Paris Las Vegas, the newest themed resort on the Strip, will launch its first "Free-entry Million Dollar Slot Tournament," debuting this September, with the Grand Finals scheduled for December, 2001.

Unlike most slot tournaments that require a buy-in, players can enter Paris' "Million Dollar Tournament" one of three ways:

o Winning the weekly "free entry" drawing
o Hitting a slot jackpot of $1,200 or more
o Earning 5,000 slot points within a calendar month

"Your odds of winning the million dollars are fantastique, especially since you enter for free," says Stuart Richey, Assistant Vice President of Slot for Paris and Bally's.

A maximum of 600 players will compete for the million-dollar Grand Prize, with the winner receiving the million dollars immediately following the completion of the tournament.

Qualifying for the Semi-Finals begins September 1, 2000. Anyone who qualifies will be invited back to play in a semi-final session that will be held two months later. All qualifiers will also receive an offer of a complimentary 3-day/2-night stay at Paris or Bally's, plus a free companion airline voucher.

Players are permitted to play in more than one semi-final round, if they qualify. They can easily enter the weekly drawing, once a day, by using their Bally's MVP Card or Club Paris Card when registering at the Bally's or Paris Player Centers. Players can qualify once for the Grand Finals.

For additional details about Paris' free Million Dollar Tournament, players should call 1-800-555-5555 or visit

Opened on September 1, 1999 Paris Las Vegas features 2,916 guest rooms, 85,000 square feet of casino space, 8 restaurants and five lounges, 140,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, retail outlets and a European health spa. In addition to replicas of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera House and The Louvre, the resort's signature attraction is a 50-story replica of the Eiffel Tower. Guests can make reservations by calling 888-BON-JOUR (888-266-5687). Room rates will range from $129 to $329 per night, with suites available from $350 to $5,000 per night.

Paris Las Vegas is owned and operated by Park Place Entertainment (PPE), the world's largest gaming company. PPE owns, manages or has an interest in 28 gaming properties operating under the Bally's, Caesars, Flamingo, Grand and Hilton brand names with a total of approximately 2 million square feet of gaming space, over 28,000 hotel rooms and approximately 57,000 employees worldwide. For additional information visit the Park Place Entertainment web site