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Bill Boyd, founder and executive chairman of Boyd Gaming, shares some stories of early days at the Eldorado Casino during an interview at Boyd Gaming corporate offices Thursday, June 21, 2012. The casino in downtown Henderson, opened in 1962, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Boyd sells property initially slated for local casino at 85 percent loss
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
During the boom years, casino mogul Bill Boyd shelled out $35 million for a stretch of North Las Vegas desert to build a locals gambling spot. With the go-go days gone, though, his company has now sold the untouched property — for an 85 percent loss.
Aerial views of The Strip in December 2010.
Las Vegas casino giants' Macau presence continues to boost revenue reports here
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As the quarterly earnings season winds down, it was clear that the biggest winners this time were the companies that had a presence in Macau, and the bigger the presence, the bigger the score.
The Race & Sports Book at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
One suggestion for sports books officials in their football pick ’em contests
ray brewer:
Monday, August 5, 2013
I couldn’t believe my eyes. There had to be a mistake. A poster hung in the sports book at this local casino congratulating the winner of its NFL pick ’em contest, in which patrons paid $25 to select games each week of the regular season with no point spread. Winners could pocket up to $30,000 each week, or six figures for the overall winner at the end of the year. The champ wasn’t someone I expected — it was an elderly woman, someone who is usually stationed at the penny slot machines at the casino, not a handicapping specialist cashing ...
A view of the Orleans hotel-casino on Tropicana Avenue taken from a helicopter May 21, 2012.
Boyd Gaming chief says company ‘moving in the right direction’
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming, which operates locals properties the Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast and Sam’s Town, downtown’s Main Street Station, California and Fremont and a total of 22 casinos in eight states, reported its second-quarter earnings Tuesday.
Brian Larson is the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Boyd Gaming in Las Vegas. Photographed at Boyd Gaming headquarters on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Casino lawyers' job: High pressure, big payout
Monday, July 1, 2013
Serving as a general counsel attorney for a major gaming company might be one of the most demanding jobs in the world. From lawsuits to labor strikes and a lagging economy, the job demands thick skin and endless endurance. Tim Donovan and Brian Larson are two of the best.
The Genting Group planning art exhibits and dragon dancers — and that's before Resorts World even opens
The Genting Group planning art exhibits and dragon dancers — and that's before Resorts World even opens
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
In a 24-hour town where nonstop action on the Strip dictates the pace of business, most resort operators don’t spend much time trying to draw vacationers to unopened properties.
Debi Fergen touches a photo of her son, Travis Koehler, who died in a 2007 accident at the Orleans, during a public forum on worker safety in 2009.
Mother continues legal crusade for son killed in 2007 construction death
Thursday, June 13, 2013
More than six years after her son’s death at a hotel construction site, Debi Koehler still is hoping for justice. Her hope stems from a ruling Friday in a lawsuit that aims to hold Boyd Gaming Corp. responsible for the death of two maintenance workers in 2007 is moving forward despite the company’s latest attempt to have the case dismissed. Clark County District Judge Gloria Sturman denied Boyd’s motion for summary judgment, noting several times the facts of the case were egregious and compelling.
The 31-year-old Aladdin crumbles to the ground on April 27, 1998, while the under construction Bellagio hotel looms in the background. The hotel's implosion cleared the way for the $1.3 billion Aladdin Project. However financial troubles caused the Aladdin to close. The property reopened in November 2007 as the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Pop quiz: What was the original name of the Hooters hotel? Where was Castaways?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Las Vegas is constantly evolving: hotels and casinos are built and torn down, money flows in and out, tourists and residents come and go. The names of local resorts are no different. They have transformed over the years, too.
Boyd casinos drop the green flag on new NASCAR slot machine
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, start your gaming engines: Bally Technology’s new NASCAR slot machine will make its Las Vegas debut at several Boyd Gaming properties on Friday.
Boyd Gaming says $7.3 million loss related to acquisition of new casinos
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming, which operates several downtown Las Vegas properties and the off-Strip Orleans, reported a net quarterly loss of $7.3 million, despite higher revenue.
New rooms are just the beginning of the Gold Coast's renovations
New rooms are just the beginning of the Gold Coast's renovations
Friday, March 29, 2013
Contractors are putting the finishing touches on 400 refurbished hotel rooms at the Gold Coast. The rooms, which are expected to reopen in the next two weeks, feature new wall coverings, carpets, blackout drapes and furniture, including armoires, dressers and desks.
Lucky local wins $50,000 playing bingo
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It was a lucky St. Patrick’s Day weekend for two bingo players at the Suncoast casino.
Boyd Gaming extends sponsorship of Nationwide race
Boyd Gaming extends sponsorship of Nationwide race
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Boyd Gaming has extended its sponsorship of the Las Vegas Nationwide race through 2017.
Boyd Gaming Corp.'s Suncoast hotel-casino in Las Vegas.
Boyd Gaming revenue up but misses Wall Street expectations
Monday, March 4, 2013
Boyd Gaming increased revenue but saw shareholder earnings slip while missing Wall Street expectations.
An artist rendering of the planned Resort World Las Vegas at the site of the old Stardust.
Asian-themed megaresort planned for old Stardust site
Monday, March 4, 2013
An Asian gaming powerhouse is planning a $2 billion Asian-themed mega-resort on the Las Vegas Strip where the old Stardust was imploded and the stalled Echelon was planned.

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