Boyd Gaming properties gear up for Chinese New Year
31 Jan 2018
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
Guests of all ages are invited to welcome The Year of the Dog by experiencing Gold Coast Hotel and Casino's authentic cultural celebration. The property will host its annual lion dance parade throughout the casino floor on Thursday, 22 February at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The parade will include several dragons, a percussion procession and characters that will make several stops to pull ceremonial lettuce from the ceiling and toss the leaves to spectators as a symbol of luck. In accordance with Chinese traditions, tangerine trees will line the table games pit and candy will hand from trees throughout the casino. The property kicks off Chinese New Year beginning 16 February with the decorations.
Throughout the month, players can also enjoy Lucky Table Hot Seat Drawings every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. on 6, 13, 20 and 27 February. Eight winners will be awarded every hour for a total of 88 winners per day, where they will win $100 in chips from 3 p.m. to midnight and $200 in chips at 1 a.m.
Visitors can elevate their Chinese New Year experience with authentic Chinese cuisine at Ping Pang Pong and the Noodle exchange. Ping Pang Pong offers a wide variety of authentic traditional Chinese dishes, while the quick and convenient Noodle Exchange will offer its house specialty, mini hot pots.
Just for Chinese New Year, Ping Pang Pong will present its traditional gold-brick shaped New Year Sweet Rice Cake called Nian Gao, symbolizing ascending prosperity and opportunity in the coming year. The delicious classic offering is stamped with 999.9 Pure Good Luck Brick. Guests are invited to purchase the item to take home to enjoy with family. The cake can be sliced into small pieces to cook in sweet soup or as the restaurant prepares it, steamed and pan-seared with egg. It will be available for purchase on 1 to 18 February, and dine-in guests will be able to enjoy it until 25 February. An approximately one pound cake will be priced at $13.99, and the price for dine-in, including three square pieces seared with egg, is $4.88 per order.
The Orleans Hotel and Casino
The Orleans Hotel and Casino invites guests to enjoy a celebratory Chinese New Year Gala on 21 February from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Ticket prices start at $35 and can be purchased at the Orleans Showroom box office.
Suncoast Hotel and Casino
A festive lion dance celebration will be hosted at Suncoast Hotel and Casino on Wednesday, 21 February around the casino floor beginning at 2:45 p.m. The traditional lion and dragon are
believed to bring good luck and fortune. The dance will include three lions, one dragon, four musicians, two buddhas and Grandmaster Steve (Dashi). Spectators can also "feed" money in red envelopes that will be distributed to the dragon to bring good luck. The parade will culminate at 3:45 p.m. at the entrance to Peng Zu, the property's newest dining experience featuring Asian favorites and authentic tastes. Boyd senior leadership will be part of the celebration as the lion dance blesses the newest restaurant to the local Summerlin property.
Peng Zu will also offer a special Chinese New Year menu from 16-25 February during its regular dinner hours, Sunday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The menu will feature barbeque pork buns (three pieces for $8), seafood with vegetable and bean thread noodle ($19) and drunken noodles ($14).
Boyd Gaming is also the inaugural sponsor of China Lights, a world-class China lights festival being held at Craig Ranch Regional Park in North Las Vegas now through 25 February. The festival is illuminated with more than 40 larger-than-life lantern displays, comprised of more than 1,000 components using state-of-the-art LEDs and animation. It also includes cultural demonstrations and displays, traditional Asian and western dining options, and nightly live stage entertainment.
For Chinese New Year, China Lights is celebrating 16-18 February. A special close-range firework show honoring the Year of the Dog will take place on Friday evening after the main performances to kick off the holiday season. Additionally, special performances and cuisine will be showcased throughout the weekend. Each guest that attends during the weekend will also receive a red envelope symbolizing wealth and good fortune in Chinese culture, filled with a special offer.