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Melco PBL Entertainment releases update

7 November 2007


NEW YORK -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Melco PBL Entertainment (Macau) Limited (NASDAQ: MPEL), a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities focused exclusively on the Macau market, has today provided the following update on its City of Dreams casino development in Cotai.

Our subsidiaries Melco PBL (COD) Developments Limited ("MPBL (COD) Developments") and Melco PBL Gaming (Macau) Limited ("MPBL Gaming") recently received an offer letter from the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau ("DSSOPT") of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Macau SAR") for a land lease agreement to be entered into with the Macau SAR for the two adjacent land parcels on Cotai that comprise the City of Dreams site.

This offer letter defines the premium and payment schedule for the City of Dreams site and specifies the development rights associated with the land concession. Our subsidiaries MPBL (COD) Developments and MPBL Gaming accepted the terms of the offer on November 6, 2007.

Upon the receipt of requisite approvals, our subsidiary MPBL (COD) Developments will make its first scheduled land premium payment, and following the gazetting of the land concession, the land grant process will be complete. We do not have a committed timetable for the completion of these final steps.

Program and Budget Update

Construction of City of Dreams on Cotai remains on time and on budget. The development budget remains in-line with our June 15, 2007 announcement that provided an update on the timing and scope of the project. At that time, MPEL indicated that the direct cost of the construction of City of Dreams, excluding the co-located apartment hotel tower, would be US$1.85 billion and that the cost of the land would be US$279 million – these costs remain unchanged.

Our US$1.75 billion bank facility, when fully drawn, is intended to fully fund the budgeted construction costs of City of Dreams resort and casino. The drawdown of the balance of the financing remains subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions precedent.

The cost of development of our apartment hotel complex on the site of the City of Dreams casino and resort development will be financed from funds drawn from outside of the bank lending facility. This provides us with significantly improved flexibility in the application of the proceeds generated from the planned monetization of the apartment hotel. Our recently completed equity offering has, among other uses of proceeds, secured the funding to complete the construction of the apartment hotel complex on Cotai, the estimated cost of which remains essentially unchanged at US$330 million.

Commenting on this status update for City of Dreams, Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and CEO of Melco PBL Entertainment, stated, "Our City of Dreams casino and resort will set a new benchmark for a "must-see" destination in Asia. The rapid pace of construction progress on site is exhilarating. Full praise is due to the efficiency and professionalism of the Macau government, the DSSOPT and our managing contractor and work site personnel."

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