LAS VEGAS, Dec. 17, 2008 — Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, and casino-management systems for the global gaming industry, announced today that it has named Jurate Bitinaite regional sales manager for Eastern Europe.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jurate to our growing international sales team,” said Marcel Heutmekers, Bally’s Director of Europe. “Her background and experience in the Baltic States and Eastern European countries will help us to continue our aggressive expansion into these key gaming markets.”
A native of Lithuania, Bitinaite most recently was the corporate marketing executive and a member of the board of directors of Grand Casino World, a major luxury entertainment and gaming complex in Lithuania.
During her tenure with Grand Casino World, she was responsible for directing a variety of marketing, customer service, customer-relationship management, and sales initiatives, as well as being on the launch team for Lithuania’s largest casino. Prior to working at Grand Casino World, she was the marketing projects coordinator for Cilija, operator of a chain of 80 restaurants in six countries in Eastern Europe.
Bitinaite has also contributed in various business-development projects focused on sales for Sarmanis, a holding company involved in media, publishing, cosmetics, and online businesses. She earned a Master of Law degree from Vilnius University in Lithuania and a Master of Science in European Business from the EDHEC Business School in France.
About Bally Technologies, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally’s product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. As the world’s No. 1 gaming systems company, Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. The Company also owns and operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. For more information, please contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications, at 702-584-7742, or Michael Carlotti, Vice President of Investor Relations and Capital Markets at 702-584-7995, or visit http://www.ballytech.com.
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