Boyd Gaming Declines to Exercise Option to Buy MGM Resorts' Interest in Borgata

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that, following a careful review, it has decided not to exercise its right to match the offer MGM Resorts International received for its non-controlling 50% interest in Borgata that it announced on October 12, 2010.



Given other opportunities and our current focus on deleveraging our balance sheet, the current offer would not provide a sufficient return on investment for our shareholders.  Despite this decision, we are confident in the future of Borgata.  The property represents a major investment by Boyd Gaming, and it has delivered substantial value for our shareholders.  We remain comfortable with our current position as managing member and 50% owner of Borgata, the region's premier destination resort.

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Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) 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  Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at .

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements set forth above involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any such statement, including the risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's safe harbor compliance statement for forward-looking statements included in the Company's recent filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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