LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it opened sports books today at its two Mississippi properties – IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, and Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica -- following the receipt of final approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission.
The sports-betting operations are Boyd Gaming's first sports books outside of the state of Nevada. Boyd Gaming currently operates 10 sports books at its properties across southern Nevada.
"The debut of our sports books in Mississippi, together with our recently-announced strategic partnership with FanDuel Group, are important milestones for our Company as we begin to participate in the expansion of sports betting across the United States," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "Expanded sports betting is an exciting growth opportunity, offering us another way to diversify our business and expand our appeal – and Boyd Gaming is well-positioned to be a leader in this emerging business."
About Boyd Gaming Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties in seven states. The Company currently operates nearly 1.4 million square feet of casino space, more than 31,000 gaming machines, 630 table games, 9,400 hotel rooms and more than 280 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.