The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has granted DiamondJacks casino more time to reopen.
US.- Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) had a tight deadline to resume operations at its DiamondJacks Casino and Resorts after the rejection of its bid to relocate its licence. However, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board has now approved a resolution to push the February 9 deadline back to February 25.
DiamondJacks in Bossier City has been shut since May 2020, when it was announced that it would not reopen after pandemic restrictions were lifted. In October, the casino laid off 349 employees and held a liquidation sale, offloading everything from the kitchen and laundry equipment to flat-screen TVs and stage lights.
The operator made a bid to relocate its licence, arguing that the Shreveport area casino market was oversaturated. However, in December, voters in Louisiana’s St Tammany Parish rejected a referendum that would have allowed that. P2E was left with 60 days to reopen the casino in Bossier City or risk losing its gaming licence.