Blue Chip Takes Top Honors Among Chicagoland Casinos in Casino Player Best of Gaming Reader Poll

Casino Player Magazine has awarded Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, top honors among Chicagoland casinos in its 16th Annual Best of Gaming Survey, which appeared in the August 2011 issue. Blue Chip took the number one spots in the Chicagoland area for Best Overall Gaming Resort, Best Hotel, Best Comps/Free Play, Best Promotions, Best Dealers, Best Poker Tournaments, Best Slot Tournaments, Casino Where You Feel Luckiest, Best Reel Slots, Best Buffet (Options Buffet), Best Coffee Shop (Nelson's Deli) and Best Concerts.

"We're delighted the readers of Casino Player Magazine have honored Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa with so many top awards, and particularly because they have recognized the quality of the entire Blue Chip experience - including the casino, the hotels, dining and entertainment venues, and our friendly team members," says Ted Bogich, Vice President and General Manager.

In describing the Best Overall Hotel Casino Award, Casino Player Magazine noted that the winning properties have it all: "great hotel rooms, a first-rate casino with all of your favorite games; terrific customer service and the amenities we expect from a modern resort destination." Casinos winning the Best Dealer Award have "dealers who engage the guests, employ good humor and friendliness to take some of the sting off losses, and are helpful to novices, suggesting good strategy moves and being polite, no matter what," according to the magazine.

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa took second place awards among Chicagoland casinos for Best Suites, Best Bar/Lounge (Rocks), Best Rooms and Best Players Club.

About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, a Boyd Gaming property, is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour's drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center.

CONTACT: "D" Alexander Scott
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa
888-879-7711, ext. 2427
dscott@boydgaming.com

Toni Antonetti
PR Chicago
847-949-0097
toni@prchicago.com