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August 24, 2006


MEDIA ADVISORY
August 24, 2006

Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Wants Customers To Win a Truck Every Day
Promotion Launches on September 1 and Runs Through September 30, 2006 and Is Worth Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

(Opelousas, La.) - A major multi-media campaign launches today as Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino begins to get the word out that it wants customers to win a truck everyday in the month of September.

The Opelousas facility has been posting record levels of revenue in the last year. Casino officials acknowledge that the increase magnified after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, however the casino primarily draws a local crowd. It's important to note that Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino was already posting monthly revenue increases before the hurricanes impacted Louisiana and the Gulf coast. "With the record revenues come more and more winners," said Mike Howard, general manager of Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino. "We planned this September promotion to create even more winners."

Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will have a drawing everyday in September for a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado or a coupon option redeemable for $10,000.00 in cash. One free entry will be given each day to patrons that show their Fast Track Rewards Card. Additional entries can be received by earning points, database mailings, hot seat drawings, and new member programs.

The drawing will be held at 8:00 p.m. each day. The person whose name is drawn will be given the option of the 2007 Chevrolet Silverado or a coupon option redeemable for $10,000.00 in cash. All winners must be present to claim their prize that night. The drawing drum will be emptied each night so everyone has a new opportunity to win each day.

Evangeline Downs is a 41-year-old Louisiana based business that is rooted in the culture of Acadiana. In 2003, Evangeline Downs moved from Lafayette Parish to St. Landry Parish and the City of Opelousas. Since relocating, Evangeline Downs has grown upon the success it once had in Lafayette Parish and has become an economic focal point in St. Landry Parish.

The following spokespersons are available for interviews:

Mike Howard, General Manager, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino
David A. Yount, Executive Director/Racing, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino
Ashby Pettigrew, Director of Marketing and Promotions Manager, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino

*You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the promotion. Gambling problem? Call 1-877-770-7867.

Contact:
Julie Calzone, jcalzone@calzone.com, 337.235.2924 Extension 3

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