BATON ROUGE, LA - Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish turned out Saturday to approve the referendum to license a new casino in south Baton Rouge. Over 100,000 ballots were cast with 56 percent in favor.
The casino is a $250 million project proposed by Pinnacle Entertainment. It will be named "Casino Riviere" and will be built on 550 acres along the Mississippi River near Gardere Lane.
70,000 square-foot riverboat casino
Hotel - 100 rooms
Employment for 1,100 permanent jobs, 700 construction jobs, and 600 indirect local jobs.
$15 million in new annual tax revenues
$23 million opportunities for the local businesses
Return to Louisiana Casinos.