Louisiana will be celebrating 20 years of casino gaming next year. The state
will also see the opening of three new casinos.
One of the new casinos is Margaritaville Casino Resort. Construction is
happening now and should be complete in time for the grand opening in August of
2013. When finished, the property will have a resort hotel with 400 guest rooms,
a theater, and a pool. There will also be the Margaritaville Restaurant.
Recently the Southern Gaming Conference was held in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Louisiana's gaming expansion and the state's gaming future were some of the
It is uncertain how the gaming market will respond when the new casinos open.
Experts discussed the possibility of gaming revenue coming from either existing
visitors to the casino area or bring new gamers to the area. There was also
discussion about the new casinos in Oklahoma, and how there closer location may
attract guests away from the Shreveport – Bossier.
The developer for Margaritaville projects a growth of 12.5% and is certain the
casino location will attract visitors heading north to Oklahoma.
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