History Of Boyd Gaming
Founded by Sam Boyd.
In 1993 the firm became a public company traded on the NYSE.
Boyd gaming is the first casino operator to introduce defibrillators on casino floors.
On July 1, 2004 Boyd Gaming completed its $1.3 billion merger with Coast Casinos and all Coast properties and businesses are now wholly owned subsidiaries of the company.
On January 4, 2006 Boyd announced Echelon as the new project for its current Stardust site.
On May 31, 2006, Boyd announced plans to acquire the 220,000 sq ft (20,000 m2) Dania Jai-Alai fronton $153 million.
On October 2, 2006, the company announced plans to trade the Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino for 24 acres (97,000 m2) on the strip.
In early January 2007, Boyd completed the trade of the Barbary Coast for the 24 acres (97,000 m2) adjacent to Echelon Place.
Current Boyd Gaming Corporation businesses
All properties are wholly owned subsidiaries except where indicated.
Blue Chip Casino and Hotel, Michigan City, Indiana
Borgata, Atlantic City New Jersey (50% owner through Marina District Development Corporation, LLC)
California Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Gold Coast, Las Vegas, Nevada
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Dania Jai-Alai, Dania Beach, Florida
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, Vinton, Louisiana
Echelon, Las Vegas, Nevada (Replaces now defunct Stardust Resort & Casino)
Eldorado Casino, Henderson, Nevada
Fremont Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Jokers Wild Casino, Henderson, Nevada
Main Street Station, Las Vegas, Nevada
Par-A-Dice (hotel and casino), East Peoria, Illinois
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana (Formerly Harrah's Casino and Hotel)
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Tunica, Tunica, Mississippi
Treasure Chest Casino, Kenner, Louisiana
Vacations-Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii (Non-Gaming Property)
Development sites and projects
On January 4, 2006 Boyd announced Echelon as a replacement for the dated Stardust. It was announced that Bob Boughner who is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming's Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey will leave that position to lead the development of the Echelon project. The Stardust was demolished in March 2007, with Echelon Place scheduled to open in early 2010. On August 1, 2008, Boyd Gaming halted construction work on Echelon because of the troubled credit and financing markets. The company plans to resume work by 2009.
Boyd purchased a 40-acre (160,000 m2) site on Centennial Parkway in North Las Vegas just west of I-15 for future development