Low water levels in the Mississippi River may cause delay in the grand opening
plans for the Baton Rouge casino and hotel owned by Pinnacle Entertainment. The
new casino cost $357 million to build. But remains uncompleted until the river
The casino needs three hulls that are completed. The hulls will make up the
casino. However, the company is unable to move them from Bollinger Shipyards due
to the low water levels. However, the company remains hopeful that the upriver
snow will bring the water levels back up soon.
When completed the new casino and hotel will offer guest 51 table games, 1,500
slot machines, 206 guest rooms, and an event center that can accommodate 1,400
The new grand opening date is estimated to be in first few months of 2012.
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