Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Las Vegas, Barbary Coast, Done Deal

In a press release, Boyd Gaming Corporation has announced that it's deal with Harrahs Operating Company, Inc. has successfully closed. Harrahs gets The Barbary Coast Hotel And Casino, and Boyd gets 24 acres north of the site of The Stardust Hotel And Casino (defunct).

Boyd appears likely to use its newly gaines property (which at one point was The Westward Ho Hotel And Casino, but now is a dirt lot) as an expansion property for their Echelon Place project. [Echelon Place will be the successor to The Stardust.]

Harrahs will rename Barbary Coast, "Bills Gamblin Hall And Saloon."

The Barbary Coast may close for several days in order to effect this change, however it was not made clear in the press release if that is to occur today, as was previously announced.

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