Microsoft and Mirage Resorts Introduce the Excitement of Las Vegas To the PC in the New “Microsoft Casino”

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 30, 2000 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that
“Microsoft® Casino,”
which offers one of the most authentic games experiences for the PC, is now available in stores.

“Microsoft Casino” brings the excitement of three premier Las Vegas resorts, The Mirage® , Bellagio® and Treasure Island at The Mirage® , to the PC by accurately reproducing each casino in stunning detail. Realistic graphics and video from the resorts, along with authentic gaming tables, cards, dice and music, add to the Las Vegas ambience.

“Where else can you get the thrill of being on the Strip, without risking a dime?”
said Ed Fries, vice president of games publishing at Microsoft.
“Microsoft is thrilled to work with these top casinos in offering the only real casino experience for the PC.”

“Microsoft Casino” includes 10 favorite casino games: Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Caribbean Stud® Poker, Baccarat, Craps, Roulette, The Big 6 Wheel, Video Keno, Video Poker and Slots.

Realistic features, such as the Casino Challenge, give high rollers the chance to win their way from Treasure Island at The Mirage to The Mirage and Bellagio without having to walk the Strip. Players also can win virtual comps and prizes that include a night’s stay in a palatial suite or tickets to Las Vegas’ glamorous stage shows.
“Microsoft Casino”
also allows players to set up their own tournaments where they can challenge computer players.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.

Treasure Island at The Mirage and the Treasure Island at The Mirage logo are registered trademarks of Treasure Island Corp. The Mirage and The Mirage logo are registered trademarks of The Mirage Casino-Hotel. Bellagio and the Bellagio Hotel, Bellagio and the Bellagio logo are registered trademarks of Bellagio. Trademarks are used under license by Microsoft Corp.

Caribbean Stud Poker is a registered trademark of Mikohn Gaming Corp., used under license.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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