Billion Dollar Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa Opens Today

Thursday, July 3, 2003 is the much anticipated opening day, of the billion dollar Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa, pending the receipt of final regulatory approvals. Borgata, which broke ground in September 2000, is a joint venture development of Boyd Gaming and MGM MIRAGE.

William S. Boyd, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said, “We are very excited about our opening and look forward to sharing the Borgata experience beginning July 3. Interest in Borgata is reaching new heights everyday. In fact, our database is currently enrolling over 2,500 qualified customers a day.”

Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, the entertainment destination hotel property features 2,002 guest rooms and suites plus a 50,000 sq-ft spa. The spa services include :

Spa Toccare - offering relaxing massages, rejuvenation therapies and top-to-toe skincare treatments.

Pierre & Carlo Salon - for traditional beauty treatments that include hairdressing, manicures, waxing and body care.

Shaving Grace Barber Shop - a monument to masculinity with everything from grooming services, billiards, beer and wide-screen sports, to executive manicures, pedicures, and shoe shines.

Pool and Gardens - created to be just like Eden, only with a wet bar, offering shimmering pools, shady verandas and cool cabanas.

Pump Room - Borgata`s hi-tech fitness centre, where each state-of-the-art cardio station is equipped with a personal viewing screen.
The Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa also has 125,00 sq-ft of gaming space, 11 restaurants, 70,000 sq-ft of event space, lounges, bars, shopping and entertainment.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation is a leading diversified owner and operator of 12 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana.