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Running Aces Harness Park opens card room

3 July 2008

CHESTER, West Virginia -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS:MNTG) today announced that a 50-table card room opened on Monday, June 30, 2008 at Running Aces Harness Park in Minnesota. MTR holds 50 percent interest in Running Aces.

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, the Running Aces card room features 25 poker and 25 casino card game tables where guests can enjoy Texas Hold-'em, Omaha and 7-card stud, as well as blackjack, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, 3-card poker and 4-card poker.

Running Aces Harness Park, which opened April 11, 2008 with live harness racing and pari-mutuel betting, is strategically located on a 165-acre site in Anoka County, Columbus Township, approximately 30 miles north of downtown Minneapolis and 40 miles from the Mall of America. The 5/8-mile track is Minnesota's first harness racetrack and only the second racetrack permitted by law in the Minneapolis metropolitan area. Running Aces also offers year-round simulcast wagering on all breeds of horse races, in addition to a full service restaurant and bar. Minnesota law required Running Aces to host 50 days of harness racing prior to opening the card room.

"The addition of year round card tables as well as all-breed simulcasting, plus harness racing in season, provides customers with diverse gaming options," said Edson R. (Ted) Arneault, president and CEO of MTR Gaming Group, Inc. "We believe that Running Aces will become a solid contributor to MTR's financial results."

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