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 that construction of its casino development project in the Pailin Province of Cambodia near the Thailand border (the “Pailin Project”) is well underway and on target to be completed in the second quarter of 2012. The $2.4 million internally funded initial phase of the Pailin Project will consist of a casino, which will be named Dreamworld Casino Pailin, with approximately 23 table games and 40 electronic gaming machine seats. It is one of the Company’s first casino development projects and part of its strategy to expand its gaming operations to become a leading owner and operator of regional casinos in the growing markets of Indo-China.
Also today, the Company announced that it has expanded its corporate website to enable the investment community to track the development process of its casino projects. Please visit www.EGT-Group.com under the new section entitled Casino Projects where the Company will provide periodic updates and photos of casino projects currently under construction.
Clarence Chung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment Gaming Asia, commented, “We are pleased with our progress to-date on this exciting casino project, which we believe is strategically located in the attractive and growing gaming market of Pailin at the Thailand border. This project is an incremental step in our casino development strategy and offers the potential for near-term earnings and long-term growth. We look forward to providing more updates throughout the development process.”
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 it intends to own and operate casino resorts under the “Dreamworld” brand. For more information please visit www.EGT-Group.com. 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 expansion of the Company’s participation business model, the timeline and working capital requirements for the Pailin casino project, the near-term earnings of the Pailin casino project, growth of the gaming industry in the Indo-China region and the Company’s ability to secure new casino projects and fund those projects as well. 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 Entertainment Gaming Asia’s ability to place gaming machines at significant levels and generate the expected amount of net win from the gaming machines placed, obtain the gaming license and building permits and complete the development for the casino projects on a timely basis or at all, identify, procure successfully develop additional casino projects in the Indo-China region, acquire additional capital as and when needed 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 30, 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.