Boyd Gaming Offers NASCAR Fans Chance to 'Race to Vegas'

- B Connected Members to Win Trips to Racing Weekend -

Jan 04, 2010, 13:54 ET from Boyd Gaming Corporation

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NASCAR Weekend is one of the biggest events of the year on the Las Vegas calendar, as tens of thousands of race fans descend on Las Vegas Motor Speedway to watch drivers square off in the Sam's Town 300 and the Shelby American Sprint Cup race.

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This year, they'll be joined by some lucky B Connected members, winners of Boyd Gaming's "Race Your Way to Vegas" promotion.

Throughout the month of January, B Connected members will have the opportunity to participate in "Race Your Way" events at five Boyd Gaming properties - Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Ind.; Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino in East Peoria, Ill.; Sam's Town Hotel and Casino in Shreveport, La.; Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel in Vinton, La.; and Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica, Miss.

In addition to cash prizes awarded throughout the month, each property will give away a trip for two to Las Vegas, complete with airfare; a four-night-stay at Sam's Town Las Vegas; admission to the Speedway Children's Charity Driver's Auction; and tickets to qualifying day, the Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 and the Shelby American Sprint Cup race, scheduled for February 26-28.

And one B Connected Emerald tier member will earn a similar trip package for two along with a racing jacket autographed by the Coca-Cola racing family and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to wave the green flag from the starter's pole at one of the Friday qualifying races.

"Since 1998, Boyd Gaming and Sam's Town have been proud title sponsors of the Sam's Town 300," said Paul Chakmak, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Boyd Gaming. "With 'Race Your Way to Vegas,' we're bringing that Las Vegas race weekend excitement to the Midwest and South, and giving players yet another unique reason to join B Connected."

B Connected is a nationwide player loyalty program encompassing 13 Boyd Gaming-owned casinos in five states. With B Connected, players can earn and redeem points for their play at any participating casino in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as participate in a variety of promotions and discounts at Boyd Gaming properties.

For more information on B Connected or the Race Your Way to Vegas promotion, visit the B Connected Club at any participating Boyd Gaming property, or log onto www.bconnectedonline.com. Membership in the program is free to all adults age 21 and older.

About Boyd Gaming

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

SOURCE Boyd Gaming Corporation



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