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CASINO MAGIC CORP. TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE GAMING OPERATIONS AT ITS BAY SAINT LOUIS CASINO

 BAY SAINT LOUIS, Miss., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Casino Magic Corp. (NASDAQ-NMS: CMAG) said today that it will substantially increase the number of slot machines and table games in its Bay Saint Louis casino in May of this year.
 The company said that it plans to add approximately 750 slot machines and 40 table games at its Bay Saint Louis casino, bringing the total to 1,830 slot machines and 104 table games. The additional space for the increased number of gaming positions is subject to approval by the Mississippi Gaming Commission and is to be provided by leasing the Dubuque Casino Belle in an agreement with the St. Charles Riverfront Station, Inc. of St. Louis. The Dubuque Casino Belle is a 387-foot vessel designed after a 19th Century sidewheeler, and will be moored to the Bay Saint Louis casino for the term of the lease, which will run through at least mid-Sept.
 Marlin F. Torguson, president and chief executive officer of Casino Magic said, "We have experienced a continuation of very strong customer traffic at our Bay Saint Louis casino. In preparation for the peak summer tourist season, we are looking to significantly increase our casino capacity. We see this as an ideal solution that will give us the seasonal capacity we need, without permanently adding to our casino space at this time."
 The Bay Saint Louis casino currently has about 125,000 square feet of space, with approximately 40,000 square feet in the casino area. The additional casino space provided by the Dubuque Casino Belle would bring the total casino space at the Bay Saint Louis casino to approximately 70,000 square feet.
 "We expect to open the additional space in May, making Casino Magic the largest casino between Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Within a month after the additional gaming capacity is open at Bay Saint Louis, we plan to open the first phase of Casino Magic Biloxi, giving us a total of more than 100,000 square feet of casino space on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We hope to be operating more than 2,475 slot machines and 144 table games on the Gulf Coast by the Memorial Day weekend," Torguson said.
 Casino Magic Corp., a Minnesota corporation, has its principal offices in Bay Saint Louis, Miss., and operates gaming casinos in Bay Saint Louis, and Deadwood, S.D.
 The common stock of Casino Magic Corp. is listed on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol CMAG.
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 /CONTACT: Doug Ewing of Swenson Falker Eilertsen, 612-371-0000, for Casino Magic; or Marlin Torguson or Joe Anderson of Casino Magic, 601-467-9257/
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