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Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort names new COO

4 June 2008

MESCALERO, New Mexico -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino ("IMGRC"), a business enterprise of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, announced today that Mr. Douglas Lentz entered into an agreement whereby IMGRC hired Mr. Lentz as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective June 2, 2008.

Mr. Lentz has more than 17 years experience in operations of casino and resort facilities. From January 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Lentz served as the Chief Executive Office and General Manager of the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino (Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians). From October 2001 to January 2004, Mr. Lentz served as the Chief Executive Office and General Manager of the Casino Del Sol (Pascua Yaqui Tribe) located in Tucson, Arizona. Upon his appointment, Mr. Lentz will replace IMGRC's current Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Brian Parrish. Mr. Lentz received a bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in 1987 and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration (1990) and took Graduate Studies in Accounting (1991-1992) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Commenting on this change, CEO Carlton Naiche-Palmer, said, "Douglas brings more than 17 years of professional experience in operations to this position, including the past 8 years in Native American Gaming. In this role, Mr. Lentz will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the casino, resort and entertainment facilities of IMGRC."

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