MGM MIRAGE Launches Players Club, The Company's Casino Player Loyalty Program

April 02, 2002
System Built From the Ground-Up Providing Competitive Operational And Customer Benefits and Is the First to Offer Real Time Total Play For Both Table Games and Slots

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) today began the rollout of Players Club, its new company-wide casino player loyalty program that tracks slots and table game play into a single account so customers can quickly earn complimentary services and cash for their play. The Mirage is the first resort-casino to be on-line in the program. Eight MGM MIRAGE properties will unite their existing loyalty programs to the Players Club, ultimately linking 18,000 slot machines and table game play when the program is in full operation by April 2003.

Players Club features several competitive advantages in both operational and customer benefits. First, the full picture of a customer's casino play is captured -- for both table games and slots. This rewards customers for their total casino play at the participating MGM MIRAGE casinos. In addition, the system's technology in the 18,000 slot machines will recognize a customer's activity in real time and, in turn, can be rewarded for their total play.

"Our premier collection of resort-casinos offer the widest variety of accommodations, entertainment, dining and shopping in the industry," said Chairman and CEO Terry Lanni. "With Players Club, our customers will benefit from their play with us by affording themselves the opportunity to enjoy the many facets of our fine hotels."

Membership in the new Players Club program is free, and points accumulated from each casino's players cards will be transferred to the new unified loyalty program as each MGM MIRAGE casino is added to the program.

Other company properties linked to the system will include Treasure Island, MGM Grand, Bellagio, New York-New York and Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, MGM Grand Detroit and Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi.

MGM MIRAGE is an entertainment, hotel and gaming company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, which owns and/or operates through subsidiaries 19 casino properties on three continents. Its U.S. holdings include: Bellagio, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino - The City of Entertainment, The Mirage, Treasure Island, New York-New York Hotel and Casino, the Boardwalk Hotel and Casino and 50% of Monte Carlo, all located on the Las Vegas Strip; the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas; Whiskey Pete's, Buffalo Bill's, the Primm Valley Resort and two championship golf courses at the California/Nevada state line; the exclusive Shadow Creek golf course in North Las Vegas; the Golden Nugget in Laughlin, Nevada; the Beau Rivage resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; and the MGM Grand Detroit Casino in Detroit, Michigan. The Company is a joint venture partner on Borgata at Renaissance Pointe, a resort under development in Atlantic City, New Jersey and also controls several development sites in the oceanfront resort community. Internationally, MGM MIRAGE owns and operates the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Darwin, Australia and manages casinos in Nelspruit, Witbank, Johannesburg and East London, Republic of South Africa.

For more information on MGM MIRAGE and its operating subsidiaries, visit our website at .

Statements in this release which are not historical facts are "forward looking" statements and "safe harbor statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and/or uncertainties, including risks and/or uncertainties as described in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information, please contact Shelley Mansholt, VP, Corp. Communications of MGM MIRAGE, +1-702-891-7892.



Contact: Shelley Mansholt, VP, Corp. Communications of MGM MIRAGE,


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