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In the high-stakes business of riverboat gaming, it pays completed the first riverboat casino projects in Vicksburg to place your bets on a winner. From the very beginning of and Greenville, Mississippi. Before the end of 1993, Bender the riverboat casino boom, Bender

Shipbuilding has delivered boat after boat — on time and on budget.

With five riverboat projects completed and ten under construc- tion, Bender is the nation's top builder of casino riverboats and dockside casino barges.

When Illinois river waters opened to gaming, Bender's swift 90-day conversion raced the Alton

Belle Casino to this market far ahead of its competition.

Since this record-breaking beginning, Bender has set the industry standard for rapid delivery in a business where time means everything.

Bender's conversion of the sleek casino riverboat Silver Eagle, operating in Galena,

Illinois, was completed in less than 45 days.

Splash, a 400-foot casino/restaurant barge operating south of Memphis in Tunica,

Mississippi, was converted by Bender in less than 120 days. Bender recently i 0 will complete the first two riverboat casinos in the state of Louisiana.

Bender has casinos under construction for Louisiana, Illinois,

Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa, and is developing markets in Indiana.

With this impressive track record, Bender offers you turn-key entry into the river casino business.

Our experienced staff is fully knowledgeable in gaming regula- tions in all states and can serve as your guide through all the red tape. From initial design and concept, we can assist you with site development, securing financing, interior design, food and beverage planning, land-based support facilities — everything you'll need to get you to opening day.

Bender's full-service facilities in Mobile,

Alabama and Braithwaite, Louisiana provide for maximum flexibility in delivery. ^ ^^ p J^ When all the cards are on the table, the

SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR CO., INC. winning choice is Bender. 265 South Water Street • Mobile, AL 36603 • P.O. Box 42 • Mobile, AL 36601 • Phone: (205) 431-8000 • Fax: (205) 432-2260

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