Blue Chip Casino opens new hotel

23 January 2009

MICHIGAN CITY, Indiana -- As reported by The Times of Northwest Indiana: "Bill Boyd, the executive chairman and founder of Boyd Gaming, the parent company for Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, describes his property's new hotel as 'bigger and better than all the rest.'

"Boyd flew in from Las Vegas Thursday to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his Michigan City gambling destination's new $130 million 22-story, 300 room hotel tower, which glows an iridescent blue hue above all the surrounding city landscapes along Lake Michigan.

"...The hotel caps an expansion of the Michigan City property that includes a spacious new Blue Chip riverboat launched in 2006, intended to ward off competition from the sprawling, land-based Four Winds Casino Resort. Four Winds opened in August 2007 in nearby New Buffalo, Mich.

"The Blue Chip hotel, designed in shades of blue to mimic nearby Lake Michigan, towers over the Northwest Indiana landscape and houses the 15,000-square-foot Stardust Events Center, the 10,000-square foot Spa Blu and new bars and restaurants, including Las Vegas-themed 'It's Vegas Baby' and sportsbook-themed 'The Game...'"


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