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MIKE & MOLLY Star Billy Gardell Returns to The Orleans Showroom This Weekend

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MIKE & MOLLY Star Billy Gardell Returns to The Orleans Showroom This WeekendSitcom star, film actor and comedian Billy Gardell returns to The Orleans Showroom this weekend, March 28 and 29.

The star of romantic sitcom "Mike & Molly," Gardell plays Chicago police officer Mike Biggs, who met wife Molly Flynn at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. The hit series is currently airing its fourth season on CBS.

From 2007 to 2009, Gardell had a recurring role on the NBC television series, "My Name is Earl." He has guest-starred on numerous shows, including "Bones," "Desperate Housewives," "Burning Hollywood," "Yes, Dear," "Judging Amy," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Monk" and "Sullivan & Son."

On the big screen, Gardell made his debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in "Avenging Angelo" in 2002 and has since starred in "Bad Santa," "You, Me and Dupree," "The Deported," "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas," "Undrafted" and is set to appear in the Clint Eastwood-directed film adaptation of the hit musical, "Jersey Boys."

Gardell took the long road to Hollywood, stopping at every small town lounge, military base and comedy club along the way. Stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are part of his stand-up routine. Gardell has opened for well-known comedians such as George Carlin and Dennis Miller.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino: Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

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