Issue 95
July 1 - 7, 2002
Volume 3
page 1

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Gaming News
Boomtown Casino & Hotel
Bossier City Opens

Hollywood Casino-Aurora Opens New Valet Parking Facility

Atlantic City Gets Monopoly Theme

Gamblers Prefer Coinless Slots

Hilton Plans Casino-Style Resorts for UK Hotels


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Boomtown Casino & Hotel
Bossier City Opens

BOSSIER CITY, LA - July 1 will mark the Grand Opening of Boomtown Casino & Hotel in Bossier City, at the location formerly known as "Casino Magic," with dignitaries, VIPs and area residents gathering for the dedication of a new, landmark "Boomtown" pylon sign. The sign-lighting ceremony will begin shortly after 8:30 p.m. The doors to the casino, extensively remodeled and renamed "Boomtown," will open to the public at 9:00. Admission and valet parking are free.

At 165 feet, the state-of-the-art sign is the largest of its kind east of Las Vegas and features a massive plasma video screen and a changeable reader board. The sign is only one aspect of the months-long, $23.5 million renovation and expansion project that has brought the new Boomtown into being.

The Grand Opening gala will continue on the weekend of July 12-14 with free admission and valet parking, special entertainment, surprise promotions, a magnificent fireworks and laser-light display engineered by the world-famous Grucci family, and a $1,000 drawing every hour for 55 hours beginning the evening of July 11.

Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates seven casinos (four with hotels) in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana and Argentina, and receives lease income from two card club casinos, both in the Los


Casino Magic Bossier City opened in October 1996, with casino operations conducted from a dockside riverboat, on 23 acres of land.

Angeles metropolitan area. The Company has also been selected to receive the 15th and final riverboat gaming license for a project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, subject to continued compliance with the certain conditions negotiated with the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.


Hollywood Casino-Aurora Opens
New Valet Parking Facility

AURORA, IL - Hollywood Casino-Aurora announced June 28 the opening of its new 319-space valet parking facility, the final piece of the casino's $78.2 million expansion and renovation project.

The new valet parking facility is being called "Valet West Parking" because it connects directly into the west side of Hollywood's spectacular new casino via a covered, climate-controlled walkway over the Fox River. Valet West Parking, which also features lobby and coat check areas, increases Hollywood's parking capacity by 30 percent.

Guests will enter the Valet West Parking facility on River Street by taking a right off of New York Street just past the casino pavilion. They will check their vehicles in the spacious new Porte cochere, and can then proceed directly into the casino.

Hollywood's new casino was completed on June 14, 2002. It now houses all of Hollywood's slots, table games and a live poker room on a 53,000-square- foot, single level. Wide aisles, 18-foot ceiling and a state-of-the-art air filtration system, combine to make Hollywood's casino the newest, biggest and best in the state.

"We feel that the new valet parking facility, coupled with our spectacular new casino, an all-new Epic Buffet and other renovations to our pavilion, make Hollywood simply the best casino in Chicagoland," said Patt Medchill, Executive Vice President of Operations for Hollywood Casino® Corporation and Executive Vice President/General Manager of Hollywood Casino-Aurora. "Our guests told us what they wanted in a casino and I think we are giving them an experience that is better than any casino in the Midwest."

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