Namco Hometek Inc. Hits the Jackpot with Payout Poker and Casino

NAMCO HOMETEK INC. HITS THE JACKPOT WITH
"PAYOUT POKER AND CASINO(TM)"

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 Casino(TM)," an arcade
gambling game for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, Xbox(R)
video game system, the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R)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.”

New Trailer:


http://downloads.gamezone.com/demos/d13335.htm

For more details on "Payout Poker and Casino"
please visit http://www.namco.com.    

 

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