Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge to Change Name when It Moves onto Dry Land
Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge will be rebranded as Casino Rouge when it moves onto dry land in February 2022. The relocation project will cost between $21 million and $25 million. It will include expanding the dockside facility and converting the existing valet parking into an indoor space. There will also be a Shaquille O’Neal Big Chicken Restaurant. Louisiana was one of the states that approved sports betting during the November election.
Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge will be relocated onto dry land. The land-based casino will occupy 100,000 square feet of space. It will generate 166 construction jobs. There will not be any expansion of the existing gaming options. Louisiana's riverboat casinos were allowed to relocate in the spring of 2018. Harrah's New Orleans is set to undergo a $325 million renovation and expansion and be rebranded as Caesars New York.