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Louisiana Indian Casinos | Updates 2023

Louisiana has 5 Indian Gaming Casinos Owned by 4 Tribes

Louisiana has 4 federally-approved Indian casinos and 43 state-licensed casinos. One of the state-licensed casinos is owned by an Alabama tribe.

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The tribes that own and operate approved Indian casinos are the Chitimacha Tribe, Coushatta Tribe, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe and Jena Band of Choctaw Indians. These casinos are regulated by the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).

The Margaritaville Resort Casino is a state-licensed casino owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians from Alabama.

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News Paragon Casino Resort opens first sports betting in Louisiana October 12, 2021 - Sports betting kicked off in Louisiana on Oct 6th when the first betting opened at the Paragon Casino Resort. The ceremonial first bet was placed by former New Orleans Saints, Joe Horn. ... Read more News Louisiana sports betting law is now official June 25, 2021 - Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the Louisiana sports betting legislation into law this week. First bets are expected by the end of this year. The new law allocates 20 sports betting licenses for applicants from riverboat ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News 2020 Best Casinos in the Native American South October 8, 2020 - The 2020 Best of Gaming Awards have been presented to the top Native American casinos located in our southern states. The major categories are Best Casino, Best Hotel and Best Overall Gaming Resort ... Read more News Coushatta Casino Resort celebrates 25th Anniversary January 25, 2020 - Coushatta Casino celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with the leaders and members of the tribe, casino and community. The casino has employed 2,200 workers for over twenty years. ... Read more Headlines continued...

Louisiana Minimum Gambling Age

Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 21 for poker, 18 for bingo, 18 for horse racing, 21 for the lottery.

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Louisiana Indian Casinos

Cypress Bayou Casino and Hotel
823 Martin Luther King Road
Charenton, LA 70523

The Cypress Bayou Casino is owned by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, P.O. Box 661, Charenton LA 70523. (337) 923-4973

Coushatta Casino Resort
777 Coushatta Drive
Kinder, Louisiana 70648

The Coushatta Casino Resort is owned by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, 1940 C.C. Bel Road, Elton, LA 70532. (337) 584-1403

Jena Choctaw Pines Casino
149 Chahta Trails
Dry Prong, LA 71423
855.638.LUCK (5825)

Miko's Gaming
P.O. Box 14 Jena, LA 71342

The Choctaw Pines Casino is owned by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, PO Box 14, Jena, Louisiana 71342. (318) 992-2717

Margaritaville Resort Casino
777 Margaritaville Way
Bossier City, LA 71111
(855) 346-2489

Margaritaville Resort Casino is owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, an Alabama tribe.

Paragon Casino Resort
711 Grand Blvd.
Marksville, LA 71351

The Paragon Casino & Resort is owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, P.O. Box 1589, Marksville LA 71351. (318) 253-9767

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State-Licensed Casinos

Non-Indian gambling is regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

Louisiana Gaming Control Board
9100 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard, Suite 500
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone 225.295.8450 or 1.888.295.8450
Fax 225.295.847

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has licensed the following casinos:

Bossier ParishBoomtown Casino & Hotel
 DiamondJacks Casino & Resort
 Horseshoe Casino & Hotel - Bossier City

Caddo ParishKing's Ransom Casino
 Cash Magic
 Eldorado Resort Casino
 Sam's Town Shreveport
 Cash Money

Calcasieu ParishCash Magic
 L'Auberge Casino Resort
 Lake Charles Golden Nugget Casino Resort
 Cash Magic Winner's Choice Plaza
 Cash Magic Vinton
 Horseshoe Lake Charles
 Lucky Longhorn Casino
 Texas Pelican Casino and Bingo

East Baton Rouge ParishBelle of Baton Rouge Casino
 Hollywood Casino

Jefferson ParishBoomtown Casino New Orleans
 Treasure Chest Casino
 Jalou of Jefferson

Lafourche ParishCash Magic Larose
 Raceland Plaza
 Colonel's Plaza

Livingston ParishLucky Magnolia

Lafayette ParishVegas Style North Casino

Orleans Parish Carnival Club
 Crescent City Casino
 Harrah's New Orleans Casino

St. John the Baptist ParishPoker Palace Casino

St. Landry ParishCash Magic
 The Quarters Casino & Restaurant

St. Martin ParishCash Magic
 Vegas Style South Casino

St. Mary ParishAmelia Belle Casino
 Bayou Vista Plaza

Tangipahoa ParishSt. Helena Express

Terrebonne ParishHouma Truck Plaza

Webster ParishCash Money

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Louisiana sports betting law is now official

June 25, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the Louisiana sports betting legislation into law this week. First bets are expected by the end of this year.

The new law allocates 20 sports betting licenses for applicants from Louisiana riverboat casinos, racetracks and one New Orleans casino. Each licensee can open a retail sportsbook along with an online website or mobile application.

Louisiana's Native American casinos are now qualified for sports betting under the U.S. Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. The federal law allows all legal gaming activities within the state to be operated on tribal land. The four Louisiana casino tribes can now work with the state government to seek a gaming compact for sports betting.

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Louisiana allows riverboat casinos to operate on land

May 23, 2018

On Wednesday a law was signed by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards that would allow for larger onshore gaming floors for riverboat casinos. Under Senate Bill 316, the casino gaming floor can be moved nearly a quarter mile or 1,200 feet from the berth of the riverboat.

27 years ago gambling was legalized in the state. There are currently 15 casino riverboats. New Orleans had 1 casino built on land. There are also 3 tribal owned casinos.

An application will need to be submitted to the state Gaming Control Board before approval can be given that would allow the riverboat operations to move on land. It is estimated that it will be close to six months before the applications begin to be submitted.

States with similar laws are being studied to help determine the what the new guidelines should be. In the next few months the board will need to write the regulations for the application process, financing, and other numerous details. These regulations will also need some time after that before they can be given final approval. There must be public hearings and written responses given first before they can go into effect.

Under the previous law, riverboat casinos could only have 30,000 square feet of gaming space. They could also only have gaming positions upto 2,365. The gaming position has to do with how many people could play at a table game or seats for slot machines. SB316 will allow for a clear definition of the gaming positions are counted.

In 1991 15 riverboats were approved for casino gaming licenses. All gaming was to take place while the boat sailed. In 2001 the law changed and allowed for the boats to stay at their berth. However, it was required that the casino floor was placed over the water. Mariners had to be on staff. Also, the paddle wheel had to be operational.

Whenever a change to the current gaming law was made, the Gaming Control Board set new requirements for casinos to make investments in new amenities for guests. This included adding new restaurants and spa facilities. The new law would require casinos to continue with this trend if they want to move their gaming operations on land. It could be upwards to $600 million in a new building and design.

It was reported that in 2017 $419.2 million was raised in taxes from riverboat casinos. $371 million in taxes was raised from gas and oil severance.

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Harrah's New Orleans loses license extension

May 21, 2018

On Friday the regular session for the Louisianan Legislature was adjourned. A deal was not settled for the gaming license for the proposed extension project for the Harrah's New Orleans. The proposed project will cost $350 million to complete. The casino is owned by Caesars Entertainment. A conference committee did not approve the bill causing a new obstacle for the project.

The casino is the only land based gaming facility in the state. The company is seeking to extend their gaming operations for 30 years with no bids. The current contract is scheduled to expire in 2024. This is six years in the future.

The company maintains that allowing for them to extend their license, they would be able to create more opportunity for economic growth in the area. However, if the license is not allowed to be bid on then opponents believe the city and the state would not have a chance to receive the most beneficial deal.

Lawmakers decided to reject the proposal since at this time there is no other alternative. A comparison can not be made to decide what the best option would be.

Under the proposal, construction jobs would create the need for 600 people. After construction, 500 permanent jobs would need to be filled. The city would also have an increase of tax revenue that would be in the millions.

2019 is an election year for Louisiana. It is possible that another attempt by the casino could be made then.

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News Headlines Continued


News Cypress Bayou Casino celebrates 25 years December 18, 2018 - Cypress Bayou Casino has grown substantially over 25 years. It has grown to a 180,000-sq-ft casino with 1,000 slot machines, 38 table games, poker room and a large bingo hall with 1,200 seats. ... Read more News Mohegan Gaming will manage Paragon Casino Resort October 26. 2018 - Paragon Casino Resort is partnering with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, a commercial managment company of the Mohegan Tribe. The agreement will last 5 years. ... Read more News Top 10 Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas 2018
October 5, 2018 - USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards has recognized the ten "Best Casinos Outside of Las Vegas." Six of the ten are Indian casino. First Place is Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. See the full list. ... Read more
News Coushatta Casino Resort Wins Best Local Casino Award June 28, 2018 - Recently the Coushatta Casino Resort earned the title of Best Local Casino. Coushatta offers 2,800 slots, 70 atable games, 20 poker tables, bingo and off-track betting. ... Read more News Louisiana's allows riverboat casinos to operate on land May 23, 2018 - Louisiana now allows its 15 casino riverboat casinos to build large onshore gaming floors within 1,200 feet of the berth of the riverboat. ... Read more News Harrah's New Orleans loses license extension May 21, 2018 - The Louisiana Legislature could not agree on a deal to extend Harrah's casino license prior the adjournment of the regular legislative session. ... Read more


02.20.2017 Jena Choctaw Pines Casino will build hotel


06.22.2016   Diamond Jacks Casino is Under New Ownership
04.28.2016   Paragon Casino Resort to be Managed by Mohegans
12.03.2015   Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to Undergo $20M Renovation
11.20.2015   October Gaming Revenue Increase at Louisiana Casinos
06.04.2015   Red River Rises and Riverboat Casinos Stay Open
05.18.2015   Louisiana Police Watching For Potential Flood at Casinos


12.18.2014   Possible Smoking Ban at LA Casinos
12.08.2014   Golden Nugget Lake Charles Casino Opens
12.01.2014   The New Golden Nugget Lake Charles Prepares to Open
07.14.2014   Louisiana Casinos Help To Pay Child Support
06.11.2014   Casino Pool Parties Compete in Bossier City
03.07.2014   Drunk Gambling and Louisiana


09.20.2013   Louisiana Casinos Up from a Year Ago
08.29.2013   Over $1M Collected Winnings Go To Child Support
04.30.2013   Casino Job Fair to be held for Margaritaville and Eldorado
03.01.2013   Baton Rouge Metro Council to Decide on 24 Hour Liquor Sales


10.24.2012   Jena Choctaw Pines Casino plans to open Jan 2013
08.27.2012   L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge Opening Delayed
05.11.2012   Margaritaville Casino Resort , Under Construction
03.15.2012   Ameristar to Plans to Take Over Riverboat Casino Project
02.24.2012   L'Auberge Baton Rouge Hopes to Open Summer 2012


06.21.2011   Proposed Bossier City Margaritaville Discussed by City Council
06.14.2011   Bossier City Council holds meeting for Proposed Casino project
05.16.2011   Newest Casino Hotel named, L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge
02.27.2011   Baton Rouge Casino Update from Pinnacle Entertainment
02.25.2011   Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel Faces Delay in Opening
02.17.2011   Penn National Gaming Releases Project Details for Hollywood Casino
02.14.2011   Louisiana's Final Gaming License To Be Decided
01.27.2011   Coushatta Casino Resort undergoes new construction
01.18.2011   Pinnacle Appoints Management Team for New Baton Rouge Casino
01.14.2011   Fitch Affirms Pinnacle's IDR at 'B'; Outlook Stable
01.13.2011   Penn National Gaming Announces Jefferson Parish Council's Casino Development Resolution


12.16.2010   Proposed project for Hollywood Casino, Harvey
09.28.2010   New casino planned for Baton Rouge
04.15.2010   Sugarcane Bay casino project is cancelled


07.15.2009   Coushatta Casino Resort adds new slots
04.27.2009   Coushatta Casino avoids Las Vegas downturn
02.20.2009   Baton Rouge Casino delayed 90 days


12.22.2008   Louisiana official pushes for casino at Lake Pontchartrain
09.02.2008   Sugarcane Bay casino construction begins
07.03.2008   Hollywood Casino warehouse destroyed by fire
05.02.2008   Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Opens New CMT-Themed Bar
03.24.2008   Pinnacle's 2nd Lake Charles Riverboat Casino is Approved
03.06.2008   New Lake Charles Riverboat Casino Planned
02.11.2008   Baton Rouge Approves Third Casino
02.11.2008  Voters approve Pinnacle
02.08.2008   Pinnacle argues case for new Baton Rouge casino

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