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Treasure Chest Casino Announces Opening Date For Brick-And-Mortar Venue In Louisiana

Ben Horlock

Treasure Chest Casino has announced its new brick-and-mortar casino in Kenner will open to the public on June 6. 

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The new venue will replace the Riverboat Casino and is double in size, measuring in at 48,000 square feet of entertainment and gaming space.

Over 900 slot machines – with 300 terminals offering brand new slot games – have been installed and there will be 32 table games on offer.

Parent company the Boyd Gaming Corporation has confirmed there will also be four new restaurants and 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

In terms of business hours, the Treasure Chest Casino will be open from 8am till 3am Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday, customers are welcome 24 hours a day.

“We have been eagerly awaiting our grand opening for some time and are ecstatic to finally be able to open the doors to Treasure Chest’s loyal patrons and guests,” said Kim Etland, vice president and general manager for Treasure Chest Casino.

“The new property allows for more space, games, and restaurants to serve and fill a premier entertainment need in our community,” she concluded.

Originally, the Treasure Chest opened in a replica riverboat on Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner in 30 years ago. Then, there was just the one restaurant and no convention space.

Nowadays, the Louisiana Legislature in 2018 approved a law allowing riverboat casinos to operate onshore. Boyd Gaming and the city of Kenner firmly believe the move will draw in larger crowds.

“A casino is a casino, whether you’re on a boat or on land. It don’t make a difference. I’ll still be playing,” said Kevin Drake, 68, a Kenner resident who frequents the establishment on a weekly basis.

Ben Horlock

Ben is an experienced news and features writer who specializes in providing expert guides on all aspects of online and in-person gambling. Ben has over ten years experience writing for web-based audiences and has strong expertise in casinos, online cryptocurrency gambling platforms as well as slots and table games. Ben has been published across a number of english international news outlets, including InstantCasinos and BitcoinCasino. As well, Ben has worked in social media for four years in the sports gambling industry.