Duran Duran Kick Off Key Club at Morongo Grand Opening 1/14/06!

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(West Hollywood, CA; January 9, 2005) - The world-famous Key Club on the Sunset Strip announces the debut of Key Club at Morongo, a major new nightclub and entertainment venue at the new $250 million Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa, with a grand opening celebration on January 14, 2006. A special performance by multi-platinum selling band, Duran Duran, will kick off at 8:30 PM; and LA's famed DJ AM will follow at 10:00 PM. Tickets are $125.00 and $20 after 10:00 PM and available by calling (951) 755-5391 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

According to Broadway Entertainment co-chairman/Key Club partner Keith Pressman, the grand opening will be �a major media and entertainment event featuring industry, celebrity and VIP guests as the Key Club brings the glamour, excitement and energy of the Sunset Strip to the desert.�

�The New Year's Eve soft opening of Key Club at Morongo was a huge success, bringing in over 1,100 people and generating an overwhelming response. The grand opening will be a preview of the kind of excitement we plan for 2006,� said Pressman. �Entertainment at this spectacular new venue will include various genres of national and international headliner acts as well as dance nights featuring some of the best deejays in the industry. Some of our upcoming shows include Dwight Yoakam, BB King, She Wants Revenge and Creedence Clearwater Revisited.�

�The Key Club is celebrated internationally for its headliner live musical acts and its glamorous, sophisticated private events, movie premieres, Oscar parties and music and TV industry parties,� said Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa general manager Bill Davis. �We are very excited to welcome the venue that was most recently voted 'No. 1 Best Live Music Venue,' by AOL and has been named 'Club of the Year' by the L.A. Times and Details Magazine. This will provide our customers a full spectrum of high caliber entertainment.�

Key Club owners are enthusiastic about opening the new location at Morongo with its proximity to 18 million people within a 90-minute radius of the property.

�Its accessibility to L.A. combined with an opportunity to bring top acts to a multi-level music venue similar to the Key Club on Sunset was something we just couldn't pass up,� said Pressman. �There is no question, this will be the place to party.�

�Key Club at Morongo will possess a multitude of unique spaces to create luxurious environments for VIP guests,� said Christine Kamps, vice president and Broadway Entertainment/Key Club partner. For special events, the club will have the capability of expanding into the resort's expansive outdoor setting which features an immense pool bordered by sandy beaches, water slide, lazy river and spas surrounded by lush landscaping.

Limited individual and corporate memberships are available and transferable between Key Club Los Angeles and Plush Lounge Las Vegas. The Key Club at Morongo will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays. Hours of operation and cover charges will vary based on the night's entertainment.

ABOUT: Key Club at Morongo
Located within the new $250 million Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa; Key Club at Morongo is a 20,000 square-foot, multi-level venue that triples as a concert venue, nightclub and special event facility. Just 90 miles east of Los Angeles and a short drive from Palm Springs, the sister venue to the Key Club on Sunset in West Hollywood features a 300 square-foot stage, contemporary furnishings, high-tech lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system. Whether it is a poolside sunset cocktail party or a large-scale celebration indoors, Key Club at Morongo is the perfect location for events of every style and size.

ABOUT: Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
Arrayed on 44 acres between California's spectacular San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains, the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is an enticing oasis complete with four-star hotel accommodations, a luxury health spa, a world-class dining, high-stakes gaming and glittering nightlife. The $250 million resort, with one of the largest casino floors on the West Coast and a 27-story hotel tower topped by a two-story glass penthouse restaurant and lounge, is the premier recreational gaming facility in California, and an accessible, convenient alternative to Las Vegas.

The casino resort is located 90 minutes east of Los Angeles and 20 minutes west of Palm Springs off the I-10 freeway, close to the Cabazon Desert Hills Outlets and Hadley Fruit Orchards. For hotel reservations, call toll-free at 800-252-4499 or visit www.morongocasinoresort.com.

ABOUT: Morongo Band of Mission Indians
The Morongo tribe operates one of the first and most successful tribal gaming destinations in the United States. The Morongo tribe is the largest private sector employer in the Banning-Beaumont region and a major contributor to the Coachella Valley economy. The tribe presently employs approximately 3,000 people in gaming and non-gaming tribal operations.