Coushatta joins Louisiana casinos in closing to halt spread of COVID-19

Coushatta joins Louisiana casinos in closing to halt spread of COVID-19
The gaming floors at Louisiana casinos will close at midnight due to coronavirus concerns, state officials confirm. They will remain closed for two weeks. (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The gaming floors at Louisiana casinos will close for two weeks due to coronavirus concerns, state officials confirm.

This includes 15 riverboats, one land-based casino and four slot rooms at horsetracks.

Coushatta Casino Resort says it will also close for two weeks. The temporary suspension of operations applies to all Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana casino and hotel venues including the Grand Hotel, Seven Clans Hotel, Red Shoes RV Park & Chalets, Koasati Pines Golf Course, and the Pavilion at Coushatta. Feather Fuel will remain open with limited functions.

The casinos are shutting down gaming operations at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

KSLA is reporting the state’s order is subject to an extension, if necessary.

It’s going to be a loss of $1.6 million per day, for a total of around $22 million for the two-week closure.

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