Cordish Companies Receives Approval for LIVE! Casino & Hotel Louisiana from Casino Player Magazine and Strictly Slots Magazine

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has given the green light to LRGC Gaming Investors, LLC, an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, to acquire and transform Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City. This transformation will involve the construction of the Shreveport-Bossier market’s first-ever land-based casino, as well as a complete renovation of the hotel rooms and public spaces. The new casino, to be named LIVE! Casino & Hotel Louisiana, is slated to open in 2025.

Joe Weinberg, managing partner of The Cordish Companies, expressed gratitude to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board for their approval and enthusiastic support. He emphasized that the new development will bring a first-class gaming, dining, entertainment, and hospitality experience to the region, creating new jobs and generating significant economic benefits for the community.

The ambitious plans for LIVE! Casino & Hotel Louisiana involve a substantial investment of over $270 million. The development will feature over 47,000 square feet of gaming space, a sportsbook, an upscale 550-room hotel, a resort pool, and a fitness center. Additionally, the complex will include a 25,000-square-foot event center, as well as 30,000 square feet of dining and entertainment venues, offering a variety of food and beverage outlets, including nationally acclaimed concepts like Sports & Social, PBR Cowboy Bar, Luk Fu (an Asian restaurant), and a fine-dining steakhouse.

The project aims to provide a world-class destination to the region and is expected to have a significant impact on the local economy. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board’s approval has paved the way for Cordish to move forward with the transformation of Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel into a premier casino resort and entertainment destination.