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Scioto Downs Racino expansion includes microbrewery

6 March 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio & Reno, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Eldorado Resorts, Inc. announced today that it will commence construction at Scioto Downs Racino of The Brew Brothers, a new $5.9 million microbrewery and restaurant that is expected to open by the fourth quarter of 2015. The Brew Brothers will serve as a central component of the Company’s planned $9.5 million Phase II expansion of the property. The Phase II expansion plan for the property will extend its guest amenities and entertainment offerings and includes a 5,000-square-foot outdoor smoking patio that opened in December 2014 with 60 video lottery terminals (“VLTs”), as well as a new bakery and snack bar that are expected to open by the fourth quarter.

The Brew Brothers is a proven 15-year-old concept which originated at the Company’s Eldorado Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada. The Brew Brothers at Scioto Downs Racino will feature a state-of-the-art microbrewery complete with ten brewing vessels, a 44-foot-long bar that contains 23 bar seats, 127 indoor seats, 80 patio seats, a 336-square-foot entertainment stage and a 37-foot-tall grain silo. The Brew Brothers’ innovative dining menu will feature dishes created in the restaurant’s wood-burning pizza oven, smoker and custom-designed broiler.

“Scioto Downs has a rich history of harness racing, and since the opening of our gaming facility in June 2012, guests in the greater Columbus market have reacted favorably to our exciting blend of racing and gaming entertainment amenities,” said Gary Carano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado. “Construction of The Brew Brothers microbrewery and restaurant, which will serve as the cornerstone of our Phase II property expansion, reflects our commitment to extend the Carano family’s legacy of providing guests with diverse food and beverage options across our property portfolio. Eldorado’s innovative Brew Brothers concept has proven to be very popular with our guests in Reno and we expect it to further elevate the level of unique amenities that we offer guests at Scioto Downs.

“Providing unique dining and entertainment experiences to our guests is one of our strategic priorities and we intend to continue to selectively invest in return-focused property enhancements that can drive long-term growth across Eldorado’s portfolio. Our Phase II expansion plan for Scioto Downs Racino also includes a recently opened outdoor smoking patio that features 60 VLTs that has been well received by our guests. We also plan to extend our food and beverage options at the property with a new bakery and snack bar that will open by the fourth quarter. We believe these amenities highlight our ongoing commitment to exceed our guests’ expectations.”

Located across from the Grove Buffet, The Brew Brothers will feature rustic décor that utilizes a blend of reclaimed wood, metal and concrete materials, while warm colors and elegant touches give an upscale and comfortable feel. The beer menu will feature award-winning selections, including five drafts that are custom brewed in-house, five locally crafted beers, Brew Brothers’ root beer, and other commercial bottle offerings.

Guests will be able to sit at the 44-foot-long bar and watch the brew master craft the restaurant’s brews or enjoy a cocktail by the fire pit in the outdoor beer garden. The microbrewery and restaurant will feature large high-definition TVs for viewing sporting events as well as an entertainment venue complete with a ten-foot screen and a fully-equipped stage that will offer guests an exciting after hours nightlife with live music and DJs.

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