Issue 52
September 4 - 10, 2001
Volume 1
page 1

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Gaming News
Caesars Indiana Opens
New Hotel and Parking Structure

Viva Gaming & Resorts to Open Entertainment Center in September

Tropicana Atlantic City
Hosts Chicken Challenge

Georgia Senate Approves Video Poker Ban

Small Colorado Casinos Sold

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Lawrence Play Book, New Black Book Value For Pro College Football Bettors

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Caesars Indiana Opens
New Hotel and Parking Structure

BRIDGEPORT, IN - Park Place Entertainment Corporation opened a new 503-room hotel and adjoining 3,000-space parking structure at Caesars Indiana.

Located in southern Indiana, across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY, the new hotel and parking facility were constructed at a total cost of approximately $80 million ($62 million hotel, $18 million parking structure).

The 10-story hotel, which opened on Monday, August 27, features 19 suites, a cafe and lobby bar, exercise/weight room, gift shop and 24-hour room service.

The resort property, which opened November 16, 1998, currently features the spectacular Glory of Rome riverboat/casino, with approximately 2,500 slot machines and 140 table games in 90,000 square feet of casino space; eight restaurants/cafes;and a 200,000-square-foot Pavilion, which offers retail attractions and a 24,000-square-foot conference center (which includes a 1,500-seat entertainment/event Colosseum). The Colosseum and conference center opened in November 2000.

An enclosed swimming pool, with a seasonal sun deck, is scheduled for completion in early 2002, and an 18-hole championship golf course, Chariot Run, is under construction and will open during the third quarter of 2002.


Caesars Indiana opens new hotel and parking structure on August 27.

Park Place Entertainment owns, manages or has an interest in 29 gaming properties operating under the Bally's, Caesars, Flamingo, Grand Casinos and Hilton brand names with a total of approximately 2 million square feet of gaming space, more than 28,000 hotel rooms and approximately 60,000 employees worldwide.


Viva Gaming & Resorts to Open
Entertainment Center in September

LAS VEGAS, NV - Viva Gaming & Resorts Inc. announced September 4 that construction is now nearly complete at its first entertainment center in Mexico City.

The company is also pleased to announce that with the importation of all machines and delivery of the equipment to Viva's development site, closing on its recently announced transactions with other Viva-related parties will occur shortly. The company expects to open its facility by late September.

Viva's Mexican subsidiary, Viva Gaming & Resort de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Viva Mexico) holds legal rights to sell and market lottery tickets through the operation of token machines in approved Entertainment Center locations.

Viva Mexico's first Entertainment Center facility is located at the Gransur Parque Comercial, one of Mexico City's busiest malls. The Gransur EC will contain approximately 460 token machines to enhance lottery sales and create quality employment opportunities in the local economy. A portion of Viva Mexico's EC profits will be contributed towards charitable causes.

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