Issue 85
April 23 - 29, 2002
Volume 3
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Gaming News
Mohegan Sun Celebrates Hotel Opening

Atlantic City Tropicana Launches $225 Million Expansion

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Mohegan Sun Celebrates Hotel Opening

The second part of Mohegan Sun's one-billion-dollar expansion was unveiled on April 23, adding unparalleled accommodations and meeting convention services.

Mohegan Sun's 34-story hotel opened in April, featuring 1,200 luxury guest rooms with over 175 suites and five hospitality suites.With its hotel opening, Mohegan Sun introduced the second tallest structure in Connecticut, a towering, thirty-four story grand hotel that features 1,200 luxurious guest rooms, including 180 suites. Offering king or double queen beds, each room includes three two-line telephones with data ports, voice mail, a full-size working desk area with an ergonomic chair, an in-room refreshment and entertainment center with a 27" television offering movies and video games on demand, web and e-mail access, bill review and check out accessibility and a state-of-the-art electronic security system.

The 22,300 square-foot world-class spa, salon and fitness center at Mohegan Sun offers luxurious treatments and services with expert attention from professional spa and fitness staff.

Mohegan Sun's Uncas BallroomMohegan Sun also features over 100,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 40,000 square-foot Uncas Ballroom, the Northeast's largest, is divisible into ten separate meeting rooms and is adjacent to a full-service, fully staffed banquet kitchen and 14,000 square feet of exquisite pre-function space - perfect for memorable receptions.

The first part of Mohegan Sun's one-billion-dollar expansion was unveiled in September, 2001. Mohegan Sun now provides the ultimate in gaming, entertainment and dining, from the 300,000 square feet of gaming excitement to thirty-two different dining options to over thirty fine shops and boutiques to major sporting events and performances by today's top stars.

The remarkable new Casino of the Sky complements its Casino of the Earth with an additional 115,000 square feet of gaming entertainment, featuring even more gaming tables, thousands of slots, high-limit games, and special non-smoking gaming areas. The Casino of the Sky resides under the Sky Dome - the world's largest, most spectacular planetarium dome, which bathes the casino in an ever-changing display of sparkling constellations.

Atlantic City Tropicana Launches
$225 Million Expansion

PHOENIX, AZ - Aztar Corporation commenced construction of a major expansion of its flagship Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey on April 22. The expansion, projected to open by March 1, 2004, will bring a new and exciting dimension to the Atlantic City market.

The main components will include The Quarter, a 200,000-square-foot indoor dining, entertainment and retail complex; A new hotel tower with 502 rooms (a 30% increase), designed to cater to convention and meeting customers midweek and available to meet significant unfulfilled customer demand on weekends; A 20,000-square-foot meeting and convention facility (a 40% increase) with the entire top floor of the new tower dedicated to boardrooms and hospitality suites with ocean vistas; and 2,400 parking spaces (a 65% increase) in a state-of-the-art garage.

These new facilities will link seamlessly to the Tropicana's existing casino complex, where slot capacity will rise to more than 4,400 machines.

The cost of the expansion, excluding tenant improvements, is targeted to be $225 million.

Customers at the Tropicana will benefit from the expansion in many ways.
The Quarter will provide "something really fun to do other than gamble" in an imaginative and visually-stimulating environment with high-quality dining and entertainment venues, as well as substantial shopping. The increased capacity from the Tropicana expansion will also alleviate the property's recurring shortages of hotel rooms, parking, meeting space, and restaurant seating, especially during peak periods.

Aztar is a publicly traded company that operates Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ramada Express Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, Casino Aztar in Caruthersville, Missouri, and Casino Aztar in Evansville, Indiana.

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