Pictured from left to right are: Ted Bogich, Senior Vice President of Operations; Ron Frye, Vice President of Design and Construction; Louisiana state Sen. John Smith; President and CEO Keith Smith; Vinton Mayor Kenneth Stinson; Louisiana state Rep. Michael Danahay and Delta Downs Vice President and General Manager Steve Kuypers.

Vinton, La.—Boyd Gaming senior executives and local officials celebrated the commencement of construction on a $45 million expansion and enhancement of Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Boyd Gaming President and CEO Keith Smith and Delta Downs Vice President and General Manager Steve Kuypers were joined by a number of dignitaries in formally breaking ground on the expansion project, including Boyd Gaming Senior Vice President of Operations Ted Bogich, Boyd Gaming Vice President of Design and Construction Ron Frye, Vinton Mayor Kenneth Stinson, Louisiana state Sen. John Smith and state Rep. Michael Danahay.

“We are creating a broader, richer entertainment experience here at Delta Downs,” Smith said.  “We will be giving our current customers more options to enjoy when they visit, and we will be giving new customers more reasons to visit Delta Downs for the first time.”

Highlights of the expansion project include the addition of 167 guest rooms and suites, a complete redesign of the property’s existing 200 rooms, an expansion of the Delta Downs events center, re-imagined dining options, and a unique outdoor pool and entertainment area.

“This $45 million project is our latest vote of confidence in the continued success of Delta Downs, and in the future of this community,” Smith said. “We see a lot of room for growth at Delta Downs, and this expansion will help us realize that potential.”

The Delta Downs expansion is part of an ongoing effort to enhance amenities at Boyd Gaming properties across the country. For more information on this and other projects, visit BoydGaming.com/Amenities.