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  • Man arrested for leaving child in Shreveport casino parking garage

    July 6, 2017 11:17 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A man who authorities say left an eight-year-old child in a vehicle while he went inside a casino has been arrested. The Shreveport Times reports 28-year-old Jakebrian Jones was charged with child desertion. Shreveport police said in a news release that casino employees flagged... more »
  • Man gets 40 years after downloading child porn at casino

    July 1, 2017 2:06 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - A Gulfport man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after he downloaded child pornography while at a Vicksburg casino. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says 67-year-old Russell Haley pleaded guilty Friday in Warren County Circuit Court to one count of child exploitation. ... more »
  • L'Auberge resorts awarded AAA Four Diamond rating

    March 1, 2017 7:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge and the L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles have been awarded the AAA Four Diamond rating,ranking them among the nation's elite hotels. The rating has been awarded to only 5.9 percent of the 28,000 hotels approved by the... more »
  • Man pulls fire alarm at L'auberge Casino Hotel

    February 13, 2017 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested after he deliberately pulled a fire alarm and ran from security at L'auberge Casino Hotel in January. According to an investigator, 29-year-old Marvin Charles Wink pulled a fire alarm after he was told he had to leave the casino for a security training... more »
  • Woman arrested for stealing purse in casino parking lot, tries to flee

    February 10, 2017 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A woman was arrested for stealing a purse while at the Belle of Baton Rouge casino and trying to flee from arresting officers in her car. Karisa Jones, 34, was arrested on charges of burglary, resistance, resistance by force or violence and aggravated escape. On... more »
  • Firefighters respond to trash fire near L'Auberge Casino Play Video

    February 3, 2017 11:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to a fire on River Road right outside of Baton Rouge city limits. The fire occurred at a recycling center on the 12000 block of River Road, close to the L'Auberge Hotel & Casino. Here's another shot of the fire on River... more »
  • Singer Trey Songz says he was kicked out of Maryland casino

    January 3, 2017 2:20 PM

    OXON HILL - Singer-songwriter Trey Songz says he was recently ejected from the MGM National Harbor. Media outlets report the 32-year-old Songz, whose given name is Tremaine Neverson, says in an expletive-laced post on Instagram that he was playing cards at the Maryland casino Dec. 23 when a man nearby... more »
  • Two suspects wanted in Amite gas station casino armed robbery Play Video

    December 27, 2016 9:26 PM

    AMITE - Authorities are looking for two suspects who robbed a gas station casino at gunpoint last Thursday. According to the St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office, on Dec. 22 around 8:18 p.m., officials received a report of a robbery at the Tall Timbers Casino on Hwy 16 in Amite.... more »
  • Two wanted for truck stop casino robbery in St. Helena Parish

    December 23, 2016 2:53 PM

    AMITE CITY – Deputies in St. Helena Parish say two men are wanted for robbing a casino at gunpoint Thursday night. The incident happened around 8:18 p.m. at Tall Timbers Truck Stop on Highway 16 near Amite City. Investigators say two armed suspects entered the casino fully masked and... more »
  • Casino: Woman shown $43M jackpot actually won $2.25

    November 3, 2016 11:39 AM

    NEW YORK - A New York City casino says its hands are tied after a malfunctioning penny slot machine displayed a nearly $43 million jackpot to a woman who actually won $2.25. Katrina Bookman was playing the machine at Resorts World Casino in August when it displayed the big money... more »
  • Four men arrested for $13k casino theft scheme

    September 28, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Investigators with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division arrested four men suspected of a theft scheme that left an area casino out of $13,000. The arrests were the result of an investigation into a group who were manipulating the roulette game to steal casino chips.... more »
  • Buddhist monk gets prison for stealing from temple to gamble

    July 25, 2016 4:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $260,000 from the Louisiana temple he led and gambling most of the money at a casino. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley's office said in a statement Monday that a federal... more »
  • Louisiana casino revenue down 2.6 percent

    July 22, 2016 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans brought in $202.7 million in June, a 2.6 percent decrease from June 2015's $208.2 million. The 13,160 video poker machines across the state brought in $45.4 million. That was a 2.9 percent decrease from June 2015,... more »
  • Man accused of watching woman in restroom at Belle of BR Casino

    June 10, 2016 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Troopers said they arrested a man at The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino after he was accused of watching women use the restroom located on the second deck of the riverboat. 26-year-old Christopher Riley was taken into custody in connection with an August 2014 incident on... more »
  • Person detained following bomb threat at State Capitol Play Video

    May 16, 2016 7:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One person is in custody following bomb threats Monday evening at the State Capitol and Hollywood Casino in downtown Baton Rouge, State Police say. A bomb threat was called into the State Capitol just before 6:30 p.m. Minutes later, a similar threat was called into the Hollywood... more »
  • New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas

    April 16, 2016 9:04 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Tourists are spending more money on their trips to Sin City, according to a new report by the Las Vegas tourism board. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority issued its visitor profile study this month, which showed average spending in most expense categories increased in 2015,... more »
  • Metro Council to vote on smoking ban Wednesday

    April 13, 2016 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Metro Council is set to discuss a proposal that would ban smoking in all business around the capital city. The idea was pitched by Smoke Free Baton Rouge, an anti-smoking campaign. It started out as a plan to ban smoking in bars and casinos around Baton Rouge,... more »
  • Casino winnings drop in January statewide

    February 19, 2016 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans casino brought in a combined $207.1 million, a 5.8 percent drop from January 2015's $219.9 million. The biggest percentage decrease happened in Lake Charles, where the winnings at the city's three riverboats and Delta Downs racetrack were... more »
  • Police say no foul play after body found near casino

    January 29, 2016 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they do not suspect foul play after a body was found Friday morning along the Mississippi River near the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the body was found along the river's embankment between the casino and the base of the... more »
  • Louisiana casino revenue down 7.5 percent from December 2014

    January 22, 2016 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's 15 riverboats, four racetrack slots casinos and Harrah's New Orleans brought in $217.2 million in December, a 7.5 percent drop from the December 2014 total of $234.8 million. The revenue figures were released Thursday by state police. Casino winnings in New Orleans fell by 13.5 percent in... more »
  • Victims: Amateur mugged them at casino

    December 23, 2015 9:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 19-year-old on armed robbery charges after two people were mugged at the L'Auberge casino. Ari Thompson was booked Tuesday. Deputies said he confessed to one of the attacks but said an acquaintance was responsible for the second, though deputies charged him with... more »
  • Harrah's Casino blames smoking ban for 2nd drop in monthly take

    July 24, 2015 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Revenue dropped 30 percent in June at Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino. It was the second consecutive monthly drop. The facility's top executive is putting most of the blame on the city's indoor smoking ban. Dan Real, general manager of Harrah's New Orleans, asked the state Gaming... more »
  • Suits and Sneakers ESPY Awards Viewing Party Play Video

    July 14, 2015 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Suits and Sneakers ESPY viewing party is coming up at the L'Auberge Hotel and Casino. The event is being held to raise money for Mary Bird Perkins- Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. This morning, Laurie Adams from Mary Bird Perkins and TV host,... more »
  • Casino support contract blocked in La. House

    May 20, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state senators Wednesday blocked approval of a $3.6 million casino support services contract for New Orleans amid complaints that the city's new smoking ban likely will cause the state to lose money. The prohibition against smoking in bars and gambling halls took effect last month. Louisiana... more »
  • 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Play Video

    April 30, 2015 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There are four major elements that the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge want to see in our community: mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development. Next week, the organization will be honoring individuals who embody all of that. This morning, Donna Saurage and John Smith... more »
  • Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction Play Video

    April 28, 2015 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE- To celebrate May as Mental Health Month, the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge will hold its 5th annual Beat the Odds Casino Night and Silent Auction. The event will feature delicious food from Heirloom Cuisine, beverages, and a spectacular silent auction. It will include original... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban takes effect

    April 22, 2015 7:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A new smoking in New Orleans officially starts today. Smoking in the crescent city is now prohibited inside bars, casinos, restaurants, and workplaces. The ban went into effect at midnight and has drawn a mixed reaction from the public. The New Orleans health department passed out information... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban

    April 10, 2015 7:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans City Council has denied an exemption to Harrah's Casino from a smoking ban in bars and gambling halls. The new ban is to start April 22. Lawyers for Harrah's New Orleans, a large land-based casino next to the French Quarter, have predicted a... more »
  • Casino killing

    March 31, 2015 7:48 PM

    SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA- A woman was convicted of killing a gambler she followed out of a casino after he won $10,000 and ran him over with a car. Barbara Ann Hamel originally pleaded guilty and faced 15-years to life but rolled the dice and changed her plea to not... more »
  • A role of the dice

    February 10, 2015 7:49 PM

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN- The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin has an offer it hopes Governor Scott Walker can't refuse. It'll pony up $200 million to build Milwaukee's new basketball stadium, taking taxpayers off the hook, if walker approves its casino. The tribe says its a good deal, Menominee bucks for Milwaukee... more »
  • La. police: Smoking ban would hit gambling halls

    December 18, 2014 1:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana regulators say $104 million in revenues and state fees might be lost over two years from Harrah's casino, a horse-racing track and video-poker halls if New Orleans enacts a widespread ban on smoking. After the New Year, the City Council will debate a proposed ban on... more »
  • Woman leaves toddler and baby in hotel room to go to casino

    December 14, 2014 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman is being charged with child desertion after police say she left two children, ages 1 and 3 years old, in a hotel room to go to a casino. According to an arrest affidavit, 30-year-old Brenda Coleman admitted she left the kids unattended at the... more »
  • Casino worker accused of taking photos in restroom

    December 2, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An employee of Harrah's New Orleans is accused of taking a cellphone picture of a patron's private parts inside the men's restroom at the casino. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that 35-year-old Jeremiah Johnson, of Harvey, was booked with video voyeurism. It carries a penalty of one to five... more »
  • Government defends elaborate FBI repairman ruse

    November 10, 2014 6:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it was perfectly legal for government agents to shut off the Internet to three high-roller suites in Las Vegas and have government agents impersonate computer repairmen as part of an investigation into a group of Asian gamblers accused of running an illegal sports betting... more »
  • Deputies outsmart accused, sly casino thief

    September 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino. Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
  • NW La casino take up 6 percent

    September 19, 2014 5:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Shreveport-Bossier casino market was Louisiana's biggest winner in August: the $71.2 million take at its riverboats and racetrack slots casino was up 6.4 percent from a year earlier. Figures released Thursday by Louisiana State Police show statewide gambling revenues rose 1.2 percent to $217.8 million. The... more »
  • $2 million collected from gamblers for child support program

    August 26, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state confiscated over $2 million in gambling winnings Tuesday as part of a state law that allows the government to collect casino winnings from parents behind on child support. It is the most money collected yet since the program's $1 million milestone in August 2013.... more »
  • Louisiana casino take about even with July 2013

    August 21, 2014 2:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A 12.4 percent jump in July winnings at Louisiana's land casino kept the 21-casino total about even with July 2013. Casinos took in about $213 million statewide, just $384,300 more than a year earlier. But the land casino's winnings rose from $25.4 million to $28.5 million. Riverboat... more »
  • La. casino winnings edge up from June 2013

    July 24, 2014 2:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier. State gambling revenues totaled $202.4 million in June 2013. Revenues rose at six of the 14 riverboat casinos, most notably at Margaritaville. Its $9.8 million take... more »
  • Biloxi's Margaritaville casino closing in September

    July 21, 2014 2:30 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- Biloxi's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant will close on or before Sept. 19. Margaritaville said Monday it will pay its 371 employees up to Sept. 19, but could close before then. Managers of the casino say it couldn't overcome an out-of-the-way location and lack of a hotel. Owners of... more »
  • New Year's Celebrations abound Play Video

    December 31, 2013 6:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As 2014 approaches, several establishments are preparing to ring in the new year in style. L'auberge Casino is prepping more than 3,000 desserts for their event this evening, including a special cake made with gold dust. "I wanted to go back to the 1950's kind of... more »

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