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  • Boomtown Casino's hotel on schedule for July open

    February 6, 2014 9:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Boomtown Casino New Orleans says it's on schedule to open its $20 million expansion that includes a 150-room hotel and conference space in July. The company marked the project's halfway point this week. Harold C. Rowland, Boomtown's vice president and general manager, said the investment will... more »
  • October casino revenue down

    November 16, 2012 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gamblers lost nearly $185 million at Louisiana's state licensed casinos in October, down from the nearly $199.7 million for September and slightly more than the $181.4 million for October of last year. Most of the money was dropped at the state's 13 riverboat casinos. Total revenue... more »
  • Kinder casino seeking employees

    April 9, 2012 7:07 AM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - A job fair is set for Tuesday for the Coushatta Casino Resort, which says it needs employees for its new casino-hotel development in Kinder and other corporate positions. The Daily Advertiser reports the event will take place from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center... more »
  • Alderman suggests casino vote

    April 5, 2012 8:25 AM

    LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) - Long Beach alderman Leonard Carrubba has suggested putting a nonbinding casino referendum on the November ballot. Carrubba tells WLOX-TV ( that he wants to know if Long Beach voters are for or against a casino in their city. Long Beach voters have turned down gaming... more »
  • Casino summit set for May 8-10 in Biloxi

    March 12, 2012 7:28 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Southern Gaming Summit will put the spotlight on Louisiana during part of its event May 8-10 in Biloxi, Miss. The May 9 session is a collaboration of the Mississippi Casino Operators Association and Louisiana Casino Association. Wade Duty, executive director of the Louisiana association, will... more »
  • Isle sells riverboat for new Bossier City casino

    February 10, 2012 10:53 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A group developing a sixth riverboat casino-hotel in the Shreveport-Bossier City market has closed a deal to get one of the two boats owned by Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. in Lake Charles. St. Louis-based Isle of Capri said late Thursday that it sold the... more »
  • Casino workers may get oil spill funds

    March 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The group charged with administrating BP's $20 billion Gulf oil spill fund says it will start processing claims from casino workers next week. Kenneth Feinberg, the Washington lawyer who oversees the fund, said Friday through a spokeswoman that the Gulf Coast Claims Facility will begin processing... more »
  • Harrah's Replaced Full-Time Workers with Part-Time

    January 23, 2011 1:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Harrah's New Orleans Casino is required by law to employee 2,400 people, but documents reveal that the company has replaced full-time workers in recent years with part-time and on-call employees. From summer 2008 to summer 2010, the number of full-time employees fell from 84 percent to... more »
  • Biloxi casino says it's laying off nearly 3 dozen

    January 17, 2011 9:22 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Layoffs are on the way at a Mississippi Gulf Coast casino and at a shipyard. Northrop Grumman on Monday confirmed a WLOX television report that it laid off 76 workers on Friday. A company statement issued by spokesman Bill Glenn notes the cyclical nature of the... more »
  • Coushattas plan $60M expansion at resort

    January 17, 2011 6:06 AM

    KINDER, La. (AP) - The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana says a new $60 million hotel will add 401 rooms and 18 luxury suites to its casino resort. General Manager Conrad Granito says many people drive three hours or more, and more rooms are needed. He says the hotel also will... more »
  • Gambling board gets presentations on casino

    December 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license are proposing projects in Jefferson Parish and Lake Charles. The applicants made their presentations to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday. Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a second casino in the New... more »
  • Lake Charles port wants casino lawsuit dismissed

    November 11, 2010 9:54 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The port of Lake Charles has requested the dismissal of Pinnacle Enterprises' lawsuit over a lease involving the site of the canceled Sugarcane Bay casino-resort. The port claims Pinnacle breached the terms of the contract it is now trying to get the courts to enforce.... more »
  • Louisiana Port Considers Legal Action Against Casino

    October 26, 2010 11:25 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Port of Lake Charles is prepared to take legal action to force Pinnacle Entertainment to give up its hold on what was to be the site of the Sugarcane Bay casino-resort. The port board voted 5-0 Monday to have the agency's staff use legal... more »
  • New Hotel Near Cypress Bayou Casino

    October 21, 2010 7:11 PM

    The Cypress Bayou Casino has been a source of entertainment for many, but the journey there and back isn't always fun. That's changing thanks to a conveniently located hotel just a mile and a half from the casino. Stacey singleton, managing partner and developer, said "there was a need there... more »
  • Lake Charles, Texas spark casino twists

    October 4, 2010 6:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gambling generally occurs when a player goes into a casino and tries his luck. Recent developments in the regional casino business have the air of the house trying its luck and without the usual odds guaranteed in its favor. Four groups will vie for Louisiana's 15th... more »
  • School Board Candidate Arrested for Casino Theft

    September 30, 2010 3:12 PM

    A candidate for Allen Parish School Board is arrested for casino theft after an investigation by Louisiana State Police and the Indian Gaming Unit . 45-year-old Keith Welch of Oakdale was a gaming employee at Coushatta Casino Resort. He was the kiosk drop team manager at the casino. ... more »
  • Gaming Employee at Coushatta Casino Resort Arrested

    September 29, 2010 6:01 PM

    On September 28, 2010, troopers assigned to the Louisiana State Police Indian Gaming Unit arrested a gaming employee at Coushatta Casino Resort on multiple counts (felony and misdemeanor) of theft. The employee, 45-year-old Keith Welch of Oakdale, is the kiosk drop team manager at the casino. The investigation was the... more »
  • 4 groups apply for last Louisiana casino

    September 23, 2010 9:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana gambling regulators received four applications Thursday for the state's 15th and final riverboat casino license, with three companies wanting to locate in the Texas-oriented market of Lake Charles and the fourth proposing a boat near New Orleans. The applicants include major operator Penn National Gaming... more »
  • Thursday is the Deadline for last Louisiana Casino License

    September 23, 2010 10:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Thursday is the deadline for applications for Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino license allowed by law. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board put the license up for applicants after it was returned to the state in April by Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Pinnacle had planned to use... more »
  • Man Missing from Casino

    September 8, 2010 12:42 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-On Monday evening, September 6th, 2010, at apprioximately 8:00 p.m., Bobby Lindsey, 32, Breaux Bridge, left on foot from a Breaux Bridge casino on La. 94 in St. Martin Parish, at the Lafayette-St. Martin Parish line. He was wearing a light color shirt with long pants. Mr. Lindsey... more »
  • Hippiefest Costume Contest

    August 17, 2010 11:37 AM

    Show off your grooviest duds at Paragon Casino Resort's Hippiefest Costume Contest and you could win a free one night stay, 2 buffet and 2 cinema vouchers. Categories include grooviest guy, grooviest chick, coolest couple, and a people's choice award. All contest participants must be 21 years of age or... more »
  • State's Last Riverboat Casino License

    June 16, 2010 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana gambling regulators are taking applications for the state's last riverboat casino license. State law limits the number of casino riverboats to 15. The license came open when Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertaiment Inc. scrapped plans for a second casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and returned... more »
  • Plans Canceled For Second Casino in Lake Charles

    April 15, 2010 7:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has canceled its plans to build a second riverboat casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and surrendered the related gaming license to state gambling regulators. The Las Vegas-based company announced Thursday that instead of focusing on the $305 million Sugarcane Bay project next to... more »
  • Louisiana Casinos Win 10% More

    March 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos shook some of the economic doldrums last month, winning 10 percent more from gamblers than in January. State police say the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's Entertainment's New Orleans casino and the four race track casinos took... more »
  • Winning Numbers Go Unclaimed

    January 14, 2010 7:24 PM

    Winning money at the Bayou Vista Truck Stop is nothing new. Connected to the truck stop, the Cash Magic Casino. But it was next door in the convenience store where an early morning visitor brought some good news. "About eight o'clock this morning a lottery rep came... more »
  • Police believe meth lab cause of casino hotel fire

    November 4, 2009 12:02 PM

    WESTLAKE, La. (AP) - Drug task force officers are investigating a fire at the Isle of Capri Casino hotel that they believe was caused by someone operating a methamphetamine lab. Westlake Police Chief Jeremy Cryer said firefighters responded to a call on the sixth floor of the hotel Monday night,... more »

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