Apr 29, 2001 7:49 PM

Last week, Boyd Gaming Corporation announced it has made a definitive agreement to buy the Delta Downs Racetrack in Louisiana.

The track is eligible under state law to operate slot matches. The company wants to start casino operations as soon as it gets the right licenses and approvals, and finishes the needed improvements to the complex.

The company projects that it will have regulatory approval for its operation of slot machines by September.

The racetrack is located three miles from Interstate 10 near the Texas border.