BORGATA ONLINE GAMING REVENUE GROWS 15% IN JANUARY


‒ Borgata/partypoker Network Maintains Market Lead with 41% Share

 

‒ Borgata Generates $2.7 Million of Online Revenues, 29% Share ‒


LAS VEGAS – FEBRUARY 12, 2014 – Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced the following results from Borgata’s online gaming operations in the month of January 2014.

 

Combined, Borgata and partypoker generated $3.9 million in online gaming revenue, giving the network a market-leading 41% total share of New Jersey’s online gaming business.  Borgata accounted for $2.7 million in revenue, a 15% increase over December 2013.

 

Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: 

 

“Our market-leading performance is testament to the quality of our online product and the power of the Borgata brand.  These results also once again demonstrate online gaming’s potential to expand our business. About 85 percent of our online players have not had rated play at Borgata in at least two years, showing there is little overlap with our land-based business. Online gaming is growing our database, creating a long-term opportunity to market Borgata to an entirely new group of customers.” 

Tom Ballance, President and Chief Operating Officer of Borgata, said:

 

“As we continue to refine our technology, we believe there is significant upside to our business.  In January, Borgata launched a mobile gaming app for iPhones and iPads, and we are scheduled to roll out a version for Android devices shortly.  As Borgata expands into mobile gaming, we believe we will further grow our business and the overall market.”

 

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of  22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey.  Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com.  Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.


About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 3,475 slot machines; an 80+ table poker room; 10 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City's first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.  Borgata also offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, BorgataCasino.com and BorgataPoker.com. For more information, visit www.theborgata.com.


Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements contain words such as "may," "will," "might," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "could," "would," "estimate," "continue," "pursue," or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and may include (without limitation) information regarding the Company's expectations, goals or intentions regarding future performance. In addition, forward-looking statements in this press release include statements regarding: expectations regarding Borgata's December results; optimism for Borgata's results in 2014; Borgata's performance during the first full month of online wagering; the complementary position that online gaming occupies in relation to the Company's land-based business; the competitive advantage and position provided by Borgata's online product offerings and online player pool; the continuance of Borgata's position in online gaming; the potential roll-out of online gaming to other markets; and the potential for continued growth in the future. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the Company's operating results; recovery of its properties in various markets; the state of the economy and its effect on consumer spending and the Company's results of operations; the timing for economic recovery, its effect on the Company's business and the local economies where the Company's properties are located; the receipt of legislative, and other state, federal and local approvals for the Company's development projects in Florida, California and other jurisdictions; whether online gaming will become legalized in various states, the Company's ability to operate online gaming profitably, or otherwise; consumer reaction to fluctuations in the stock market and economic factors; the fact that the Company's expansion, development and renovation projects (including enhancements to improve property performance) are subject to many risks inherent in expansion, development or construction of a new or existing project; the effects of events adversely impacting the economy or the regions from which the Company draws a significant percentage of its customers; competition; litigation; financial community and rating agency perceptions of the Company and its subsidiaries; changes in laws and regulations, including increased taxes; the availability and price of energy, weather, regulation, economic, credit and capital market conditions; and the effects of war, terrorist or similar activity. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and in other sections of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and in the Company's other current and periodic reports filed from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.


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For more information, please contact the following:

Financial Contact:
Josh Hirsberg 
(702) 792-7234
joshhirsberg@boydgaming.com

Media Contacts:
Joe Lupo
(609) 317-7023
joelupo@theborgata.com

David Strow
(702) 792-7386
davidstrow@boydgaming.com




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