Nevada Gaming Commission Approves MGM MIRAGE and Mandalay Resort Group Merger

February 25, 2005

MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG) announced that the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved the proposed merger between MGM MIRAGE and Mandalay Resort Group yesterday.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and satisfaction of regulatory requirements in Illinois and Michigan. MGM MIRAGE anticipates the transaction will be completed in the first quarter of 2005.

"We are very pleased with the Commission's unanimous approval and we are working diligently to complete the remaining steps of the merger prior to the end of March," said Terry Lanni, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM MIRAGE.


MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGG), headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies. The Company owns and operates 11 casino resorts located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in three other casino resorts in Nevada, New Jersey and the United Kingdom. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at

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