Coast Casinos

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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 opens in 1979.

Suncoast opens in 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 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.

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