Issue 47
July 31 - August 6, 2001
Volume 1
page 1

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Gaming News
Rincon Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians Breaks Ground For Permanent Casino

Fairfield Opens Grand Desert Resort

Millionaire 777s(TM) Wide-Area Progressive Game Gets Approval In Atlantic City and Mississippi

MTR Gaming To Close Speakeasy Casino

License OK'd for La Grange Casino

Ameristar Casino Celebrates Grand Opening of New Entertainment Venue

Columns
Gambling guru Al Krigman tells you why the best bet at craps is usually honored in the breach

Show Time
Aerosmith will appear with Fuel at MGM Grand Hotel Casino's Garden Arena on August 18, 2001

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Rincon Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians
Breaks Ground For Permanent Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV - Harrah's Entertainment Inc. announced the official groundbreaking ceremonies for construction of a permanent casino and luxury resort hotel on the Rincon Band of San Luiseno Mission Indians Reservation in Southern California are scheduled for July 31.

The $125 million facility, located approximately 25 miles from San Diego, will feature 45,000 square feet of gaming space, more than 1,500 slot machines, about 30 table games, 200 luxury rooms and suites, and six restaurants.

The project, to be managed by a wholly owned subsidiary of Harrah's Operating Co. Inc. for the Rincon Band, is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2002.

"We look forward to working with Harrah's to provide Southern Californians with a first-class resort offering superior service, great accommodations and a high-quality casino-entertainment experience,'' said Tribal Chairman John Currier.

Tom Dingman, general manager, said the permanent casino would employ more than 1,000 persons. The permanent casino is being built near a temporary casino that opened under Rincon tribal management earlier this year.

Founded more than 60 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment Inc operates 21 casinos in the United States under the Harrah's, Showboat, Rio and Players brand names.


Fairfield Opens Grand Desert Resort

ORLANDO, FL - Fairfield Resorts, a developers of vacation ownership resorts, celebrated the formal opening of its first-ever Las Vegas property, the "Fairfield Las Vegas At Grand Desert'' resort on July 27.

Located at 265 East Harmon Avenue, a short walk from the center of the famous "Las Vegas strip,'' Fairfield Las Vegas at Grand Desert features 169 fully-furnished one- and two-bedroom condominiums as well as 15 two- and three-bedroom penthouses located on the 3rd and 12th floors, with spectacular views of the Las Vegas area and skyline.

Each condominium and penthouse at Fairfield Las Vegas At Grand Desert comes equipped with a full kitchen and laundry facilities and is a short walk to 24-hour dining and major casinos such as Harrah's Las Vegas, the casino voted "Best Place to Play Slots'' five years running. Fairfield Resort's new facility boasts massage rooms and a sauna as well as an exercise facility.

Fairfield Las Vegas at Grand Desert is affiliated with Resort Condominiums International, LLC (RCI), the world's largest timeshare exchange company, with a network of 3,700 resorts in 100 countries; this affiliation allows Fairfield Resorts' Las Vegas owners the opportunity to exchange their vacation interest and choose from an unmatched selection of additional resort vacation destinations around the world, as well as other vacation options including cruises. Fairfield Las Vegas at Grand Desert has been awarded RCI Gold Crown status, indicating that the resort is of the highest quality in accommodations, amenities and customer service.

Fairfield Resorts, with more than 340,000 vacation-owning households, markets and sells resort properties at 33 locations in 12 states.

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