Valley Forge Casino Resort’s new owner a gambling industry icon

Bettors report setting budgets, sticking to them and being aware of available responsible gaming resources at significantly high rates. (Montco.TODAY File Photo)

Bill Boyd is now 87, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Boyd Gaming purchased the Valley Forge Casino Resort in September of last year, making it one of stable of casino’s Boyd owns  across the nation. And then followed that up with another four property purchase in October.

Located 20 miles west of downtown Philadelphia, Valley Forge Casino Resort is Boyd Gaming’s first property in the state of Pennsylvania. The Company now owns and operates 25 casino properties in eight states – Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, the resort published in a press release at the time of the sale.

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“Valley Forge represents a key expansion of our nationwide portfolio, giving us the opportunity to serve the vibrant Northeast region,” said Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. “This is a moment of significant opportunity for Pennsylvania’s gaming industry, and we look forward to exploring future growth initiatives at this property.  We will move forward quickly with the addition of 250 slot machines to the property’s casino floor, and closely examine the opportunity to offer both online gaming and sports wagering through our partnership with FanDuel Group.  We see attractive growth potential at Valley Forge, and are pleased to welcome the entire Valley Forge team to Boyd Gaming,” the press release continued.

Growth is what Boyd is all about. Forbes magazine recently profiled Boyd, whose gambling empire stretches from Pennsylvania (the Valley Forge Casino Resort) to Illinois (the Par-a-Dice) to Louisiana (Sam’s Town Shreveport). In October, Boyd Gaming completed its latest deal, a $575 million purchase of four casinos in Missouri, Indiana and Ohio from Pinnacle Entertainment.

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