Face Recognition Capability Significantly Enhances Casino Security's Ability
to Counter Card Cheats

October 18, 2000

    Visionics Corporation, the leading developer of face recognition technology worldwide, announced today that MGM Grand Las Vegas, a subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) has adopted the FaceIt®- enabled Griffin G.O.L.D. casino security database system.   The Venetian and Bellagio had already announced their adoption of the product
earlier this year.

    "This is further validation that FaceIt® has indeed become the de facto
standard in the casino market for enhancing surveillance capabilities and
providing a real-time loss prevention measure.   We are pleased to be
working with Griffin Investigations and welcome MGM into the family of users
of FaceIt®-enabled products," said Dr. Joseph J. Atick, president and CEO of
Visionics Corporation.

   Griffin Investigations is the leading intelligence provider to the gaming
community worldwide. Their on-line database contains over 30 years of
intelligence information and allows the casinos to match suspected
individuals at gaming tables, in real-time, to a database containing
photographs of all types of known casino cheaters, card counters and their

    "We have been working in this industry for decades and take pride in our
ability to solve our customers' needs.  We are confident that the FaceIt®
system combined with our Internet-based surveillance intelligence system
provides a revolutionary new tool for our customers [casino owners, managers
and regulators] to reduce losses while maintaining a highly-secure
environment," said Bob and Beverly Griffin, Owners of Griffin

MGM MIRAGE is an entertainment, hotel and gaming company headquartered in
Las Vegas, Nevada, which owns and/or operates through subsidiaries 18 casino
properties on three continents.  Its U.S. holdings include: the MGM Grand
Hotel and Casino -- The City of Entertainment, Bellagio, The Mirage,
Treasure Island, New York - New York Hotel and Casino, the Boardwalk Hotel
and Casino and 50% of Monte Carlo, all located on the Las Vegas Strip; the
Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas; Whiskey Pete's, Buffalo Bill's and the
Primm Valley Resort in Primm, Nevada as well as two championship golf
courses at the California/Nevada Stateline; the Golden Nugget in Laughlin,
Nevada; the Beau Rivage resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and the MGM
Grand Detroit Casino in Detroit, Michigan. 

About Griffin Investigations
Griffin Investigations has been in business for over 30 years, providing the
gaming industry with casino related cheating information that is gathered
from numerous sources including its own private investigative team.  The
on-line database, known as Griffin G.O.L.D., is updated continuously and is
licensed only to gaming operators, gaming regulators or gaming law
enforcement groups.   The Griffin G.O.L.D. system was architected by SRD, a
specialist in design and development of strategic information system for the
gaming and hospitality industries.  For more information on Griffin, contact
Beverly Griffin at 702-870-5131.

About Visionics Corporation
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in New Jersey, Visionics Corporation is
the leading developer of facial recognition technology worldwide. The
company has pioneered the field of facial recognition with its award winning
software engine, FaceIt®, which allows computers to rapidly and accurately
recognize faces. FaceIt® is an Enabling Technology with Mass Appeal(tm) that
has been validated in a large number of real-world products and solutions
built by Visionics OEM partners and software developers.  These include
Smart CCTV(tm) systems, web-based search engine applications, mass-market
authentication systems for information security, banking and e-commerce.
    More information on Visionics can be accessed via the Company web site at or by calling Frances Zelazny, Director of Corporate Communications at +1 201-332-9213

Frances Zelazny
Director of Corporate Communications
Visionics Corporation