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Rocky Gap Casino Resort Earns 13 First Place wins in Best of Gaming survey

Rocky Gap Casino Resort Earns 13 First Place wins in Best of Gaming survey; Annual awards highlighted by Best Overall Gaming Resort in Maryland

FLINTSTONE, Md. (September 6, 2016) – Rocky Gap Casino Resort, a subsidiary of Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN) based in Las Vegas, took home 13 first place honors and 22 overall awards in the annual Best of Gaming survey, conducted by Casino Player magazine.

The magazine has surveyed its readers for the past 21 years on what they annually consider the best casinos across the country, utilizing 25 different categories. The votes are conducted either by mail-in ballots or online. The ballots are included in each issue of Casino Player from February to May.

Rocky Gap Casino Resort earned either a first, second or third place honor in 22 of the 25 categories covering the Maryland gaming market in 2016.

First place honors included – Best Overall Gaming Resort; Best Hotel, Best Casino to Vacation At; Best Hotel Staff; Best Rooms; Best Suites, Best Golf Course – Rocky Gap Golf Course; Best Spa – The Spa at Rocky Gap; Best Hosts, Best Comps; Best Dealers; Best Video Slots; and Best Video Poker.

“The satisfaction of our guests is the primary concern of our 550 team members at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort,” said General Manager Skylar Dice. “The results of the 2016 Best of Gaming Maryland are gratifying and our team members will continue to provide the services that allow the Rocky Gap Casino Resort to exceed to the expectations of our guests.”
 Dice said winning the distinction of “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Maryland was a point of pride for the property’s management and team members.

Rocky Gap also earned second place honors for Best Casino, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest; Best Promotions; Best Reel Slots; and Best Blackjack. Third place awards were given for Best Players Club/Rewards Club; Best Table Game Tournaments; Best Slot Tournaments; and Best Craps.

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About Rocky Gap Casino Resort
 Rocky Gap Casino Resort is located in Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland, Maryland in the heart of Allegany County. This location features miles of hiking trails and incredible mountain views. Rocky Gap Casino Resort is a AAA 4-Diamond Award® and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning resort featuring a casino, hotel, events and conference center, Bonkerz Comedy Club, three restaurants and a deli, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland, a spa, indoor pool, fitness center, pro shop, complimentary valet parking, individual parking, and several outdoor recreational activities. The casino features 634 slot machines, 18 table games and two casino bars. The golf course was included in GolfWeek magazine’s list of the best courses to play in Maryland and best casino courses, as well as featured in Golf Digest’s list of America’s 36 Best Buddies-Trip Destinations. Rocky Gap Casino Resort is owned by Golden Entertainment, Inc. More information is available at

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
 Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – distributed gaming and resort and casino operations. Golden Entertainment operates more than 12,000 gaming devices and over 30 table games in Nevada, Maryland and Montana. The Company owns four casino properties, over 50 taverns and operates approximately 980 distributed gaming locations in Nevada, Maryland and Montana. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position, and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit

For Rocky Gap:
 Wanda Holtschneider
 Director of Marketing & Hotel Operations
 Rocky Gap Casino Resort
  [email protected]

For Golden Entertainment:
 Howard Stutz
 Vice President of Corporate Communications
 Golden Entertainment
 (702) 495-4490
  [email protected]