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Stardust to Close in Early November

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that it is planning to close the Stardust Resort and Casino on Wednesday, November 1, 2006. The Company will begin demolition of the Stardust in the first quarter of 2007 to make way for its Echelon Place development.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include (without limitation) statements regarding our estimates for the expected closing and demolition of the Stardust to make way for Echelon Place. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in each such statement. In particular, we can provide no assurances whether the anticipated dates for closure and demolition of the Stardust, or our timing for commencing construction on Echelon will meet current expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the following: competition, increased costs, and uncertainties relating to new developments and expansion, financial community and rating agency perceptions of the Company, changes in laws and regulations, including increased taxes, the availability and price of energy, weather, regulation, economic, credit and capital market conditions and the effects of war, terrorist or similar activity. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and in other sections of our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006 on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and in our other current and periodic reports filed with, or furnished to, the Commission from time to time. All forward-looking statements in this presentation are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 18 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana , and Louisiana. The Company is also developing Echelon Place, a world class destination on the Las Vegas Strip, expected to open in mid 2010. Additionally, the Company was recognized earlier this year by Forbes Magazine as the best managed company in the category of Hotels, Restaurant and Leisure. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com .

SOURCE Boyd Gaming Corporation
09/05/2006

CONTACT: Financial, Paul Chakmak, +1-702-792-7212, or Media, Rob
Stillwell, +1-702-792-7353, robstillwell@boydgaming.com, both of Boyd Gaming Corporation

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