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February 11, 2008

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

  • Restaurants

  • Entertainment facility


  • 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

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