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Douglas Lentz Appointed Chief Operating Officer for Inn of the
Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico

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MESCALERO, N.M. - June 2, 2008 - Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino (“IMGRC”), a business enterprise of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, announced today that Mr. Douglas Lentz entered into an agreement whereby IMGRC hired Mr. Lentz as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective June 2, 2008. 

Mr. Lentz has more than 17 years experience in operations of casino and resort facilities. From January 2004 to June 2007, Mr. Lentz served as the Chief Executive Office and General Manager of the Santa Ysabel Resort and Casino (Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians). From October 2001 to January 2004, Mr. Lentz served as the Chief Executive Office and General Manager of the Casino Del Sol (Pascua Yaqui Tribe) located in Tucson, Arizona. Upon his appointment, Mr. Lentz will replace IMGRC’s current Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Brian Parrish. Mr. Lentz received a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa in 1987 and a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration (1990) and took Graduate Studies in Accounting (1991-1992) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Commenting on this change, CEO Carlton Naiche-Palmer, said, “Douglas brings more than 17 years of professional experience in operations to this position, including the past 8 years in Native American Gaming. In this role, Mr. Lentz will be responsible for all aspects of the operations of the casino, resort and entertainment facilities of IMGRC.” 
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 Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
287 Carrizo Canyon Road
Mescalero, New Mexico
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IMGRC is a business enterprise of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, a federally recognized Indian tribe with an approximately 725-square mile reservation situated in the Sacramento Mountains in south-central New Mexico. IMGRC includes all of the resort enterprises of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, including Casino Apache Travel Center, Ski Apache and IMGRC’s newest resort, which opened on March 15, 2005, and features a 273-room hotel, a 38,000 square foot casino, a fitness center and indoor swimming pool, and a 37,000 square foot convention and special events center, which includes capacity for 17,000 square feet of divisible meeting room space. 

Some information included in this press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 
 

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Contact:

Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
Douglas A. Lentz
COO
505-464-7777
 
 

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Also See: Tribes in New Mexico Turning to Golf Courses as the Next Wave of Native American Business / August 2001
Michael D. French Named Chief Operating Officer – Resort Operations for the The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino / December 2002
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