Casino builders discussing $250 million task in Slidell

The holder of the license for a northeast Louisiana casino is in discussions about a go to southeast Louisiana, in which it hopes to establish a $250 million on line casino and vacation resort in south Louisiana.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate experiences that Los Angeles-based mostly Peninsula Pacific Enjoyment — also recognised as P2E — suggests it has started discussions about the task with officers in St. Tammany Parish.

The challenge faces multiple authorized hurdles. For occasion, St. Tammany voters would have to undo a 1996 referendum in which they turned down casinos and movie poker. The Legislature would have to vote to put such a evaluate on the ballot. State Gaming Command Board permission also would be desired.

P2E retains the license for the DiamondJacks riverboat on line casino in Bossier Town and desires to shift it to a much more worthwhile location, the newspaper reported.

The project would be on a waterfront web page near Slidell. The proposal features a 250-room hotel and would address about 50 acres.

P2E main executive Brent Stevens mentioned Monday that amongst the site’s advantages are the proximity to Lake Pontchartrain, a marina and Interstate 10.

Additional than a decade in the past, previous Parish President Kevin Davis faced potent opposition when he floated the strategy of a gaming intricate in the Slidell region.

But present-day Parish President Mike Cooper said he thinks community sentiment has changed.

DiamondJacks in Bossier has been shut since final 12 months. It’s license is for one particular of 15 state riverboat casinos. A 2018 adjust in condition law allows gambling functions on land instead of limiting them to water.