Gaming Partners International to Supply RFID Plaques to Galaxy Starworld Casino in Macau

LAS VEGAS - Gaming Partners International Corporation (Nasdaq: GPIC), a leading manufacturer and supplier of casino table game equipment under the Paulson, Bud Jones and B&G brands, today announced that Macau Galaxy Group renewed its confidence in GPI with the confirmation of an order for over 285,000 RFID plaques to be supplied to the flagship casino of the group, Starworld Casino.

This is another major deal for GPI's international group that supplied all the chips and plaques to Galaxy's other operations including: Waldo, Rio, President and Grand Waldo. The plaques are to be embedded with 13.56 MHz RFID microchips supplied by Magellan in Australia and securely embedded inside the plaques by GPI.

Galaxy Starworld Vice President of Casino Operations Mick Caban said, "I have been using the B&G plaques for many years and this is a unique product perfectly suited for the Macau market. The addition of the RFID technology to this high quality and high security product represents a major advantage for Starworld. We are pleased to pursue our collaboration with GPI, whose service has been outstanding with great flexibility and reliability."

The B&G plaques have been extremely popular with Macau casino players over decades with their unparalleled aesthetics, styles and finishes. They remain a favorite choice for leading casino operators, particularly for "high-roller" operations, the company disclosed.

"This order confirms GPI as the undisputable world leader in RFID technology provider to the table gaming industry," declared Christophe Leparoux, manager international sales and marketing for GPI. "All of our products (value chips, jetons and plaques) are now available with both 125 KHz and 13.56 MHz RFID technologies. The choice is up to the customers, depending if their focus is on security or operational applications. The very demanding Macau market requires high tech innovative products that offer great protection against counterfeiting while maintaining the intrinsic specifications of the products both the players and the dealers have been used to. This quality is just what we will deliver to Starworld and we are very proud to be associated yet again with Galaxy on this project."

GPIC manufactures and supplies gaming chips, table layouts, playing cards, dice, gaming furniture, table accessories and other products that are used with casino table games such as blackjack, poker, baccarat, craps and roulette. GPIC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with offices in Beaune, France; San Luis, Mexico; and Atlantic City, New Jersey. GPIC sells its casino products directly to licensed casinos throughout the world. For additional information about GPIC, visit