New PT’s Gold opens in Southwest Las Vegas - Golden Entertainment continues expansion with fifth new tavern in 2017

November 30, 2017

LAS VEGAS (November 30, 2017) – Golden Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:GDEN), announced today it opened a new PT’s Gold in Southwest Las Vegas, marking the company’s fifth all-new traditional Nevada-style tavern unveiled in Southern Nevada this year. PT’s Entertainment Group, a division of Golden Entertainment, operates the newest PT’s Gold, which is located at 8275 Fort Apache Road, north of Wigwam Avenue. The tavern marks the company’s 56th location in the Las Vegas Valley. The company operates two traditional taverns in Reno. The 5,390-square-foot PT’s Gold is located across from the western entrance to the Rhodes Ranch residential community. PT’s Gold features award-winning dining choices, beverage options, and entertainment attractions that have made PT’s a popular destination for local patrons. The new PT’s Gold has 15 bar top video gaming devices, table seating for 105, a center bar with 26 seats, and 22 high-definition televisions, and will employ 20 team members. Amy Sparkman, the location’s general manager, has spent more than eight years in management with PT’s Entertainment Group. Blake L. Sartini II, senior vice president of distributed gaming for Golden Entertainment, said the newest tavern follows the company’s plan to expand the PT’s brand throughout the Las Vegas market. He said Golden plans to open one more tavern in Southern Nevada by the end of the year and up to six additional taverns in 2018. “Our company is bullish on the vibrant Las Vegas economy and we see continued opportunities for expansion and growth,” Sartini said. “Our development strategy has always centered on bringing the best tavern experience in each of the growing areas of the Las Vegas Valley. We are also proud to employ more than 800 team members in our Nevada taverns.” The four taverns that opened previously in 2017 are PT’s Gold on Valley View south of Sunset Road, PT’s Gold on Buffalo Drive near Warm Springs, PT’s Gold at the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Silverado Ranch Road, and PT’s Gold on Oso Blanca Road in Centennial Hills. The PT’s Gold menu features a wide selection of appetizers, pizzas, salads, sandwiches and entrees. The beverage selection includes featured beers produced by PT’s Brewing Company. PT’s award-winning happy hour takes place daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. During happy hour, PTEG taverns offer 50 percent off drinks and pizzas and select appetizers for $5. PT’s Gold is part of the Golden Rewards player loyalty program and the Beer & Bites dining loyalty program. For information, please call (702) 840-3887. The company’s tavern brands include PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Co., Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. About Golden Entertainment, Inc. Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates gaming properties across two divisions – resort and casino operations and distributed gaming. The Company operates approximately 16,000 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,162 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for more than 7,200 team members. Golden Entertainment owns eight casino resorts – seven in Southern Nevada and one in Maryland. Through its distributed gaming business in Nevada and Montana, Golden Entertainment operates video gaming devices at nearly 1,000 locations and owns nearly 60 traditional taverns in Nevada. The Company is licensed in Illinois to operate video gaming terminals. Golden Entertainment is focused on maximizing the value of its portfolio by leveraging its scale, leadership position and proven management capabilities across its two divisions. For more information, visit Media Contact: Howard Stutz of Golden Entertainment (702) 495-4490 [email protected] Investor Contact: Joseph Jaffoni, Richard Land, James Leahy of JCIR (212) 835-8500 [email protected] ###