Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Opens Event Center Expansion; 45,000+ Square Feet Now Available for Meetings, Banquets and Conventions

Michigan City, Ind., Oct. 17, 2019 – Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa today opened its expanded meeting and events facility, including the all-new 11,000-square-foot Fremont Ballroom and 3,800 square feet of pre-function space. Together with the existing Stardust Event Center, Blue Chip now offers more than 45,000 square feet of rentable space for meetings, events, banquets and conventions.

The Fremont Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 for banquet events, complementing the adjacent Stardust Event Center, which has a capacity of 600 for trade shows and 850 for banquets.   

“As the region’s leading entertainment destination, Blue Chip has seen substantial demand over the years for our meeting and events space,” said Brenda Temple, Blue Chip Vice President and General Manager. “With this latest expansion, we will now be able to host more group business than ever before, further enhancing our ability to draw new visitation to Blue Chip and the entire Michigan City area.”

The events center expansion marks Boyd Gaming’s latest investment in Blue Chip, one of the Company’s most popular and successful properties.  The opening comes just one month after Boyd Gaming opened the FanDuel Sportsbook at Blue Chip, and follows years of expansions and upgrades at the property.

Since 2006, Boyd Gaming has added an all-new casino facility, a 302-room hotel tower, the Stardust Event Center, a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and new restaurants. A complete upgrade and redesign of Blue Chip’s original 184-room hotel tower was completed in 2016.

About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, FanDuel Sportsbook, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; four restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and 45,000 square feet of event space, including the Stardust Event Center. For more information, visit  Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Boyd Gaming and Blue Chip press releases are available at