Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner will be moving to land.
According to Boyd Gaming, the $90 million expansion will “completely reinvent the casino”as it vows to develop a “state-of-the-art venue”. The single level gaming venue will feature a 47,000 square foot casino and other facilities and amenities.
Said Keith Smith, President and CEO of Boyd Gaming:
“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. 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.”
Casino Will be on the Current Parking Lot
The proposal seeks to build the gambling place on the current side of the Treasure Chest Casino’s parking lot, which is located on the east side of Williams Boulevard, just inside the Lake Pontchartrain levee. Unlike its current setup where customers have to be ferried by shuttle from the parking lot to the docked gambling boat, the new casino building will be on level with the nearby parking.
According to the presentation, the new casino will have several restaurants including a steak house and a sports bar. The video also revealed that an events and meeting space will be built and the casino will have a FanDuel branded sportsbook as well. Construction of the land-based casino will begin by the middle of 2022 and it is expected to open as soon as late 2023.
8th Best Riverboat Casino in Louisiana
The Treasure Chest Casino opened in 1994 and has since been docked on Lake PontChartrain. Of Louisiana’s 15 riverboat casinos, it is ranked 8th in terms of gambling revenue for the period of July to November 2021 according to published records from State Police regulators.
In 2018, Louisiana Law approved the process for the state’s floating casinos to permanently move to land. Treasure Chest’s move was expected after the City Council last year renewed the lease for its casino operator, Boy Gaming Corporation.