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Ameranth Receives Major Patent for Its íCasino Poker and Dealer Management Systemí


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

San Diego, CA -- Ameranth, Inc. announced today that it has received an official patent grant (#7,431,650) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a major patent, which will have a term extending to December 2025, on its revolutionary, automated poker and dealer system invention. The patent is the result of work dating from 2001. The award of this key strategic patent confirms Ameranth's leading and pioneering role in automating the modern poker room and clearly establishes Ameranth as a technology leader in virtually all automated aspects of poker rooms as part of Ameranth's overall 21st Century Casino vision. This new patent, combined with Ameranth's portfolio of wireless/web data synchronization patents (applicable to wireless gaming and many other casino applications) and Ameranth's recent and planned enhancements to its Poker Room Manager (PRM) system, further confirm Ameranth's innovation and industry leadership role.

Ameranth's newest patent, titled "Casino Poker and Dealer Management System" includes claims which broadly cover a system encompassing virtually all critical operations of the modern poker room (at room or table level), including player seating, public displays, tournaments, and player tracking for/from electronic and manual poker tables as well as dealer rotation/tracking, security, wireless/internet connections and many other key aspects of the 21st Century Casino(TM).

"We are honored to have been recognized by the Patent Office for the pioneering invention of critical elements of the modern poker room back in 2001, and this patent will enable us to continue to extend our original vision well into the 21st century. The exceptional combination of our products and vision with Ameranth's excellent technology and strong support organization -- now combined with this strategic patent -- will enable us to serve our gaming customers even better in the future and to continue our leadership role," said Vern Yates, Ameranth's Chief Executive Officer.

Ameranth's industry leading automated poker systems are deployed in many casinos and poker rooms worldwide and operate in several of the largest and most prestigious establishments of the poker market.

About Ameranth, Inc.

Ameranth, Inc. (http://www.ameranth.com) is a recognized leader in the hospitality market, having been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Sun Times, USA Today, Business Week, US News & World Report, Nation's Restaurant News, Hospitality Technology, TIME, CNNfn, San Diego Union Tribune, and numerous other prestigious publications. Ameranth has also been awarded twelve technology and "best product" awards.



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