GCA Renews Core Cash Access Contracts and Wins Full Service Kiosk Contracts With MGM Resorts' Properties

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| Source: Global Cash Access, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Cash Access, Inc. ("GCA"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GCA) and a global provider of innovative cash access, cash handling solutions and business intelligence services for gaming establishments, today announced that it has signed agreements with one of its top customers, MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), to continue providing its core cash access services, and to begin offering GCA's full suite of ticket redemption kiosks and services to MGM Resorts properties.

"We are excited to expand this important relationship with MGM Resorts and we look forward to integrating our full suite of kiosk equipment and services with our core cash access products to provide MGM Resorts with an end-to-end solution for its cash management and cash access needs," said David Lopez, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCA.

About Global Cash Access, Inc.

Las Vegas-based Global Cash Access, Inc. ("GCA"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of cash access products and related services to approximately 1,000 casinos and other gaming properties in the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and Asia. GCA's products and services provide gaming patrons access to cash through a variety of methods, including ATM cash withdrawals, point-of-sale debit card transactions, credit card transactions, check verification and warranty services, and Western Union money transfers. GCA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of cash handling devices and related software. GCA also provides products and services that improve credit decision-making, automate cashier operations and enhance patron marketing activities for gaming establishments. With its proprietary database of gaming patron credit history and transaction data on millions of gaming patrons worldwide, GCA is recognized for successfully developing and deploying technological innovations that increase client profitability, operational efficiency and customer loyalty. More information is available at GCA's website at www.gcainc.com.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Important factors that may cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding GCA's product and innovation strategy, its core cash access products and related services, the CXC. 4.0 and other products and services offered by GCA and its affiliates, the competitive position of GCA and the expectations of its customers, the anticipated commercial and economic benefits of the products and services offered by GCA in combination with or through its affiliates, the expected growth of GCA's international business in existing and new gaming jurisdictions, the anticipated and continuing commercial and economic value of CSI, and our anticipated benefits of our long-term strategy and our ability to integrate and develop our technologies on an on-going basis. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results implied or contemplated by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to the risks detailed in Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recently filed Form 10-Q or 10-K, as applicable. GCA does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

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