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The United States Playing Card Company Secures Approval of Preshuffled Cards in Maryland and Ohio Casinos

Maker of "Bee"?? brand playing cards expands use of their factory preshuffled playing cards that are Made in the USA (August 12, 2014)

ERLANGER, Ky., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Today, The United States Playing Card Company (USPC), manufacturer of premium playing cards under brands such as "Bee", Aristocrat, Bicycle and Hoyle, announced the acceptance of their factory preshuffled playing cards for casino use in the newer table games jurisdictions of Maryland and Ohio.

USPC, established in 1867, has been continuously serving the North American casino industry since the first licensed casinos opened in Nevada in the 1930s. Their fully-automated, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) Certified Random production line launched in 2007 at their Erlanger, Kentucky facility and continues to deliver millions of decks of factory preshuffled casino cards each year.

Of the company's preshuffled product approval in these jurisdictions, USPC President Mike Slaughter said, "We have invested resources and millions of dollars in the development and deployment of our dedicated, custom preshuffling equipment to answer the needs of our casino customers and their players. This product exemplifies the industry's dedication to security and integrity of casino playing card supply and our willingness to create reliable solutions for casino operators."


Jeff Kowalchuk, Enterprise Vice President of Table Games for Caesars Entertainment Corporation said, "We use USPC factory preshuffled playing cards at many of our casinos because it has a direct and positive impact on our goals of great service, operational excellence and technology leadership by reducing downtime and creating time on the tables for our players."

USPC continues to execute against their commitment to deliver reliable tools for secure casino table games operations by:

- Working closely with Casino Operators as well as State and Tribal Gaming Commissions to meet the needs of the business owners and their customers;

- Developing new products designed for specific types of table games in unique gaming regions around the world, providing security and efficiency for the ultimate player experience;

- Exhibiting their products in Booth 3913 at the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas on September 30 through October 2, 2014

About The United States Playing Card Company

The United States Playing Card Company is the leader in the production and distribution of premier brands of playing cards, including BEE, BICYCLE, AVIATOR, HOYLE, KEM and CONGRESS playing cards. Founded in 1867, the company manufactures markets and distributes traditional playing cards, card games, children's card games, and card accessories. BEE, BICYCLE, AVIATOR and HOYLE are registered trademarks of The United States Playing Card Company. For more information, visit http://www.usplayingcard.com.

About Jarden Corporation

Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia, AeroBed, Berkley, Campingaz and Coleman, ExOfficio, Fenwick, Greys, Gulp!, Hardy, Invicta, K2, Madshus, Marker, Marmot, Mitchell, PENN, Rawlings, Ride, Sevylor, Shakespeare, Stearns, Stren, Trilene, Volkl, Worth and Zoot; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire, Breville, Crock-Pot, FoodSaver, Health o meter, Holmes, Mr. Coffee, Oster, Patton, Rival, Seal-a-Meal, Sunbeam, VillaWare and White Mountain; and Branded Consumables: Ball, Bee, Bernardin, Bicycle, Billy Boy, Crawford, Diamond, Dicon, Fiona, First Alert, First Essentials, Hoyle, Kerr, Lehigh, Lifoam, Lillo, Loew Cornell, Mapa, NUK, Pine Mountain, ProPak, Quickie, Spontex, Tigex and Yankee Candle. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

About Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, 75 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions and now operates casinos on three continents. The Company's resorts operate primarily under the Caesars, Harrah's and Horseshoe brand names. Caesars also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. The Company is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

SOURCE Jarden Corporation

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