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A&E Network to Produce Caesars Palace Reality Show

21 July 2004

LAS VEGAS -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Caesars Palace has granted unprecedented access to A&E Network to create a new real-life series offering the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at Las Vegas' most legendary resort and casino, it was announced today by Abbe Raven, executive vice president and general manager, A&E Network.

In the spirit of A&E's hit series AIRLINE, CAESARS will focus on trials, triumphs and tribulations of a compelling cast of Las Vegas characters, including a regular cast of Caesars Palace employees and a revolving cast of wide-eyed tourists, first-time gamblers, and other visitors of all descriptions who come to party in the world's most famous adult playground.

Viewers will experience the Entertainment Capital of the World as they have never seen it before -- through the eyes of the indomitable pit boss, the savvy sports book oddsmaker, the tactful hotel concierge, glamorous showgirls, imperious high-rollers, excited low-rollers, Vegas newlyweds and any number of the 60,000 visitors and employees who pass through the marbled hallways of Caesars Palace each day.

"We're thrilled to have Caesars Palace as the setting for our next real-life series," said Abbe Raven, executive vice president and general manager, A&E Network. "Viewers will have the unique opportunity, thanks to the unprecedented access Caesars has given us for the show, to experience the compelling stories that happen behind the scenes at the world's most famous resort and casino."

"We are pleased to have a television partner of the caliber of A&E Network to capture the innumerable intriguing stories to be found inside the storied walls of Caesars Palace," said Mark Juliano, president of the renowned resort. "Caesars Palace possesses a mystique that eludes any other casino in Las Vegas. It is the perfect venue for A&E to create an engaging and entertaining television program which will showcase Las Vegas in an unscripted style as has never been done before."

Encompassing over 80 acres of property at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace employs over 5,000 people to service more than 2,400 guest rooms as well as five wedding chapels, 22 restaurants and a five-acre swimming pool complex, providing a perfect backdrop for non-stop action.

Nancy Dubuc will be the executive producer for A&E Network. CAESARS will be produced for A&E Network by 44 Blue Productions ("What Should You Do?," "Cell Dogs," "True Story of Black Hawk Down") and Cypress Point Productions ("Nuremberg," "Out of the Ashes," "44 Minutes"). Rasha Drachkovitch, Gerald Abrams and Michael Goldstein are executive producers.

Caesars Palace is a Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:CZR) resort. Caesars Entertainment is one of the world's leading gaming companies. With $4.5 billion in annual net revenue, 28 properties on four continents, 26,000 hotel rooms, nearly two million square feet of casino space and 52,000 employees, the Caesars portfolio is among the strongest in the industry. Caesars casino resorts operate under the Caesars, Bally's, Flamingo, Grand Casinos, Hilton and Paris brand names. The company has its corporate headquarters in Las Vegas.

Now reaching more than 88 million homes, A&E Network brings viewers the Art of Entertainment(TM) through a unique combination of three genres -- The Art of Biography, The Art of Documentary, and The Art of Drama. A brand synonymous with excellence in television, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of programming ranging from critically acclaimed original series and movies, to innovative documentaries, to the Emmy Award-winning BIOGRAPHY® series, to dramatic specials, feature film presentations, and contemporary performances. In 2004, A&E Network holds the distinct record for the most Primetime Emmy nominations (24) for a basic cable network.

The 2004 primetime line-up includes several new series, featuring the premieres of: Airline, a behind-the-scenes look at the drama and the hilarity of commercial air travel with Southwest Airlines; Family Plots, a groundbreaking new reality show that takes a look at the personal and professional lives of the family members who run the Poway Bernardo Mortuary; and Growing Up Gotti, chronicling the life of Victoria Gotti, famous daughter of John Gotti, successful magazine editor, and mother of three. The 2004 schedule also includes a host of topical and timely documentary specials, including Washington Wives, In Harm's Way, and a quarterly series titled Behind the Blockbusters, bringing viewers the true stories behind the topics of Hollywood's biggest releases. Great drama also remains the heart of the A&E Network brand with upcoming original movies such as See Arnold Run, Hillary's Choice, The Brooke Ellison Story, and Riverman.

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