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Poker and Casino Collection Goes All In with 12 Casino Favorites, Customizable Characters and Online Play

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (August 22, 2005) - Namco Hometek Inc. announced today "Payout Poker and CasinoTM," an arcade gambling game for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox® video game system, the PSPTM (PlayStation®Portable) system and the PC. Developed by Bits Gaming Ltd, "Payout Poker and Casino" allows players to try their luck in four exclusive gambling destinations, with 12 challenging gaming favorites including Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha Hold 'Em, Blackjack, Craps and many more.

"Payout Poker and Casino" lets players assume the role of international playboy, or playgirl, betting in luxurious casinos. Upon creating their own custom character, players will enter a living 3D casino, where they can roam the floor to try their hand at 12 gaming favorites including, Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hold'em, Red Dog, Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Craps, Slots, Wheel of Fortune, and more. After a successful night of wagering, high-rollers will be able take their spoils to the Casinos' boutiques to further customize their characters. Players can also take "Payout Poker and Casino" online, going up against card sharks from around the world in the ultimate test of wagering skill.

"'Payout Poker and Casino' expands upon the traditional concept of a gambling title with customizable characters and fully 3D Casinos for players to roam," said Jeff Lujan, Business Director, Namco Hometek Inc. "Online play and 12 fully realized casino favorites further enhance the game, giving players a total gambling package they can feel confident about going 'all in' with."

"We are very excited about bringing this game to the public," said Foo Katan, Chief Executive, Bits Gaming Ltd. "We wanted to create a new experience for the gambling genre and with features we have included in the game, we think we'll do just that."

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About Bits Gaming Ltd.

Bits Gaming Ltd. is one of Britain's leading games developers. With more than 30 titles published over the United States, Europe and Asia on multiple platforms, such as Sony's PlayStation 2, Microsoft's Xbox, Nintendo's Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Color, Gameboy, Super Nintendo & NES, Sega's Mega-Drive, Genesis, 32X, Game-Gear & Master System, PC & Online during the team's 20-year experience in the games industry.

About Namco Hometek Inc.

Namco Hometek Inc. is the U.S. consumer division of Namco Limited, a Tokyo-based world leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Namco Hometek Inc. is an award-winning video games publisher for next generation game consoles. Namco has created some of the industry's greatest video game franchises: SOULCALIBUR®, Tekken®, Dead to Rights®, Pac-Man WorldTM, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBATTM. For more information about Namco and its products log onto

SOULCALIBUR®, TEKKEN®, PAC-MAN WORLDTM, Ridge Racer®, Time Crisis® and ACECOMBATTM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Namco Limited in the United States and/or other countries.

Dead to RightsTM is a trademark or registered trademark of Namco Hometek Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

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