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2 October 1998

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., Hollywood Park, Inc. President Casinos, Inc. have made announcements on October 1 that their properties on the Gulf Coast, damaged slightly by Hurricane Georges, are open and operating.

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. has reported that none of its casino resorts sustained any substantial hurricane damage. "The only property that sustained any damage whatsoever was Biloxi, and that was minimal, especially considering the path of the storm," Isle of Capri President and COO John said. Normal operations at the Biloxi property are expected to resume today.

Meanwhile Hollywood Park, Inc. announced that its properties in Harvey, Louisiana and Biloxi, Mississippi, which were temporarily shut down on Sept. 25, 1998, have also reopened. The property in Harvey opened September 30, while the property in Biloxi opened on October 1. As previously reported, the two properties, like most others in the area, only sustained only minimal damage.

President Casinos, Inc. also made a similar announcement, reporting that was permitted by the Mississippi Gaming Commission and local public safety officials to reopen its Biloxi casino on October 1 at 11 a.m. The facility was closed at 8 p.m. on September 18. The hurricane caused minimal wind and water damage to the casino and hotel.

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