BOYD COMPLETES DEAL FOR DELTA DOWNS

June 02, 2001 7:37 PM
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Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming finalized its purchase of Delta Downs racetrack in southwest Louisiana, and has already begun installing up to 1,700 new slot machines.

The racetrack was highly sought after by other casino operators in Louisiana because of its proximity to the rich Lake Charles and Texas markets.

Boyd plans to reopen the refurbished racetrack by early fall. The purchase price was between $115 million and $125 million.