Posted: Oct 24, 2012 10:21 AM by AP
CREOLA, La. (AP) - The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino in Grant Parish is expected of open soon.
The casino, developed after many years of trying by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, is nearing completion. It is about 60 percent done and is expected to open in January.
Tribal Chief B. Cheryl Smith says the casino is located off U.S. Highway 167, just north of the Alexandria/Pineville area. It will be a Class II casino, meaning it can have gaming machines but not table games such as blackjack or roulette.
The Town Talk reports the casino is expected to employ about 300 people.