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Information updated as of 12/31/97

Aztar Indiana Gaming Corp

Aztar Indiana Gaming Corp.
d/b/a Casino Aztar
Evansville, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 38,360 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat Opening
Permanent Pavilion Opening Date
December 8, 1995
December 8, 1995
October 17, 1996
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
44,000 sq. ft.
4 Restaurants
2 Bars/Lounges
1 Premium Passenger Lounge
1 Retail Shop
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
2,500
300
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
December 17, 1996
251
1 Restaurant/Buffet
5 Meeting Rooms
Room Service
Total Admissions for 1997 2,086,712
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,359
73
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,264
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Thursday
9am-21am
11am-2pm
1pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-8pm
8pm-21pm
11pm-2am
1am-3am
Friday-Saturday
9am-21am
11am-2pm
1pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-8pm
8pm-21pm
11pm-2am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Casino Aztar
421 N. W. Riverside Dr.
Evansville, IN 47708
PH: (812) 433-4000
Reservations:1-800-342-5386

Blue Chip Casino, Inc.

Blue Chip Casino, Inc.
d/b/a Blue Chip Casino
Michigan City, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 37,040 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat & Pavilion Opening August 2 2, 1997
August 2 2, 1997
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
87,500 sq. ft.
1 Restaurant
1 Restaurant w/bar
1 Lounge w/bar
1 Snack Bar
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
3,000
500
Projected Hotel Open Date *
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
December 1999
200
Total Admissions for 1997 1,14 2, 260
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,199
51
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,0 21
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Thursday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
Friday-Saturday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Blue Chip Casino
2 Easy Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
PH: (219) 879-7711
Reservations: 1-888-879-7711

Empress Casino Hammond Corp.

Empress Casino Hammond Corp.
d/b/a Empress Casino Hammond
Hammond, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 42,923 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat & Pavilion Opening June 29, 1996
June 29, 1996
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
107,000 sq. ft.
3 Restaurants
2 Bars
1 Retail Shop
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
2,450
185
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
Not Applicable
Total Admissions for 1997 5,498,234
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,374
55
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,697
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday - Saturday
8am-10am
10am-12pm
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-8pm
8pm-10pm
10pm-12am
12am-2am
2am-4am
Empress Casino Hammond
One Empress Place
825 Empress Drive
Hammond, IN 43620
PH: (219) 473-7000
Reservations:1-888-436-7737

Grand Victoria Casino & Resort

Grand Victoria Casino & Resort
Rising Sun, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 62,600 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat Opening
Permanent Pavilion Opening
October 4, 1996
October 4, 1996
July 25, 1997
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
125,000 sq. ft.
1 Restaurant
1 Restaurant w/bar
1 Lounge w/bar
1 Snack Bar
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
2,700
296
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
July 25, 1997
201
pool
Total Admissions for 1997 3,065,981
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,314
80
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,606
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Thursday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
Friday-Saturday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Grand Victoria Casino & Resort
600 Grand Victoria Drive
Rising Sun, IN 47040
PH: (812) 438-1234
Reservations: 1-800-472-6311

Indiana Gaming Company, L.P.

Indiana Gaming Company, L.P.
d/b/a Argosy Casino
Lawrenceburg, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 75,000 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming
Permanent Boat and Pavilion Opening
December 13, 1996
December 10, 1997
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
200,000 sq. ft.
1 Fine Dining Restaurant
1 Buffet Restaurant
1 Entertainment Lounge
1 Bar
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
4,000
400
Projected Hotel Open Date*
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
May 1, 1998
300
Total Admissions for 1997 3,282,884
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,734
97
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,587
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Thursday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
Friday-Saturday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Argosy Casino Lawrenceburg
777 Argosy Parkway
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
PH: (812) 539-8000
Reservations: 1-888-274-6797
*Estimated Date

Majestic Star Casino

Majestic Star Casino
Buffington Harbor
Gary, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 43,000 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Pavilion Opening
Permanent Boat Opening
June 11, 1996
June 11, 1996
October 27, 1997
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
77,313 sq. ft.
See Notes Below
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
3,000
500
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
Not Applicable
Total Admissions for 1997 2,821,022
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,550
69
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,132
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Saturday
8am-10am
10am-12pm
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm
6pm-8pm
8pm-10pm
10pm-12am
12am-2am
2am-4am
Majestic Star Casino
One Buffington Harbor
Buffington Harbor
Gary, IN 46402
PH: (219) 977-7810
Reservations: 1-888-225-8259

BUFFINGTON HARBOR

Majestic Star Casino and Trump Indiana, Inc. share a docking area and pavilion facility known as Buffington Harbor, which provides the following amenities: Skyline Buffet Restaurant, Harbor Steakhouse, Lakeshore Lounge, Miller Pizza, a Retail Shop and Valet parking.

RDI/Caesar's Indiana

RDI/Caesar’s Indiana
Harrison County, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 93,000 sq. ft
Permanent Boat Opening
Permanent Pavilion Opening
Unknown
Unknown
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
170,000 sq. ft.
4 Restaurants
Multi-purpose Coliseum Room
110 acre Nature Preserve Area
18 Hole Champion Golf Course
Child Development Facilities
Retail Shopping
Capacity of Boat: Patrons**
Crewmembers
Estimated 4,200
Estimated 800
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
Unknown
500
Total Admissions for 1997 Not Applicable
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
2,853
142
Employees as of December 31, 1997 90
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Monday-Thursday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
Friday-Sunday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Caesar’s Indiana
Harrison Center
405 N. Capitol, Ste 102
Corydon, IN 47115
PH: (812) 738-3848
**Boat is under construction at this time.

Showboat Marina Casino Partnership

Showboat Marina Casino Partnership
d/b/a Showboat Mardi Gras Casino
East Chicago, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 53,000 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat & Pavilion Opening April 18, 1997
April 18, 1997
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
105,000 sq. ft.
2 Restaurants
2 Bars
Retail shop
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
3,750
500
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
Not Applicable
Total Admissions for 1997 3,453,747
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,699
82
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,392
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Saturday
9am –11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm 3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Showboat Mardi Gras Casino
One Showboat Place
East Chicago, IN 46312
PH: (219) 378-3000
Reservations: 1-800-746-9262

Showboat Marina Casino Partnership

Showboat Marina Casino Partnership
d/b/a Showboat Mardi Gras Casino
East Chicago, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 53,000 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat & Pavilion Opening April 18, 1997
April 18, 1997
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
105,000 sq. ft.
2 Restaurants
2 Bars
Retail shop
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
3,750
500
Hotel Open Date
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
Not Applicable
Total Admissions for 1997 3,453,747
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,699
82
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,392
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Saturday
9am –11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm 3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Showboat Mardi Gras Casino
One Showboat Place
East Chicago, IN 46312
PH: (219) 378-3000
Reservations: 1-800-746-9262

Trump Indiana, Inc.

Trump Indiana, Inc
d/b/a Trump Casino
Buffington Harbor
Gary, IN

Square Footage of Present Vessel 37,300 sq. ft
Commencement of Full-time Gaming Permanent Boat & Pavilion Opening June 11, 1996
June 11, 1996
Size of Pavilion and
Amenities
77,313 sq. ft.
See Notes Below
Capacity of Boat: Patrons
Crewmembers
2,595
250
Projected Hotel Open Date*
Number of Guest Rooms
Amenities
September 1998
300
Coffee Shop
2 Banquet Rooms
Gift Shop
Total Admissions for 1997 3,431,049
Number of EGDs:
Number of Table Games
1,393
59
Employees as of December 31, 1997 1,073
Cruise Schedule
[Subject to change]
Sunday-Saturday
9am-11am
11am-1pm
1pm-3pm
3pm-5pm
5pm-7pm
7pm-9pm
9pm-11pm
11pm-1-am
1am-3am
3am-5am
Trump Indiana, Inc.
6012 W. Industrial Blvd.
Gary, IN 46406
PH: (219) 977-7020
Reservations: 1-888-218-7867
*Estimated Date

BUFFINGTON HARBOR

Trump Indiana, Inc. and Majestic Star Casino share a docking area and pavilion facility known as Buffington Harbor, which provides the following amenities: Skyline Buffet Restaurant, Harbor Steakhouse, Lakeshore Lounge, Miller Pizza, a Retail Shop and Valet parking.