Anchor Gaming Announces Opening of the Pala Casino in San Diego

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Anchor Gaming

    LAS VEGAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchor Gaming (Nasdaq:   SLOT) announced
 today that the Pala Casino in Northern San Diego County opened Tuesday evening
 (April 3).  A subsidiary of Anchor Gaming together with Jerome H. Turk, a long
 time gaming principal and executive, assisted the Pala Band of Mission Indians
 in the development of the $115 million project and will assist in managing the
 venture.
     Pala is California's first casino offering all the elements of real
 Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an attractive
 quality facility.  The 185,000 square foot facility is California's first
 casino built from the ground up since the March 2000 passage of Proposition
 1A.  The Pala Casino opened with all of its amenities available to the public.
 The casino features 2,000 slot and video machines, 46 gaming tables, a high
 limit gaming and lounge area and a unique non-smoking gaming area that
 comprises 25 percent of the casino floor.  Pala also features six restaurants
 ranging from casual to fine dining, with seating both indoors and outdoors on
 a large terrace overlooking the beautiful Pala Lake and mountains, two
 entertainment venues and a 20,000 square foot events center seating 2,000 for
 concerts, boxing and banquets.  The facility is located in northern San Diego
 County five miles off Interstate 15 on State Highway 76.
     Robert Smith, Tribal Council Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians
 stated, "We have constructed a world class facility on our land and look
 forward to the long-term benefits associated with such an enterprise."
 
     Anchor Gaming is a diversified technology company with operations around
 the world.  Anchor operates in three complementary business segments: gaming
 machines, gaming operations and gaming systems.  The gaming machine segment
 focuses on the development and placement of unique proprietary games.  Its
 gaming operations segment operates a Native American casino in San Diego,
 Calif., two casinos in Colorado, and manages gaming-machine routes in Nevada
 and Montana.  The gaming systems segment provides equipment, and related
 services to on-line lotteries, video lotteries, and pari-mutuel organizations.
 Anchor Gaming has equipment and systems in operation in the United States,
 Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, South Africa, and the West
 Indies.
 
 

SOURCE Anchor Gaming
    LAS VEGAS, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Anchor Gaming (Nasdaq:   SLOT) announced
 today that the Pala Casino in Northern San Diego County opened Tuesday evening
 (April 3).  A subsidiary of Anchor Gaming together with Jerome H. Turk, a long
 time gaming principal and executive, assisted the Pala Band of Mission Indians
 in the development of the $115 million project and will assist in managing the
 venture.
     Pala is California's first casino offering all the elements of real
 Las Vegas-style gaming: service, cuisine and entertainment in an attractive
 quality facility.  The 185,000 square foot facility is California's first
 casino built from the ground up since the March 2000 passage of Proposition
 1A.  The Pala Casino opened with all of its amenities available to the public.
 The casino features 2,000 slot and video machines, 46 gaming tables, a high
 limit gaming and lounge area and a unique non-smoking gaming area that
 comprises 25 percent of the casino floor.  Pala also features six restaurants
 ranging from casual to fine dining, with seating both indoors and outdoors on
 a large terrace overlooking the beautiful Pala Lake and mountains, two
 entertainment venues and a 20,000 square foot events center seating 2,000 for
 concerts, boxing and banquets.  The facility is located in northern San Diego
 County five miles off Interstate 15 on State Highway 76.
     Robert Smith, Tribal Council Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians
 stated, "We have constructed a world class facility on our land and look
 forward to the long-term benefits associated with such an enterprise."
 
     Anchor Gaming is a diversified technology company with operations around
 the world.  Anchor operates in three complementary business segments: gaming
 machines, gaming operations and gaming systems.  The gaming machine segment
 focuses on the development and placement of unique proprietary games.  Its
 gaming operations segment operates a Native American casino in San Diego,
 Calif., two casinos in Colorado, and manages gaming-machine routes in Nevada
 and Montana.  The gaming systems segment provides equipment, and related
 services to on-line lotteries, video lotteries, and pari-mutuel organizations.
 Anchor Gaming has equipment and systems in operation in the United States,
 Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America, South Africa, and the West
 Indies.
 
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