LAS VEGAS—Boyd 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:
Confirmed participants in the 2018 Trees of Hope include:
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Located adjacent to Mystic Falls Park, in front of the Firelight Buffet
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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.