Issue 105
September 9-15, 2002
Volume 3
page 2

Tunica Casino Closes Chapter

BILOXI, MS - Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. officials announced on September 4 the closing of the company's Tunica property's casino operation.

In anticipation of the previously announced sale of the company's Tunica property, the company ceased operations of the Tunica casino facility today. The hotel and support facilities will remain open pending the closing of the transaction, which is expected to take place within approximately 30 days.

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. owns and operates 14 riverboat, dockside and land-based casinos at 13 locations, including Biloxi, Vicksburg, Lula and Natchez, Mississippi; Bossier City and Lake Charles (two riverboats), Louisiana; Black Hawk, Colorado; Bettendorf, Davenport and Marquette, Iowa; Kansas City and Boonville, Missouri; and Las Vegas, Nevada. The company also operates Pompano Park Harness Racing Track in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Miss America Slots Get Mixed Reviews - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - / - A Miss America slot machine -- replete with bells, jackpots and Bert Parks singing "There She Is, Miss America" -- is about to hit the market, and former winners are furious, saying the association with gambling will soil the pageant's image. The reigning Miss America, Katie Harman, says the use of Miss America's likeness on a slot machine is demeaning, and former winners Leanza Cornett and Marian Bergeron agree. Miss America 1943 Jean Bartel said former Executive Director Lenora Slaughter "would turn over in her grave if she heard about this decision."

Others like the idea of marrying Atlantic City's original claim to fame with its current one. "Miss America" slots, developed by AC Coin & Slot and officially licensed by the Miss America Organization, will make their official casino debut September 20 at Harrah's Atlantic City. Acting Miss America Organization CEO George Bauer said the pageant would get "millions of dollars" in revenue from the machines over the next four years.

Nevada Board OKs Cash for Life - LAS VEGAS - A new Bally Gaming slot machine that would reward jackpot winners with $1,000 or more every week for the rest of their lives received a Nevada Gaming Control Board recommendation Thursday. Cash for Life would guarantee winners a minimum of $1,040,000, paid in weekly installments. The game would link slot machines from a number of Nevada casinos, similar to Megabucks, Quartermania and other wide-area progressive games. "We really have a lot of high expectations for this game," said Pam Howatt, Bally Gaming's vice president of game operations. "The whole theory is we're offering a life-changing event." The game would be applied to current Bally slot themes, including Blazing Sevens, Rich and Famous and Concentration. A similar Canadian instant lottery game also called Cash for Life sparked Bally’s interest to offer a weekly lifetime payout game. To pitch the longer payout to state regulators, Bally agreed that the game would guarantee a minimum of $1,000 per week for 20 years, or a total of $1,040,000. For winners that don't live the full 20 years, their beneficiaries would receive the payments until the 20 years of payments have been made.


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