About California Hotel and Casino

Boyd Gaming's business model is buoyed by the US public's insatiable appetite for gaming. One of the country's leading casino operators, Boyd operates more than 20 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada and several other US states. Besides Nevada, the company has casinos in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Jersey, including 50% of Atlantic City's Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. Most of the company's properties are sprawling resort hotels that feature pools, full casinos, restaurants, shops, and on-site entertainment options for guests.

Geographic Reach

Boyd's operations include properties in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Nevada, and a travel agency in Hawaii.


The company operates in five segments: Las Vegas Locals, Downtown Las Vegas, Midwest and South, Peninsula, and Borgata.

Its Las Vegas Locals segment accounted for more than 20% of revenue during fiscal 2014. It consists of six casinos which include Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; The Orleans Hotel and Casino; Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, and Suncoast Hotel and Casino.

The company's Midwest and South properties consist of four dockside riverboat casinos, one racing and two barge-based casinos that operate in four states in the Midwest and southern US. This segment brought in more than 30% of Boyd's revenue during fiscal 2014.

Sales and Marketing

The company's advertising and marketing promotion costs totaled about $50 million in fiscal 2014. Boyd works to build loyalty with locals since the casinos that are not on the Las Vegas Strip are not as popular with tourists and convention attendees.

Financial Performance

Boyd's revenue decreased in fiscal 2014 compared to the prior fiscal period. It reported $2.7 billion in revenue for fiscal 2014, down from $2.89 billion it claimed in revenue for fiscal 2013. The drop was largely due to the deconsolidation of Borgata resulting in a $157.1 million decrease in net revenue.

Even with revenue in the billions, Boyd has suffered net losses for several straight fiscal years. It improved its net loss to $53 million in fiscal 2014 compared to the $80 million it lost in 2013. The improvement was due to slightly decreased operating expenses.


Many of Boyd's properties are dated and in need of upgrades or total renovation. It will take large capital investments to bring the company's facilities up to modern standards.

In Las Vegas, the company's $4.8 billion Echelon Place was planned to be a megacasino, spanning more than 60 acres. The project also included a hotel joint venture with Morgans Hotel Group. Boyd suspended construction on the project, citing a Las Vegas market that has been battered by unemployment, foreclosures, and a drastic decline in tourism. Boyd eventually sold the property.

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California Hotel and Casino

12 E Ogden Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89101-2992
Phone: 1 (702) 385-1222
Fax: 1 (702) 388-2662


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Manager: Betty Chang
  • Manager: Lane Conley
  • Branch Manager: John Repetti

Major Office Locations

  • Las Vegas, NV

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