Louisiana gaming board approves casino relocation

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has approved a casino licence swap from Bossier City to Slidell.
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has approved a casino licence swap from Bossier City to Slidell.

Gaming regulators have approved a casino licence relocation from Bossier City to Slidell.

United States.- The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) has approved the relocation of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment’s Diamond Jacks casino from Bossier City to a proposed site in Slidell, in St. Tammany Parish.

The company wants to move its licence to open a new casino named Camellia Bay casino, which is planned to be a $329m resort with a 4-star hote off the famous Twin Bridge along Interstate 10.

The relocation still faces challenges, including a public vote, and there has been some resistance from the local community with lawsuits to try to stop the project from moving forward. The mayor of Slidell, Greg Cromer has said that he would be voting no in the casino referendum.

However, if the casino gets approval it could be ready in 2023 to provide jobs for more than 1,000 people. It would also deliver around $9m to the local government through taxes

However, if it isn’t approved, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment will have have only 60 days to reopen Diamond Jacks.

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