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Company describes plans for proposed Tangipahoa casino

The Los Angeles-based company Peninsula Pacific says a new casino it hopes to build in Tangipahoa Parish in Louisiana would have an indoor and outdoor event center, a farmer's market buffet and a potential bass fishing tournament dock.

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4/18/2019

article Louisianans support legal sports betting, using marijuana recreationally but oppose stricter gun laws
(Louisiana) -- Majorities of Louisiana residents support legalizing gambling on professional sports and possession of a small amount of marijuana for recreational use...
article LSU poll: Majority want sports betting, recreational weed
(Louisiana) -- A new LSU poll shows most Louisianans support legalizing sports betting and small amounts of recreational marijuana, two issues lawmakers will debate...
article It’s Always 5 O’Clock at Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City
(Louisiana) -- It seems that, right now, Louisiana is the place to be. The state is currently experiencing a record wave of tourism, with more than 41 million domestic...

4/17/2019

article Casino employee attempts to run over robber after being held at gunpoint
(Louisiana) -- Shreveport police are investigating following an armed robbery at a downtown casino. It happened overnight at the ElDorado Hotel and Casino's parking...

4/16/2019

article Harrah’s tries again to extend contract
(Louisiana) -- Harrah's is making another effort at the current legislative session to extend its current, exclusive casino contract in New Orleans until 2054, an...
article The odds improve for Harrah’s to build a new hotel in New Orleans
(Louisiana) -- New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and City Councilman Jay H. Banks say they are supporting a deal to extend Harrah’s contract in New Orleans that...
article House committee agrees on bill that would give gambling proceeds to early childhood education
(Louisiana) -- Legislation to legalize betting on college and professional sports hasn’t been heard yet but a House committee Tuesday agreed on how to collect the...
article State lawmakers begin debating taxes, fees for fantasy sports betting
(Louisiana) -- A state lawmaker wants to make sure that once fantasy sports betting begins in parts of Louisiana, early childhood education benefits from the online...

4/15/2019

article Baton Rouge casinos' gambling winnings drop in March in continued year-over-year decline
(Louisiana) -- Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos continued to report year-to-year declines in revenue, bringing in 13.8% less in March than the year before....
article New Orleans casinos' winnings rise 5.6% in March
(Louisiana) -- While casino winnings across Louisiana were down in March compared with a year ago, the New Orleans gambling market was up 5.6%. The state's 15...
article Report offers ‘sound and reasonable recommendations’ for changes to Louisiana gaming
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s casino industry has long been subjected to outside influences and internal circumstances. Severe Gulf Coast weather patterns, gaming...

4/10/2019

article Study: 2 Bossier City riverboat casinos should move
(Louisiana) -- A study prepared for the Louisiana Department of Economic Development recommends that two riverboat casinos in Bossier City move. Spectrum Gaming Group of...
article James Gill: How Harrah's casino deal made Taylor Barras look like a chump, John Alario look like a sage
(Louisiana) -- You know a deal is real taxpayer ripoff if 21 lobbyists are required to get it past Louisiana's sleepy House of Representatives. That's what...

4/9/2019

article Louisiana needs sports betting, casino relocations to compete with Mississippi, consultants say
(Louisiana) -- A consultant Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration hired says Louisiana needs to relocate two casinos, lower taxes on gambling and legalize sports...

4/8/2019

article Lawmakers Return To State Capitol During Election Year
(Louisiana) -- Legislators can file up to five non-fiscal bills in this session and Pinsonat says legalizing sports betting and a proposal to extend Harrah’s New...

4/6/2019

article Harrah's new attempt at license renewal bill includes more money, Sen. Alario's support; see details
(Louisiana) -- Harrah’s aggressive push last year to extend its license to operate the only land casino in New Orleans for another 30 years collapsed on the final...
article Louisiana's casino self-ban program gets attention after lawmaker's disclosure but details are scant
(Louisiana) -- A state lawmaker's recent disclosure that she is a gambling addict and was removed from a casino after adding herself to the state’s self-...

4/5/2019

article Sports betting in Louisiana, fantasy sports rules on Legislature’s docket
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana residents could soon have two new options for legal wagering: sports betting and online fantasy sports. The state Legislature, which convenes...

4/2/2019

article Louisiana Lawmakers Propose Bill for Onsite and Mobile Sports Betting
(Louisiana) -- SB 153 is a bill that would legalize sports betting in Louisiana, but there are some hurdles to jump before the measure becomes law.

3/30/2019

article Sports betting debate returns this year
(Louisiana) -- State lawmakers will once again debate sports betting in Louisiana during the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Danny Martiny (R-Metairie) prefiled the...
article Have a gambling problem? This state police program can help you quit
(Louisiana) -- Over 10 million people in the United States have a gambling addiction problem. The Self-Exclusion from Casino Gaming program is available to any...

3/29/2019

article Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Pre-Filed Ahead Of Session Kickoff In April
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana has officially thrown its hat into the 2019 sports betting ring. On Wednesday, the 2019 Louisiana Sports Wagering Control Act was pre-filed by...
article Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Could Ask Voters To Legalize Wagering
(Louisiana) -- The recently passed daily fantasy sports bill will serve as the model for a new Louisiana sports betting effort. Alaska aside, the appetite for legal...

3/26/2019

article DA Won't Prosecute Democratic Leader
(Louisiana) -- The leader of Louisiana's Democratic Party is not likely to be prosecuted by the District Attorney in Baton Rouge for illegally entering a casino last...

3/25/2019

article What is gambling addiction and how is it treated?
(Louisiana) -- Years ago, a woman we'll call 'Sue' lost her husband and was living on a fixed income with two young children. She thought gambling could...

3/24/2019

article New Orleans casinos’ gambling winnings down 4.7 percent in February
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were down 4.7 percent in February from a year ago, as most of the state’s gambling markets posted...

3/22/2019

article Baton Rouge casino winnings drop 18.7 percent in February from year ago in year-and-a-half decline
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the Baton Rouge gambling market once again took another steep plunge in February, falling by 18.7 percent from the year before and...

3/21/2019

article State riverboat gaming revenue continues to fall
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s riverboat casinos took in about $7.6 million less in February than they did during the same month last year, a decline of almost 5...
article Study suggests what Harrah’s should pay the state for license renewal
(Louisiana) -- When Harrah’s New Orleans Casino sought a 30-year renewal of its state license to operate last year, the state House asked for too little money,...

2/26/2019

article Legal sports betting? La. lawmaker considers using revenue to fund early education
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana lawmakers looking to legalize sports betting are poised to take another gamble this spring, with childhood education on their minds. Sen. Danny...
article ‘Small fire’ in laundry room at L’auberge
(Louisiana) -- The Lake Charles Fire Department put out a small fire in the laundry room at L’auberge Casino Resort Tuesday morning, officials said. Assistant...

2/21/2019

article Baton Rouge casino winnings drop again; statewide gambling market posts modest increase
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the Baton Rouge market plunged by 15.1 percent in January from a year ago, continuing an extended losing streak for properties in the...
article New Orleans casino revenue up 7.7 percent in January to $47.5 million
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were up 7.7 percent in January from a year ago, the second best performance of any of the state’s...

2/18/2019

article Can early education push help pass sports betting?
(Louisiana) -- They may not seem like a natural fit, but sports betting and early childhood education soon may become inseparably linked at the Louisiana Capitol. Early...

2/13/2019

article Could the Belle of Baton Rouge move to land?
(Colorado) -- Analysts from Eldorado Resorts, the Belle of Baton Rouge’s new parent company, will visit their Baton Rouge property this month to consider new...

2/12/2019

article Belle of Baton Rouge owners looking into possible investments, gaming facility upgrades
(Louisiana) -- The owners of the Belle of Baton Rouge are considering investment options and gaming facility upgrades. Jim Rigot, the casino’s new manager, said...
article Belle of Baton Rouge owners seriously considering moving casino onto land
(Louisiana) -- Less than three months after the new owners of the Belle of Baton Rouge said it was “highly unlikely” the downtown riverboat would move onto...

2/8/2019

article Developer moving Long Beach casino plans forward
(Mississippi) -- The Harbor Market in Long Beach is now open for business, featuring Reenie’s Southern Kitchen and Parrish’s Lounge. Owners Jim Parrish and...

1/26/2019

article Lawmakers to decide how to spend new La. gambling revenue
(Louisiana) -- The sponsor of sports betting legislation said he is open to dedicating revenue from the enterprise for early childhood education, which is suddenly...

1/22/2019

article Louisiana casino revenue continues to fall
(Louisiana) -- Riverboat casino revenue fell in three of Louisiana’s four markets in December as compared to the same month last year, causing an overall drop of...

1/17/2019

article New Orleans casino license awaits lawmakers’ decision
(Louisiana) -- An aggressive and ultimately controversial effort by Harrah’s New Orleans Casino to extend its operating license by 30 years died on the final day...

1/16/2019

article What's best deal for Louisiana in Harrah's license renewal? Study to determine value authorized
(Louisiana) -- An aggressive and ultimately controversial effort by Harrah’s New Orleans Casino to extend its operating license by 30 years died on the final day...

1/13/2019

article Gill: How sports betting money could be used to boost literacy in Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards believes that the state has been too eager to dedicate tax revenues, but suggests we do it again. Although it is generally a bad...

1/12/2019

article Support builds around legalizing sports betting in Louisiana, but it's not a slam dunk
(Louisiana) -- Bipartisan support is building around a plan to allow sports wagering in Louisiana casinos, but a host of issues have yet to be hashed out and it will...
article THEIRS: Keeping up with sports betting
(Louisiana) -- Another effort to legalize sports betting in Louisiana is expected to take place at this year's legislative session, but don't look for supporters...

1/9/2019

article Louisiana gov gets behind sports gambling
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana could soon legalized sports gambling if the state’s governor has his way. Governor John Bel Edwards has publicly given his support for the...

1/8/2019

article Sports betting will surface at session
(Louisiana) -- Another effort to legalize sports betting in Louisiana is expected to take place at this year's legislative session, but don't look for supporters...
article Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Celebrates 25th Anniversary
(Louisiana) -- Like many Louisiana organizations, the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana looked to raise money and started small, opening the Chitimacha Bayouland Bingo. In...
article OP/ED: Sports betting will surface at session
(Louisiana) -- Another effort to legalize sports betting in Louisiana is expected to take place at this year's legislative session, but don't look for supporters...

1/7/2019

article John Bel Edwards backs sports betting in Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards hopes Louisiana implements legal sports betting and would consider putting any revenue it generates toward expanding early childhood...

1/2/2019

article Familiar riverboat headed back to New Orleans; take peek inside ship sold off after Katrina
(Louisiana) -- Few experiences capture old New Orleans and the Mississippi River quite like a paddlewheel riverboat coming round the muddy bend with its tooting whistle...

12/21/2018

article Baton Rouge market slump leads decline for state’s riverboat casinos
(Louisiana) -- The Baton Rouge casino market continues to struggle, November’s totals show. The three Baton Rouge casinos took in about $18.7 million in November,...

12/20/2018

article Louisiana's four Las Vegas-style casinos will soon be eligible to add more gambling devices
(Louisiana) -- The four casinos that account for about half of Louisiana’s take can soon add more gambling machines under rules approved by a state board Thursday.
article N.O. casino revenue up in November, state figures unchanged
(Louisiana) -- Casino winnings in the New Orleans gambling market were up 6.3 percent in November from a year ago, while overall state winnings were virtually unchanged.

12/19/2018

article GILL: How can Louisiana enforce card counting law? Go after liquor licenses at casinos
(Louisiana) -- Citizens denied their legal rights know they can always rely on the press. When the downtrodden have nowhere else to turn, the crusading journalist will...

12/18/2018

article By the numbers: Cypress Bayou Casino's 25 years of business
(Louisiana) -- Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton is celebrating 25 years of business. Here are a few things we learned about the tribal operation during a Dec. 18...

12/12/2018

article Suspects stole thousands in liquor from Golden Nugget Casino
(Louisiana) -- Detectives with the Lake Charles Police Department Property Crimes Division are asking for help from the public in identifying three theft suspects.

12/5/2018

article Lumiere Place Casino patron alleges it failed to pay winnings from craps game
(Louisiana) -- A casino patron alleges he had a winning roll in a craps game and the casino failed to pay him his winnings. Joseph Rudy filed a complaint on Nov. 25 in...
article L’Auberge to add outdoor smoking area with 100 slot machines
(Louisiana) -- L’Auberge Casino and Hotel is currently constructing a $3.6 million outdoor smoking area that will feature 100 slot machines, according to the Baton...

12/4/2018

article Rayville man works to even odds at casinos
(Louisiana) -- A Rayville man hopes to help pass legislation which will change the way casinos do business in Louisiana for the better. “Not only does this bill...

11/26/2018

article Belle of Baton Rouge owner, online gaming company strike deal for internet gambling
(Louisiana) -- The parent company of the Belle of Baton Rouge has reached an agreement with an international online gambling company that opens the door for internet...
article Belle of Baton Rouge parent company enters deal to offer online sports betting
(Louisiana) -- Casino and online gambling company The Stars Group announced this morning that it has reached a $25 million agreement with Belle of Baton Rouge parent...

11/23/2018

article Eldorado: Lake Charles riverboat may move ashore
(Louisiana) -- The owner of two Louisiana riverboat casinos says it may move one near Texas onto land, but probably will leave its Baton Rouge boat afloat. Eldorado...

11/22/2018

article New La. law aims to protect ‘skilled’ card players
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana legislators earlier this year quietly approved a new law meant to establish protections for “skilled” gamblers, including those who...

11/21/2018

article Belle owners: 'highly unlikely' casino will move inland, but Lake Charles property may get relocated
(Louisiana) -- The new owners of the Belle of Baton Rouge said it’s “highly unlikely” they will take steps to move the downtown riverboat casino onto...

11/20/2018

article New law aimed to protect 'skilled' card players, but who's enforcing it?
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana legislators earlier this year quietly approved a new law meant to establish protections for "skilled" gamblers, including those who...
article Belle of Baton Rouge’s new owner has no plans for upgrades, moving casino onshore
(Louisiana) -- Executives with Eldorado Resorts, the new parent company of the Belle of Baton Rouge, aren’t interested in following up on the previous owner’...

11/19/2018

article Louisiana casino win down 5.1 pct
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) revealed that casinos in the state recorded a decrease in winnings of 5.1% year-on-year during October. The...

11/15/2018

article New Orleans casinos post another year-over-year decline as Louisiana reports 5.1 percent less in October winnings
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana casinos brought in 5.1 percent less in winnings from gamblers in October compared to a year earlier, with the New Orleans gambling market...

11/14/2018

article Expanded Arkansas casino gambling is bad for Shreveport-Bossier City
(Louisiana) -- Does a cat have climbing gear? How could it not? On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Arkansas voters approved a state constitutional amendment to allow full-scale casino...

11/12/2018

article Mississippi sports betting starting to eat into Louisiana's gaming business?
(Louisiana) -- After only three months and change, it's too soon to say how much legalized sports betting in Mississippi will affect Louisiana casinos. But...

11/9/2018

article Passage of fantasy sports betting illustrates shift across Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- Louisianans voted Tuesday to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports contests in 47 out of 64 parishes, suggesting a significant increase in support for gaming...

11/4/2018

article OP/ED: Sports betting will be up next
(Louisiana) -- If Louisiana voters decide Tuesday to allow fantasy sports contests in their parishes, they can expect to see the Legislature next spring open the door to...

10/29/2018

article Breaking Overnight: 'Shots Fired' in Neighborhood; Casino Incident
(Louisiana) -- Bossier City Police were busy overnight, responding to one ‘shots fired’ report and another emergency call at a local casino. One incident...

10/28/2018

article Gaspard named casino exec chef
(Louisiana) -- Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel CEO and General Manager Mike Howard announced that Willie Gaspard has been named as the casino’s executive chef. Gaspard...

10/26/2018

article Louisiana Sports Betting Prodded By Southern Neighbors
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana has considered sports betting legalization for several years. The sports gambling prospects of their southern neighbors may (finally) push a...
article Upcoming DFS Vote Could Be A Window Into Appetite For Louisiana Sports Betting
(Louisiana) -- If Louisiana wants to gauge residents’ temperature on sports betting, the state’s top gaming regulator says to use the November vote on daily...
article Parish govt. aims to offset prisoner costs with racino funding
(Louisiana) -- St. Landry Parish government is targeting the annual Evangeline Downs Racino funding sent to the Opelousas Police Department to help offset the costs of...

10/25/2018

article Another debate coming in Louisiana about sports betting
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday promised a renewed push to legalize sports betting, saying gamblers are finding ways to wager elsewhere and the state is...
article La. voters to decide whether to legalize online fantasy sports gambling
(Louisiana) -- Voters across Louisiana will decide Nov. 6 whether to legalize online fantasy sports betting within their parishes. But even if voters in Terrebonne or...
article Louisiana Lawmakers to Revisit Sports Betting in 201
(Louisiana) -- This week, Louisiana lawmakers showed a renewed interest in bringing legalized sports betting to the state known for being the birthplace of jazz, Cajun...
article Louisiana Seeks ‘Deeper Look’ Into Regulating Sports Betting
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana lawmakers held a colorful hearing Wednesday in Baton Rouge to lay some more groundwork on the sports betting issue ahead of the next legislative...

10/24/2018

article Another debate coming in Louisiana on sports betting
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana lawmakers Wednesday promised a renewed push to legalize sports betting, saying gamblers are finding ways to wager elsewhere and the state is...
article Is sports betting coming to La.? 'We're lagging behind'
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana lawmakers heard from Mississippi's top gambling regulator about his state's sports betting success story as he jokingly encouraged them...
article Louisiana Legislature plans to tackle sports betting again in 2019 session; here's next steps
(Louisiana) -- State lawmakers are betting that they can successfully revive efforts to legalize sports wagering in Louisiana, as neighboring Mississippi reaps...
article Crapped out: Baton Rouge casinos seeing steady revenue losses
(Louisiana) -- Josephine Smith has been playing the slots at the Belle of Baton Rouge since the riverboat casino opened, then under a different name, in the mid-1990s....

10/21/2018

article BPD: Two men involved in shooting at Horseshoe Casino knew each other
(Louisiana) -- Bossier Police say the two men involved in a fatal shooting inside the parking garage of the Horseshoe Casino knew each other. It happened just before 10...

10/18/2018

article Baton Rouge casino revenue continues downward trend
(Louisiana) -- Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos collectively raked in 20.7% less revenue in September than they did during the month last year, marking the...

10/17/2018

article Constitutional amendments would require unanimous verdicts, prevent raids on highway trust fund
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana voters will decide Nov. 6 whether the state should require unanimous jury verdicts in all felony criminal trials. It's one of six proposed...

10/7/2018

article Belle of Baton Rouge changes hands for $18 million as part of Tropicana acquisition
(Louisiana) -- The Belle of Baton Rouge has changed hands for $18 million as part of a previously-announced $1.85 billion acquisition of its operator, Tropicana...

9/22/2018

article New Orleans casinos see spike in revenue, while Baton Rouge numbers dip
(Louisiana) -- New Orleans’ casinos brought in 8.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, an increase that put them slightly behind the 9.2 percent...

9/20/2018

article Louisiana casinos see winnings increase; Baton Rouge still down
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s casinos brought in 9.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, while the Baton Rouge gambling market continued to report...
article New Orleans casinos see spike in revenue, while Baton Rouge numbers dip
(Louisiana) -- New Orleans’ casinos brought in 8.2 percent more in August than they did a year ago, an increase that put them slightly behind the 9.2 percent...

9/12/2018

article La. State Senator Says He'll Bring Back Sports Betting Bill
(Louisiana) -- This year Louisiana lawmakers approved a bill that allows riverboat casinos to move on land. But Lawmakers didn’t support a bill that would’ve...

9/7/2018

article Casino visitor claims waitress 'negligently' spilled coffee on her
(Louisiana) -- A Harris County woman’s visit to a Louisiana hotel and casino two years ago was purportedly marred by a spilt beverage. Linda Harris is suing Golden...
article Council discusses rededicating casino revenues to parish projects
(Louisiana) -- Roads aren’t being graded efficiently, ditch digging is behind schedule, two rounds of vegetation spraying has not proven totally effective and...

8/30/2018

article Parents file wrongful death suit filed against Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels
(Louisiana) -- The parents of a man who died after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at a casino have filed a wrongful death suit against the casino's owners. Edward L...

8/26/2018

article In Louisiana, lawmakers promote bills that help relatives and clients
(Louisiana) -- State Sen. Norby Chabert wanted to offer a helping hand to his district’s truck stop casinos. The number of video poker machines allowed in the...

8/22/2018

article Louisiana’s casino, racetrack revenues rose 0.9% in 2017
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s total casino and racetrack revenue cashed in at roughly $2.56 billion in 2017, up 0.9% from the year previous, according to the American...

8/19/2018

article Louisiana gaming revenue dips 5.5 percent in July, Baton Rouge market down almost 27 percent
(Louisiana) -- A bad calendar comparison from a year ago and a smoking ban targeting restaurants and casinos in Baton Rouge pummeled Louisiana gaming revenues during...

8/17/2018

article Judge reinstates terminated employee who was gambling at work
(Louisiana) -- A man who was terminated for gambling on the New Orleans' Sewerage and Water Board property after 21 years of employment, successfully appealed his...
article Baton Rouge riverboat casino revenue continues crapping out
(Louisiana) -- Baton Rouge’s three riverboat casinos collectively raked 26.7% less revenue in July than each did during the same month last year, marking the 12th-...
article Louisiana casino revenues down over 5 percent from calendar quirk
(Louisiana) -- A quirk in the calendar contributed to Louisiana casinos' revenues being 5.5 percent lower in July when compared to the year before. Baton Rouge...

8/12/2018

article James Gill: As riverboat casinos move onshore, a reminder how it isn't an 'expansion of gambling'
(Louisiana) -- Riverboat casino owners will need to shell out for a few extras — a hotel or conference center, say — to get permission from the state Gaming...

8/9/2018

article OP/ED: Markets rule, even in Louisiana casinos, gaming industry must remain adaptable
(Louisiana) -- A generation ago, as casinos blossomed in Mississippi under its laissez-faire policies on gaming, Louisiana's restrictive laws on granting licenses...

8/8/2018

article Lights Go Out at a Shreveport Casino
(Louisiana) -- If you ever venture into any of the local casinos, you know it's loud. You hear slot machines ringing and dinging, gamblers hollering when they hit a...

8/7/2018

article Louisiana law change is about building new resorts says Jones
(Louisiana) -- The head of Louisiana’s Gaming Control Board, Ronnie Jones, is confident that recent changes to the law allowing river boat casinos to move onto dry land...
article Will Louisiana legalize sports betting?
(Louisiana) -- Mississippi casinos in Biloxi and Tunica welcomed sports betting with great fanfare last week. “For the Southeast region, we’re it,”...

8/6/2018

article Gambling revenues 'stable,' but increased competition looms large
(Louisiana) -- Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones told reporters Monday at the Baton Rouge Press Club that the gambling industry is "fairly stable."...
article Will Louisiana legalize sports betting?
(Louisiana) -- Mississippi casinos in Biloxi and Tunica welcomed sports betting with great fanfare last week. “For the Southeast region, we’re it,”...
article Louisiana gambling regulator: 3 casinos want to move onshore
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana's chief gambling regulator says three of the state's 15 riverboat casinos have indicated interest in moving their properties onshore,...
article Louisiana Gaming Control head expects rules for onshore casinos will be finished this year
(Louisiana) -- The Belle of Baton Rouge is among three riverboat casinos wanting to move operations onshore and casino operators in the state are concerned about sports...
article Riverboat casino policies for moving on land will be set by 2019
(Louisiana) -- The state’s Gaming Control Board is still drafting its policy for riverboat casinos to move onto land, with the group aiming to have regulations in...

8/2/2018

article Lafayette man wins $300K on progressive slot at Cypress Bayou
(Louisiana) -- Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel announced today that a Lafayette man won a huge jackpot at the facility. He hit a $343,679 jackpot on a wide-area progressive...

7/22/2018

article Was failed Harrah’s extension a ‘sweetheart deal?’ Study can’t say
(Louisiana) -- A $34,000 week-long study has provided no definitive answer regarding Gov. John Bel Edwards’ query into whether a failed 2018 proposal to extend...

7/19/2018

article Baton Rouge riverboat casinos see revenues drop after smoking ban took effect in June
(Louisiana) -- While casino revenues rose statewide, Baton Rouge's three riverboat casinos saw their winnings drop 15.6 percent in June, the same month the citywide...
article New Orleans casino market outperforms state numbers in June
(Louisiana) -- Revenues at New Orleans gambling halls rose by 6.9 percent in June from the year before, an increase that outperformed the growth of Louisiana’s...
article Louisiana Gaming Control Board approves Penn National-Pinnacle deal
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday approved Penn National Gaming’s $2.8 billion purchase of Pinnacle Entertainment. The board is the...

7/12/2018

article Louisiana Riverboats Won’t Be Coming Ashore This Year
(Louisiana) -- There’s a long wait for Louisiana casino riverboats to come ashore, despite a recent relaxed ruling that now allows applications for the move.

7/7/2018

article Boomtown Belle Casino guest files slip-and-fall lawsuit
(Louisiana) -- A woman is seeking damages in connection with an alleged slip-and-fall incident at Boomtown Belle Casino. Cheryl Lawrence filed a lawsuit July 3 against...

7/4/2018

article Study on Harrah's casino suggests revised legislation would have offered fair deal to taxpayers
(Louisiana) -- During the waning weeks of the regular legislative session, a bill sought by owners of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino ran into headwinds in the state...

7/2/2018

article Another Naked Guy Arrested at Bossier City Casino
(Louisiana) -- Diamondjacks is Bossier City’s casino with the lowest attendance and revenue. But that may change soon. Especially for customers looking to see...

7/1/2018

article Is sports betting in our future?
(Louisiana) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the door to sports betting for all states, but it appears Louisiana won’t be rushing to join the crowd. However,...

6/28/2018

article 3 things you might not know about 'Best Casino' winner Cypress Bayou Casino
(Louisiana) -- Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, located in Charenton, is one of the largest entertainment attractions in Acadiana. It draws in thrill seekers from all over...
article Coushatta Casino Resort is Voted Best Local Casino by 'Times of Acadiana'
(Louisiana) -- One of this year's finalists for Best Casino is Coushatta Casino Resort, located just outside of Kinder. The resort features a 100,000 square foot...

6/27/2018

article Men use $3,500 worth of counterfeit money to gamble at Harrah's: warrant
(Louisiana) -- NOPD arrested one of two men Tuesday (June 25) who cashed in $3,500 worth of counterfeit money at New Orleans' Harrah's Casino in the fall of 2017.

6/24/2018

article Voters in November will decide whether to legalize fantasy sports; here's how it would work
(Louisiana) -- In the 1980s, baseball fans started mimicking team owners by gathering with friends to pick players from any active roster to create their own teams in an...
article Harrah's New Orleans is getting a new 2,200-capacity music venue with a historic brand name
(Louisiana) -- The vast, long-vacant second story of New Orleans’ downtown casino has found a flashy new tenant: The Fillmore at Harrah’s New Orleans, a...

6/21/2018

article Nude man goes on rampage at casino
(Louisiana) -- A man with far more attitude than clothes gave new meaning to the term strip poker Tuesday night at a Bossier City casino. The totally nude man went on a...

6/18/2018

article Gambling in Louisiana will have a totally new look soon
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Legislature and Gov. John Bel Edwards approved seven new gambling laws this year. Some changes were historic, including a new ballot...

6/15/2018

article Tashara Travels: The Margaritaville Bossier City Resort & Casino Experience
(Louisiana) -- In partnership with Margaritaville Bossier City Resort & Casino, CBS19 is giving away the 'Margaritaville Experience' to one lucky viewer.

6/4/2018

article When Will Riverboat Casinos Be Allowed To Move Ashore?
(Louisiana) -- Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation allowing riverboat casinos to move up to 1,200 feet onto land from their current berth space. Executive...

6/3/2018

article New law allows riverboat casinos to move ashore, so when will it happen?
(Louisiana) -- Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation allowing riverboat casinos to move up to 1,200 feet onto land from their current berth space.
article Ex-shipyard worker found career as charismatic waiter
(Louisiana) -- Fresh baked bread anyone? Sure it may not be the main reason you initially decide to indulge on a meal at Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse at Cypress Bayou...
article Police arrest man for jumping over table to attack casino worker
(Louisiana) -- A Baton Rouge man is now in custody after police say he jumped a table to attack a casino employee, then struggled with officers, threatening to kill them...

5/29/2018

article Louisiana voters to decide on fantasy sports games in November
(Louisiana) -- Voters will decide whether fantasy sports games through online sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel will be legalized in Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards...

5/28/2018

article Gov. passes bill to allow riverboat casinos onshore
(Louisiana) -- If you like gambling... you won't have to step over water to play poker anymore. Louisiana's riverboat casinos are now allowed on dry land. With...
article Louisiana’s riverboat casinos now free to move ashore
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s 15 riverboat casinos can now operate on land after a single vote victory in the Senate approved SB 316 and on May 23, 2018, Democratic...
article Kenner eyes possible Treasure Chest casino expansion
(Louisiana) -- The Treasure Chest casino in Kenner has permission to come ashore. A new state law now allows Louisiana's 15 riverboat casinos to move on to land, 1,...

5/26/2018

article Fantasy Sports Contests in Louisiana? Voters to decide in November
(Louisiana) -- Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that could make playing fantasy sports for money legal in the state of Louisiana. But whether it actually...
article LA voters to decide on one-day fantasy sports gaming in November
(Louisiana) -- Voters will decide whether fantasy sports games through online sites such as DraftKings and FanDuel will be legalized in Louisiana. Gov. John Bel Edwards...
article Louisiana voters to decide in Nov. on fantasy sports gaming
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana voters will get to decide whether fantasy sports betting apps such as DraftKing and FanDuel should become legal in the state on the Nov. 6...
article How exactly did Harrah's deal fall apart? Questions, key concerns until it was 'too late'
(Louisiana) -- On March 29, Speaker Taylor Barras strode down from his perch overseeing the Louisiana House of Representatives to the microphone on the chamber’s...

5/24/2018

article Louisiana riverboat relocation becomes law
(Louisiana) -- The governor of the US state of Louisiana has signed a bill allowing the states existing riverboat casinos to move in land, following a unanimous approval...
article Which Riverboats Will Look at Building New Casinos in Louisiana?
(Louisiana) -- During the regular session this year, lawmakers approved a pretty big change for the riverboat casinos across the state. But the change passes by just one...

5/23/2018

article Riverboat casinos are now allowed to operate on land
(Louisiana) -- With casino executives peering over his shoulder, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Wednesday the law that allows the state’s 15 riverboat casinos to...

5/22/2018

article Fagan: State leaders stumble, bumble as Harrah's boondoggle goes down in flames
(Louisiana) -- You never really know what’s something’s worth until you put it out to bid. A fundamental law of economics that seems to escape government...

5/20/2018

article James Gill: Hoping Louisiana will outstmart Mississippi for once? That's a bad bet
(Louisiana) -- Irish bookie Paddy Power has announced plans to expand its American operations by buying the online fantasy sports betting company FanDuel, which just...
article Sports betting not all it's cracked up to be | Opinion
(Louisiana) -- Like junkies chasing the next high, pretty much every state government in the union was jonesing this past week for a chance to get into the sports...

5/19/2018

article Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes Legislature-approved budget ahead of special session
(Louisiana) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed the Legislature's spending plan for the coming year, calling the version of House Bill 1 that passed both the House...
article Harrah's casino deal collapses
(Louisiana) -- A deal to extend Harrah's lease for its New Orleans land-based casino collapsed during the waning hours of the Legislature's Regular Session late...

5/18/2018

article Harrah's Casino extension dies as Louisiana Legislature adjourns
(Louisiana) -- Before it adjourned for the regular session, the Louisiana Legislature could not reach a compromise Friday (May 18) on an extension of Harrah's New...
article Harrah's New Orleans casino extension dies after House and Senate negotiators fail to settle on final deal
(Louisiana) -- An aggressive effort by Caesars Entertainment to extend the state operating license for the Harrah’s New Orleans casino died Friday night, minutes...

5/17/2018

article Negotiators will attempt to resolve Louisiana House, Senate standoff over Harrah's casino bill by Friday
(Louisiana) -- The House and Senate appear headed toward a showdown on the Harrah’s casino bill on Friday in what could be the final day of the regular legislative...

5/16/2018

article Louisiana Illustrates The Potential Mess That Can Come Out Of Online Gaming Legislation
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana DFS legislation is one step closer to becoming law in the Bayou State. H 484, a bill that would formally legalize and license daily fantasy...
article Louisiana riverboat casino changes head to governor's desk
(Louisiana) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards will decide whether riverboat casinos can increase the amount of gambling at their facilities and move ashore.
article Governor on Harrah's: 'I just need to know that it is a good deal'
(Louisiana) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards said the proposed deal to extend the state gambling license for Harrah's Casino in New Orleans has improved over the last couple...
article Harrah's Casino deal gets Louisiana Senate approval
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Senate voted 21-16 Wednesday (May 16) to require Harrah's New Orleans' parent company, Caesars Entertainment Corp., to invest $350...
article Louisiana Senate passes Harrah's casino bill; measure still needs House approval
(Louisiana) -- Owners of the Harrah’s casino would get another 30 years to operate in Louisiana and would have to pay an additional $20 million per year to the...

5/15/2018

article Harrah's Casino license extension advances from Senate committee
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana Senate committee voted 4-3 Monday (May 14) to extend Caesars Entertainment Corp.'s license to run the Harrah's Casino in New Orleans...

5/14/2018

article Harrah's casino bill OK'd by committee; panel's chair mandates big extra payments
(Louisiana) -- A Louisiana Senate committee Monday narrowly approved a no-bid, 30-year extension in Harrah’s New Orleans’ operating license but only after...
article Jackpot: Harrah's bill clears committee
(Louisiana) -- It took a barrage of lobbyists, a deal sweetener for the state and House Speaker Taylor Barras' influence, but Harrah's bid for a lease extension...
article Key state senator to oppose Harrah's casino bill at legislative hearing Monday
(Louisiana) -- A key New Orleans state senator announced his opposition to the Harrah’s New Orleans casino bill on Sunday, a day before a crucial legislative...
article New Orleans casino market posts biggest drop in winnings statewide
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s overall gambling revenues were down in April from the year before, with New Orleans recording the worst performance of any of the state...

5/13/2018

article Key state senator to oppose Harrah's casino bill at legislative hearing Monday
(Louisiana) -- A key New Orleans state senator announced his opposition to the Harrah’s New Orleans casino bill on Sunday, a day before a crucial legislative...

5/12/2018

article 'Buying every ounce of influence,' Harrah's has 21 lobbyists trying to pass New Orleans casino bill
(Louisiana) -- The beneficiaries jokingly call it the “Lobbyist Full Employment Act.” Every year, at least one issue before the state Legislature is worth so...
article Jeff Sadow: Harrah's bill once seemed a no-brainer, but upon closer inspection ...
(Louisiana) -- At one point, passage of House Bill 553 by Republican Speaker Taylor Barras seemed inevitable. But the Louisiana Legislature should slam the brakes on...
article Baton Rouge casinos looking to land a winning hand
(Louisiana) -- State lawmakers have been plowing through dozens of gaming bills filed this legislative session, yet one of the few still standing is a proposal the Baton...

5/10/2018

article Prospects for Harrah's casino bill are "iffy" before key vote Monday
(Louisiana) -- The fate of the Harrah’s New Orleans bill remained uncertain Thursday, a day after Mayor LaToya Cantrell said Gov. John Bel Edwards and City Council...

5/9/2018

article Harrah's bill in trouble after Mayor Cantrell says governor, City Council members express 'serious reservations'
(Louisiana) -- An aggressive effort by owners of the Harrah’s New Orleans casino to extend their state operating license this year was facing trouble Wednesday...
article Louisiana Senate doesn't pass racino changes
(Louisiana) -- The state Senate failed to approve legislation that would change the designs of racetrack casinos. Coming up a vote short of the tally necessary for...
article Baton Rouge casinos looking to land a winning hand
(Louisiana) -- State lawmakers have been plowing through dozens of gaming bills filed this legislative session, yet one of the few still standing is a proposal the Baton...

5/8/2018

article Does New Orleans need more casinos?
(Louisiana) -- Bob Mitchell talks to WWL listeners about whether or not New Orleans needs more land-based casinos, and where they ought to go?
article Harrah's bill calls for less legislative scrutiny for future casino license renewals
(Louisiana) -- The full state Legislature would lose its authority to renew Harrah’s operating license in the future under a little-noticed provision in a...

5/7/2018

article Key question for Harrah's legislation: Would casino go "black" if Legislature doesn't renew operating license?
(Louisiana) -- The answer to a key question that has received little public attention could determine which side has the upper hand in negotiations over how much the...

5/5/2018

article Our Views: Are we getting the best deal on Harrah's contract?
(Louisiana) -- OP/ED; From the beginning of the legislative fight over the long-term extension of the Harrah’s casino deal, we’ve not questioned the merits...

5/4/2018

article AUDIO: Louisiana needs to due its due diligence on the Harrah's deal
(Louisiana) -- We're continuing our conversation on the Harris extension. The they're operating lease as a relates to they'll light there's casino...
article KENNEDY: It's time to cut the cards with Harrahs
(Louisiana) -- U.S. Senator John Kennedy has issued a warning that the Harrahs' deal may only be good for Harrahs.

5/3/2018

article Harrah's offers $21M sweetener to smooth passage of casino legislation; critic calls it 'peanuts'
(Louisiana) -- Representatives of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino are now offering an upfront payment of $21 million to the city and state to try to smooth passage of...
article House panel: Regulating riverboats by ‘positions’ expands bottom line, but not gaming
(Louisiana) -- Some say allowing Louisiana’s 15 riverboat casinos to move 400 yards ashore and to be regulated by gaming “positions” rather than by...

5/2/2018

article Louisiana one step closer to legalizing fantasy sports gambling
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana is one step closer to legalizing fantasy sports gambling. A measure is heading to the Senate. Under it, each parish would vote on whether or...
article Capitol Views: Is House poised to pass riverboat casino bill?
(Louisiana) -- In a crowded field of controversial and uncertain gaming bills, the proposal to dry out Louisiana’s motionless riverboat casinos showed its hand...
article Floating casinos could add more slot machines, table games under bill passed by House panel
(Louisiana) -- The state’s floating casino could move onto land and could have thousands of new slot machines and table games under legislation passed by a House...
article Harrah’s New Orleans 30-year contract extension delayed
(Louisiana) -- A Senate committee has delayed the discussion over 30-year contract extension with Caesar’s Entertainment Corp. to run Harrah’s New Orleans...
article Louisiana could allow more gamblers on riverboat casinos
(Louisiana) -- Legislation to allow riverboat casinos to move onto land would also allow them to have more machines and gamblers than they currently hold. Louisiana'...

5/1/2018

article Roll of the Dice
(Louisiana) -- Twenty years ago, the idea that an industry could start up in Louisiana and within a relatively short time become a significant source of state tax...

4/30/2018

article Decision on Harrah's New Orleans contract delayed
(Louisiana) -- A Senate committee has put off discussing a 30-year contract extension with Caesar's Entertainment Corp. to run Harrah's New Orleans for another...
article Harrah’s Casino and Hotel New Orleans license extension in danger
(Louisiana) -- A New Orleans real estate lawyer is reportedly urging members of the Louisiana State Senate not to ratify proposed legislation that would extend the...
article Harrah’s Casino and Hotel New Orleans license extension in danger
(Louisiana) -- A New Orleans real estate lawyer is reportedly urging members of the Louisiana State Senate not to ratify proposed legislation that would extend the...
article Las Vegas real estate company has option to buy Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
(Louisiana) -- A Las Vegas-based real estate company has an option to acquire Harrah’s New Orleans Casino — a potential transaction that was unknown to key...
article Las Vegas real estate company has option to buy Harrah’s New Orleans Casino
(Louisiana) -- A Las Vegas-based real estate company has an option to acquire Harrah’s New Orleans Casino — a potential transaction that was unknown to key...

4/29/2018

article Louisiana riverboat casinos one step closer to moving up to 1,200 feet ashore
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Senate has agreed to allow the state’s 15 riverboat casinos to move within 1,200 feet of their shoreline berths and to redefine...
article Rules of the game / Casino riverboat laws may soon change
(Louisiana) -- A bill making its way through the Legislature would revamp state riverboat laws by addressing space limitations on casino floors and letting riverboats...

4/28/2018

article Real estate company has option to buy Harrah's New Orleans Casino
(Louisiana) -- A Las Vegas-based real estate company has an option to acquire Harrah’s New Orleans Casino — a potential transaction that was unknown to key state...

4/27/2018

article Big changes for Louisiana casino industry may be on the horizon
(Louisiana) -- The casino market in Louisiana could be about to undergo significant change after the Louisiana State Senate passed legislation earlier this week that...

4/25/2018

article Louisiana riverboat casinos should be onshore, Senate votes
(Louisiana) -- Louisiana’s riverboat casinos would be able to move onshore, under a proposal that won support Tuesday from senators who spurned a separate measure...
article North Shore riverboat casino project suffers another defeat, appears dead
(Louisiana) -- A last-ditch effort to allow a riverboat casino to move to Tangipahoa Parish failed Wednesday (April 25), making it even less likely that the North Shore...
article Proposal to move riverboat casino to Tangipahoa Parish stymied again in Baton Rouge
(Louisiana) -- A push to move a Bossier City riverboat casino to rural Tangipahoa Parish remained barely alive after a Louisiana House committee Wednesday took no action...
article Senate Votes to Expand Gambling, but Turns Down Diamond Jacks
(Louisiana) -- The Louisiana Senate votes 22-14 to let the state's 15 riverboat casinos move onto land and expand the gambling space. This measure would let the...
article State Gaming Control Boss: To Compete, ‘Changes Are Essential’
(Louisiana) -- Ronnie Jones, Chairman of the State Gaming Control Board, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the Louisiana State...

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