News: Windy Ryon winners, Cinch Boyd Gaming Chute-Out, Remembering Jim Gladstone and more
The Orleans Hotel and Casino will host its frst ever Cinch Boyd Gaming Chute-Out December 10, 11 and 12, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The event will include all seven traditional events, but the decision as to whether it will feature equal money in the team roping is yet to be made, organizers said at the May 12 press conference.
Boyd Gaming and Cinch Jeans promise a new twist in this competition, pitting popular rodeo competitors against one another in three days of performances. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with the competitors and the rodeo in a new and innovative way. This event is designed to entertain serious and casual rodeo fans alike.
“Our company’s founder, Bill Boyd, championed the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo move to Las Vegas back in 1985, and we continue our commitment to the success of the WNFR and the fans of western lifestyle entertainment,” said Chris Gibase, Chief Marketing Offcer of Boyd Gaming. “More than 100,000 loyal fans of western lifestyle events and entertainment make an annual trek to Las Vegas each December to see the top 15 riders, ropers and bulldoggers compete in the pinnacle of rodeo events: the WNFR.”
Gibase continued: “Las Vegas Events and the PRCA produce great events to entertain all those who visit in December. The Cinch Boyd Gaming Chute-Out enhances the experience for fans who travel to Las Vegas with what they love, top-quality rodeo action. The Chute-Out provides unbeatable action at a familyfriendly price.”
The Chute-Out will begin at 2 p.m. each day, and will be emceed by the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s own Bob Tallman and celebrated rodeo announcer Roger Mooney. The competition purse totals more than $200,000 and competitors will include former and future champions who are not participating in this year’s WNFR event.
The Chute-Out event format is new and tailored to add a bit more Las Vegas-style entertainment, while maintaining the long rich history and rodeo tradition. The timing of the event allows all fans to have a full day of rodeo action—the Cinch Boyd Gaming Chute-Out in the afternoon, followed by the WNFR in the evening.
Other anticipated events returning to Boyd Gaming properties include the Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino and Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.
Tickets for the event start at $20, and are currently on sale.
For more information, visit BoydGamingEvents.com.