SOURCE: Red Hawk Casino

November 12, 2008 11:00 ET

Red Hawk Casino Names Terry Contreras Assistant General Manager

PLACERVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Red Hawk Casino announced today that Terry Contreras has been named Assistant General Manager. Mr. Contreras has 19 years of experience in the gaming industry and has held several finance-related positions at casinos throughout the country.

Mr. Contreras comes to Red Hawk Casino from Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, Calif., where he served as Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure, he reported directly to the CEO and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the casino including accounting, information systems and human resources.

"Terry is a seasoned professional with proven expertise in all facets of the casino industry," said Peter Fordham, general manager of Red Hawk Casino. "We are truly excited to have someone with his caliber of experience on board."

"I am very excited to be working with Peter Fordham and the 1,750 employees of Red Hawk Casino to deliver quality guest service that has not been seen before in Northern California. I'm excited for our customers to come out and experience this difference for themselves," said Terry Contreras.

Prior to joining Rolling Hills Casino, Mr. Contreras was a Vice President for Polaris Gaming Group, LLC, which helps develop and manage Native American casinos. During his time with Polaris, Mr. Contreras helped open Northern Quest Casino in Spokane, Wash. and Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, Calif.

Previously, Mr. Contreras held senior-level finance positions with three casinos, including: Spirit Mountain Casino in Willaminia, Ore.; Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.; and Westward Ho Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mr. Contreras holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Oregon State University.

About Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. It is scheduled to open in December 2008 near Placerville, Calif., located off of Highway 50, just 30 minutes east of Sacramento. The project is being managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and will blend a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. Once complete, Red Hawk Casino will feature 2,000 slot machines, 75 table games, six restaurants, four bars, and lighted, covered parking. More information can be found at

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