Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NYSE Amex: EGT) (“Entertainment Gaming Asia” or “the Company”), a leading provider of electronic gaming machines on a participation basis to the Pan-Asian gaming industry, today announced an update on a civil action complaint filed against the Company and certain of its current and former directors and officers on March 26, 2010 (as subsequently amended on May 28, 2010) by certain shareholders of the Company including Prime Mover Capital Partners L.P., Strata Fund L.P., Strata Fund Q.P. L.P., and Strata Offshore Fund, Ltd (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the “Complaint”).
The Complaint concerns various allegations of federal and state securities violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and breaches of contract. The most current summary of the Complaint can be found in the Company's 2011 First Quarter Form 10-Q.
On June 22, 2011, the district court in the Complaint ruled on the motions to dismiss filed by the Company and certain of its current and former officers and directors. The district court dismissed all of Prime Mover's claims and dismissed all of Strata's claims except for two breach-of-contract counts against the Company. All claims against the current and former officers and directors were dismissed. It is not known at this time whether or when the Plaintiffs may seek leave to amend their dismissed claims.
The Company intends to continue to defend vigorously against the Complaint.
About Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc.
Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NYSE Amex: EGT) is a leading provider of electronic gaming machines on a participation basis to the Pan-Asian gaming industry. The Company secures long-term contracts to provide electronic gaming machines and related systems to premier hotels and other well-located gaming venues in Asia. The Company retains ownership of the gaming machines and systems and receives recurring daily or monthly fees based on an agreed upon percentage of the net gaming win per machine and provides on-site maintenance. Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. is also engaged in the development of casinos in Indo China where intends to own and operate casino resorts under the “Dreamworld” brand. For more information please visit
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Entertainment Gaming Asia within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Those forward-looking statements include statements regarding expectations for the business of Entertainment Gaming Asia. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual circumstances, events or results may differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences include, but are not limited to, risks related to the costs incurred by Entertainment Gaming Asia in defending shareholder litigation and the outcome of any judgment or settlement with respect to such litigation and those other risks set forth in Entertainment Gaming Asia’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 filed with the SEC on March 31, 2011 and subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Entertainment Gaming Asia cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Entertainment Gaming Asia does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.