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Four Gifts Scores in Delta Princess

Four Gifts Scores in Delta Princess

Four Gifts delivered an early holiday present to owners Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt when she charged through the stretch to catch C. S. Silk inside the eighth pole and win the Boyd Gaming's Delta Princess Powered by Youbet.com Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 5 at Delta Downs.

Conner Named FG Marketing Director

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Mark Conner, a 16-year veteran of the gaming industry, has been named the new director of marketing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Thoroughbreds Back at Post-Hurricane Delta Downs

Thoroughbred racing returns to Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino in Vinton, La., Nov. 1 after a 19- month hiatus brought on by Hurricane Rita. The 88-night season, which runs through March 31, 2007, offers a 39-race stakes schedule worth more than $4 million.

Track Cancels $1 Million Delta Jackpot

With the postponement of live racing at Delta Downs this season due to extensive damage from Hurricane Rita, the track has canceled its first graded stakes event, the $1 million Delta Jackpot Stakes (gr. III), as well as three other stakes that were scheduled for Dec. 2.

Delta Downs Continues on Expansion Track

Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino recently unveiled its 10-story hotel as part of the finishing touches of a $60-million expansion project. Another project at the Vinton, La., racetrack--conversion of the racing surface to one mile and addition of a turf course--remains on the drawing board but faces some challenges.

Delta Leads Way in Louisiana Racino Purses

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Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino reigned as Louisiana's top moneymaking racino in the first six months of 2004, according to figures from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Overall, the state's three racinos generated more than $19.8 million for purses in the first six months of this year.

Officials: Louisiana Ripe to Become <i>The</i> Racing State

Government and corporate officials in Louisiana are on a mission to make horse racing a key component of the state's marketing and tourism efforts, and at least one racetrack official believes cooperation among industry players could make Louisiana the preeminent racing state in the country.

$50M Delta Downs Expansion Project Under Way

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A $50-million expansion of the Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino is well under way with completion expected by the end of 2004. The project includes a hotel and a bigger parlor for slot machines.

Delta Downs Set for $50-Million Expansion Project

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Boyd Gaming announced plans July 30 for a $50-million expansion at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. In a conference call on Boyd's second-quarter earnings, the company said Delta Downs, which has slot machines, has become of its "best performers."

Delta Downs Legislation Draws Casino Company's Ire

Pinnacle Entertainment officials alleges legislation to provide more aisle space for the gaming parlor at the Delta Downs in Vinton, La., is actually an effort to expand the casino at the racetrack owned and operated by Boyd Gaming.

Racinos: Room for Growth, Need for Diversification

Though the results of the Nov. 5 elections have the potential to be positive for the racing industry in some states, a top casino executive warned against the "irrational exuberance" that could develop at a time when racetrack gaming must become destination gaming.

Slots Give Delta Purses $12.8M in Less Than a Year

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Slot machines at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., have generated almost $13 million in purse money in less than eight months this year, according to financial records released by the Louisiana State Gaming Control Board.

Delta Slots: $32M in Revenue in Three Months

Slot machines at Delta Downs have generated more than $32 million in gross revenue in less than three months, according to financial records released by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

Delta Slots Back Up After State-Imposed Shutdown

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The slot-machine parlor at Delta Downs reopened the evening of Feb. 22 after it had been shut down by the state police that morning for various violations. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board had suspended the license of Boyd Gaming, owner of the Vinton track, to operate the 1,500 slot machines that went on line in mid-February.

Packed House Greets Slots at Delta Downs

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Hundreds of eager gamblers lined up Wednesday outside Delta Downs in Vinton, La., to gamble in its new 1,500-machine slots parlor. Boyd Gaming, the track's owner, officially opened the large casino after months of legal snags and delays and an investment of more than $165 million.

After Long Wait, Slots to Open at Delta Downs

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Louisiana's first racetrack slot parlor opens today at Delta Downs, more than two years after Calcasieu Parish voters approved the operation. For Boyd Gaming, Delta Downs' owner, the opening is long overdue.

Delta Downs Slots Parlor to Open Feb. 13

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Delta Downs -- Louisana's first race track slot casino -- will officially open at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. The Vinton, La. track is already running newspaper ads in Houston promoting the opening of its slot parlor. It's located near the southern Louisiana-Texas border.

Delta Downs Gets Go-Ahead for Slots Parlor

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The Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Tuesday approved a configuration plan for the Delta Downs that will allow nearly 1,500 slot machines. Board members unanimously approved the plan, which also go the go-ahead from the state police and state fire marshal's office.

Pinhook of the Year

By Ray Paulick -- Delta Downs appreciated by 1,300% in value in two years--thanks to slot machines.

Boyd Makes Payment to Former Delta Owner

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Boyd Gaming, which owns Delta Downs in Vinton, La., has paid $5.1 million to former owner Shawn Scott for his remaining interest in a proposed slot-machine parlor at the racetrack, according to recent filings by Boyd with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Delta Owner Says Employees to Stay on Payroll

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Boyd Gaming will keep all 700 new Delta Downs employees on its payroll even though it doesn't know when it will open its slot-machine casino at the Vinton, La., facility it purchased for $125 million.

Company: Suit Threatens Ownership of Track

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Boyd Gaming says it would have to Delta Downs in Vinton, La., to a "third party" if it's unable to defeat a lawsuit opposing its slot-machine parlor. That's according to recent filings by the Las Vegas-based company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Delta Downs Gets Approval for Slots

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Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for its gaming license to operate slot machines at its Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino.

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