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Rocky Gap Casino Resort earns ‘favorite casino resort’ in Best of Maryland

Rocky Gap Casino Resort earns ‘favorite casino resort’ in Best of Maryland – Casino Player Magazine bestows nine first place awards, 22 overall honors

FLINTSTONE, Md.  (September 6, 2017) – Rocky Gap Casino Resort continues to be a favorite of Maryland casino guests. Casino Player Magazine’s “Best of Maryland Gaming Awards” honored the property with nine first place selections as voted upon by readers and casino gaming customers.

The first-place wins included; “Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At,” “Best Hotel,” “Best Rooms,” “Best Golf Course,” “Best Spa,” “Best Casino Hosts,” “Best Comps,” “Best Video Slot Machines,” and “Best Video Poker.”

Rocky Gap also earned seven second place finishes and six third place wins.

Maryland is home to six casinos, including a near resort in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. corridor that opened last December at a cost of more than $1 billion.

“Competition in the state escalated this year and the results of the 2017 Best of Gaming Maryland are gratifying to our more than 500 team members,” said Rocky Gap General Manager Skylar Dice. “The primary concern of our team members is the satisfaction of our guests and this type of recognition encourages all of us at Rocky Gap to exceed the expectations of our guests.”

Dice said winning the distinction of “Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At” in Maryland was a point of pride for the property’s management and team members. It signifies the overall attraction of Rocky Gap, which includes the championship caliber Rocky Gap Golf Course – the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland – and the Spa at Rocky Gap.

Rocky Gap has 198 hotel rooms and suites, and a casino with 665 gaming devices and 17 table games.

Rocky Gap earned second place honors for; “Best Overall Gaming Resort,” “Best Hotel Staff,” “Best Suites,” “Best Reel Slots, “Best Blackjack,” “Best Craps,” and “Casino Where You Feel Luckiest.”

Third place honors were awarded for; “Best Casino,” “Best Players Club,” “Best Rewards Club,” “Best Promotions,” “Best Dealers,” “Best Table Game Tournaments,” and “Best Slot Tournaments.”

Rocky Gap is a subsidiary of Las Vegas-based Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN).

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 665 slot machines, 17 table games and two casino bars. The newly opened Lakeside Terrace at Rocky Gap Casino Resort offers a scenic and relaxing outdoor setting with a backdrop that includes Evitts Mountain and the 242-acre Lake Habeeb. 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 approximately 12,000 gaming devices and nearly 30 table games in Nevada, Maryland and Montana. The Company is also licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. The Company owns four casino properties, more than 50 taverns and operates approximately 960 distributed gaming locations in multiple jurisdictions. 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 Casino-Resort:
Wanda Holtschneider
(301) 784-8473
[email protected]

For Golden Entertainment:
Howard Stutz
(702) 495-4490
[email protected]

Investor Contact:
Joseph Jaffoni, Richard Land, James Leahy of JCIR
(212) 835-8500
[email protected]