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Jeff Michie Named General Manager at the
Horizon Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, Mississippi

LAS VEGAS - June 17, 2010 - Tropicana Entertainment today formally announced that Jeff Michie has been named General Manager of its Horizon Casino Hotel in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The announcement was made by CEO Scott C. Butera.

Michie is a 20-year veteran of the gaming industry. For the past five years he has been with Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Indiana where he was named assistant general manager in 2007 with responsibility for finance, marketing, casino operations, information technology and security.

Prior to his assignment with Belterra, Michie was the director of finance for the Grand Victoria Casino & Resort, also in Indiana, from 2002-04; and director of financial accounting and controller for Barona Casino in San Diego from 2001-02.

He started his gaming career with Harrah’s Entertainment in 1990 as a finance clerk. Over the next nine years he was promoted six times, eventually becoming director of finance at the Tunica Casino & Hotel in 1999.

“Jeff is a strong addition to our General Manager group,” said Butera. “He has the right blend of finance, marketing and operations experience to develop and extend Horizon’s business base, and he is eager to work with the Vicksburg business community to help enhance tourism in the area.”

A graduate of San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, Michie also has an adventurous side having backpacked for six months through Southeast Asia and Great Britain.

About Tropicana Entertainment

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is a publicly reporting company that, along with its affiliates, owns or operates nine casinos and resorts in Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and New Jersey. It owns approximately 6,000 rooms, 9,000 slot positions and 250 table games. The company is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Located in beautiful historic downtown Vicksburg, the Horizon Casino Hotel is a 36,000 square foot riverboat facility offering the latest slots and video poker machines, 117 hotel rooms, including 43 luxurious suites, and excellent regional and American cuisine at Josh’s Restaurant.


Tropicana Entertainment Inc.
Trent Dang, (702) 589-3875


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