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PLAYERS INTERNATIONAL REPORTS FIRST MONTH RESULT OF METROPOLIS, ILLINOIS RIVERBOAT CASINO

 METROPOLIS, Ill., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Players International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) today reported the first month's results of its riverboat casino operation docked in Metropolis, Ill.
 During March 1993, The Players Riverboat Casino recorded 94,486 passengers, with an average win per passenger of $43.92, and a total gaming win of $4,150,703.76.
 Ed Fishman, chairman of Players International, Inc., made the announcement noting, "We are pleased with the results of our first full month's operations, particularly in light of the inclement weather that was experienced during this time. As we begin to enter the spring/summer season, we anticipate that these figures will improve, both as a result of improved weather conditions and the implementation of our bussing program."
 Players Riverboat Casino is a $19.5-million project, featuring a 1,300 passenger riverboat replica with more than 20,000 square feet of casino action, including slot and video poker machines, blackjack and craps tables, roulette wheels and a big six wheel game.
 Players International, headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., specialized in the marketing of numerous services and products to the gaming and e?rtainment industries. It has recently refocused its activities to concentrate on casions. A company subsidiary operates riverboat gaming, dining, and entertainment facilities in Metropolis, Ill., which opened for business on Feb. 23, 1993. The company has also received a preliminary approval for licensing of Riverboat Casino in Lake Charles, La.
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 /CONTACT: Beverly Jedynak of Martin E. Janis & Company, Inc., 312-943-1100, for Players International, Inc./
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