Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc. (NYSE Amex: EGT) (“Entertainment Gaming Asia” or “the Company”), a leading gaming company focused on emerging gaming markets in Pan-Asia, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Dreamworld Casino in the Pailin Province of Cambodia on May 9, 2012. Strategically located at the Cambodia-Thailand border on a growing trade route connecting the two countries, Dreamworld Casino in Pailin will welcome mass market and VIP premium players visiting from the surrounding areas. It will be the Company’s first casino development project to open and aims to set a new standard for gaming in this regional market.
The Company is proud to announce that His Excellency Y Chenng, the Governor of the Pailin Province, will be the guest of honor at the grand opening ceremony, which will be held at 5:00 p.m. on the opening day.
Under the exclusive management of the Company, the initial phase of this $2.5 million internally funded casino offers approximately 12,000 square feet (1,100 square meters) of gaming space including 30 popular table games such as baccarat, roulette, variations of poker and dice games and an attractive suite of 40 Company-owned slot machines from top-tier manufacturers. The Company has the option at a future date to lease approximately 250,000 square feet (23,000 square meters) of land adjacent to the property for the development of additional project phases. Such additional phases are intended to include expanded casino operations and complementary facilities such as hotel rooms, a spa and other entertainment amenities.
Clarence Chung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Entertainment Gaming Asia, commented, “We are proud to announce that after one year of planning and development, we are opening what is to be the first of our casino and gaming development projects in Indo-China. With our operational expertise, quality gaming offerings, and dedication to the highest level of customer service, we believe we will redefine the regional gaming experience in our markets and make strides toward achieving our goal of becoming a leading developer and operator of casinos and gaming venues in the region. Further, we seek to be a responsible citizen within the country and contribute to the growth of its economy. We are pleased that our gaming operations in Cambodia have created a total of 600 jobs to-date with another 400 expected by 2013.”