MTR Gaming Engages Oracle To Provide Cloud-Based Social Media Services

CHESTER, W.Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) announced today the engagement of Oracle and its Social Relationship Management Suite.

This product enables MTR to manage customer relationships and monitor social interactions online via Oracle's cloud-based platforms and processing.  Key features of the suite facilitate development, integration, and deployment of MTR's social media strategy.  It augments conventional casino marketing and provides an end-to-end process of marketing, sales, customer engagement, communications, content management and support.

Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud and database business applications are managed by experts with deep experience in the space.  The deal provides MTR with best-of-breed back-end cloud-based systems to facilitate its vision to enhance the customer experience by leveraging the new world of big data and social media. 

"We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues at Oracle," said Fred Buro, MTR's Chief Marketing Officer.  "This relationship provides MTR the platform, resources, and analytics necessary to create a dynamic customer experience by integrating marketing initiatives, communicating with customers via blogs, forums, youtube, twitter, facebook, sms text messaging, and personalized URLs. Our direct mail response rates will go up – but that's just the beginning," said Buro. "Should online gaming in the US become a reality for MTR, this platform would facilitate marketing in that space and will integrate MTR's land-based casino player's club with the online players club."

The deployment of Oracle's Suite of Enterprise Database Cloud and cloud-based products includes; Social Engagement and Monitoring, Topic Development, Monitoring and Conversation Suite, integrated analytics and business intelligence tools. 

About MTR Gaming Group

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. is a hospitality and gaming company that through subsidiaries owns and operates Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia; Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania; and Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit  www.mtrgaming.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, this press release may contain forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the statements  made  to  be  incorrect.  Those risks  and  uncertainties  include  factors described in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law. The cautionary advice in this paragraph is permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

MTR Gaming Group, Inc.
www.mtrgaming.com

Fred A. Buro
Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
732.232.6000
fburo@mtrgaming.com

SOURCE MTR Gaming Group, Inc.



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