LAS VEGAS, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced a $45 million expansion of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana.
Set for completion at the end of 2016, the centerpiece of the project is a new hotel tower, featuring 167 additional guest rooms and suites. Boyd Gaming also plans to redesign all 200 existing rooms at the property, providing a fresh new look and feel to the hotel.
The property will also redesign its food and beverage facilities, as well as expand its special events center to better accommodate meeting and banquet functions.
"Delta Downs is extremely popular with our guests, and demand exceeds what we can accommodate with our current facility," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "With 370 rooms and suites, Delta Downs will be better positioned to meet this growing demand, giving us the opportunity to extend our unique brand of hospitality to more visitors than ever before."
"With our new amenities, we'll be giving our guests more options to enjoy, and more reasons to visit," Smith said. "And by creating a broader entertainment experience, we are confident we'll attract many new guests to the new Delta Downs."
Design work is now being completed, with construction slated to commence this September.
"Delta Downs is one of our Company's strongest performing properties, serving one of the most economically vibrant regions of the country," Smith said. "This project is consistent with our ongoing strategy of diversifying and strengthening our non-gaming amenities, and we believe it will deliver a solid return on investment for our shareholders."
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