LAS VEGAS, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it will contribute $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of ongoing relief efforts following recent flooding in the state of Louisiana.
Boyd Gaming will provide $50,000 to match cash donations to Red Cross relief efforts in
Louisiana, from now until September 12. To contribute, visit: www.redcross.org/cm/boydgaming-pub
"As one of Louisiana's largest and most established gaming companies, it is Boyd Gaming's privilege and honor to give back to the people of this state during their time of need," said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. "We invite our customers and business partners to join us in supporting the extraordinary efforts of the American Red Cross, as they work tirelessly to help our Louisiana neighbors recover and rebuild."
"When disaster strikes, we pull together as a community," said U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. "As our state recovers from the devastating flooding, it is in no small part due to the efforts of neighbors stepping up and helping neighbors. I applaud the leadership of Boyd Gaming for contributing to the recovery effort and showcasing Louisiana's strong sense of community."
Boyd Gaming has operated in Louisiana since 1994, when the Company opened Treasure Chest Casino near New Orleans. Today, Boyd Gaming owns and operates five casinos in Louisiana -- Amelia Belle Casino, Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Evangeline Downs, Sam's Town Shreveport and Treasure Chest – and employs more than 2,500 people across the state.
About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 21 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.
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