Dania Jai-Alai Sale Closing Date Extended

Sep 15, 2011, 13:09 ET from Boyd Gaming Corporation

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that Dania Entertainment LLC has elected to extend the closing date of its pending acquisition of Dania Jai-Alai in Dania Beach, Fla.  The sale is expected to close on or before November 28, 2011.

As permitted under the terms of the definitive sale agreement, Dania Entertainment, LLC, has made an additional, non-refundable payment of $2 million to Boyd Gaming in exchange for the extension of the closing date.  Of the $2 million payment, $1 million will be applied to the $80 million purchase price.  Boyd Gaming previously received a $5 million non-refundable deposit upon execution of the definitive agreement.

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