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Casino Rodos Joins List of Greek Casinos Specifying MEI

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Reading, England–August 2008

Casino Rodos, located on the northern tip of the island of Rhodes in Greece, has followed an increasingly popular trend by specifying the MEI CASHFLOW SC for all new games.

“The MEI banknote readers have really proven what a positive difference they make,” said Casino General Manager Mr. Vassilis Tsolekas. “We will be specifying MEI for all future slots purchases. They provide excellent acceptance of all types of true bank notes with zero maintenance.”

Casino Rhodes has 310 slot machines, ranging from traditional reels to the latest video and interactive innovations. Slot machines have taken on further importance as over two thirds of the casino floor, 220 machines, are practically new.

“The revenue from slot machines has continued to increase over time,” said Mr. Kostas Vlachogiannis, slots manager. “Today we are at 57%. That growth, from 15%, has been achieved thanks to the focus on four major slot machine providers: IGT, Atronic, Bally and Novomatic.”

As the importance of slot machines to total casino revenue increased, so did the dedication to the find the right suppliers. Based on feedback from other Greek casinos, management welcomed the chance to test the MEI Cashflow SC banknote reader through a value-added trial (VAT).

“I had a player come up to me and compliment the validators,” said Mr. Manny Culianos from the technical staff. “The MEI products are being noticed! They accept a bill in any condition, as opposed to being choosy on the bill's condition like the others.”

Mr. Mark Greenawalt, Director of MEI Gaming Europe and Africa commented, “We are delighted yet another Greek casino is now specifying our Cashflow SC83. Typically casino operators have seen the value of the VAT’s due to more money in the cashbox. The results from this VAT expand the benefits of the Cashflow. When players take notice of the improved performance directly related to the note reader then we can say for sure that the product on the floor has been improved. We would like to thank Mr. Tsolekas and his team for specifying the MEI Cashflow SC83 in his future slots purchases”.

About Casino Rodos:
Casino Rodos, was recently ranked one of the top ten casinos in Europe (according to ISA), is a living part of the Grande Albergo delle Rose Hotel (which means in Italian “Grand Hotel of Roses”). The casino, operated by Queenco Leisure International (QLI) Limited, was officially inaugurated in 1929. For more information on Casino Rodos, visit www.casinorodos.gr.

About MEI:
MEI systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com.