Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Set to Unveil Crown Royal Poker Room

Dover, DE, July 10, 2010 --( Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is scheduled to open its newest amenity – the Crown Royal Poker Room, on Monday, July 12, from noon to 8 p.m., to undergo a two-day requisite period of testing for Delaware Lottery. Pending approval by Lottery officials, 24-hour daily operations will begin on Wednesday, July 14, beginning at noon. The Crown Royal Poker Room is located on the third floor and features 12 tables offering popular poker games, including Texas Hold ‘Em.

“The opening of the Crown Royal Poker Room is the next big step in our pursuit to offer full scale gaming choices, and we really hit the mark with it,” said Ed Sutor, president and CEO of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. “This is a true poker room and we are more than ready to begin the action of poker play, which has become widely popular as entertainment all over the world. Poker tournaments are just around the corner.”

Full cocktail and wait service is provided with options from Tony Luke’s Cheese Steaks, Dietz & Watson Italian Grinders and Grotto Pizza to Budweiser and light snacks. Individual rolling hospitality tables allow servers to deliver drinks, pizza, etc. directly to players at their seats. Eleven flat screens broadcast sports events and flank a 26’ feature wall highlighted with the famous purple Crown Royal logo.

Approximately 50 positions were created to run the operations of the Crown Royal Poker Room, including dealers, cashiers, foodservice workers and administrative staff. These new hires join more than 300 employees recently employed by the company to run its table game operations in the casino, consisting of Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Spanish 21, Baccarat, and 3-Card Poker. Delaware Lottery approved table games operations at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on June 24, and the ceremonial first roll of the dice was thrown by Lottery Director Wayne Lemons on June 25.

Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. The casino is open 24 hours daily and consists of table games including blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, baccarat, and more, in addition to approximately 2,700 video lottery terminals controlled by Delaware Lottery. Trackview Slots on the 4th floor holds more slots and electronic blackjack games. In mid July, the Crown Royal® Poker Room will open on the 3rd floor with 12 poker tables to offer the most popular poker games, including Texas Hold ‘Em. The Colonnade features the Race & Sports Book with pro football parlay betting, horse racing simulcasts, a casino lounge called Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and shops and restaurants consisting of The Marketplace, Swarovski, Godiva, Fashions of The Colonnade, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Sweet Perks Too. The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is the largest in Delaware with 500 luxurious rooms/suites, indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, gift shop, Toppers Spa/Salon, 1600-seat Rollins Center® ballroom and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-function space. Additional property amenities include seven restaurants/cafes, five bars, world-class live harness racing and simulcast horse racing. For more information, please visit

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Lisa Butler