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Atlantic City Casinos Remain Open During Talks

Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
said its two Atlantic City hotel-casinos will remain open while the
company continues negotiating with leaders of a union local whose members
began a walkout early today. Both Harrah’s Atlantic City and the Showboat have implemented contingency
plans to ensure all customers’ expectations are met during the walkout.

“We want to assure our Atlantic City customers that we will continue to
deliver the high-quality customer service and casino-entertainment
experience they’ve come to expect from Harrah’s,” said Jan Jones, senior
vice president of communications and government affairs for Harrah’s

“We are also concerned about the well-being of our employees during this
difficult time, and will continue to pursue good-faith negotiations with
union leaders to facilitate a quick return to work for our union team
members,” Jones said. “As a company, we fully support the superior health
benefits, pension and severance fund increases and wage gains we’ve
offered in our proposed contract, and hope for an amicable, timely

Various subsidiaries of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. own or manage 28
casinos in the United States, primarily under the Harrah’s brand name.
Founded 66 years ago, Harrah’s Entertainment is focused on building
loyalty and value with its valued customers through a unique combination
of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution,
operational excellence and technology leadership.