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CASINO AMERICA OBTAINS LICENSING APPROVAL FOR DOCKSIDE GAMING LOCATION IN VICKSBURG

 BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino America, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSNO) announced today that it has obtained licensing approval from the State of Mississippi for its planned dockside gaming location in Vicksburg, Miss. In November 1992, the company received site approval from the State of Mississippi for the Vicksburg location. Casino America anticipates that the facility will open in early June 1993.
 The Vicksburg facility, to be called The Isle of Capri Casino -- Vicksburg, initially will consist of a 201-foot riverboat and a two- story floating pavilion. The facility will have four total floors of gaming operations (three on the riverboat and one on the pavilion) and will feature over 600 slot machines, and over 40 poker and table games, including Craps, Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Roulette, and Big-Six Wheels. The facility will offer parking for 550 automobiles.
 Casino America, Inc. is engaged in the business of developing, owning and operating riverboat and dockside casinos. The company presently operates a dockside gaming facility in Biloxi, Miss. known as the Isle of Capri Casino. It has announced plans to open together with Louisiana Downs, Inc., a riverboat casino in Bossier City, La., subject to receipt of all licenses and regulatory approvals.
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 /CONTACT: Allan B. Solomon, secretary and treasurer of Casino America, Inc., 407-483-7000; or Barry A. Rothman of Greenstone Roberts Public Relations, 305-975-3500, for Casino America/
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