Lakes Entertainment Announces Results For Second Quarter 2013

Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO) today announced results for the three months ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter ResultsNet earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were $0.2 million, compared to net earnings of $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2012. Loss from operations was $1.2 million for the second quarter of 2013 compared to a loss from operations of $1.1 million for the second quarter of 2012. Basic and diluted earnings were $0.01 per share for the second quarter of 2013 compared to earnings of $0.02 per share for the second quarter of 2012.

Lakes Entertainment reported second quarter 2013 net revenues of $8.5 million, compared to prior-year second quarter net revenues of $2.5 million. The increase was due primarily to the addition of $4.9 million in net revenue related to the operation of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland (“Rocky Gap”), which Lakes acquired on August 3, 2012 and which commenced gaming operations on May 22, 2013. Also contributing to the increase in revenues was an additional $1.1 million in management fees earned during the second quarter of 2013 compared to the second quarter of 2012 related to the Red Hawk Casino, owned by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, near Sacramento, California.

During the second quarter of 2013, property operating expenses for Rocky Gap, which primarily related to gaming operations, rooms, food and beverage and golf were $3.4 million.

For the second quarter of 2013, selling, general and administrative expenses were $4.6 million compared to $1.9 million in the second quarter of 2012. Included in these amounts were Lakes corporate selling, general and administrative expenses of $2.0 million and $1.9 million during the second quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively. The increase in Lakes corporate selling, general and administrative expenses was due primarily to an increase in professional fees which was partially offset by a decrease in payroll and related expenses and travel expenses. Rocky Gap selling, general and administrative expenses were $2.6 million during the second quarter of 2013.

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