Crown Casino renews significant testing contract with BMM 

11 May 2003

Melbourne Australia, May 12, 2003: Independent testing and certification agency BMM International Pty. Ltd. has entered into a significant contract to test and certify all gaming machine monitoring systems and table games systems at Melbourne’s Crown Casino.

Effective April 1, 2003, the agreement is in accordance with the Victorian Casino and Gaming Authority (VCGA) regulatory requirements for the Crown property.

“We are proud to be invited to renew this prestigious contract for Crown Casino, which is the largest gaming and entertainment complex in the southern hemisphere,” said Mr Martin Storm, CEO, BMM International Pty. Ltd.

“This extends our previous term appointment in 2000, and is in accordance with the VCGA’s requirement for operators to select an Accredited Testing Facility to test and certify their gaming equipment.”

BMM will provide Crown with continuous quality control of BMM’s testing role including status and fault reporting.

The BMM team is working closely with Mr Barry Felstead, Executive General Manager – Gaming Machines, and Mr Stephen Donovan, Technical Operations and Compliance Manager - Gaming Machines.

“BMM is an important supplier to Crown Casino’s gaming operations, and we are pleased to renew our relationship with them to fulfill our future Gaming Systems and Table Games Systems testing requirements,” commented Mr Felstead.

The Crown Casino property, with its numerous gaming facilities, restaurants, bars, retail outlets and 484-room hotel, attracts over 15 million guests per year.

The casino houses 2500 gaming machines, 350 gaming tables including electronic multi-terminal devices, and Aristocrat’s Dacom 6000 central monitoring system integrated with the Acres bonusing system.

Crown’s gaming facility offers a range of jackpots including linked progressive, hyperlink, and mystery options.

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For further information contact Nicole Babbs at BMM International, Tel: +61 3 9890 5988

Fax: +61 3 9899 6277, email