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PokerTek And Carnival Corporation & Plc Enter Into 5-Year Contract

MATTHEWS, N.C., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PokerTek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PTEK) today announced the Company has renewed its contract with Carnival Corporation & plc through December 2017.

"Carnival Corporation & plc has been a great business partner over the past 6 years, and we are pleased to renew and extend our relationship with the world's largest cruise operator," said Mark Roberson, PokerTek's Chief Executive Officer.

"We look forward to providing passengers aboard Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard and P&O Cruises with exceptional gaming experiences for many years to come."

"We have enjoyed a fruitful business partnership with PokerTek over the last several years and look forward to continuing to build on this success," said Paul Jarvis, Vice President of Casino Operations for Carnival Corporation & plc.

About Carnival Corporation & plc:Carnival Corporation & plc is the largest cruise company in the world, with a portfolio of cruise brands in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, comprised of Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Cunard, Ibero Cruises, P&O Cruises ( Australia) and P&O Cruises (UK).  Together these brands operate 100 ships totaling 203,000 lower berths.

About PokerTek, Inc.:PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTEK) ( is a licensed gaming company headquartered in Matthews, NC that develops and distributes electronic table games solutions for the gaming industry. The company's products are installed worldwide, and include PokerPro®, Blackjack Pro and EZ Baccarat . For more information, visit:


Mark RobersonChief Executive OfficerPokerTek, Inc.704.849.0860, x101 

This press release contains forward-looking statements 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, which are made in accordance with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Our actual results may differ materially from those implied in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including, but not limited to, the impact of global macroeconomic and credit conditions on our business and the business of our suppliers and customers, overall industry environment, customer acceptance of our products, delay in the introduction of new products, further approvals of regulatory authorities, adverse court rulings, production and/or quality control problems, the denial, suspension or revocation of permits or licenses by regulatory or governmental authorities, termination or non-renewal of customer contracts, competitive pressures, and our financial condition, including our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity to operate our business. These and other risks and uncertainties are described in more detail in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur, except as required by applicable laws, and you are urged to review and consider disclosures that we make in the reports that we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission that discuss other factors germane to our business.

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