Las Vegas-based Boyd Gaming Corporation recently announced it has an agreement to purchase video gambling machine operator Lattner Entertainment Group in Ottawa, Illinois for $100 million. The deal, expected to close by the end of June, gives Boyd Gaming nearly 1,000 machines in 220 locations across Illinois. Boyd Gaming owns the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino in East Peoria, Illinois.
Boyd Gaming President and Chief Executive Officer Keith Smith (abv.) said, “The acquisition of Lattner is a strategic opportunity to further diversify and expand our business. Lattner will provide us a valuable new avenue to access gaming customers, and a platform to participate in the expansion of distributed gaming. We are excited to welcome the Lattner team to Boyd Gaming, and look forward to establishing ourselves as one of the leading distributed gaming operators in the country.”
Boyd Gaming owns or operates 24 gaming entertainment properties in seven states, offering more than 30,000 gaming machines, 630 table games, 9,400 hotel rooms and 280 food and beverage outlets.