According to a new report from the Las Vegas Review Journal, Boyd Gaming has some major upgrade plans in the works — but the focus isn’t necessarily on gaming this time.
The company, we’re told, is aiming to add nearly two dozen restaurants to its multitude of casino properties located across eight states.
And the effort is expected to kick off this year, although the “restaurant rollout” is being deemed a “multi-year effort.”
“When you look around at our portfolio, we hadn’t done this a while,” Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith is quoted in the report. “We needed to upgrade those amenities and make them more relevant.”
Smith said Las Vegas locals and regional customers are spending more money on nongaming areas of a property. The Strip’s trend — where some 65 percent of the overall customer spending takes place away from the casino — is becoming apparent in other markets.
To read the full report, click here.