Boyd Gaming Acquires Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas for $380 Million

by Katie Sloan

North Las Vegas, Nev. — Boyd Gaming Corp. (NYSE: BYD) has completed the acquisition of ALST Casino Holdco LLC, the holding company of Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa. Boyd bought the property for $380 million, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Aliante is Boyd Gaming’s first casino property in North Las Vegas, and its 10th property in the Las Vegas Valley. The company now owns and operates 22 casino properties in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

“As the premier gaming asset in North Las Vegas, Aliante provides a tremendous opportunity to participate in the long-term growth of the northern part of the Las Vegas Valley,” says Keith Smith, president and CEO of Boyd Gaming.

Aliante opened in November 2008 at a cost of more than $660 million under the name Aliante Station, and was originally a joint venture between Station Casinos and the Greenspun family. A group of banks and private equity companies became the new owners in 2011 as a result of the property’s bankruptcy restructuring. Boyd’s plan to purchase the property was first announced in April 2016.

Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa includes an 82,000-square-foot casino floor, 170-seat race and sports book, 202-room hotel, restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, 650-seat showroom, 14,000 square feet of event space and a pool.

BYD’s stock price closed at $19.26 per share on Tuesday, Sept. 27, up from $15.10 one year ago.

— Haisten Willis

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