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article Baton Rouge casino revenues rise 13% in January
(2/20/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Winnings by casinos in the Baton Rouge market were up 13.2% in January from a year ago, thanks to a big month at L’Auberge Baton Rouge. The state...
article Business picks up for Baton Rouge riverboat casinos month-to-month
(2/20/2020)
(Louisiana) -- After posting losses in December, business seemingly picked up last month for Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos, which each posted month-to-...
article New Orleans casino revenue rises 6.1% in January
(2/20/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were up 6.1% in January, as all of the city's gaming halls brought in more money than they did a year...
article Louisiana Supreme Court Concludes that Permanently Moored Riverboat Casinos Are Not “Vessels” Under Maritime Law
(2/19/2020)
(Louisiana) -- In Caldwell v. St. Charles Gaming (No. 2019-CC-1238), the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a permanently moored riverboat casino engaged in dockside...
article Louisiana Supreme Court Concludes That Permanently Moored Casinos Are Not “Vessels” Under Maritime Law
(2/13/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Caldwell v. St Charles Gaming (No. 2019-CC-1238), holding that that the Grand Palais Casino in...
article Norovirus 'outbreak' linked to event at Lake Charles casino, state health officials confirm
(2/8/2020)
(Louisiana) -- An extremely contagious stomach bug known as norovirus has health officials in Louisiana concerned. The state's department of health considers the...
article Illnesses following event at L'Auberge Casino in Lake Charles
(2/5/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Department of Health says it is looking into reports of illnesses following an event at L'Auberge Casino in Lake Charles.
article Sports betting still not legal in La. as Super Bowl weekend approaches
(1/30/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2 in Super Bowl LIV. However, if you’re looking to bet on that...
article Eldorado Riverboat Isle of Capri Getting Bigger When it Comes Ashore
(1/29/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Eldorado Resorts’ Isle of Capri riverboat casino, which docks in Westlake, La., will become a land-based casino-hotel, a move that will allow for...
article SPECIAL REPORT: The future of the Isle of Capri
(1/28/2020)
(Louisiana) -- In July 1996, Southwest Louisiana opened its first riverboat casino, and for more than 20 years the Isle of Capri has welcomed residents, providing a...
article Passe Partout: Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 25 years of business
(1/19/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 25 years. Twenty-five years ago, doors of the casino opened to the public. Tribal leaders say 25 years is an important...
article Casino company plans to spend more than half a billion in Louisiana; pledges to upgrade Baton Rouge property
(1/17/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The head of what will soon be the largest casino operator in the nation said Thursday he expects the company to spend more than half a billion dollars in...
article New Orleans casino revenue falls by 3.4% in December
(1/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were down 3.4% in December from a year ago, as nearly all of the city’s gaming sites brought in...
article Regulators OK casino merger but question management of Baton Rouge facility
(1/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana endorsed a $14 billion merger that would transfer control of Harrah’s land-based facility in New Orleans, but not before regulators on...
article Eldorado Resorts agrees to sell Louisiana casino for $230 million
(1/13/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Eldorado Resorts has announced another property sale, a move some consider a sign that its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Corp. is growing near. The...
article Eldorado to sell Louisiana casino to Maverick Gaming for $230 million
(1/13/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Eldorado Resorts said Monday it has agreed to sell its Shreveport, Louisiana namesake casino for $230 million to Las Vegas-based Maverick Gaming to help...
article $11.5 million in Lottery winnings in December while scratch-off winners claim $12.6 million
(1/6/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Building a new home and booking a trip to Florida were just a few of the plans Louisiana Lottery players had for some of the nearly $12.6 million in...
article Louisiana riverboat casinos could run aground after new law approved
(12/29/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The days of riverboat casinos in Louisiana will soon be a thing of the past after the state’s Gaming Control Board approved its first application to...
article Louisiana: 25 years of casino gambling in Shreveport-Bossier City
(12/28/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Everything seems so quaint now. But 25 years ago, when Harrah’s opened the first casino in Shreveport-Bossier City, there was much fanfare. Gamblers lined...
article COLUMN: Why are riverboat casinos moving onto dry land? Politicians are addicted to the taxes
(12/27/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Hard though it is to remember those innocent days, Louisiana less than 30 years did not boast a single casino. Not a legal one anyway. There was always a...
article Lake Charles Riverboat Casino Moving Inland
(12/23/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Many years ago when Louisiana's legislature was approving casino gambling in the state a lot of us wondered about the wisdom of making them all "...
article 25 years of casino gambling in Shreveport-Bossier City
(12/21/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Everything seems so quaint now. But 25 years ago, when Harrah's opened the first casino in Shreveport-Bossier City, there was much fanfare. Gamblers...
article Baton Rouge riverboat casinos break two-year losing streak
(12/20/2019)
(Louisiana) -- After more than two years of posting year-over-year losses, Baton Rouge’s riverboat casinos have collectively broken their losing streak....
article Baton Rouge casinos break two-year losing streak with winnings in November
(12/19/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Winnings by casinos in the Baton Rouge market were up by 0.7% in November from a year ago, the first time the market has seen a year-to-year gain in more...
article Louisiana regulators approve 'riverboat' casino's request to move inland
(12/19/2019)
(Louisiana) -- For the first time ever, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday approved a “riverboat” casino’s request to move inland. Regulators hope the owners...
article Hard Rock Hotel demolition to stretch well into 2020, impact parade routes
(12/13/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Demolition of the Hard Rock Hotel structure could take longer than expected. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, NOFD Superintendent Tim McConnell said the...
article Coushatta Casino Wraps Up 2019 With Winter Classic Tournaments
(12/12/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Coushatta Casino, a popular poker room in Kinder, LA, is wrapping up the year with back-to-back poker tournaments at the end of December for its Winter...
article Baton Rouge casinos' winnings drop 1.1% in October to $18.3 million
(12/10/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Winnings by casinos in the Baton Rouge market were down by 1.1% in October from a year ago, as a big drop in business at the Belle of Baton Rouge wiped...
article New Orleans gambling market up by 1.1% in October to $47.7 million
(12/10/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were up 1.1% in October compared to the year before, bucking statewide statistics. The state's 15...
article Louisiana Casino Security Guard Recovers From Injuries During Violent Robbery
(12/7/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Two of the robbers hurt the security guard at the gaming venue during the heist. They grabbed his gun and fled the area. A third suspect — armed...
article Louisiana Sports Betting Hopes Helped by Edwards Re-Election
(11/16/2019)
(Louisiana) -- John Bel Edwards was re-elected as Louisiana governor Saturday, keeping a gambling proponent in office for the next four years as Louisiana considers...
31 Total Articles on this Issue

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians

article Louisiana’s Jena Choctaw Pines Casino Continues to Repair Weekend Computer Glitches
(2/17/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana tribal gaming property was still trying to correct computer malfunctions that apparently impacted slots over the Presidents’ Day weekend...
article The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino celebrates seven years
(2/8/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Saturday evening, the Jena Choctaw Pines Casino celebrated its seventh anniversary with a packed house. Members of the tribe enjoyed food and drinks at...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article The newest Navy ship named after Cherokee Nation
(2/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Keel of the Navy's latest ship named after the Cherokee Nation has been laid at the Gulf Island Ship yards in Louisiana. The ship is part of the...
article Keel Laid for Future USNS Cherokee Nation
(2/13/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A keel laying ceremony was held Feb. 12 for the future USNS Cherokee Nation (T-ATS 7), the second ship of the Navy's Navajo class of Towing, Salvage,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Budget Committee To Review Hard Rock & Cyber Attack Costs
(2/6/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Today, the New Orleans City Council Budget Committee is expected to discuss a report detailing the current and estimated costs related to both the Hard...
article Hard Rock Hotel Collapse To Be Examined by New Orleans City Council
(2/1/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The New Orleans City Council has created a special committee to hold hearings on the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel which left three dead. The hotel...
article Update on Hard Rock collapse site
(1/17/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Mayor Cantrell and NOFD Supt. Tim McConnell provide an update regarding the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. The hotel collapse happened on October 12, more...
article Requests to tear down buildings next to Hard Rock Hotel on hold -- for now
(1/9/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A request to tear down another three buildings next to the partially-collapsed Hard Rock Hotel are on hold at the request of the developer.
article The show must go on: Historic Saenger Theatre Reopens after Hard Rock Collapse
(12/12/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Saenger Theatre is known to have great shows that captivate those young and old but, during their run of Wicked, disaster struck.
article Workers build wall around Saenger, as UNO expert weighs in on Hard Rock implosion
(11/16/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Work has now begun to protect historic sites like the Saenger Theater around the collapsed Hard Rock hotel site, in advance of it's planned implosion...
article Mayor Cantrell says Hard Rock demo company to be fully vetted
(11/15/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The mayor of New Orleans says she and other city officials will be thoroughly reviewing the background of a demolition company hired to tear down the...
article Few applications submitted for SBA loans following Hard Rock collapse
(11/15/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The fencing around the Hard Rock’s evacuation zone is designed to keep people out, but since reopening after the first implosion, local business...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Children Welfare Act (ICWA)

article Opinion: Author blames Crow child's death on Indian Child Welfare Act
(1/30/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The mainstream media barely covered oral arguments in a critical Indian Child Welfare Act case last week but USA Today is here to make up for it with an...
1 Article on this Issue

Coushatta Tribe

article Coushatta Casino Resort Selects Orion for Hospitality Voice Services
(1/29/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Orion Labs Inc., provider of the award-winning Orion voice-enabled platform for real-time workforce communication and collaboration, today announced that...
article Tribe leader: Casino continues to pay dividends for area
(1/21/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Coushatta Casino Resort continues to be a key economic engine for Allen Parish and Southwest Louisiana, generating more than 2,000 jobs which have...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article 5th Circ. OKs La. Casino's Win In Texan's Wrongful Death Suit (sub req)
(1/21/2020)
(Louisiana) -- The Fifth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit seeking to hold a Louisiana casino liable for the death of an elderly woman who fell from a...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article LSU mounds could be oldest man-made structure, but peer review necessary, professor says
(1/19/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A new look at some very old microscopic bone fragments may have lead to a new determination on the age of the earthen mounds on LSU's campus that Gov...
1 Article on this Issue

Caesars

article Eldorado Resorts Wins Louisiana Regulatory Approval for $17.3 Billion Caesars Takeover
(1/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI) said Thursday it won regulatory approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) to proceed with its $17.3...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Native Americans lead revival in state, and among Navajo nation
(12/9/2019)
(Louisiana) -- An eight-week camp meeting in Oberlin and Elton has sparked revival in central Louisiana and among the Navajo nation in New Mexico, and there are no signs...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article A norovirus outbreak tied to a Louisiana casino left more than 200 people sick
(2/10/2020)
(Louisiana) -- State health officials in Louisiana are investigating an outbreak of norovirus that has sickened more than 200 people, the Louisiana Department of Health...
article L’Auberge Casino Bug: at Least 200 Fall Ill with Norovirus in Louisiana
(2/10/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana health officials have confirmed that a stomach illness reported to have broken out at L’Auberge Casino in Lake Charles last week is the...
article At least 200 infected with Norovirus after visiting Lake Charles casino
(2/7/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Hundreds of people in Lake Charles are battling with the norovirus after visiting a casino. The outbreak happened at the L’Auberge Casino last...
article Norovirus outbreak at L'auberge Casino in Lake Charles prompts investigation by health officials
(2/7/2020)
(Louisiana) -- State health officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak after numerous people reportedly became ill at a Mardi Gras ball at the L'auberge Casino...
article Police Attempt to Verify Reported Abduction from Louisiana Casino
(1/31/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Police from two states were trying to piece together a claimed kidnapping of a 36-year-old woman from outside of a Bossier City, Louisiana casino this...
article Woman claims to have been abducted at Louisiana casino, Miller County Sheriff's Office says
(1/30/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Miller County Deputies were dispatched at about 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday to the area of the 23-mile marker on Interstate 49 in Southern Miller County in...
article LSU mounds could be oldest man-made structure, but peer review necessary, professor says
(1/19/2020)
(Louisiana) -- A dream — actually, more of a nightmare — prompted LSU geology professor Brooks Ellwood to take a new look at earthen mounds that Gov. Huey...
article Louisiana, Alaskan Tribes File UN Climate Change Complaint
(1/17/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change have...
article Louisiana tribes file complaint with United Nations over U.S. inaction on climate change
(1/16/2020)
(Louisiana) -- Four coastal Louisiana tribes that claim the U.S. government has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change submitted a...
article Cheers: Indian Santa embodies the spirit of giving
(12/28/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Words can’t completely express the joy Thomas Dardar brings each year as Indian Santa. The story is told by the smiles and hugs he receives from...
article Local veteran gives back to community
(12/21/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The 45-year-old U.S. Army veteran spends much of her time reaching out to help others, in particularly her fellow vets. “I volunteer for anything I...
article First riverboat casino approved to come ashore near Lake Charles; see next steps, expected completion
(12/20/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Eighteen months after the Louisiana Legislature allowed riverboat casinos to move on dry land, the Gaming Control Board approved the first application to...
article Caddo Sheriffs investigate armed robbery at casino
(12/16/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Caddo Sheriff’s are investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this morning at the Cash Magic near Vivian, said Sheriff Steve Prator. Just...
article Multiple deputies on scene of possible armed robbery at casino/convenience store
(12/16/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Multiple deputies are on the scene of a possible armed robbery north of Shreveport at a casino and convenience store. According to online records, 16...
article LSP arrest two Texas fugitives at local casino
(12/6/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana State Police say they captured and arrested two Texas fugitives hiding out at a Shreveport casino on Wednesday.
article CPSO searching for suspects in casino armed robbery
(12/6/2019)
(Louisiana) -- The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects in an early morning armed robbery at a local casino. On Friday, December 6, at around...
article Ex-Louisiana racing commissioner fined $50,000 for ethical conflict from Bobby Jindal era
(11/30/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A state administrative court has leveled $50,000 in penalties against a Louisiana horseman who served for nearly three years on the State Racing...
article Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel offering free $20 food credit to veterans, active military
(11/7/2019)
(Louisiana) -- Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is inviting all veterans and active U.S. service members to enjoy a free $20 food credit to any of its restaurants Monday in...
article Project to help tribe’s future
(10/31/2019)
(Louisiana) -- With the threats presented by coastal change, members of the United Houma Nation want a plan that will allow them to retain their culture and heritage...
article Tulane project to aid United Houma Nation
(10/28/2019)
(Louisiana) -- A $2.1 million research project at Tulane University is aimed at helping members of an American Indian tribe in Louisiana cope with climate change and...

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