Issue 48
August 7 - 13, 2001
Volume 1
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Gaming News
Harrah's Plans $80 Million Expansion In Atlantic City

Who Wants to be a Binionaire? New Custom Slot Machines Added At Horseshoe Casino

Fraternal Order of Eagles
Bowling Tourney Returns to Castaways

Harrah's Introduces ''The Price Is Right'' Video Slots in Illinois and Indiana

Two Museums to Open At the Venetian

Iskoe's Teaser-Totals Guide;
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Harrah's Plans $80 Million Expansion
In Atlantic City

LAS VEGAS, NV - Harrah's Entertainment Inc. announced on August 1 plans for an $80 million expansion of its Harrah's Atlantic City casino/hotel to complement the addition of a $113 million hotel tower already under construction at the property.

The 50,000-square-foot expansion will create 28,000 square feet of new casino floor space and add 950 slot machines to meet heavy customer demand, especially during high-volume summer, weekend and holiday seasons.

The expansion, which is subject to governmental approvals, also will include an elegant 19,500-square-foot grand lobby/porte cochere, add 2,500 square feet to the Fantasea Reef buffet and enhance the building's facade.

"There are several exciting dynamics taking place in the Atlantic City market,'' said Phil Satre, Harrah's Entertainment Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Our new 452-room hotel tower addition should open next April and the opening of the Connector should improve access to and ease traffic congestion in the Marina District. The casino expansion will capitalize on those developments by providing new amenities that should draw additional customers to our property.''

The project will expand the current casino outward from the corner of the Fantasea Reef buffet to the existing hotel lobby area in the Marina Tower. Plans for the casino area call for the addition of 950 slots and creation of a new 900-square-foot coin redemption area.

Tim Wilmott, Harrah's Entertainment Eastern Division President, said the expansion would allow the property to address capacity constraints. "With the Connector now open and our new hotel coming on line next spring, our expanded casino will be able to accommodate the influx of new guests expected to visit the property. As it is, our casino is already experiencing extremely high usage during peak periods. "This expansion allows us to address the current and future demand from our slot players and provides our guests with a superior experience through the addition of a stylish grand lobby and porte cochere,'' Wilmott added.

The grand lobby will blend with the new front desk area featuring high dome ceilings and marble flooring, while the porte cochere will allow better access through a new roadway design. The area will provide visitors with separate drop-off and pick-up locations.

Other developments included in the project are expansion of the Fantasea Reef buffet and an enhanced building facade. Approximately 75 to 100 new seats will be added to the Fantasea Reef buffet through a 2,500-square-foot expansion, which will minimize wait time for guests especially during peak periods. Outside, visitors will be greeted with a spectacular facade on the new entrance.

The project will be done in two phases. The first phase, which includes the casino and grand lobby/porte cochere, is scheduled for completion in June 2002. Phase Two, which expands the Fantasea Reef buffet, is scheduled to begin in January 2003 with completion expected in May 2003. The addition of 950 slot machines will also be phased in, with 500 units expected to be added in June 2002 and the remainder expected in 2003.

Who Wants to be a Binionaire?
New Custom Slot Machines Added At Horseshoe Casino

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Horseshoe Casino & Hotel has just added six new machines to their existing line of exclusive slot machines called, Who Wants To Be A Binionaire. Players could walk away with a top award jackpot starting at a cool $75,000! All six machines are located on the 1st level of the casino.

The six, new Who Wants To Be A Binionaire slot machines are 50-cent in-house progressively linked machines. The higher starting point for the top jackpot means players could win more cash right from the start. The three-reel, three-coin machines were custom made, exclusively for the Horseshoe Casino & Hotel.

The six, new 50 cent machines are a welcome addition to the existing Who Wants To Be A Binionaire $1.00 machines for Horseshoe customers.

Since the introduction of the Who Wants To Be A Binionaire $1.00 machines in August 2000, there have been an amazing 15 "BINIONAIRES'' who have won top award jackpots starting at $150,000. The Who Wants To Be A Binionaire machines are available only at the Horseshoe.

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