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Affinity Gaming receives Colorado Gaming License

19 October 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Affinity Gaming, LLC (“Affinity Gaming”) today announced that the Company has received its Colorado gaming licenses from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission. Additionally, the Company’s key executives as well as the Company’s largest shareholders, Z Capital Partners, LLC and SPH Investment LLC, were also licensed. Receipt of the licenses enables Affinity Gaming to operate the Company’s three Black Hawk casinos – the Golden Mardi Gras Casino, Golden Gates Casino and Golden Gulch Casino – which were acquired in February 2012. The Company intends to close on the final portion of the transaction and assume operational control of the properties on October 31. Affinity Gaming has immediate plans to improve the access, layout, slot offering and food outlets of the properties and intends to begin construction on the remodeling efforts at the earliest opportunity.

“We are very happy to receive our Colorado gaming licenses and to begin operating the Black Hawk properties at the end of this month,” said David D. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Gaming. “The Black Hawk casinos are an important part of our future and we are eager to welcome both the Black Hawk customers and team members to Affinity Gaming.”

“We think Black Hawk patrons will be thrilled with the improvements we have in store for them,” continued Mr. Ross. “Our expansion of the Mardi Gras casino will not only give the property a dramatic new entrance, but it will allow us the space to deliver a more comfortable and fully equipped gaming experience for our customers. Furthermore, we are bringing in escalators to improve ease of access and flow inside of the property and we are remodeling the third floor to include an outstanding new buffet. Frequenters of the Black Hawk market will quickly realize that we deliver a quality gaming experience that becomes an essential part to each of their return visits.”

About Affinity Gaming

Affinity Gaming is a diversified casino gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company’s casino operations consist of 12 casinos, nine of which are located in Nevada, two in Missouri and one in Iowa. Affinity Gaming is also the landlord of three additional casinos in Colorado and was licensed to operate those casinos in the fourth quarter of 2012. Additionally, Affinity Gaming has entered into a consulting agreement to support the operations of the Rampart Casino at the J.W. Marriott Resort in Las Vegas.

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