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Jackpot Casinos Results Up

2 November 2004

JACKPOT, Nevada – (PRESS RELEASE) -- A pair of casinos just south of the Idaho border raked in 3.4 percent more revenue than a year ago in the third quarter, helping to boost operating income by 42.2 percent.

"Jackpot's Cactus Petes Resort Casino and The Horseshu Hotel & Casino, owned by Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc., brought in operating income of $3.5 million in the third quarter and saw operating income margins rise by 5.7 percentage points, Ameristar said Thursday.

"Las Vegas-based Ameristar owns and operates six properties in Missouri, Iowa, Mississippi and Nevada and is progressing toward acquisition of Mountain High Casino in Black Hawk, Colo. The Nevada casinos are major Magic Valley employers.

"…Cactus Petes Resort Casino in Jackpot has 886 slot machines, about 40 percent of which are coinless…"

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