect. Prior to his time at Microsoft, he served as Director of Software Strategy for International Business Machines Corp. Mr. Maples currently serves on the boards of several other companies, including Motive, Inc., a provider of service management software, Lexmark International, Inc., a laser and inkjet printer company, and Sonic Corp., operator of more than 3,000 drive-in restaurants in the U.S. and Mexico.

Mr. Maples holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from Oklahoma City University. He is currently a member of the Board of Visitors of the Engineering School at the University of Oklahoma, and the College of Engineering Foundation Advisory Council at the University of Texas at Austin.

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