LAS VEGAS, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Located 20 miles west of downtown Philadelphia, Valley Forge is Boyd Gaming's first property in the state of Pennsylvania. The Company now owns and operates 25 casino properties in eight states – Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania.
"Valley Forge represents a key expansion of our nationwide portfolio, giving us the opportunity to serve the vibrant Northeast region," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "This is a moment of significant opportunity for Pennsylvania's gaming industry, and we look forward to exploring future growth initiatives at this property. We will move forward quickly with the addition of 250 slot machines to the property's casino floor, and closely examine the opportunity to offer both online gaming and sports wagering through our partnership with FanDuel Group. We see attractive growth potential at Valley Forge, and are pleased to welcome the entire Valley Forge team to Boyd Gaming."
Morrison & Foerster LLP served as legal advisor to Boyd Gaming for the transaction. Moelis & Company LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to Boyd Gaming. Cozen O'Connor served as legal advisor to Valley Forge Casino Resort.
About Boyd Gaming Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 25 gaming entertainment properties in eight states. The Company currently operates 1.4 million square feet of casino space, more than 31,000 gaming machines, 680 table games, nearly 10,000 hotel rooms, and 290 food and beverage outlets. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
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