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Majestic Star Casino Team Member of the Year Celebration

Gary, Ind., March 18, 2004 - Majestic Star Casino held a Team Member of the Year and Star Power Award Celebration. Team members honored Tony Sanchez, Slot Technician, who won 2003 Team Member of the Year and George Nichols, Security Shift Manager, who won 2003 Supervisor of the Year. In order to be considered for one of the distinguished awards, several criteria must be met such as superior guest service skills, excellent teamwork habits, support of Majestic Star policy, a positive attitude and the ability to handle difficult situations effectively.

According to Vincent Lee, Senior Security Leader, Nichols was awarded Supervisor of the Year because he has a "go-getter attitude, good communication skills with guests, never complains, is flexible and rearranges his personal life in order to meet the needs of the casino." Nichols said, "I give credit to the officers on my shift and to my supervisors Jim Bjes and Vincent Lee. Iím grateful for this award."

Keenan Wright, Assistant Director of Slots, praised Tony Sanchez for "stepping up to the plate and leading the crews to complete a lot of special projects this summer. Tony accomplished this better and faster than we could have asked. He worked 50-60 hours per week all summer long, and he knows how to get the job done." Sanchez added, "I was flattered to receive this award. It means a lot. Our whole crew worked hard."

On this "Star Powered" night, honors for the Casino Floor and Casino Support Team Member of the month for January 2004 were also announced. The Casino Floor Team Member of the Month was
Garry Metros (slots), and the Casino Support Team Member of the Month was Joyce Reese (Cage).

Majestic Starís Operations Committee reviews several nominations and selects the winners. All nominees and team members are invited to a Star Power Award Celebration.

As part of its mission statement, Majestic Star is committed to providing an enriching work environment for its team members.

Majestic Star Casinos is 100% owned and operated by Don H. Barden, the only African American to own and operate a national casino entertainment company. Majestic Star Casino operates from Buffington Harbor in Gary, Indiana. Majestic Star Casino Investor Holdings, LLC Through its subsidiaries also acquired three Fitzgeralds casinos in Tunica, MS, Black Hawk, CO and Las Vegas, NV.

Majestic Star Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is located conveniently off Cline Avenue at Buffington Harbor in Gary, just 25 minutes from Chicago. Parking and admission are always free.






















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