Issue 215
October 25- 31, 2004
Volume 4
page 1

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Gaming News

Club Paris to Open Las Vegas Location at Aladdin Resort and Casino

Harrah's Announces 2005 World Series of Poker Schedule

Mohegan Tribe Agree to Manage Wisconsin Casino

GBP �5 million casino approved for Mecca Dundee

Caesars to Sell Bally's Casino New Orleans


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Club Paris to Open Las Vegas Location at Aladdin Resort and Casino

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Paris Hilton, hotel heiress and star of "The Simple Life," joined with Aladdin Resort and Casino Chairman Robert Earl and Michael V. Mecca, CEO of the Aladdin and Hilton's business partner, Fred Khalilian, to announce that the parties have reached agreement to open Club Paris at the Aladdin Resort and Casino.

The Las Vegas resort, which was recently purchased by an investment group headed up by Planet Hollywood founder and Chairman Robert Earl, is located in the center of the Las Vegas Strip. This announcement is the first of many changes to the property as the new owners continue their process of revamping the entertainment options offered on property.

"Las Vegas is hot, Planet Hollywood is hot and I wanted to be part of the newest, hottest resort in Las Vegas," said Hilton during the announcement. "I will see everyone back here on New Year's Eve when I officially open Club Paris in Las Vegas and Orlando on the same night! That's HOT"

Along with Club Paris, Miss Hilton is also in the process of designing her own personal suite inside the resort. The suite will be Paris' apartment whenever she is in town and, when she is not in Las Vegas, the suite will be available for hotel guests to reserve.

Plans call for the Aladdin Resort and Casino to be renamed Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in early 2006. The resort will remain open during the remodeling and re-branding of the property and, once the remodel is complete, there will be a Hollywood style grand opening celebration for the newest resort in Las Vegas.

Harrah's Announces 2005 World Series of
Poker Schedule

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - For 35 years, the World Series of Poker has been an all-Las Vegas affair. But in 2005, the road to poker's ultimate championship begins in Atlantic City. From January 7-18, 2005, Harrah's Atlantic City will host the premiere event of the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament Circuit, a series of five poker tournaments hosted by Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. The tournaments will precede the 36th Annual World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

"In 2005, the World Series of Poker begins its evolution from a month-long special event into a year-round sport," said Ginny Shanks, senior vice president of acquisition marketing for Harrah's. "The road to the World Series of Poker Championship will be a challenging and arduous one. But unlike professional football, basketball, golf or auto racing, even the greenest of amateurs can mount a challenge for the title."

Players will earn points based on their performance in the circuit tournaments and the World Series of Poker. The top 100 point-earners will receive a free invitation to the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, where a single winner will take home a top prize of $2 million.

Following the January tournament in Atlantic City, the Tournament Circuit will make stops at Harrah's Rincon near San Diego (February 20-March 1), the Rio (March 12-22), Harveys Lake Tahoe (April 26-May 10) and Harrah's New Orleans (May 21-30). Each of the events will be taped and aired on ESPN.

The 36th Annual World Series of Poker is scheduled to begin June 2, and will run through July 15. An estimated 5,000 players are expected to participate in the $10,000 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold 'em Championship, double the number that competed in 2004.

To accommodate the large expected field of participants, most of the 2005 World Series of Poker will be held at the Rio, though the final two days of the championship tournament will be held at Binion's Horseshoe in downtown Las Vegas. The 2005 Tournament of Champions will take place soon after the conclusion of the World Series of Poker Championship event, and will be held at the Rio.

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