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Live! Casino and Hotel Louisiana to be Shreveport-Bossier’s First Land-Based Casino

BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana — Work is underway on the first land-based casino in Louisiana’s Shreveport-Bossier market.

Crews broke ground on The Cordish Companies’ 550-room Live! Casino and Hotel Louisiana in December, and the $270 million resort is expected to open in 2025.

When complete, the resort will boast a 25,000-square-foot event center for meetings, conventions, events and entertainment, as well as 30,000 square feet of dining venues. New food and beverage outlets will include Sports & Social, PBR Cowboy Bar, Asian restaurant Luk Fu and a fine dining steakhouse.

he casino hotel will also offer 550 upscale guest rooms, a resort pool and a fitness center, while the casino will feature nearly 50,000 square feet of gaming space, including more than 1,000 slots and electronic table games, over 40 live action table games and a sportsbook.

The Cordish Cos. expects the project to generate $35 million in gaming tax revenues for the city of Bossier and more than $168 million in gaming tax revenues for Louisiana within the first five years of operation. Annually, it will generate $34 million in salaries, wages and tips, create approximately 750 new construction jobs and about 750 permanent gaming and hospitality jobs for local and regional residents, as well as contract opportunities.

“Today marks an incredibly special day for my family and The Cordish Cos. as we continue to expand our Live! brand in the Southeast region of the country with the development of Live! Casino and Hotel Louisiana,” said Jon Cordish, principal of The Cordish Cos. “With the first land-based casino in the market, Live! Casino will be a transformative development that will bring a first-class gaming and entertainment experience to millions of visitors, create significant new jobs, and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for the community for generations to come.”

Live! Casino and Hotel Louisiana is being built on the site of the former Diamond Jacks Casino and Hotel in Bossier City. The property is located along the Red River, directly across from Shreveport, with access off U.S. Highway 71 and Interstate 20, approximately 20 miles from the Texas border and 40 miles from the Arkansas border.

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