|Boyd Gaming Corporation has reported certain operating results for the last twenty days of September this year, commenting on the effects of the terrorist attacks on September 11.|
The companyís Central Region consists of Blue Chip, Par-A-Dice, Treasure Chest and Samís Town Tunica. For the same 20-day period as last year:
-Blue Chip was closed by Indiana gaming authorities for much of September 11, although gaming revenue and admissions were primarily the same.
-The gaming revenue of Par-A-Dice was down 4%, but admissions were up 2%. Par-A-Dice was also closed for much of September 11.
-The gaming revenue for Treasure Chest was up 4% whilst admissions were down 4%.
-The hotel occupancy of Samís Town Tunica was 94% and its gaming revenue was unchanged.
In the days after the terrorist attacks on New York, the company found that business was more affected in Las Vegas than the Central Region, although the company believes it wasnít to the extent reported for Las Vegas in general.
The companyís Downtown properties reported that for the last twenty days of September, gaming revenue was up 2% compared with the prior year. A substantial amount of the Downtown propertiesí revenue and room occupancy comes from visitors from Hawaii. A vast amount of those visitors arrive on charter flights operated by the company. Flight occupancy on charter flights from Honolulu to Las Vegas was in the mid-90% range for the last twenty days in September (it is usually near 100%). However, the Eldorado and Jokers Wild (two of the companyís casinos in Henderson), reported that gaming revenue for the last twenty days in September versus the same period last year had essentially remained unchanged.