Evergreen Gaming Corporation
TSX VENTURE : TNA

Evergreen Gaming Corporation

April 24, 2008 09:28 ET

Evergreen Gaming Corporation: Washington State Gambling Allows Extended Hours of Operation for Casinos

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) -

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Evergreen Gaming Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TNA) announces that the Washington State Gambling Commission has adopted a rule change on hours of operation. The rule change, which takes effect on July 1, 2008, allows for 24 hour gaming 5 days per week. This means that the Company's casinos must be closed for only 4 hours 2 days per week. The days of closure are at the discretion of the Company. Currently, the Company's casinos are required to close 4 hours per day every day.

With this change, the Company's 11 casinos will be permitted to stay open for an additional 220 hours, cumulatively, per week. An additional advantage is that players will no longer have to leave the Company's casinos at closing time on busy nights. The Company may also be able to take advantage of operational efficiencies stemming from Company casinos located next door to each other that currently have overlapping hours. The decision to implement extended hours at each of the Company's casino locations will be made by management over the next several weeks, based on customer demand.

SILVER DOLLAR CASINO, TUKWILA CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Evergreen Gaming is also pleased to announce the 10 year anniversary of the Silver Dollar Casino in Tukwila. The casino features Las Vegas style table games including Fortune Pai Gow, Lucky Ladies and Four Card Poker.

The celebration will take place on Saturday June 7, 2008 and will feature a Luau style buffet and the Islanders performing steel drum music. Seattle's premier party band, Deja Groove, will play the fun side of Pop, Rock, Wave, R&B and Disco music. There will be over $5,000 in cash and prizes given away. Cash drawings ranging from $50 to $500 will be held throughout the day, and there will be a $1000 Added Blackjack Tournament.

For more information call (206) 241-9526 or visit www.silverdollarcasinos.com and click on the Silver Dollar Chip.

STOCK OPTIONS GRANTED

The Company has granted to an employee a stock option for the purchase of 25,000 common shares of the Company at $0.75 per share, exercisable on or before October 29, 2012.

About the Company: Evergreen Gaming is a Richmond, BC, based publicly traded (TSX.V) Casino and Hospitality Company with over 1600 employees. Through its subsidiary companies, Evergreen owns and operates 11 casinos in the State of Washington and the Silver Dollar Casino & Entertainment Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

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