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Lakes Entertainment Announces Results For Third Quarter 2011

Further commenting, Tim Cope, President and Chief Financial Officer of Lakes stated, "In August we made an additional $7.4 million investment in Rock Ohio Ventures, LLC and its casino developments in Cincinnati and Cleveland. As a result, our total investment in Rock Ohio is now approximately $15.7 million and we look forward to continuing our involvement with these casino projects as they progress.” Mr. Cope continued, “We remain focused on the results of the Red Hawk Casino and we continue to work with the Jamul Indian Village on development efforts for a casino operation near San Diego.”

About Lakes Entertainment

Lakes Entertainment, Inc. currently has development and management or financing agreements with two separate Bands for casino operations in California, for a total of two separate casino sites. Lakes is currently managing the Red Hawk Casino for the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements. Certain information included in this press release (as well as information included in oral statements or other written statements made or to be made by Lakes Entertainment, Inc.) contains statements that are forward-looking, such as statements relating to plans for future expansion and other business development activities as well as other capital spending, financing sources and the effects of regulation (including gaming and tax regulation) and competition. Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, need for potential future financing to meet Lakes’ development needs; those relating to the inability to complete or possible delays in completion of Lakes' casino projects, including various regulatory approvals and numerous other conditions which must be satisfied before completion of these projects; possible termination or adverse modification of management or development contracts; Lakes operates in a highly competitive industry; possible changes in regulations; reliance on continued positive relationships with Indian tribes and repayment of amounts owed to Lakes by Indian tribes; possible need for future financing to meet Lakes' expansion goals; risks of entry into new businesses; and reliance on Lakes' management. For more information, review the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)
            October 2, 2011     January 2, 2011
Assets (Unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 44,296 $ 45,233
Accounts receivable 12 1,696
Current portion of notes receivable from Indian casino projects 694 2,405
Deposit 2,100 -
Income taxes receivable 1,253 -
  Other         940       1,983
Total current assets       49,295       51,317
Property and equipment, net       5,098       5,103
Long-term assets related to Indian casino projects:
Notes and interest receivable, net of current portion and allowance 33,575 31,192
Notes receivable at fair value 9,641 11,129
Intangible assets 4,448 15,873
  Management fee receivable and other       7,467       6,155
Total long-term assets related to Indian casino projects       55,131       64,349
Other assets:
Investment in unconsolidated investee 15,706 2,367
Land held for development 170 3,470
Land held for sale 3,000 -
  Other         454       40
Total other assets       19,330       5,877
Total assets     $ 128,854     $ 126,646
Liabilities and shareholders' equity
Current liabilities:
Current portion of contract acquisition costs payable, net $ 1,008 $ 1,326
Income taxes payable - 7,822
  Other         1,541       1,683
Total current liabilities 2,549 10,831
Long-term contract acquisition costs payable, net       4,850       5,830
Total liabilities       7,399       16,661
Total Lakes Entertainment shareholders' equity 121,268 109,985
  Noncontrolling interest       187       -
Total equity       121,455       109,985
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity     $ 128,854     $ 126,646



Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Loss)
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three months ended Nine months ended
October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010 October 2, 2011   October 3, 2010
Management fees $ 222 $ 8,155 $ 34,142 $ 19,876
  License fees and other       28       17     158       52  
    Total revenues       250       8,172     34,300       19,928  
Costs and expenses:
Selling, general and administrative 2,537 2,936 7,479 9,425
Loss on convertible note receivable 4,000 - 4,000 -
Impairments and other losses 1,102 632 2,611 4,002
Amortization of intangible assets related to operating casinos 264 2,785 11,424 8,355
Loss on disposal of property and equipment 76 - 76 -
  Depreciation       52       65     164       196  
    Total costs and expenses       8,031       6,418     25,754       21,978  
Net unrealized gains (losses) on notes receivable       (2,709 )     450     (2,091 )     762  
Earnings (loss) from operations       (10,490 )     2,204     6,455       (1,288 )
Other income (expense):
Gain on divestiture of cost method investment - 23,100 - 23,100
Interest income 1,439 1,682 4,420 5,776
Interest expense (273 ) (446 ) (915 ) (1,678 )
Equity in loss of unconsolidated investee - - - (64 )
  Other       119       (508 )   359       (20 )
    Total other income, net       1,285       23,828     3,864       27,114  
Earnings (loss) before income taxes (9,205 ) 26,032 10,319 25,826
  Income taxes (benefit)       (9,149 )     10,976     (490 )     11,548  
Net earnings (loss) including noncontrolling interest (56 ) 15,056 10,809 14,278
  Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest       18       -     18       -  
Net earnings (loss) attributable to Lakes Entertainment, Inc.     $ (38 )   $ 15,056   $ 10,827     $ 14,278  
Weighted-average common shares outstanding
Basic 26,406 26,369 26,402 26,369
  Diluted       26,406       26,426     26,427       26,425  
Earnings (loss) per share
Basic $ 0.00 $ 0.57 $ 0.41 $ 0.54
Diluted $ 0.00 $ 0.57 $ 0.41 $ 0.54

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