Lake of the Torches, King of the Cage Renew MMA Show Contract for Three Years

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Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, the leading gaming and hospitality resort for northern Wisconsin, in conjunction with King of the Cage, announced today a multi-year deal to continue to bring world-class, MMA, cage-fighting action to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Lake of the Torches Casino and King of the Cage Proudly Announce New MMA Multi Show Contract

King of the Cage: Turbulence II

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, the leading gaming and hospitality resort for northern Wisconsin, in conjunction with King of the Cage, announced today a multi-year deal to continue to bring world-class, MMA, cage-fighting action to the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

The recently signed, three year multi-fight deal includes three outdoor televised Pay-Per-View mega-shows in the summer months of 2010, 2011 and 2012, as well as a number of indoor shows to be held during the rest of the season, ensuring continuous action all year long. The next show, “King of the Cage: Turbulence II” is scheduled to be held inside the casino’s Hall of Nations convention center on April 24, 2010.

King of the Cage recently signed a three year contract to telecast monthly “Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage” live events on HDNet.

"Just as Mark Cuban said when the recent HDNet/King of the Cage deal was announced, ‘King of the Cage and Mark Burnett are pioneers in their respective fields’, and we are excited to renew our relationship with the King of the Cage brand as part of our commitment to being the home of MMA in Wisconsin," said Michael J. Broderick, Lake of the Torches’ Director of Marketing. "Wisconsin fans, as well as MMA fans across the country, have enjoyed our national Pay-Per-View shows and we knew that this was something we had to continue and grow with. With Mark Burnett now involved, we feel the quality of the shows and opportunities for local fighters and fans were too good to pass up!”

"King of the Cage, like Lake of the Torches Casino, is committed to delivering a great show while developing the stars of tomorrow in MMA," said Terry Trebilcock, President of King of the Cage. "Michael and the management of the casino have been providing the very best entertainment to the state of Wisconsin. We are very pleased and excited to have our future Wisconsin cards there."

In their announcement of the HDNet deal, Mark Burnett remarked: “I am impressed with the quality of King of the Cage, and we look forward to bringing their brand to the next level in conjunction with Mark Cuban, who is one of the truly great entrepreneurs of media and sports."

Founded in 1998, "King of the Cage" has become the most prolific MMA promoter in the United States, and has grown into an internationally recognized brand, with events in Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. It has launched the careers of many MMA superstars including Forrest Griffin, Quinton Jackson, and Urijah Faber.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.lakeofthetorches.com or by calling 1-800-25-TORCH, ext. 6222. Or, visit the Player Services desk at the casino for more information.

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a high-limit and non-smoking area), 8 blackjack tables, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the Game Time Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars. It is proudly owned and operated by the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at http://www.lakeofthetorches.com.

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