Applications taken for state's last riverboat casino license

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana gambling regulators are taking applications for the state's last riverboat casino license.

State law limits the number of casino riverboats to 15. The license came open when Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. scrapped plans for a second casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and returned the license to the state.

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Dane Morgan said Wednesday that the board decided to open a formal application period that ends Sept. 23. That came after the board received expression of interest from three possible operators.

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