Louisiana Gaming Control Board News

19 Oct 2023
Cordish can now finalize the acquisition of Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City and begin its transformation into a Live! branded casino resort and entertainment destination, slated to open in 2025.
17 Apr 2023
The 47,000-square-foot gaming space including over 1,000 slots and electronic table games and over 30 live action table games is scheduled to open in 2025.
21 Dec 2022
Louisiana’s Gaming Commission approved the sale of the abandoned Bossier City Diamond Jacks Casino to Foundation Gaming, setting the stage for a renovation that the owners say will bring the property back to life.
17 Oct 2022
The nominations will now be evaluated by one of the most distinguished panels of expert judges the industry has seen, all of whom have United States-specific online gambling industry experience.
23 Sep 2022
The authorization from the Gaming Control Board in the Bayou marks the fourth state under the partnership with Penn National Gaming.
20 Sep 2022
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board granted permission to CQ Holding Company, which acquired the historic property at 103 France St. on the Mississippi River.
29 Nov 2021
The global payment technology partner has been granted permission to provide payment processing services to daily fantasy sports and sports wagering operators in Louisiana by the state's Gaming Control Board.
15 Jul 2021
With this launch, Louisiana will officially become the 44th state in the U.S. to offer DraftKings daily fantasy sports.
21 Aug 2020
The company expects to complete the $21-$25 million project in early 2022 and believes the change to a land-side facility will bring significant economic benefits to Downtown Baton Rouge.
10 Jun 2020
Harrah’s New Orleans Casino will operate at 25% capacity, in accordance with Phase Two Guidelines issued by the City of New Orleans.
15 May 2020
Many gamblers have their eyes set on Las Vegas for when casinos begin to reopen. In the meantime, other U.S. states are making great strides and started welcoming back guests.
14 May 2020
Yesterday, sports betting in Louisiana took a step in the right direction. The state Senate voted 28-9 in favor of having sports betting being on the ballot in November.
12 May 2020
The resort is working with the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to determine specific rules and guidelines which will be released on the casino's website and Facebook page in the coming days.
27 Apr 2020
Governor John Bel Edwards will extend Stay at Home Order to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.
17 Mar 2020
Governor John Bel Edwards ordered the state’s 20 casinos, including Horseshoe Casino & Hotel in Bossier City and Harrah's Louisiana Downs, to suspend gambling operations up to 30 days, beginning 17 March 2020.
16 Mar 2020
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., casinos across the country have announced temporary closures. These resorts will continue to assess the situation over the next two weeks and reevaluate the closures.