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Mississippi Casino Named Casino of the Year BY ACM

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall in Tunica, Miss. has been named "Casino of the Year by the Academy of Country Music (ACM).

"We couldn't be more excited to receive this distinction," says William S. Boyd, chairman/CEO of Boyd Gaming Corporation. "This is the first time in the history of the ACM's Casino of the Year award that a casino located outside of Las Vegas has captured this prestigious honor."

To be eligible for nomination, a casino must have bought or promoted at least 20 country concerts during the calendar year of the award, be in good standing with all agents, and aggressively help to promote country music ticket sales.

The 36th Annual Academy of Country Music awards will be broadcast live May 9 on CBS from Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles and hosted by LeAnn Rimes.