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Press release: 2000-10-03: Sierra Attractions(TM) Brings the Top Selling PC Casino Game to Sega Dreamcast With the Release of Hoyle(R) Casino

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BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ --

Sierra Attractions (www.sierra.com) today announced the availability of Hoyle(R) Casino for Sega(TM) Dreamcast(TM), the latest product in the popular Hoyle line CD-ROM series. Developed by Sierra's Casual Entertainment Division, Hoyle(R) Casino is based on the #1 best selling Hoyle(R) Casino game for PC and Macintosh. Players will find Hoyle(R) Casino jam-packed with the most popular casino games: Blackjack, Craps, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Slots and Video Poker. Detailed 3-D graphics, interactive play and easy-to-interface make Hoyle(R) Casino fun for all casino game enthusiasts.

"We wanted to take our #1 selling casino game for PC and Macintosh and deliver the same superiority to Dreamcast players," said Steve Van Horn, Sierra's senior vice president and business unit manager for the Casual Entertainment Division. "Since the majority of Dreamcast gamers are over the age of 18, I know that Hoyle(R) Casino will be a must have game for Dreamcast owners."

In Hoyle(R) Casino, players will experience the thrill and excitement of a real Las Vegas casino environment with seven of the most popular and authentic casino games and over 100 variations to choose from. Players can jump right in and play against one of Hoyle's lively animated opponents, each with their own colorful and unique style. Or, to improve one's game, players can play in practice mode where they will automatically be alerted to unwise bets. A "professional" dealer is readily available to provide players with valuable strategies, hints and tips. Players can also keep track of their scores and statistics of each game. All Hoyle(R) Casino games offer endless replay, easy-to-use interface, crisp, colorful graphics, realistic sound and adjustable skill levels to make every game enjoyable.

Available now at the MSRP of $39.95, Hoyle(R) Casino for Sega(TM) Dreamcast(TM) and can be ordered directly by calling 800-757-7707. The Hoyle line CD-ROM game series from Sierra sold over 1.3 million copies in 1999, according to PC Data. Sierra Attractions has just released Hoyle(R) Casino, Hoyle(R) Card Games Hoyle(R) Board Games, Hoyle(R) Word Games and Hoyle(R) Kid Games for Windows and Macintosh and will release Hoyle(R) Card and Hoyle(R) Casino for Game Boy(R) Color in October of 2000. For more information visit www.hoylegames.com.

Sierra On-Line, Inc. (www.sierra.com) is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest publishers of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard Entertainment(R), Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(R), Sierra(TM) and Flipside.com(TM) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications.

*Sales figures according to PC Data.

NOTE: Hoyle is a registered trademark of Brown & Bigelow, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Hoyle(R), According to Hoyle(R), the Shellback Design and the playing card face designs are registered trademarks of Brown & Bigelow, Inc. in the United States and other countries, used under license by Sierra On-Line, Inc. Used with permission.

CONTACT: Kirk Green, [email protected], or Colleen Lambert, [email protected], or 949-459-2165, both of Green Communications, for Sierra On-Line, Inc.; or Regan Lindstrom of Sierra On-Line, Inc., 425-649-9800, ext 5432, or [email protected]
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