Gaming Partners International Promotes Kirsten Clark To The Position Of Senior Vice President And Chief Operating Officer - Asia

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Partners International Corporation (NASDAQ: GPIC), a leading provider of casino currency and table game equipment worldwide, announced today that it has promoted Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Management Kirsten Clark to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Asia. In this role, she will also continue to be responsible for global marketing and product management.


Gregory Gronau, GPI's President and CEO noted, "Kirsten joined GPIC in January 2011, and has since made some major inroads in the growing Asian gaming market. She has developed new working partnerships with key Asian customers and regulators, as well as identified and implemented numerous new product strategies. Kirsten's work has been key to establishing a solid base that will support GPI's future growth in the Asian market and we are confident that she will continue to positively impact business development. Based out of Asia, working with key partners, she will seek to further expand and develop new product solutions for our customers."

GPIC also announced that Dwight Watson has joined the Company as the Account Executive for the northwest sales region that includes northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Western Canada. With over 20 years experience with the United States Playing Card Company, including eight years during which he sold playing cards, dice, furniture and accessories to western U.S. casinos, Watson brings to GPIC a wealth of experience and a keen knowledge of table game operations.

Rob Jackson, GPI's Vice President of Sales in the Americas, Europe and Africa commented "Dwight's knowledge and sales expertise will greatly enhance our ability to provide the Northwestern U.S. region with exceptional customer service and table game products. We are happy to have him on board."

About Gaming Partners International Corporation (GPIC)
GPIC manufactures and supplies casino table games and equipment to licensed casinos worldwide. Under the brand names of Paulson®, Bourgogne et Grasset® and Bud Jones®, GPI provides casino currency such as chips, plaques and jetons; gaming furniture and accessories; table layouts; playing cards; dice; and roulette wheels. GPIC pioneered the use of security features such as RFID technology in casino chips and provides radio frequency identification device (RFID) solutions including chips, readers and displays. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, GPIC also has offices in Beaune, France; San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico; Atlantic City, New Jersey, Gulfport, Mississippi and Macau S.A.R., China. For additional information, please visit

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Gregory S. Gronau, Chief Executive Officer and President
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