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Presque Isle Downs New General Manager

The Erie Casino under new leadership
January 30, 2014 -- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MNTG) today announced that senior industry executive Jeff Favre has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, PA. Favre's appointment is subject to regulatory approval by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.



Favre previously served as Director of Gaming Operations for Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort since 2012. Both Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort and Presque Isle Downs & Casino are wholly owned and subsidiaries of MTR Gaming Group, Inc.



“Jeff will be joining a great group of team members at Presque Isle Downs & Casino and I am looking forward to his collaboration with the management team there and local community leaders to build upon what our team has already accomplished in Erie”, said Joseph L. Billhimer, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer of MTR Gaming Group, Inc. “Jeff’s level of commitment to guest service and team building will serve him well in his new role at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.”

Favre brings with him more than 15 years of senior leadership and experience in the gaming and hospitality industry. His areas of expertise include operational efficiency, analytics and fiscal responsibility.



Before joining Mountaineer, Favre served as Director of Player Development for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, MS. Prior to Pearl River he was Vice President and General Manager for Harlow’s Casino Resort in Greenville, MS. He has also held senior operational leadership positions with Isle of Capri Casinos, Paragon Casino Resort and Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc.



Favre is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, with a BS/BA in Accounting.




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