It was a "who's Who" of Lake Charles and state dignitaries as the brand new $700 million Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel opened officially today. There was a huge crowd on hand enjoying this beautiful new facility.
Since the 2005 closing of Harrah's, it has been the question for Lake Charles, and really the state of Louisiana... Who's getting the other casino license? That question is now answered.
The company is Creative Casinos LLC. Their new casino, if voters allow it, will be "Mojito Pointe."
There are signs of economic growth on the horizon for Southwest Louisiana. Lakefront development is giving the community hope for the future. Today the Coushatta Casino Resort broke ground on a new hotel property that should bring more visitors and more jobs to south Louisiana.
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