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WORLD'S TALLEST ROLLER COASTER UNDERWAY AT BUFFALO BILL'S

 LAS VEGAS, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino, located at Stateline on the Nevada/California border, will soon feature the tallest roller coaster in the world.
 The $90 million western themed hotel-casino with theme attractions is Primadonna Resorts Inc. (NASDAQ: PRMA) latest venture. Primadonna Resorts Inc. also owns and operates Whiskey Pete's Hotel & Casino and the Primadonna Resort & Casino. The Primadonna Resorts Inc. properties are located 40 miles south of Las Vegas on either side of Interstate 15 at the Nevada/California border.
 According to Gary E. Primm, chairman of the board and chief executive officer for Primadonna Resorts Inc., Buffalo Bill's is being developed to enhance the Stateline area's image as a single destination resort.
 Primm has overseen the rapid development and unprecedented success of the Stateline area and feels the attraction-based hotel-casino is the perfect complement to the two existing properties, Whiskey Pete's and Primadonna.
 "Buffalo Bill's will feature the tallest and one of the fastest roller coasters in the world, as well as a water-flume ride and western- style trains. It will be something to see and certainly something to experience," said Primm.
 The steel track coaster, dubbed the Desperado, has a lift height of 209 feet with a 225-foot drop, which is the longest drop on a coaster in the world. The coaster lift goes up through the roof of Buffalo Bill's casino and passengers are loaded on and off the ride inside the casino.
 For more than three minutes, riders are taken on a thrilling journey over nearly 6,000 feet of track.
 The Desperado is a traditional up and down coaster and will travel through an Old West haunted house and throughout the surrounding exterior of the property. The ride will reach speeds of nearly 80 MPH, which is faster than any currently operating roller coaster in the world.
 Designed by Arrow Dynamics Inc. of Clearfield, Utah, the coaster's three, five-coach trains can carry approximately 1,700 passengers per hour. The yellow and brown coaster trains are a new design by Arrow to resemble a "bullet train."
 A leader in the design and manufacturing of custom amusement rides, Arrow is well recognized for its coaster and flume designs. In the 1950s, Arrow collaborated with Walt Disney to design and produce many of the original rides at Disneyland and Disney World.
 The Desperado, water flume ride and western-style trains will all intersect in a man-made mountain outside the casino.
 The new hotel-casino will be highlighted by a 3,000-foot laser-based rainbow that will span Interstate 15 at Stateline. The rainbow will light up the night sky and be visible from as far away as 10 miles.
 Buffalo Bill's 46,000-square-foot casino will house approximately 1,500 slot machines, 36 table games, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book.
 Guests will be able to choose from four restaurants and stay in the 16-story, 600-room hotel tower while enjoying a lazy river, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, movie theater and video arcade.
 A 6,500-seat special events arena will host rodeos, boxing matches, concerts, etc., and a ghost town attraction including various novelty and food specialty shops will feature old-fashioned shoot-outs staged by actors.
 The new property will also include 2,900 parking spaces and employ approximately 1,200 people.
 Plans call for the new hotel-casino to be completed in the summer of 1994.
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