SOURCE: Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

July 08, 2006 14:40 ET

Borgata's Casino Floor Re-Opens After State Shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 8, 2006 --Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa announced today that its casino operations resumed at approximately 7am this morning after being closed Wednesday, July 5, following a state-mandated shutdown of gaming operations in Atlantic City.

"We are pleased that the New Jersey legislators have reached a resolution and that gaming operations at Borgata are once again fully operational," said Larry Mullin, President and Chief Operating Officer. "Our guests can enjoy a complete gaming, entertainment, and hospitality experience including our recently opened $200 million dollar expansion featuring restaurants, casino space, and an 85-table poker room."

Additionally, Borgata will give away $250,000 in cash today and tomorrow and will continue the Borgata Summer Poker Open tournament which runs through July 20th as announced prior to the state shutdown.

About Borgata

Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 161,000 square feet of gaming, 200 gaming tables, 4,100 slot machines, 14 destination restaurants, 11 retail boutiques, a 54,000 square foot spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars.

For more information on Borgata, and/or to obtain a copy of this press release visit www.theborgata.com or use AOL keyword: borgata. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com, additional information on MGM MIRAGE can be found at www.mgmmirage.com.

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