Issue 133
March 31 - April 6, 2003
Volume 3
page 2

MTR Gaming Approved for
500 Slot Machines

CHESTER, West Virginia - MTR Gaming Group, Inc. announced on March 28th that the West Virginia Lottery Commission approved the addition of 500 slot machines at its Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort, which increases total authorized slot machines to 3,500.

Edson R. (Ted) Arneault, President and CEO of MTR Gaming Group, stated, "we are grateful to the Lottery Commission for granting the approval. We requested the additional machines to support the high demand we are experiencing on the weekends. We plan to add 100 machines by the end of the second quarter, and the balance only as and when patron demand supports their addition. All of the new machines will be installed in the Speakeasy Gaming Saloon."

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. owns and operates the Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia, which currently encompasses a thoroughbred racetrack with off-track betting and export simulcasting, 3,000 slot machines, 359 hotel rooms, golf course, spa & fitness center, theater and events center, convention center and fine dining and entertainment. The company also owns and operates the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino in North Las Vegas.




US Airways Cuts Flights to Las Vegas - LAS VEGAS - US Airways announced a 4 percent reduction in departures, which will affect the Arlington, VA-based carrier's minimal schedule in Las Vegas. The airline will cut three round trips out of 27 flights a week to McCarran International Airport. Citing weakened demand due to the war in Iraq, the airline said for the month of April, it would cut its last flight of the day from Pittsburgh on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and its last flight of the day from Charlotte, N.C. on Saturdays, in addition to their respective return flights.

California Casino Expansion Ahead of Schedule - SAN PASQUAL INDIAN RESERVATION, CA – The San Pasqual Indian band is months ahead of schedule in launching a $30 million casino expansion. After saying in January that construction would begin this summer, the Valley Center-area tribe last week began erecting a prefabricated structure for a 350-seat bingo hall.

It is expected to open in April 2003 and will offer the only bingo play at any of North County's five casinos. The first portion of the addition, expected to open in June, is being built to house an undisclosed number of slot machines, said Dave Toler of the tribe's casino management committee. Toler would not say how many slots are being added to the casino's inventory of 900, but he previously said the expansion would allow for 1,500 to 2,000.

Atlantic City Casinos Sprucing Up - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - The longtime home of the Miss America Pageant is now the backdrop of a different kind of beauty contest. This time, the contestants are its casinos.

With the splashy, billion-dollar Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa set to open soon, the seaside's grand dames of gambling are looking in the mirror. Many are scrambling to hide signs of their age. Some of Atlantic City's mainstays Showboat, Bally's Park Place and Trump Taj Mahal among them have undergone or are undergoing expensive facelifts. They're all trying to fend off competition from the hot little number up the street, the towering Borgata. Forty-three stories tall and teeming with glitz, it's the biggest thing to hit Atlantic City in years.

Beastie Boys and
DJ Hurricane

The Beastie Boys and DJ Hurricane will appear at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort Casino April 25, 2003.

$75.00 (General admission), $150.00 (Reserved)

Price Note:
May not include all taxes & fees.

Show Time:
8:00 p.m.

Reservations Recommended

For more information please call: (877) 632-7400
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