MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) today announced that it has received final approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to add table gaming at its Presque Isle Downs & Casino facility in Erie, Pennsylvania. Presque Isle Downs & Casino has installed 48 traditional table games, including blackjack, craps and roulette tables, and will officially commence table gaming tomorrow at 10:00 AM Eastern.

”We are excited to provide our patrons with an even greater overall gaming experience with the introduction of table games to Presque Isle Downs & Casino,” said Robert Griffin, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTR Gaming Group. “The addition of table games will provide our casino operations at Presque Isle Downs with enhancement to both top and bottom lines, while allowing us to compete effectively with other casinos in the immediate region.”

About MTR Gaming Group

MTR Gaming Group, Inc., through subsidiaries, owns and operates Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia; Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, Pennsylvania; and Scioto Downs in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit www.mtrgaming.com.

Except for historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the statements made to be incorrect. Those risks and uncertainties include, factors described in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not intend to update publicly any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law. The cautionary advice in this paragraph is permitted by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

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