L’Auberge 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.
$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.
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.”
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.
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.
Pinnacle Entertainment unveils new casino in Baton Rouge, La.
September 5, 2012