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VIDEO LOTTERY TECHNOLOGIES APPROVED AS SUPPLIER BY GAMING COMMISSION IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

 BOZEMAN, Mont., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Video Lottery Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLTS) today announced that the Victoria (Australia) Gaming Commission has approved the company's application to be listed on the commission's official Roll of Recognized Manufacturers and Suppliers of Gaming Machines.
 "This is tremendous news," said Jim Davey, VLT's chief executive officer, "and we look forward to expanding our presence in Victoria and to realizing the potential of the Australian market."
 In a related development, VLT said it has also been selected to supply the central monitoring system for the state-wide video lottery system being developed in South Australia.
 Financial terms of the South Australia project were not disclosed.
 The developments follow the company's announcement earlier this month that it had completed arrangements for Datacraft Limited, of Victoria, Australia, to begin manufacturing VLT's multi-game video lottery terminals for the Victoria market under a technology licensing agreement.
 VLT was removed from Victoria's list of approved gaming manufacturers and suppliers in September 1992 after questions were raised in Victoria regarding activities and associations of the company's then chief executive officer, Larry Lippon. Lippon subsequently resigned from VLT.
 Prior to that action, the company had sold more than 2,000 terminals in Victoria and installed the central monitoring system for the state-wide video lottery system there. The terminals and monitoring system remain in use today.
 The Victoria listing and the South Australia project involve VLT's subsidiary, Video Lottery Consultants, Inc.
 In the South Australia project, Video Lottery Consultants, which will be responsible for software installation and training, will work with the Independent Gaming Corporation of South Australia, which has been licensed to implement the video lottery control system. I.B.M. will serve as the project's systems integrator, and Video Lottery Consultants will supply its system and services to I.B.M.
 Commenting on the South Australia project, Davey said, "This selection is another confirmation of Video Lottery Technologies' world leadership in the development of central control systems for gaming machines and lottery terminals."
 In addition to supplying the central monitoring system, VLT said it will pursue opportunities to sell its terminals in South Australia.
 VLT, through its principal subsidiaries, Automated Wagering International, Inc., and Video Lottery Consultants, is one of the principal operators of system software and related services for the on-line lottery and video lottery markets, as well as the leading manufacturer of video lottery terminals. Presently, the company's on-line and video lottery terminals are in operation in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Cushing, senior vice president of Video Lottery Technologies, 404-992-2993 or 406-585-6613/
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