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THE SANDS REGENT ANNOUNCES RECENT HEARING SCHEDULE FOR MISSISSIPPI GAMING LICENSE

 RENO, Nev., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sands Regent (NASDAQ: SNDS) announced today that the Copa Casino in Gulfport, Miss., is scheduled for a license hearing before the Mississippi Gaming Commission on Aug. 30, 1993. The acting executive director has recommended approval of a gaming license for the Copa. The company expects gaming operations to commence within a short period of time after a license is granted.
 Pete Cladianos, Jr., president of The Sands Regent, said, "We are extremely pleased that we are scheduled for licensure. The prior licensing concerns of the Mississippi Gaming commission appear to have been resolved and we believe we will be favorably received at our licensing hearing."
 The Sands Regent owns and operates a 1,000-room hotel/casino in Reno and is a 40 percent partner in the development of the Copa Casino in Gulfport.
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 /CONTACT: David R. Wood of The Sands Regent, 702-348-2298/
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