Gaming board discusses former Pinnacle license

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) - It has been months since Pinnacle Entertainment forfeited Louisiana's fifteenth and final gaming license.

On Thursday morning, the Gaming Control Board met in Baton Rouge. So far, no one has officially tried to claim the rights to it, but there are a few who are interested. The deadline to apply for the last license is September 23. Lake Charles remains the favorite location, among board members, for Louisiana's fifteenth gaming license.

"We are talking about a couple thousand jobs, potentially. That's where Sugarcane Bay would have come in. That's a big, big deal for Lake Charles. I'd love to see it come to Lake Charles," said Gaming Control Board Member Robert Jones.

"If you look at that total site, and the synergy that could be built, and just the growth from that area is phenomenal. I think if a person, and a wise investor, looks at it, they will have a return on their money," said Gaming Control Board Chairman, Dane Morgan.

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