Progressive Gaming, Ameristar Casinos Sign Deal - Thursday 27th of April 2006

LAS VEGAS Progressive Gaming International Corporation (NASDAQ: PGIC) a leading provider of diversified technology and content products and services used in the gaming industry worldwide announced today that the Company and its product and marketing partner have signed a key contract with Ameristar Casinos (NASDAQ: ASCA) to install the Intelligent Table System (ITS) in four key Ameristar properties in North America, representing over 200 tables. This marks the first large ITS corporate contract for the Company.

Ameristar will install both the Table Manager and Chip Manager levels of the ITS system, which includes the high speed 13.56 MHz RFID technology for bet recognition. The first property targeted for installation by Ameristar is Council Bluffs. Upon the completion of a successful trial period at this property and the appropriate regulatory approvals for all the jurisdictions, Ameristar will move forward with installations at the Kansas City, St. Louis and Vicksburg, Mississippi properties.

Bob Sobczyk, Vice President of Corporate Operations for Ameristar stated: "We are confident that the ITS system will be able to improve our ability to accurately measure table game performance. We expect to be able to provide greater benefits to our patrons through improvements in marketing programs while increasing the efficiency of our table game operation. We are anxious to commence this important initiative and to complete the rollout at our 4 key properties."

Bob Parente, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Company stated: "We are excited to expand our relationship with Ameristar and for them to be our first major ITS client. The partnership is committed to installing the ITS system in a seamless and efficient manner while demonstrating to the market its superior benefits. We also continue to see a growing level of interest in the ITS product from all key segments in the casino industry."

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