Boyd Gaming Spreads Holiday Cheer, Donating More Than $40,000 to 35 Local Charities in Fourth Annual ‘Trees of Hope’

LAS VEGASBoyd Gaming is making the season brighter with its fourth annual tree-decorating competition, “Trees of Hope.” A total of 35 local nonprofit organizations will compete in one of Las Vegas’ favorite holiday traditions, as Boyd Gaming will award a prize pool of more than $40,000 to this year’s participants.

Originating more than 10 years ago at Boyd Gaming’s Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, La., Trees of Hope is a nationwide tree-decorating competition, benefitting nonprofit organizations in communities served by Boyd Gaming. The Company has donated nearly $100,000 to southern Nevada-based charities through Trees of Hope since 2015.

On Monday, Nov. 26, participating charities will decorate their trees at seven Boyd Gaming properties, including Aliante, Cannery, The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town and Main Street Station. Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 16, the Las Vegas community is invited to visit each property and vote for their favorite charity’s decorated tree. The seven Las Vegas properties will each award more than $5,000 to participating charities, with a first-place prize of $2,000. Winners will be decided by public vote at each property. A Boyd Gaming player’s card account is required to vote on property.

For the second year, the Las Vegas community is invited to give their favorite charity’s tree a second chance to win by voting for it online on Boyd Gaming social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn (@BoydGaming), beginning Tuesday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 16. The social media contest will award an additional prize pool to the top three performing charities valleywide with a $2,500 first-place prize, $1,500 second-place prize and $1,000 third-place prize.

In the spirit of giving, Boyd Gaming is adding yet another opportunity for charities to win an extra cash prize through its new Trees of Hope specialty cocktail program. Customers ages 21 or older can purchase one of three holiday-inspired Trees of Hope cocktails, raising proceeds that will be awarded to one participating charity at-random at this year’s check presentation ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 20. For every drink sale, Boyd Gaming will donate $1 to the cocktail prize pool. The following Trees of Hope cocktails will be available for purchase, starting Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 16, at MRKT and Bistro 57 at Aliante, Carve Prime Rib at Cannery, Bailiwick and Alder & Birch at The Orleans, Cornerstone Classic American Steakhouse at Gold Coast, 90 NINETY Bar + Grill and SC Prime Steakhouse & Bar at Suncoast, The Angry Butcher Steakhouse at Sam’s Town, as well as Triple 7 Restaurant and Microbrewery at Main Street Station:

  • Espresso Tree ($11) – Stoli Vanilla, Kahlua, espresso and simple syrup
  • Tennessee Holiday Cold Brew ($11) – Jack Daniels, Kahlua, espresso and simple syrup
  • Candy Cane Cosmo ($12) – Grey Goose vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, fresh lime and cranberry juice

Confirmed participants in the 2018 Trees of Hope include:

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa

Located in front of the ETA Lounge

  • Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
  • Rebuilding Together Southern Nevada
  • Keep Memory Alive
  • Leaders in Training
  • Wagging Tails Rescue

Cannery Casino Hotel

Located near the casino valet entrance

  • Animal Help Alliance
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Hero School Initiatives
  • SafeNest

The Orleans

Located near the Medley Buffet entrance

  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
  • Three Square Food Bank
  • The Animal Foundation
  • University of Hawai'i Alumni Association & Friends

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino

Located on the casino floor, near the Cornerstone entrance

  • Horses 4 Heroes
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada
  • Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
  • The Shade Tree
  • Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada

Suncoast Hotel and Casino

Located adjacent to Race & Sports 

  • Desert Diva Dogs
  • Chefs for Kids
  • Opportunity Village
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
  • Lutheran Social Services of Nevada

Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall

Located adjacent to Mystic Falls Park, in front of the Firelight Buffet

  • Nevada PEP
  • Blue Star Mothers of Henderson & Boulder City
  • A Path 4 Paws Dog Rescue
  • Helping Hands of Vegas Valley
  • HELP of Southern Nevada

Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel

Located by the B Connected Club desk

  • DISCOVERY Children's Museum
  • Providing Animals With Support (P.A.W.S.)
  • American Red Cross
  • Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club
  • Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation

While people of all ages are welcomed to view the Trees of Hope displays, guests must be 21 or older to cast a vote. Additionally, guests must have an active Boyd Gaming player’s card account to cast a vote on property. Membership is free and available at the Player’s Club. Voting opens at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16.  Swipe at any kiosk daily at participating properties to cast your vote. Voting is limited to one vote per account, per property, per day during the contest.

The public is invited to follow the event and support their favorite charity on social media using hashtag #TreesofHopeLV.

To learn more about Boyd Gaming’s commitment to its communities, visit: www.boydgaming.com/about-boyd-gaming/corporate-social-responsibility

About Boyd Gaming

Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states.  The Company currently operates 1.76 million square feet of casino space, approximately 38,000 gaming machines, 900 table games, more than 11,000 hotel rooms, and 320 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