HOUSTON, May 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (NYSE Amex:UWN) announced today that Robert Sturges, Chief Executive Officer, will be participating on a panel at the International Masters of Gaming Law Spring Conference taking place at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City.

The panel, "The Proliferation of Gaming in the US and How it Will Affect the US Gaming Market", will begin at 9:45am ET on Thursday, May 20 th. During this session, Mr. Sturges will be discussing his experience in regional gaming operations, the rapid expansion of gaming in the US and how recent economic conditions have impacted the industry.

Mr. Sturges has over 25 years of gaming industry experience and has been a frequent spokesperson on gaming issues and trends throughout his career.

About Nevada Gold

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (NYSE Amex:UWN) of Houston, Texas is a developer, owner and operator of gaming facilities in Colorado and Washington. The Colorado Grande Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado, the Crazy Moose Casino in Pasco, Washington, the Coyote Bob's Roadhouse Casino in Kennewick, Washington and the Crazy Moose Casino in Mountlake Terrace, Washington are wholly owned and operated by Nevada Gold. The Company has an interest in Buena Vista Development Company, LLC which is working with the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians on a Native American casino project to be developed in the city of Ione, California. For more information, visit www.nevadagold.com .

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CONTACT:  Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.          Robert B. Sturges, CEO           Jim Kohn, CFO          (713) 621-2245          ICR          Don Duffy          (203) 682-8200

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