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New General Manager for Casino Magic Biloxi

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
today announced the hiring of Terry Schneider as Vice President and
General Manager of the Company’s Casino Magic Biloxi property. Prior to
joining the Company, Mr. Schneider spent over six years as the Director of
Casino Operations for the Argosy Casino in Riverside/Kansas City,
Missouri. At Argosy Riverside, Mr. Schneider managed and directed all
aspects of casino operations at the 65,000 square foot facility. In
addition to opening the casino’s $105 million expansion, Mr. Schneider
transitioned the entire slot floor into the region’s first 100% cashless
slot environment. Mr. Schneider also spent over 12 years in casino operations at various
Harveys casinos, including Harveys Kanesville Queen in Council Bluffs,
Iowa, and Harveys Resort and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Additionally, Pinnacle Entertainment today announced the appointment of
David Williams as Regional Vice President overseeing the Company’s
Boomtown New Orleans and Casino Magic Biloxi properties. Mr. Williams will
retain his responsibilities as General Manager of Boomtown New Orleans, a
position he has held for the past five years. In total, Mr. Williams has
over 34 years of experience in the casino industry, including an
additional five years as Assistant General Manager of Boomtown New Orleans.

“Terry Schneider is a terrific addition to our management team. With over
18 years of gaming experience, we look forward to Terry applying his
unique insight at Casino Magic Biloxi,” said Daniel R. Lee, Chairman and
CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment. “Also, Terry’s firsthand knowledge of loss
limit tracking systems and various other Missouri gaming regulations will
prove invaluable should we receive gaming licenses for our two proposed
casino projects in the St. Louis area.”

Mr. Lee continued, “We also look forward to broadening David Williams’
responsibilities to include the oversight of Casino Magic Biloxi. In
recent months and years, Dave has produced new property-level financial
records at Boomtown New Orleans. His experience, combined with Terry’s
gaming knowledge, will augment our renewed focus in the Biloxi market.”

Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Indiana and Argentina, and receives lease income from two card
club casinos, both in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Company is
currently building a major casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana and
has been selected for two casino and related development projects in the
St. Louis, Missouri area, pending approval of the Louisiana Gaming Control
Board and the Missouri Gaming Commission, respectively.