$30,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to casino players that participate in Main Street Station's CASHFEST in October.

Starting Thursday, October 1st at 12:01 am, players will earn drawing tickets as they play their favorite slot machines as will table game players. For slot players, five (5) drawing tickets will be awarded for every 1,000 Players Gold points earned. Table games players, as currently rated Players Gold members, will earn one (1) ticket for every hour played with five dollar average bet. For every additional five dollar increment, they'll receive one (1) ticket. The higher the average bet or the more time played will result in additional tickets.

$15,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at each drawing. Nine drawings will be held each day, on October 29th and October 30th , from 2 pm to 10 pm. Included is two drawings for round trip air fare to Hawaii plus $5000, the top cash prize, awarded at the 10 pm drawing.

For the drawings at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm, winners will have two minutes to claim their prize, however, winners will have 24 hours in which to redeem their prize and their Players Gold numbers will be posted at the Players Gold Center. Cash prizes will be doubled if player is present and claims prize with the two minutes. At the 6 pm, 8 pm, and 9 pm drawings, if the cash prize is not claimed within the two minute limit, tickets will be drawing until a winner is present.

Membership to the Players Gold Club is free and takes just minutes and you start earning points immediately. Once a member, the player's card can be used at all three of the downtown Boyd Gaming properties; Main Street Station, California, and Fremont. Bonus points earned can also be redeemed for cash or merchandise.

A complete list of CASHFEST rules will be posted at Main Street Station's Players Gold Center.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 19 gaming properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.