EVANGELINE DOWNS LOWERING TAKEOUT RATE ON PICK 4 TO 12%, LOWEST IN THE NATION

CHANGE WILL TAKE EFFECT STARTING ON JULY 20

OPELOUSAS, LA- Evangeline Downs received approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission to lower the takeout rate on their 50-cent minimum Pick 4 wagers from 25% to 12%, which will be the lowest offered in the United States. The change will begin with the Wednesday, July 20 racing program.

Evangeline Downs currently offers two 50-cent minimum Pick 4 wagers each live racing night. The Early Pick 4 begins in the first race and covers races one through four, while the Late Pick 4 covers the final four races on the program.

Chris Warren, Evangeline Downs Director of Racing, believes this change will excite the betting public, “Bettors are always looking for improved wagering opportunities and we feel that this reduction makes our 50-cent Pick 4 wagers among the most attractive in the industry right now.”

Evangeline Downs conducts live racing on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule. The Thoroughbred season continues through Saturday, August 27. Post time for each live racing night is 5:50 pm Central Time.

For more information on the Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website at http://www.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

About Evangeline Downs
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation, a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  Boyd Gaming press releases are available at http://www.prnewswire.com.  Additional news and information can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com, or http://www.evangelinedowns.com.