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Bill Harrah opens his first bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada. Bill Harrah opens Harrah's Club at its present location on North Virginia Street in downtown Reno. Harrah's purchases several clubs at Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, beginning what would become today's Harrah's Lake Tahoe. Harrah's begins expansion of Lake Tahoe facility, including the world famous South Shore Room. 8,500 square foot expansion to Harrah's Lake Tahoe begins. Harrah's begins public trading with issue of 450,000 over-the-counter shares. Harrah's is listed on the American Stock Exchange. Harrah's becomes first casino company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Harrah's founder, William F. Harrah, dies. Holiday Inns, Incorporated acquires Harrah's. Holiday Inn at the time has 1,600 hotels and interests in two casinos: a casino under construction in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and 40 percent ownership in the River Boat Casino adjacent to the Holiday Inn in Las Vegas. Holiday Inn acquires the remaining 60 percent interest in the River Boat Casino, Harrah's assumes management of the casino and hotel. Holiday Inns, Inc. shareholders approved a new corporate name, Holiday Corporation. The new umbrella organization reflects the growing diversity of the company's products -- Harrah's Casinos, Holiday Inn hotels, Embassy Suites hotels and Hampton Inn hotels. Harrah's Laughlin opens, a second hotel tower is built months later. Holiday Corporation's board approves acquisition of the Holiday Inn hotel business by Bass PLC. Holiday announces name of new spin-off company, The Promus Companies Incorporated. Holiday stockholders approve transfer of Holiday to Bass PLC and the spin-off of Holiday Corporation's remaining brands (including Harrah's) and assets into The Promus Companies. The Promus Companies Incorporated common stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol PRI). Harrah's headquarters relocates to Memphis from Reno. Promus acquires interest in Sodak Gaming Supplies. Sodak is the exclusive distributor for International Game Technology which handles gaming equipment on Indian reservations. Harrah's Joliet opens, this is the companies first riverboat casino. A second

April, 1992 Conversion of Holiday Casino in Las Vegas to Harrah's Las Vegas completed. November, 1992 May, 1993

Inc. October. approximately 15 miles north of Topeka. 1998 Harrah's Prairie Band opens in Kansas. The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe and Harrah's open a casino entertainment complex in Washington state. Harrah's stock symbol is HET and traded on the NYSE. It is the first Indian gaming operation for Harrah's. 1993 Harrah's Vicksburg and Harrah's Tunica open. The Promus Companies Incorporated spins-off its hotel brands into a new corporation. announce the signing of a merger agreement in which the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino will become a part of Harrah's July. 1997 Harrah's Ak-Chin casino opens near Phoenix.riverboat casino is opened less than a year later in Joliet. 1995 February. food. is then named Harrah's Entertainment. merchandise. Las Vegas. a player rewards and recognition program for the September. lodging etc. Harrah's invests in a start-up airline to be based in Las Vegas. The program is patented in 1998. 1997 May. 1995 December. 1998 .. New Zealand. Kansas. Indiana. 1997 Harrah's celebrates its 60th anniversary. Harrah's and Rio Hotel and Casino. approximately 70 miles north of Seattle. 1996 March. Much like an airline frequent flyer program. September. Harrah's launches Total Gold. Harrah's opens its first international casino entertainment complex in Auckland. Showboat properties are located in Atlantic City. Mississippi casino is opened in April 1996 April. Australia. 1994 June. Inc. it allows customers to 1997 earn points for slot play and redeem them for cash. acquires Showboat. Harrah's Cherokee Smoky Mountains opens in the Great Smoky Mountains in 1997 North Carolina. 1998 June. The remaining company. The investment in National Airlines. Harrah's St. Louis-Riverport. January. New Jersey. Inc. Missouri.. East Chicago. Harrah's North Kansas City opens. is an investment which allows the company to offer additional valued services and conveniences to its customers. A second Tunica. Nevada and Sydney. Inc. The Sydney property operates under the name Star City.. 1994 December. 1998 August. November. a riverboat casino entertainment complex in Maryland Heights. Harrah's Entertainment. which consists of the Harrah's brand and Promus headquarters. Harrah's and the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians break ground for a new casino to be located near Topeka. Inc. Harrah's brand. November. 1994 Harrah's Shreveport opens. opens. offering flights from most of Harrah's key customer feeder markets.

1999 January. . The agreement. subject to various approvals. January. plans to consolidate the property into Harrah’s Reno. Harrah’s Reno purchases adjacent properties.Entertainment. 1999 June. Nevada Club and Harolds Club. Nevada. Tennessee. to Las Vegas. Harrah’s announces plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Memphis. complete merger. Inc. 1999 Harrah's and Rio Hotel & Casino. complimenting the successful Harrah's Las Vegas strip casino. will bring a true Las Vegas destination into Harrah's. Inc.

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