La Poule aux oeufs d'or(TM), a new slot machine developed by Ingenio, arrives in Québec casinos



    MONTREAL, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - This month, Québec's casinos are
unveiling La Poule aux oeufs d'or(TM) (Hatch the Cash(TM)), a new video slot
machine created by Ingenio, Loto-Québec's research and development division.
    Inspired by the success of the wildly popular TV lottery show La Poule
aux oeufs d'or(TM), Québec's Casinos (known in French as the Société des
casinos du Québec) commissioned Ingenio to design a video slot machine game
using the same theme. Offering a colourful and distinctly playful gaming
experience, the machine duplicates the famous "The Egg or the Envelope" game
through three bonus modes.
    In partnership with Bally Technologies, one of the world's largest game
and system suppliers, Ingenio's team of design, interactivity, mathematical
modelling, programming and 3D visuals experts worked intensively to bring this
project to fruition. "This is the Québec launch of the first in a series of
slot machines to be developed within the framework of a strategic alliance
forged by Ingenio and Bally Technologies in June 2006, to the benefit of the
Société des casinos," said Ingenio's Director General, Nathalie Rajotte. Other
games are currently in or soon to be entering the certification phase, which
is overseen by the province's alcohol and gaming board, the Régie des alcools,
des courses et des jeux du Québec.
    The first La Poule aux oeufs d'or(TM) slot machines saw the light of day
in 2008 as Hatch the Cash(TM), an English version of the game. Today, they can
be played in over 100 casinos worldwide, in more than 30 jurisdictions
reaching from China to South America, from Europe to the U.S.A.
    30 La Poule aux oeufs d'or(TM) slot machines are set up in the province's
casinos over the month. Various promotional activities begin at the Casino du
Lac-Leamy, the Casino de Montréal and the Casino de Charlevoix on February 9,
19 and 27, respectively.

    About Ingenio

    Created in 1998, Loto-Québec's R&D arm, Ingenio, focuses primarily on the
development of new lottery and gaming products and delivery channels for the
international market. Over the past few years, the company has made its mark
thanks to the originality and graphic quality of its interactive multimedia
lottery games and its use of cutting-edge technologies to enhance its range of
lottery and gaming products, which are marketed by Loto-Québec's business
units. These business units-lotteries, casinos, bingo operations and video
lottery terminals-benefit from the economic spin-offs of Ingenio's
developments. For more information, visit www.ingenio-quebec.com.

    About Bally Technologies, Inc.

    With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies
designs, manufacturers, operates, and distributes advanced gaming devices,
systems, and technology solutions worldwide. Bally's product line includes
reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, and Class
II, lottery, and central determination games and platforms. As the world's No.
1 gaming systems company, Bally also offers an array of casino management,
slot accounting, bonusing, cashless, and table-management solutions. For more
information, visit www.BallyTech.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Jean-Pierre Roy, Media Relations, Loto-Québec,
(514) 499-5151; Laura Olson-Reyes, Media Contact, Bally Technologies, (702)
584-7742


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