Delta Downs Announces Reopening Plans
- Business to Resume Following Brief Closure From Hurricane Ike -
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VINTON, La.
(NYSE:BYD)

VINTON, La., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel announced it will be back open for business at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, pending Louisiana State Police approval.

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Delta Downs closed on Thursday, Sept. 11, as Hurricane Ike approached the Gulf Coast. The property suffered only minor damage in the storm, and was able to quickly complete repair and remediation work.

"We're relieved that the 800 members of the Delta Downs family are safe, and that our property made it through the storm with only minimal damage," said Jack Bernsmeier, senior vice president and general manager of Delta Downs. "We're all ready to get back to work and begin contributing to the recovery of our local economy by doing what we do best -- offering our guests an exciting and comfortable gaming entertainment experience."

Live entertainment will resume Friday night, when Southern rock band ScareKrow takes the stage at the Gator Lounge Friday and Saturday evening at 8 p.m. Admission is free. On Saturday night, Delta Downs hosts country music star Miranda Lambert in the Delta Event Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, and can be purchased online at deltadowns.com or ticketmaster.com, or in the Delta Downs gift shop.

Also this weekend, Delta Downs will resume its regular casino promotions, starting with the $56,000 One-on-One Slot Tournament Giveaway on Saturday night. Drawings will be held at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Delta Downs Racetrack Hotel & Casino is owned by Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD) Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at http://www.prnewswire.com/. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com/.

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SOURCE: Boyd Gaming Corp.

CONTACT: David Strow of Boyd Gaming Corporation, +1-702-792-7386; or
Wendy Chaumont of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, +1-337-589-7441,
ext. 1001

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