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MTR Gaming Group receives Ohio Gaming License

22 May 2012

CHESTER, W.Va. --(PRESS RELEASE)-- MTR Gaming Group announced today that it has satisfied all conditions of the Ohio Lottery’s conditional license and has received its permanent license to install and operate video lottery terminals (“VLTs”) at Scioto Downs Casino and Racetrack in Columbus, Ohio.

“This is a significant achievement for MTR Gaming as Scioto Downs becomes the first of Ohio’s racetracks to be granted a permanent license to operate VLTs in the state”
On June 1 at 2:00 p.m., the new Scioto Downs will become the premier choice in the Columbus metro area for gaming, entertainment and exciting nightlife.

“This is a significant achievement for MTR Gaming as Scioto Downs becomes the first of Ohio’s racetracks to be granted a permanent license to operate VLTs in the state,” said Jeffrey Dahl, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTR Gaming Group, Inc. “Next week’s opening of Scioto Downs will be the culmination of an extensive effort and we want to thank the design and construction crews as well as our MTR Gaming team members for completing the project on schedule and within budget. We will also be conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19 to thank public officials and to officially welcome our guests to this exciting new gaming and entertainment complex.”

Scioto Downs’ harness racing season officially opened on May 10. The newest addition to the property will host 2,125 VLTs and Scioto Downs is permitted to increase that number to as many as 2,500. Additionally, there will be a 300-seat buffet, a 100-seat casual dining restaurant, an 82-seat bar/lounge known as the Veil with high-tech sound and lights, and will offer a variety of entertainment options. The existing racetrack also benefited from a variety of significant improvements.

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