In their 5th year of cooperation, CARD and TCS tie a new knot

The inventors and makers of the worldwide most popular continuous card shuffler Shuffle Star, CARD (Casinos Austria Research & Development) of Vienna, Austria, have in close cooperation with their distribution partner TCS (Technical Casino Supplies) of London, U.K., re-organized the worldwide Shuffle Star distribution.

Following the arrangement, CARD will sell and service Shuffle Star in Europe including shipboard casinos leaving from European Ports, the USA and all international operations of the Casinos Austria Group. TCS will exclusively represent the product throughout the rest of the world and the United Kingdom.

"Since the beginning of CARD´s cooperation with TCS, we have enjoyed the amicable relation and the market awareness of our partner", comments Ing. Ernst Blaha, Managing Director of CARD, and adds: "The new arrangement highlights the Distribution-side of smart technical casino products for our originally strong Research & Development minded company. We will work hard to earn the confidence of all existing and future Shuffle Star customers with premium service support. At the same time we will have our ears open for new product demands!"

David Heap, Chief Executive of TCS says: "We are very pleased with our new arrangements with CARD for the Shuffle Star, and are looking forward to further developing our very strong relationship with them."

Vienna/London, 21.6.2000

For further questions please contact:

TCS, London
Mr. Martin Britton
+44 171 3944000

CARD, Vienna
Mr. Horant Woschitz
+43 1 53440 686