Dale Hipsh Named as New Chief Operating Officer for Pearl River Resort

Resort Property Veteran Adds Title of Executive Vice President

CHOCTAW, MS--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE), a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, today announced the appointment of resort property veteran Dale Hipsh as the new executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Pearl River Resort, where he will oversee all gaming and hospitality operations at Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Geyser Falls Water Park and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club.

"We are excited to have a professional of Dale's caliber in a pivotal role within the Pearl River senior management team," said General Paul Harvey, president and chief executive officer for Pearl River Resort. "Dale's vast experience with some of the world's most important hospitality and gaming brands will ensure that Pearl River Resort remains a premier gaming destination in the Southeast."

A seasoned veteran of the hospitality industry, Hipsh has more than 25 years of national and international casino hotel experience, including openings of the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Grand Hyatt Wailea, Ritz-Carlton Bali Resort and Spa, Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, and the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort.

Hipsh's experience in exotic locations gives him a unique global perspective. Most recently, Hipsh worked with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to launch the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., where he then took on the role of vice president of operations for the Hollywood property.

"There are few opportunities within the U.S. gaming industry as exciting as operating the Pearl River Resort, with its two magnificent hotel casinos, its golf courses and other amenities," Hipsh said. "The Golden Moon and Silver Star properties are two of the region's best casino hotels with tremendous potential to become trendsetters and benchmark operations within the industry."

Pearl River Resort, located on Highway 16 West in Choctaw, Mississippi, is a development of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Pearl River Resort is comprised of Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Silver Star Hotel & Casino, 15 restaurants, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Geyser Falls Water Theme Park, Clearwater Key and The Beach Club. For more information, please visit us at: www.pearlriverresort.com.

Contact Information: Company Contact: Ryan Griffin Pearl River Resort Ph (601) 663-0233 Fax (601) 663-0079 Email: Investor Relations Contact: James Lee The Lee Strategy Group, Inc. Ph (310) 229-5771 Fax (310) 229-5772 Email:

Dale Hipsh, newly appointed chief operating officer for Pearl River Resort, which consists of the Silver Star and Golden Moon casinos and hotels operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.