Boyd Gaming Corp. (BYD), major operator of “locals” casinos in the Las Vegas area, looked to properties in New Jersey and the Midwest and South regions, to help it show a profit during the first fiscal quarter.
The company said it earned $5.9 million or $0.07 per share on revenues of $633.1 million. Last year, it showed a loss of $3.5 million or $0.04 per share on revenues of $564.9 million.
Helping with its quarterly performance was a 33 percent increase in revenues from its Midwest and South properties, including revenues from the newly-acquired Biloxi, Miss., casino.
And despite problems that continue in Atlantic City, the company’s half-owned Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa showed a 4 percent increase in revenues, rising to $176.2 million.
The “locals” properties, the company reported, were relatively unchanged from last year although there was an increase of 2.4 percent enjoyed by the downtown Las Vegas casinos.
Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia will bring the Venetian Macao alive from May 21 to May 23, 2013 as an estimated 6,500 attendees and 150 exhibitors and brands gather for the most vibrant networking, trade and educational showcase in Asian gaming.
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe has unveiled a new design for a resort casino it hopes to build in Taunton, Massachusetts if the tribe wins state and federal approvals for the project.
William Hill has entered into a long term agreement with Fifth Street Gaming to operate the new sports book being developed at the Downtown Grand Casino & Hotel (formerly Lady Luck Casino) on 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden.
Please tell me you’re watching these Stanley Cup playoffs. This season both top seeds, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks, advanced. The Blackhawks coasted, but the Penguins were thrown a scare by the New York Islanders.