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Casino company might expand size of BR project

5 years ago April 28, 2010 Apr 28, 2010 Wednesday, April 28 2010 Wednesday, April 28, 2010 4:44:53 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

The head of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. says the casino company might expand its plans for a new gambling riverboat and hotel complex in Baton Rouge.

CEO Anthony Sanfilippo says Pinnacle is confident it can establish a "best-in-market" gambling complex in Baton Rouge.

Pinnacle plans to compete with two existing casino boats in the city.

The $250 million project currently calls for a 100-room hotel, restaurants and bars, and an  entertainment venue.

Pinnacle says about 1,000 people will be employed.

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