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Nevada Gaming Commission Approves Merger

MGM MIRAGE announced that
the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the proposed merger
between MGM MIRAGE and Mandalay Resort Group yesterday.The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and
satisfaction of regulatory requirements in Illinois and Michigan. MGM
MIRAGE anticipates the transaction will be completed in the first quarter
of 2005.

“We are very pleased with the Commission’s unanimous approval and we are
working diligently to complete the remaining steps of the merger prior to
the end of March,” said Terry Lanni, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer