Casinos, they are not only visited on dry land or on the Internet. The proof with the Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge which likes to sail on the water according to card and roulette parts. We don't imagine, but on the Mississippi, this legendary steam boat has been around for 25 years. And it was gone to last until a law concerning floating casinos was voted in 2018.
Thus, the red baton casino will be able to make a final stopover and install its three stages of play in a single large brand new room. Its opening is already scheduled for the end of 2022. Until then, we tell you everything about the conditions of this incredible change!
L’Hollywood Casino: retrospective!
Thousands of players have sailed on the game tables of the red baton casino without having seasick! But the best things have an end, and it's time to take stock. Many are still greeting the tourist postcard that constitutes the show of the paddles on the beloved river, which undeniably recalls the Belle era de Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
Besides, Hollywood's vice-president of marketing, Aaron Mollura said that in the past 25 years, this river casino has been an essential place for players from all sides: the view of the Mississippi was impregnable, and we were delighted Celebrity Grill specialties that will eventually disappear. It should be added that the Riverboat casino still employs 378 employees to date, and this figure will not be revised downwards, promises Mollura.
Just the latter given makes this project exemplary, and we bet that other casinos on the water will soon set ground! What a path traveled, when you think that until 1994, the JDHAs were illegal, then authorized only on ships! Today we are witnessing a perfect turnaround on the legal ground for better performance and to adapt to the era of time: this is also the story of casinos!
Make the casino bayour more attractive red, It does not have a price!
Many customers, even if they still have a good time on their Slot machines, find more and more the dilapidation of the place and its lack of accessibility for people with disabilities: it is very time to change everything at the Hollywood Casino!
This is why $ 21 to 25 million will soon be invested by Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. (GLPI) in the relocation project. But on the eve of the work, in the middle of 2021, it seems that there is more question of $ 60 million: much more than the budget initially planned, which shows that the Hollywood Casino is doing wonderfully!
For the chief of the Downtown Development District, this prospect of seeing the casino leave the river to join the city is really a good deal for the surrounding trade. Note that a restaurant Shaquille O’Neil Big Chicken will be able to open its doors thanks to the new location of the casino. There is also an entertainment room that can accommodate 250 people, as well as a meeting room with a capacity of 200 hosts.
Finally, a large sports bar should see the light of day for the 2022 Super Bowl, if the authorizations of sport bets Recently voted are always used! Creating additional spaces around casinos that have become terrestrial, was the essential goal of the 2018 law.
166 jobs created for construction, and a largely increased area!
That the Hollywood Casino will take advantage of it to modernize, there is no doubt about Aaron Mollura! In terms of parking, already, there will be a small revolution since access will be particularly studied. The Director General of Hollywood Casino, Jeannie Magdefrau, said that the economic influence of this move will be felt for at least 6 years thanks to the expansion of the casino which will result in a fallout of $ 500 million on local trade!
As for the surface of gambling, customers will be delighted to be able to exercise over 106,209 square feet instead of the 29,000 previously. The whole will be placed on the same and only floor, for maximum comfort! Despite everything, the number of slot machines will remain immutable: 859 and not one more! Similarly, the 12 table games will not undergo an increase in their number, but they will be better arranged more playful, CQFD.
On the other hand, it will free up space on the quay and therefore promote, by ricochet, the rise of cruise boats. The director, Jeannie Magdefrau, notes that the acquisition of the deserted boat will surely be a boon for Viking Cruise Lines.
Changing air for casinos having suffered the full force of the global health crisis is therefore more than a necessity, it is also thanks to a complete renewal of structures, the opportunity for them to find a second breath!