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DION ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS NEW CEO AND COO

 TORONTO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dion Entertainment Corp. ("Dion" or the "Company") (TSE: DIO) announced today the appointment of Mr. Bryan O. Blevins, as president and chief executive officer of Dion Entertainment Corp.
 In addition, Dion announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Bingham as chief operating officer of the Company. Mr. Blevins and Mr. Bingham are actively involved in developing and operating Indian gaming opportunities in the United States, including the management of a Class III casino located on the lands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towoac, Colo.
 Concurrent with these appointments, Mr. Marshall Pollock has resigned as chief executive officer and president of the company to pursue other interests.
 These appointments reflect the company's commitment to casino management and Indian gaming activities. Mr. Blevins and Mr. Bingham bring to Dion an extensive knowledge of casino management on Indian land in the United States. Brian Blevins is the majority partner in Full House, Ltd. Full House, Ltd. manages the Ute Mountain Casino located on the land of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towoac. Dion has agreed to purchase a 70 percent interest in Full House, Ltd.
 The Ute Mountain Casino provides in excess of 30,000 sq. ft. of gaming, including 317 slot machines, 20 table games, seating for 450 players of high stakes Class II bingo and a full service restaurant.
 Dion is the first Canadian publicly traded gaming company and is one of the largest providers of facilities for the operation of commercial bingo halls in Canada. Dion is also the exclusive distributor in Canada of all gaming equipment manufactured by Bally Gaming Inc. of Las Vegas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bally Gaming International, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: BGII).
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 /CONTACT: Alan Campney, chairman, 604-736-4846, or Alain Lambert, investor relations director, 514-393-7212, or for Nov. 9, 1993 only: 702-252-7777, Rm. 1019; or Mr. Bryan O. Blevins, president & chief executive officer, 303-565-7000, all of Dion Entertainment/
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