A bill that would allow for a casino to be built in Slidell, Louisiana has passed through the state's Senate and will now head to the ballot in St. Tammany Parish, where residents will vote as to whether or not they want the property built.
The bill passed through the Senate with a 23-14 margin, and will now head to the ballot box for consideration later this year. The bill was initially introduced in February, and it battled its way out of committee in the House. It eventually headed to the Senate, where more debate and a vote was completed yesterday.
If the bill ends up getting approved by St. Tamany Parish voters, it would allow Peninsula Pacific Entertainment to begin working on plans to develop the $250 million casino. The site would be located on Lake Ponchatrain and be in close proximity to New Orleans.
We're keeping up on this story and will update readers as the vote progresses.