Cordish unveils plans for Louisiana casino project
The Cordish Companies has submitted master project plans to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for the redevelopment of the Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City.
Cordish will turn the property into a Live! Casino and entertainment complex. The project involves the construction of a new Live! Casino and the removal of the existing casino riverboat. Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana is scheduled to open in 2025.
“We are thrilled to present our plans to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and thank them for their enthusiastic support of our project,” said Joe Weinberg, Managing Partner, The Cordish Companies. “Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will be a world-class tourism destination that brings world-class gaming, dining, entertainment, and hospitality experiences to the region, creates significant new jobs, and generates millions of dollars in community economic benefits.” “.
Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana comes with an investment of over $250 million. It will have more than 47,000 square feet of gaming space, including more than 1,000 slots and electronic table games and more than 30 live table games. There will also be a 400-room hotel.
A poker room has not been announced as part of the plan, but the casino will have sports betting, according to the announcement.
“The Louisiana Gaming Control Board looks forward to working with The Cordish Companies to bring a world-class casino and entertainment destination to the Bossier/Shreveport market. We thank Cordish for choosing Louisiana to bring their expertise and important investments to our gaming market,” said Ronnie Johns, president of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
The Cordish Companies have developed others. casinos in the United States, including Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Live! Maryland Casinos and Hotels, Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia and Live! Pittsburgh casino.
The company is also involved in online betting in several states.