GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

Boyd's Boughner Retires

Boyd's Boughner Retires

Boyd Gaming Corp. announced in January that Robert L. Boughner will retire as executive vice president and chief business development officer. Boughner will remain a member of the company’s board of directors following his retirement.

Since joining Boyd Gaming in July 1976, Boughner has served in a number of senior leadership positions. As chief operating officer from 1990 to 2001, he helped guide Boyd Gaming through a period of significant expansion, as the company opened or acquired eight properties across the United States. Following his tenure as COO, Boughner was named president and chief executive officer of Borgata, leading the design, development and operations of Atlantic City’s most profitable and successful casino resort.

“Bob has been an immensely important contributor to Boyd Gaming’s success over the last 40 years,” said Bill Boyd, executive chairman of Boyd Gaming. “He played a key role in the growth and evolution of our company, helping guide us with his vision and leadership. I am deeply grateful to Bob for his extraordinary service to Boyd Gaming, and I wish him continued happiness and success in the next chapter of his life.”

    Recent Feature Articles

  • Creating Confidence

    Integrity monitoring in sports betting is crucial, and it’s working

  • Brazil: Ahead of Regulation, at Last

    After years of delays, Brazil and its potentially huge legal market are finally on the horizon. With Brazil being described as the “flavor of the month,” how is the market developing ahead of regulation?

  • The Seminole Model

    The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Seminoles’ Florida compact giving them a monopoly on sports betting. Can other tribes benefit?

  • Dog Eat Dog

    How Maryland’s legislative defeat has rehashed the question of cannibalization between land-based and digital gaming

  • Smoke on the Water

    Non-smoking trends on the I-5 Corridor in Washington