Thursday morning the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) met in Baton Rouge to discuss DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City.
DiamondJacks closed its doors in 2020 following the initial wave of COVID. For over a year DiamondJacks has remained vacant as Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) worked to reopen the casino.
In October, the casino laid off 349 employees and held a liquidation sale.
P2E had planned to move the license to St. Tammany Parish, but voters rejected a referendum in December which would have allowed the company to move the license and the berth of the boat to Slidell.
The LGCB gave P2E a deadline in 2021 stating that the casino had to reopen by Feb. 9. With that deadline passed, LGCB announced Thursday they would be extending this deadline.
DiamondJacks is at risk of losing its commercial gaming license in Louisiana if it is not re-opened by Feb. 25.
Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at email@example.com.
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