The Louisiana gambling market is skyrocketing right now. The latest development in the state comes by way of Boyd Gaming Corporation. The company plans to develop and construct a Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, Louisiana. The property will replace the existing riverboat casino in Kenner, and Boyd aims to open the new facility in 2023.
Treasure Chest Casino
The new retail property will be a single-level gaming hub, with a 47,000 square foot casino. Plus, Boyd Gaming will introduce new dining options, bars, parking, and plenty of meeting areas.
Additionally, the casino will feature a retail FanDuel Sportsbook, offering Louisiana bettors a space for retail sports betting on the property.
“With this project, we are proud to reinvest in a community that has been an important part of the Boyd Gaming family for more than 27 years,” said Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, in a press release. “The all-new Treasure Chest will bring more jobs, more tax revenue, and more visitors for the City of Kenner and Jefferson Parish – and it will significantly enhance the Treasure Chest experience, giving our guests a bigger and better gaming entertainment experience than ever before.”
The Mayor of Kenner, Ben Zahn, added: “Treasure Chest has been an invaluable corporate and community partner in Kenner for 27 years. Treasure Chest continues to help support our Police Department, City Council districts, and our capital projects and debt reduction funds. But more than that, Treasure Chest and Boyd Gaming support our community in many other important ways – both big and small – such as the recent $50,000 donation to the Kenner Food Bank. We are thrilled their move on-land will be happening soon and are confident this expansion will bring an exciting future in Kenner, a continued partnership and great success.”
Boyd Gaming offers a full preview of the casino project at www.treasurechest.com.
Louisiana Online Sports Betting
The shiny new casino isn’t the only major update for Louisiana bettors. The state expects to launch online sports betting in the coming weeks. On the heels of a widely successful retail sportsbook launch, the state will expand its betting options to include mobile and online sportsbooks. Boyd’s partner FanDuel will be among the online sportsbooks to launch in Louisiana, in addition to competitors BetMGM, Caesars, and DraftKings.