Coast Casinos

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Coast Casinos
Traded as NYSEBYD
Industry Gambling, Hotels, Entertainment
Fate Merged with Boyd Gaming
Founded March 2, 1979 (March 2, 1979)
Founder Michael Gaughan
Defunct July 1, 2004; 13 years ago (July 1, 2004)
Headquarters Paradise, Nevada, United States
Products Casinos, Hotels
Owner Michael Gaughan
Parent Boyd Gaming
Website Coast Casinos official website

Coast Casinos Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boyd Gaming Corporation based in Paradise, Nevada. Coast Casinos is the number 2 locals casino brand in the Las Vegas market behind Station Casinos.


Principally owned and founded by Michael Gaughan.

Barbary Coast Hotel and Casino opens on March 2, 1979.

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino opens on December 21, 1986.

The Orleans opens on December 28, 1996. Orleans Arena opens on May 25, 2003.

Suncoast Hotel and Casino opens on September 12, 2000.

On February 10, 2004 announced plans to merge with Boyd Gaming for $820 million. The buyout was complete on July 1 at a cost of $1.2 billion.

South Coast Casino opened on December 22, 2005.

The South Coast changed ownership on October 26, 2006 with Michael Gaughan taking over as sole owner. The South Coast Equestrian Arena was included in the sale. South Coast was renamed South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

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