3883 Howard Hughes Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Phone: 702-792-7200 Fax: 702-792-7313
Stock Symbol: NYSE:BYD
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Founded more than 30 years ago, Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading casino entertainment company, owning and operating 16 gaming entertainment properties in six states -- Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. One of the most respected names in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming is well-known for offering its customers a distinctive entertainment experience, coupled with an unrivaled attention to customer care.
Exhilarating casino action, engaging live entertainment, award-winning restaurants, comfortable environments and plenty of shopping and recreational pursuits - a visit to any of Boyd Gamingís properties offers a memorable entertainment experience and unrivaled attention to customer care. We also excel in delivering a superior performance for our investors -- Boyd Gaming was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as the best managed company in the category of Hotels, Restaurant and Leisure and in the Wall Street Journalís annual Shareholder Scoreboard as sixth among the best performing companies for five-year returns.
Our operations span the United States, from the gaming meccas of Las Vegas and Atlantic City to markets in the Midwest and South.
Boyd Gaming guests can enjoy the eclectic attractions of downtown Las Vegas where spectacular light and sound shows occur nightly in front of the Fremont Hotel and Casino, turn-of-the-century antiques grace Main Street Station Casino, Brewery and Hotel, and the charm of the Hawaiian islands floats within the California Hotel and Casino.
The Company continues to enhance its presence in the dynamic and growing Las Vegas locals sector, as well. Six unique Boyd Gaming properties welcome local patrons to a friendly gaming atmosphere - Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; The Orleans Hotel and Casino; Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall; Suncoast Hotel and Casino; Jokers Wild Casino; and Eldorado Casino.
In Michigan City, Indiana, a $170 million expansion and renovation of the Blue Chip Casino and Hotel completed in January 2006 made it the largest floating casino in the United States, as certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. A hotel expansion is also underway at the property, which will add a 300-room tower, 19,000-square-foot conference and event center, spacious spa and fitness facility, and a branded entertainment restaurant. Blue Chip is one of five successful properties in Boyd Gaming's riverboat and racino collection.
The Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino offers Las Vegas- style excitement dockside in East Peoria, Illinois. In Louisiana, dynamite casino action and horse-racing thrills await visitors at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel in Vinton, while the beautiful Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner enchants guests with its vibrant mix of Las Vegas, Caribbean and Mardi Gras ambiance. Sam's Town Hotel and Casino Shreveport, located on the historic Red River, was acquired in May 2004. Just south of Memphis in Tunica, Mississippi, Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall Tunica offers resort amenities in a beautiful, relaxing setting.
In New Jersey, the $1.1 billion Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa debuted in summer 2003. Thousands of guests, from everyday locals to big-name celebrities, have flocked to its glittering casino, posh suites and opulent amenities - the first new hotel casino to hit Atlantic City in 13 years. Phase II of a $525 million expansion, The Water Club, is well underway and on track for completion spring 2007.
With experienced leaders at the helm and an unyielding focus on our core business philosophies and strategic plan, the Company continues to maximize value for our shareholders, our employees and our communities.
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