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Pinnacle Construction Milestone for L’Auberge du Lac

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
announced yesterday the “topping out” of L’Auberge du Lac, the Company’s
$365 million casino resort under construction in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The event marks the completion of the hotel tower’s steel shell and
achievement of its maximum height. “We are excited to reach this construction milestone as we continue our
progress toward an on-schedule and on-budget opening in Spring 2005,” said
Daniel R. Lee, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment.

Located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, L’Auberge du Lac will include
approximately 745 rooms, a championship golf course, and a single-level
dockside casino surrounded on three sides by the hotel and other
amenities. Pictures of the work in progress are accessible via the
Company’s corporate website at