GCA Announces Appointment of Randy L. Taylor as Chief Financial Officer

GCA Announces Appointment of Randy L. Taylor as Chief Financial Officer

Company Announces Additional Executive Leadership Appointments

LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.
("GCA" or the "Company") (NYSE:GCA), a global provider of innovative cash
access solutions, cash handling devices and related services and business
intelligence for gaming establishments, today announced that Randy L. Taylor
has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer effective immediately.

Mr. Taylor has been with GCA since 2011 serving as the Senior Vice President
and Controller. Prior to joining GCA, Mr. Taylor served in various positions
for Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, a radio broadcasting company, including
chief financial officer from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Taylor succeeded Mary E.
Higgins, who resigned to pursue other professional interests. Ms. Higgins
departure is not related to any disagreements with the Company's Board of
Directors, Audit Committee or auditors.

The Company also announced the following executive leadership appointments,
effective immediately:

  *David Johnson has been appointed to the new role of Executive Vice
    President of Government Relations. Previously, Mr. Johnson was the
    Company's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, and Corporate
    Secretary.
    
  *Juliet A. Lim has been appointed to the positions of Executive Vice
    President and General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, succeeding Mr.
    Johnson. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lim had served in a variety of
    legal positions, including as general counsel and corporate secretary of
    Clear Energy Systems, Inc., and as senior vice president and deputy
    general counsel of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a
    publicly traded banking and payments technology company.
    
  *David Lucchese has been named Executive Vice President, Client
    Operations.Previously, Mr. Lucchese was the Company's Executive Vice
    President, Sales, a position he had held since 2010.
    
  *Scott Dowty has been appointed Executive Vice President, Sales. Mr. Dowty
    will continue to serve as the Company's Chief Marketing Officer and
    oversee the Company's sales and marketing operations.

"We are fortunate to have a talented bench of professionals at GCA, and I
believe these new appointments will be instrumental in our growth. Randy
Taylor has a deep knowledge of both our business and the solutions we deliver
to the gaming industry. David Lucchese and Scott Dowty are well-positioned to
drive top line growth and improve profitability through new customer
commitments as well as in our existing client base. David Johnson and Juliet
Lim will be integral members of our leadership team providing counsel on
government affairs and all corporate legal matters, which are critical to our
success in a highly regulated market," said Ram V. Chary, Chief Executive
Officer.

About Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.

Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access, Inc. ("GCA"), a wholly owned subsidiary of
Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of cash access
services and related equipment and services to the gaming industry. GCA's
products and services: (a) provide gaming establishment patrons access to cash
through a variety of methods, including Automated Teller Machine ("ATM") cash
withdrawals, credit card cash access transactions, point-of-sale ("POS") debit
card transactions, check verification and warranty services and money
transfers; (b) provide cash access devices, and related services, such as slot
machine ticket redemption and jackpot kiosks to the gaming industry; (c)
provide products and services that improve credit decision making, automate
cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming
establishments; and (d) provide online payment processing services to gaming
operators in States that offer intra-state Internet-based gaming and lottery
activities. More information is available at GCA's website at www.gcainc.com.

CONTACT: Investor Relations
         Don Duffy, ICR
         (203) 682-8215
         ir@gcamail.com
        
         Media Relations
         Phil Denning, ICR
         (646) 277-1258
         ir@gcamail.com

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