SHFL entertainment Acquires Content Studio ProTec Games in China

       SHFL entertainment Acquires Content Studio ProTec Games in China

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SHFL entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ
Global Select Market: SHFL) ("SHFL" or the "Company") has acquired ProTec
Games, Inc. ("ProTec"), a computer-based content provider for casino slot
games, table games, and online video games. Located in Qingdao, China, ProTec
will continue to develop graphical assets and perform software development and
testing for SHFL's slot machines and other electronic products.

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"We have been working with the ProTec team for quite some time and have been
very happy with their work," said Gavin Isaacs, Chief Executive Officer of
SHFL. "To support and enhance the global growth of our slots, e-Tables and
iGaming businesses, we decided to fully integrate the ProTec team into our
business. We are confident that this acquisition will enable us to scale
efficiently to support our growing product footprint."

The Company engaged ProTec for the creation of various graphical assets over
the past year. Having a studio based in China will also allow SHFL to deliver
game content that will be better tailored to the Asian region, a fast-evolving
and promising gaming market.

About SHFL entertainment
SHFL entertainment is a leading global gaming supplier committed to making
gaming more fun for players and more profitable for operators through product
innovation, and superior quality and service. The Company operates in
legalized gaming markets across the globe and provides state-of-the-art,
value-add products in five distinct categories: Utility products, which
include automatic card shufflers and roulette chip sorters; Proprietary Table
Games, which includes live games, side bets and progressives; Electronic table
Systems, which include various e-table game platforms; Electronic gaming
machines, which include video slot machines; and newly introduced iGaming,
which features online versions of SHFL entertainment's table games, social
gaming, and mobile applications. The Company is included in the S&P SmallCap
600 Index. Information about the Company and its products can be found on the
Internet at www.shfl.com, or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements within the "safe harbor"
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All
statements included in this release other than statements that are purely
historical are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this
press release include, without limitation: our belief that this acquisition
will produce the efficiencies and synergies and support we anticipate; our
expectation that we will integrate Protect into our business without any
disruption to its delivery of services; our expectation that Protect will
continue to perform as it has in the past and will meet our profitability,
performance and innovation expectations; and our strategy and ability for
innovation and exploitation of Protec's services across all of our product
lines. Our beliefs, expectations, forecasts, objectives, anticipations,
intentions and strategies regarding the future, including, without limitation,
those concerning expected operating results, revenues and earnings are not
guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from results contemplated
by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to:
unanticipated challenges to our ability to exploit Protec's services; our
unanticipated inability to accomplish the integration of Protec or our
inability to accurately gauge the timing of such integration; and unexpected
changes in the market and economic conditions and the impact on our strategy
for exploiting Protec's services.

SOURCE SHFL entertainment

Website: http://www.shfl.com
Contact: Julia Boguslawski, Investor Relations/Corporate Communications,
1-702-897-7150, jboguslawski@shfl.com; Gavin Isaacs, CEO or Linster W. Fox,
CFO, +1-702-897-7150
 
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