Issue 55
September 25 - October 1, 2001
Volume 1
page 1

This Issue

Gaming News
Mohegan Sun Opens
Casino of the Sky and Shops

The Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
Returns to Tunica

The Gaming Factory Delays Site Launch, Helps Terrorist Attack Victims

Mandalay To Pause Construction of Convention Center

Harrah's Closes Some Vegas Restaurants

Columns
Gambling guru Al Krigman tells you if card counting at blackjack is worth your while

Show Time
The Broadway musical Cats is coming to the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts at Aladdin Resort Casino October 9-14

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Mohegan Sun Opens
Casino of the Sky and Shops

UNCASVILLE, CT - Mohegan Sun unveiled the first phase of its $1 billion "Project Sunburst'' expansion, the largest private development project on the East Coast on September 25.

The doors of the Casino of the Sky, the 115,000-square-foot centerpiece of the expansion, were opened one week ahead of schedule, following a ceremony featuring a traditional tribal blessing and a speech from Mark Brown, Mohegan Tribal Chairman. Making a special appearance was Connecticut Governor John Rowland. A crowd of thousands rushed in to experience the new Mohegan Sun casino along with The Shops at Mohegan Sun.

"The opening of Project Sunburst marks a new beginning in East Coast entertainment,'' said Mark Brown, Chairman of The Mohegan Tribe. "The addition of the Casino of the Sky, The Shops at Mohegan Sun, 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena and 300-seat Cabaret places Mohegan Sun on the map of the most magical entertainment destinations in the world. Visitors may be drawn to Mohegan Sun for the gaming, but they will want to stay to enjoy gourmet meals, big name concerts and upscale shopping, among other world-class amenities,'' he added.

The Casino of the Sky adds more tables, thousands of slots, a 3,000- square-foot high-limit lounge, Keno (coming in Spring 2002) and special non- smoking gaming areas. In addition to the gaming, Mohegan Sun's themed casino features a planetarium dome, which projects changing displays of constellations, sun cycles and stirring clouds. Wombi Rock, an amazing three-story crystal mountain built inside the casino, is crafted from more than 12,000 individual plates of onyx and alabaster fused to glass. It serves as a three-level nightclub and bar. Just steps away from Wombi Rock is an 85-foot-high indoor waterfall, which also dazzles the eye and senses, while paying tribute to the journey of the tribe from upstate New York.

Shoppers can find a tremendous variety of superior brands and specialty gifts, from fine apparel, antiques and jewelry to custom furniture and crafts from the Orient. New retail outlets, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, include Brookstone, Cache, Discovery Channel, Godiva Chocolatier, Jewelry Nirvana, Old Farmer's


"Project Sunburst", Mohegan Sun's $1 billion expansion, is the largest private development on the Esat Coast.

Almanac General Store, Silver Nation, Sunglasses USA and Yankee Candle.

Mohegan Sun's Project Sunburst will be fully completed in Spring 2002 upon the opening of a 34-story, 1,200-room luxury hotel tower. When complete, the hotel will be the second tallest building in Connecticut, boasting a world-class spa, salon, full-service fitness center and more than 100,000 square feet of high-tech and highly flexible meeting and function space that can accommodate groups of virtually any size, including the Northeast's largest ballroom, at 40,000 square feet.


The Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
Returns to Tunica

TUNICA, MS - Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi are hosting the Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open January 5 through January 26, 2002.

The upcoming year's Championship Event will be held from January 23 to 26 and features a guaranteed total prize pool of $1 Million ($10,000 buy in), exceeding last year's Championship event purse that was $708,100. There are 19 separate events over the January 5-26 dates that will lead up to the Championship Finale.

Play begins at Gold Strike Casino Resort's well-appointed ballroom with live action and satellites on Saturday, January 5, 2002. All tournaments will be open to the public to persons ages 21 or older, and buy-ins vary from $300 to $10,000 for each event. Each event will be played in normal "freeze-out'' style with play continuing until one player possesses all of the tournament chips. Tables will be combined as players are eliminated and the last remaining player at the final table will be declared the winner of the event. With approximately 66 tables available for tournament play, these will also be available for live action after each scheduled event.

For more information or for room reservations for the Third Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open, call Teresa at 1-800-303-7463, ext. 5760 or 662-357-5500. Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and Gold Strike Casino Resort are located 15 minutes south of Memphis, TN. in Tunica, MS, the third largest gaming destination in the country.

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