Bossier City to Land Margaritaville Casino

posted June 22nd, 2011 at 2:52 pm

by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett is hoping to get approval for a third casino project, this time in Louisiana:

The casino would be built on what used to be the city dump, located just north of Louisiana Boardwalk — if state regulatory agencies approve it and Bossier Parish voters agree to an expansion of gambling in Bossier. That election is tentatively scheduled for November.

Developers of the proposed casino, who want to relocate a casino license now held in Lake Charles, said they want to build a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville casino and hotel. The complex, which would cost $170 million, would include a 400-room hotel and Margaritaville restaurant. It would include parking for 1,500 vehicles and an entertainment facility for concerts.

The development is relatively conservative when compared to other casino developments. A new one planned for Lake Charles is estimated to cost $400 million, state regulators said.

A Margaritaville Casino is currently under construction in Biloxi and a Margaritaville-themed gaming area at the Flamingo in Las Vegas is also being built.

Bossier City is a suburb of Shreveport in the northwestern part of Louisiana.

Tagged in Business Empire, Casinos

  • Abc

    Josh-Bossier City is not a surburb of Shreveport.

    • Josh

      Suburb the wrong word?

      • Pamela

        Bossier City is a separate town with a separate government from Shreveport.  They are right next to each other and connected by the Red River.  You can cross over from Shreveport to Bossier over bridges on Interstate 20, the Jimmy Davis bridge, and the Sreveport-Barksdale bridge.

  • billandpat

    What happened to opening up a casino resort in Biloxi, Ms??

  • Gingersnap_32

    Cmon Buffett lets roll the dice babe bring on over here !!!

  • Stephanieducas

    Love the thought of new jobs in bossier!!

  • Marcus Oliver

    when  can  we  apply  for  jobs?

  • Marcus Oliver

    when  will  they  start  applying  for  jobs?

  • yolanda

    when will they start accepting applications

    • Betty

      Go and you’ll find a list of things to choose from. One of them concerns jobs – – – and they them all. Good luck.

  • Mary Retallack

    Very excited about the new casino in Bossier City, LA. Will you be taking bus groups?  Thanks, Mary

  • Lori

    Is the new Margaritaville in Bossier City part of Harrahs as the one in Vegas is?


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