This week the Louisiana Gaming Control Board announced that they've approved of a gaming license from Peninsula Pacific Entertainment to a proposed new land casino in St. Tammany Parish.
The proposed casino is being put a vote in less than three months' time, as voters in the parish will have their input. The location would be located just outside Slidell, and will replace the current riverboat casino that sits on Lake Ponchatrain.
The vote on the proposed property will be taking place on December 11th, a month later than previously planned, as Hurricane Ida severely impacted the area.
The plans are to invest $325 million into the property if approved, generated 80,000 square feet of gaming space, a hotel, three music venues, 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a sportsbook, and various other attractions. More than 1,000 people would be employed at the location.
We're following this story and will be updating readers as developments arise.