SOURCE: NASDAQ

July 19, 2005 12:00 ET

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. [MNTG] CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 --


What:

Edson "Ted" Arneault, CEO of MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTG), will preside over the closing bell.

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. through subsidiaries, owns and operates the Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia; Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio; the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino in North Las Vegas, Nevada; Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, and holds a license to build Presque Isle Downs, a thoroughbred racetrack with pari-mutuel wagering in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Company also owns a 50 percent interest in the North Metro Harness Initiative, LLC, which has a license to construct and operate a harness racetrack 30 miles north of downtown Minneapolis (judicial review pending). Additionally, the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 90 percent interest in Jackson Trotting Association, which owns and operates Jackson Harness Raceway in Jackson, Michigan. The Mountaineer facility, the Company's primary source of revenues, currently encompasses a thoroughbred racetrack with off-track betting and export simulcasting, 3,220 slot machines, 359 hotel rooms, golf course, spa & fitness center, theatre and events center, convention center and fine dining and entertainment. MTR is included on the Russell 2000 and Russell 3000 Indexes. For more information visit www.mtrgaming.com.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, July 20th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8 The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Mary Lou Pietranton, EA to CEO
    (304) 387-8310
    Email Contact

    Tamara Cronin
    Director of Public Relations
    304-387-8335(office)
    304-479-8097(cell)
    Email Contact

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646.441.5220