Issue 47
July 31 - August 6, 2001
Volume 1
page 2
 

Millionaire 777s(TM) Wide-Area Progressive Game Gets Approval
In Atlantic City and Mississippi

LAS VEGAS, NV - Alliance Gaming Corp. announced on July 26 that its Bally Gaming and Systems unit has received regulatory approval for its Millionaire 777s(TM) wide-area progressive game in the Atlantic City and Mississippi markets.

Millionaire 777s, which is based on the popular Blazing 7s� game, offers an initial jackpot of $1 million and is a complement to the Company's current low- and mid-range progressive game offerings, Blondie� and Betty Boop(TM), on its Thrillions� system. With its unique multi-tier jackpot ladder, Millionaire 777s is proving to be a hit with players and currently enjoys some of the highest play on casino floors in Nevada.

As of June 30, 2001, Bally Gaming had more than 3,200 progressive and daily fee games installed across the major gaming jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada, an increase of 20 percent compared to those installed as of March 31, 2001. There are currently more than 270 Millionaire 777s placed in the Nevada market, and there is a backlog of more than 300 units expected to be installed during the September quarter.

Bally Gaming and Systems, a wholly owned business unit of Las Vegas-based Alliance Gaming Corporation, designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices and systems worldwide.

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MTR Gaming To Close Speakeasy Casino - CHESTER, W VA - MTR Gaming Group Inc. said on July 25 that it will close the Speakeasy Gaming of Reno Casino lay off about 60 workers.

Hotel and other food and beverage service will remain open at the property, with approximately 40 staff members remaining, the company said.

MTR Gaming said it has recorded operating losses at its Reno facility since it began operating the property in late 1999. In the first quarter of 2001, the operating loss was approximately $800,000.

License OK'd for La Grange Casino - LA GRANGE, MO - The Missouri Gaming Commission approved a license for the Mark Twain Casino on July 25, clearing the way for the opening and for big changes in this northeast Missouri town, about 35 miles from Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal.

The casino is expected to bring in 12,000 visitors a week, said marketing director Craig Searl.

"This has got to be one of the most exciting things for La Grange in the 61 years I've been here,'' Mayor Harold Ludwig said of the casino, which has 450 slot machines and 14 gaming tables, including blackjack, craps and roulette.

The riverboat-style casino was the talk of the town on July 25. While a few voiced concerns about increasing traffic or crime, most felt the casino would be an asset.

Ameristar Casino Celebrates Grand Opening of New Entertainment Venue - VICKSBURG, MS - Ameristar Casino Vicksburg recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest entertainment venue, The Bottleneck Blues Bar, with a July 19 VIP ribbon-cutting ceremony.

In celebration of this event, many special dignitaries came to express their congratulations. They included the Mayor of Vicksburg Laurence Leyens; Senator Michael J. Chaney; Chamber of Commerce Executive Director James B. Hiedel; Mississippi State Representatives Chester Masterson and George Flaggs, Jr.; Warren County Board of Supervisors Representative Michael Mayfield, Sr.; and vocalist and Jackson, Miss. native Dorothy Moore.

Aerosmith


Aerosmith will appear with Fuel at MGM Grand Hotel Casino's Garden Arena on August 18, 2001.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, Aerosmith shows no signs of slowing down. The Boston-based group, which was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, was one of the most popular hard-rock bands of the '70s and they continue to be popular today.

SHOWTIME:
August 18 at 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS:
$45, $65, $100 plus tax

For more information please call the MGM Grand box office at 800-646-7787.

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