Berglund commences Blue Chip Casino expansion

On Oct. 1, Berglund will begin construction on an $11-million project to expand the conference and convention space at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa in Michigan City, Ind. We celebrated the project launch at Blue Chip on Sept. 20.

The press release from Blue Chip announcing the project is below:

Scheduled to open by the fall of 2019, the expansion will add nearly 15,000 sqft of meeting and event space, giving Blue Chip more than 45,000 square feet of rentable space.

“This expansion is another example of our commitment to the Michigan City community and the state of Indiana, further strengthening our reputation as this region’s premier tourism, entertainment and meeting destination,” said Ted Bogich, Executive Vice President of Operations for Boyd Gaming, operator of Blue Chip. “Based on the tremendous demand we are seeing for meeting space today, we are confident this project will allow us to significantly grow our meeting and convention business, further diversifying our customer base and introducing thousands of people each year to Blue Chip’s unique brand of hospitality.”

Blue Chip currently features nearly 31,000 square feet of event and meeting space, including the 15,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center. The expansion will add another 14,800 square feet of event space, including a new 11,000-square-foot ballroom divisible into six smaller rooms and 3,800 square feet of pre-function space.

Blue Chip currently expects to begin construction at the end of the year, with a targeted completion date of Fall 2019.

The expansion is Boyd Gaming’s latest investment in Blue Chip, one of the Company’s most popular and successful properties. Since 2006, Boyd Gaming has added an all-new casino facility, a 302-room hotel tower, the Stardust Events Center, a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center, and two new restaurants. Additionally, the Company finished a complete upgrade and redesign of Blue Chip’s original 184-room hotel tower in 2016.

About Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa 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. For more information, visit Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.