MATTHEWS, NC, Sep 11, 2013 - PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) today announced the Company has entered into a contract to supply its PokerProelectronic poker tables to MSC Cruises.
"We are honored to have been selected by MSC to bring electronic poker to its fleet. MSC, the third largest cruise line in the world with 12 state-of-the-art ships, has an unparalleled reputation for hospitality and design which is evident in the quality of the ships and the onboard experience," said Mark Roberson, PokerTek's Chief Executive Officer. "We are already working with the team at MSC and planning initial installations on 8 ships in the coming months."
"We pride ourselves on providing passengers with the highest quality entertainment experience across the MSC Cruises fleet," commented Sergio Porcasi, MSC Cruises Corporate Casino Operations Manager. "We have a casino on every ship and are always looking for ways to improve gaming on board. PokerTek's passion for quality and service makes them an ideal partner for MSC."
About MSC Cruises
MSC Cruises is the market leading cruise company in the Mediterranean, South Africa and Brazil and operates across the globe. MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in southern Africa, northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the French Antilles, South America and the United Arab Emirates. Its modern fleet comprises twelve ships: Fantasia-class MSC Preziosa, MSCDivina, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia; Musica-class MSC Magnifica, MSC Poesia, MSC Orchestra, and MSC Musica; and Lirica-class MSC Sinfonia, MSC Armonia, MSC Opera and MSC Lirica. MSC Cruises is the only company in the world to receive the "7 Golden Pearls" award from the Bureau Veritas in recognition of its high level of quality management and environmental responsibility. MSC has also achieved ISO 9001 and ISO 22000 certification for the quality and food safety of all aspects of its catering, both on shore and on board. MSC Cruises believes that global leadership brings increased responsibility towards the physical and human environments in which it operates. As such, a long term partnership with UNICEF was undertaken in 2009 to fund a community project aimed at providing disadvantaged children in Brazil with a quality education. To date, MSC Cruises has raised over two million euros for the initiative.
About PokerTek, Inc.:
PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK) is a licensed gaming company headquartered in Matthews, NC that develops and distributes electronic table games solutions for the gaming industry. The company's products are installed worldwide and include PokerPro®, Blackjack Pro™ and EZ Baccarat™. For more information, visit www.pokertek.com.
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