Issue 106
September 23-30, 2002
Volume 3
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Feather Falls Casino Celebrates Expansion

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Feather Falls Casino Celebrates Expansion

OROVILLE, CA - With the scaffolding removed and construction fencing now obsolete, Feather Falls Casino held the Grand Opening of its new $25 million casino expansion on September 18, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. In addition to the spacious gaming floor offering an array of slot machine and table games, the 65,000 square feet expansion includes a new 250-seat buffet, an entertainment lounge, banquet facilities, a glass elevator and executive offices.

"The excitement has been building for months regarding the completion and the Grand Opening," said Steve Kenny, marketing director of Feather Falls Casino. "We are ready and energized to share the new Casino with the public."

A special performance by Wynonna kicked-off the Grand Opening week this past Saturday, with additional Grand Opening festivities to continue on Wednesday that will include a private ceremony for invited guests and media,

Feather Falls Casino is located in beautiful Northern California, approximately 70 miles north of Sacramento and
minutes from downtown Oroville.

a blessing and ribbon cutting, speeches from local dignitaries and a public celebration party.

"Interesting details can be found in nearly every inch of the impressive addition," said Kenny. "It is truly an entertainment destination far exceeding anything anyone has seen in Northern California."

Feather Falls Casino is owned by the Concow-Maidu of The Mooretown Rancheria.

Park Place Seeks Approval for
Atlantic City Hotel Casino Merger

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- Park Place Entertainment Corp. asked New Jersey gaming regulators on September 23 for permission to merge the Claridge Casino Hotel and Bally's Atlantic City.

The resort, which would keep the name Bally's Atlantic City, would be among the biggest in Atlantic City, with 222,337 square feet of gaming space and 1,753 rooms.

Park Place Chief Operating Officer Wallace R. Barr said the merger is an attempt to "streamline operations and better allocate our resources." In July, Park Place physically connected the two casinos with the Gateway, a $25 million bridge that features a ballroom and 10,000 square feet of retail space.

The New Jersey Casino Control Commission must approve the merger.

Park Place bought the Claridge, a Depression-era landmark, for $65 million in June 2001. The Claridge had filed for bankruptcy in 1999.

The company also owns two other Atlantic City casinos, the Caesars Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Hilton.

Park Place owns, manages or has an interest in 29 gambling properties operating under the Caesars, Bally's, Paris, Flamingo, Grand Casinos and Hilton brand names.

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