Pinnacle Entertainment unveils new casino in Baton Rouge, La.
September 5, 2012
Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Pinnacle Entertainment’s latest casino
development, opened this past weekend in Louisiana. The unveiling drew a crown
in excess of 18,000, which led to a new membership record for Pinnacle’s mychoice loyalty program.
The $368 million property provides a best-in-market casino entertainment complex featuring an expansive single-level, 74,000-square-foot casino; nearly 1,500 slot machines; 50 table games, including a poker room; a 12-story hotel with 205 guest rooms and a rooftop pool; four dining outlets; a unique casino entertainment lounge with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River; 2,400 total parking spaces, including 800 in a covered parking garage; a multi-purpose event center with concert seating for over 1,500 people or banquet seating for up to 800 people; and outdoor festival grounds with capacity for up to 2,500.
“This opening is the result of diligent work by an immensely skilled group of leaders at a property now brought to life on this exciting day for Pinnacle and Baton Rouge by our talented and enthusiastic team members,” said Anthony Sanfilippo, president and CEO of Pinnacle. “We thank the citizens of Baton Rouge for their vote of confidence and look forward to being a vital part of regional tourism and the local community.”
The economic impact of L’Auberge will be immediate with more than 1,000 new jobs created and anticipated annual tax impact of more than $50 million. L’Auberge Baton Rouge is Pinnacle’s fourth property in Louisiana bringing the Company’s investment in the state to more than $1 billion. Pinnacle now employs more than 5,000 team members in Louisiana.
“The opening of Pinnacle’s fourth statewide location is exciting news for Baton Rouge and all of Louisiana.” U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said. “Pinnacle has a strong record as a good community partner in this state. They have contributed millions to local charities, created thousands of permanent jobs and made strong investments in our economy. I welcome the arrival of L’Auberge Baton Rouge and thank Pinnacle for their continued commitment and support to the people of Louisiana.”
Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates seven casinos, located in Louisiana, Missouri, and Indiana, and a racetrack in Ohio. In addition, Pinnacle holds a 26 percent ownership stake in Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), an international development and real estate company currently developing Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on the Ho Tram Strip.
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