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LITTLE SIX, INC. ANNOUNCES PLANS TO OPEN NEW ADDITION TO MYSTIC LAKE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX; NEW ADDITION WILL ADD 1,000 JOBS

 PRIOR LAKE, Minn., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leonard Prescott, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Little Six, Inc. today announced plans for the opening of its new addition to the Mystic Lake entertainment complex -- the Dakota Country Casino. Scheduled to open on Wednesday, Sept. 1, the new facility will create more than 1,000 new jobs and will make Mystic Lake the largest Indian owned and operated casino in the world.
 Little Six officials expect the new Dakota Country Casino jobs will generate an additional $6 million in payroll taxes, bringing up to $15 million the total state and federal taxes paid in 1993 by employees of Mystic Lake and Dakota Country Casinos.
 Prescott remarked that the Dakota Country Casino was added to meet the growing market for casino style entertainment in the Twin Cities metro area. "The response of visitors to the casino has been overwhelmingly positive," said Prescott. "When we opened the doors to the Mystic Lake Casino in May of 1992, we had no idea we'd be expanding so soon."
 The 240,000 square foot expansion will have a "Western" decor, and will include a cabaret, a three-hundred seat steak house and lounge, a 150-seat 24-hour coffee house, banquet facilities, 11 new retail shops, approximately 1,100 more slot machines and 52 blackjack tables, and additional office space.
 The $18 million dollar construction project began in January and is credited with creating 700 construction related jobs.
 "When we first began, the corporation consisted of one casino, one bingo hall, and less than 300 employees. In the last 18 months, we have increased our employment for just over 600 to nearly 4,000 people -- more than 75 percent of whom are non-Indian," said Prescott. "Obviously, we've had a significant positive impact on not only the local community but on the state's economy, as well."
 Revenue generated by the Mystic Lake entertainment complex has been used by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community to help build homes, pave roads, develop a water and sewer system, and construct a community center. Gaming revenue is also used to fund educational and social services programs for tribal members.
 Little Six, Inc. and the Mystic Lake entertainment complex are wholly owned enterprises of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community located in Prior Lake.
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 /CONTACT: Patrick Murphy of Little Six, Inc., 612-496-7210/


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