PLACERVILLE, CA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) - Red Hawk Casino announced today that Richard Corbin has been named Vice President of Human Resources. Mr. Corbin has more than 21 years of experience in human resources management.

Prior to joining Red Hawk Casino, Mr. Corbin served as assistant human resources director for the County of Sonoma in Santa Rosa, Calif. Mr. Corbin was responsible for the oversight of training, recruitment and management of several other human resources functions for the county's more than 4,000 employees.

"We are thrilled to have Rick on board as Vice President of Human Resources for Red Hawk Casino," said Peter Fordham, General Manager of Red Hawk Casino. "Rick is managing the hiring process for the variety of positions that are needed to run this extensive operation. From management and casino hosts to card dealers and foodservice staff, more than 1,750 employees will be hired, trained and ready for action when we open the doors to Red Hawk Casino on December 17."

"I am extremely pleased with the quality and quantity of employment applications, having received more than 19,000 to date," said Rick Corbin. "Our employees will experience an exciting work environment with competitive compensation packages and beautiful surroundings."

Prior to joining the County of Sonoma, Mr. Corbin held several positions with the State of Ohio. He served as the human resources and enforcement administrator for the Ohio Department of Agriculture; labor relations administrator for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; and labor relations specialist and supervisor for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Office of Collective Bargaining. Previously, he served for 26 years with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, where he held positions including human resources commander, trooper, sergeant, lieutenant, staff lieutenant, captain and major.

Mr. Corbin holds a Master of Arts in Labor and Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

About Red Hawk Casino

Red Hawk Casino is owned by the Shingle Springs Tribal Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. It is scheduled to open on December 17, 2008 at 7 p.m. near Placerville, Calif., located off of Highway 50, just 20 minutes east of Sacramento. The project is being managed by Lakes Entertainment, Inc. and will blend a full complement of gaming excitement with the natural beauty of Northern California. Once complete, Red Hawk Casino will feature approximately 2,000 slot machines, 75 table games, six restaurants, four bars, and lighted, covered parking. More information can be found at

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