RBC Surrenders Interest in ESI

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. ("ESI") (TSX:
ESY) announced today that it has completed with Royal Bank of Canada ("RBC")
the previously announced surrender of 4,773,606 common shares of ESI held
directly by RBC. The shares surrendered by RBC represented all of RBC's direct
interest in ESI and approximately 25% of ESI's total issued and outstanding
common shares. The shares surrendered have been cancelled and, accordingly,
ESI has 14,234,727 common shares currently issued and outstanding.

    About ESI Entertainment Systems Inc.

    ESI Entertainment Systems Inc. ("ESI") (TSX: ESY) provides products and
services to the international gaming industry through its three principal
subsidiaries, Citadel Commerce Corp., ESI Integrity Inc. and PlayLine Inc.
ESI's products and services, which primarily consist of payment processing,
transaction monitoring and turnkey gaming platforms, are deployed in the
on-line and land based gaming markets.

For further information:

For further information: ESI Entertainment Systems Inc., Tony Greening,
Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Telephone: (604)
299-6922, email: tgreening@esi.ca, Web: www.esi.ca

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