BOSSIER CITY, La. (Sun) – The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has given its resounding approval to Cordish Companies, marking the commencement of a remarkable $270 million transformation of the Diamond Jacks Casino in Bossier City. The ambitious renovation project aims to reshape the establishment into the first land-based casino in the Shreveport-Bossier area, replacing the existing riverboat, and is set to open its doors to the public in 2025.
Cordish Companies, renowned for their expertise in delivering top-notch casino experiences, hospitality, and entertainment venues across the nation, are poised to bring their Live! brand to the State of Louisiana. With this groundbreaking venture, they aspire to set new standards for gaming, dining, entertainment, and hospitality in the region.
The rejuvenated Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will feature a myriad of captivating attractions, making it a must-visit destination for both locals and tourists alike. Here’s a glimpse of what visitors can anticipate:
1. Extensive Gaming Space: The revamped casino will encompass over 47,000 square feet of gaming space, offering a diverse array of entertainment options. Patrons will have access to more than 1,000 slot machines and electronic table games, along with an impressive selection of over 40 live-action table games to test their luck and skill.
2. Sports Enthusiasts’ Paradise: Sports betting aficionados will be in their element with the inclusion of a state-of-the-art sportsbook, allowing guests to place wagers on their favorite games and events.
3. Luxurious Accommodations: Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will offer a luxurious 550-room hotel, complete with a resort-style pool and a well-equipped fitness center. Visitors can expect a comfortable and opulent stay within the heart of the gaming action.
4. Premier Event Space: A 25,000 square foot multi-purpose event center will cater to a range of activities, from hosting top-name entertainment acts to accommodating business meetings, conventions, nonprofit events, and social gatherings.
5. Ample Parking: To ensure convenience for visitors, the property will provide ample structured and surface parking options, eliminating the hassle of finding a suitable parking spot.
6. Culinary Delights: With 30,000 square feet dedicated to dining and entertainment venues, guests will be spoiled for choice. Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will introduce over 6 new food and beverage outlets, each offering distinct culinary experiences. These outlets will feature nationally acclaimed concepts such as Sports & Social, PBR Cowboy Bar, Luk Fu (an Asian restaurant), a fine dining steakhouse, and more. Food enthusiasts can explore a diverse range of flavors to suit their palates.
The Board’s unanimous approval and the enthusiastic support for this project mark a significant milestone in the development of the gaming and entertainment industry in Bossier City. Cordish Companies’ commitment to investing in the local community, creating employment opportunities, and generating substantial economic benefits has garnered widespread approval. Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana is set to revitalize the region, offering a world-class destination for both gaming enthusiasts and those seeking memorable dining and entertainment experiences.
As the transformation of Diamond Jacks Casino into Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana takes shape, the anticipation builds for the day when this remarkable establishment opens its doors in 2025, promising a new era of entertainment and hospitality in Bossier City.