Samuel A. "Sam" Boyd (April 23, 1910 – January 15, 1993), was a businessman.
Born in Enid, Oklahoma, he arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1941 with only $80 in his pocket. He was able to work his way up through the gaming industry by first working as a dealer, then as a pit boss, and as a shift supervisor.
Eventually he saved enough money to buy an interest in the Sahara Hotel. Sam Boyd then moved on to become general manager and partner at The Mint in downtown Las Vegas, where he introduced a number of successful marketing, gaming and entertainment innovations.
Sam Boyd formed the Boyd Gaming Corporation which would become one of the largest gaming companies in the world. Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall on Boulder Highway is named for Boyd as well as the Sam Boyd Stadium.
... Boyd Gaming's history dates to 1941, when founder Sam Boyd first arrived in Las Vegas with his family ... After being hired as a dealer, Sam Boyd worked his way up through the ranks of the Las Vegas casino industry, first to pit boss, then shift boss ... a small interest in the Sahara Hotel and Casino later, Sam Boyd left the Sahara to become general manager and partner of The Mint Las Vegas ...
... Sam Boyd Stadium is a football stadium located in Whitney, Nevada, an unincorporated community in the Las Vegas Valley the mailing address of the stadium is "L ... The stadium is named after Sam Boyd, a major figure in the hotel/casino industry in Las Vegas ...
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“We all want to be happy, and were all going to die.... You might say those are the only two unchallengeably true facts that apply to every human being on this planet.”
—William Boyd (b. 1952)
“If youre looking for my fingerprints, youre a little early!”
—Robert Pirosh, U.S. screenwriter, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer, and Sam Wood. Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx)