After spending much of the past year at a less-than-impressive two-star rank, Boyd Gaming
The recession dealt a tough blow to the casino industry, leading to the demise of many casino projects like the Fontainebleau Las Vegas and projects from Pinnacle Entertainment
Many CAPS members also like Boyd's approach to managing its assets -- while other casino operators are putting up properties in fire sales, Boyd is still holding on to its partially built Echelon project. The project should eventually become a highly sought-after presence on the Las Vegas Strip -- a place where Penn National Gaming has tried to stake a claim. Boyd also maintains the right of first refusal on the Borgata and expects "business as usual" at the Atlantic City casino despite MGM Mirage's
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