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Boyd Gaming awarded more than $145,000 to non-profit organizations

11 January 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Boyd Gaming Corporation today announced that it awarded more than $145,000 to non-profit organizations across the country in the Company's annual holiday competition, "Wreaths of Hope."

More than 135 non-profit organizations participated in the 2020 competition, decorating wreaths that were displayed online and at Boyd Gaming properties nationwide. A total of 18 Boyd Gaming destinations participated in Wreaths of Hope in Nevada, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Pennsylvania. Winners were decided directly by Boyd Gaming customers, who were invited to vote for their favorite charities online and in-person at select participating properties.

Since launching Trees of Hope in 2007 in Louisiana, Boyd Gaming has awarded more than $850,000 to hundreds of non-profit organizations in the annual competition. The $145,000 national prize pool awarded in 2020 represented the largest prize pool in the history of the competition.

The first-place winners of the 2020 Wreaths of Hope competition are as follows:

Nevada
Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas
The Orleans: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino: Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: SafeNest
Cannery Casino and Hotel: Disabled American Veterans
California Hotel & Casino: Children's Heart Foundation
Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall: St. Jude's Ranch for Children

Illinois
Par-A-Dice Hotel Casino: Neighborhood House

Kansas
Kansas Star Casino: Disabled American Veterans

Louisiana
Amelia Belle Casino: Chez Hope
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel: Autism Services of Southwest Louisiana
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel: Opelousas Area Cerebral Palsy Clinic
Sam's Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana
Treasure Chest Casino: Metropolitan Center for Women and Children

Mississippi
IP Casino Resort and Spa: Humane Society of South Mississippi
Sam's Town Tunica Hotel & Gambling Hall: American Cancer Society

Missouri
Ameristar Kansas City: To be announced on January 20.

Pennsylvania
Valley Forge Casino Resort: Brandywine Valley SPCA

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