Casino & Hotel
Bossier City Opens
LA - July 1 will mark the Grand Opening of Boomtown Casino &
Hotel in Bossier City, at the location formerly known as "Casino
Magic," with dignitaries, VIPs and area residents gathering
for the dedication of a new, landmark "Boomtown" pylon
sign. The sign-lighting ceremony will begin shortly after 8:30 p.m.
The doors to the casino, extensively remodeled and renamed "Boomtown,"
will open to the public at 9:00. Admission and valet parking are
At 165 feet,
the state-of-the-art sign is the largest of its kind east of Las
Vegas and features a massive plasma video screen and a changeable
reader board. The sign is only one aspect of the months-long, $23.5
million renovation and expansion project that has brought the new
Boomtown into being.
The Grand Opening
gala will continue on the weekend of July 12-14 with free admission
and valet parking, special entertainment, surprise promotions, a
magnificent fireworks and laser-light display engineered by the
world-famous Grucci family, and a $1,000 drawing every hour for
55 hours beginning the evening of July 11.
owns and operates seven casinos (four with hotels) in Nevada, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Indiana and Argentina, and receives lease income from
two card club casinos, both in the Los
Magic Bossier City opened in October 1996, with casino operations
conducted from a dockside riverboat, on 23 acres of land.
area. The Company has also been selected to receive the 15th and
final riverboat gaming license for a project in Lake Charles, Louisiana,
subject to continued compliance with the certain conditions negotiated
with the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
New Valet Parking Facility
IL - Hollywood
Casino-Aurora announced June 28 the opening of its new
319-space valet parking facility, the final piece of the
casino's $78.2 million expansion and renovation project.
new valet parking facility is being called "Valet West
Parking" because it connects directly into the west
side of Hollywood's spectacular new casino via a covered,
climate-controlled walkway over the Fox River. Valet West
Parking, which also features lobby and coat check areas,
increases Hollywood's parking capacity by 30 percent.
will enter the Valet West Parking facility on River Street
by taking a right off of New York Street just past the casino
pavilion. They will check their vehicles in the spacious
new Porte cochere, and can then proceed directly into the
new casino was completed on June 14, 2002. It now houses
all of Hollywood's slots, table games and a live poker room
on a 53,000-square- foot, single level. Wide aisles, 18-foot
ceiling and a state-of-the-art air filtration system, combine
to make Hollywood's casino the newest, biggest and best
in the state.
feel that the new valet parking facility, coupled with our
spectacular new casino, an all-new Epic Buffet and other
renovations to our pavilion, make Hollywood simply the best
casino in Chicagoland," said Patt Medchill, Executive
Vice President of Operations for Hollywood Casino® Corporation
and Executive Vice President/General Manager of Hollywood
Casino-Aurora. "Our guests told us what they wanted
in a casino and I think we are giving them an experience
that is better than any casino in the Midwest."