DiamondJacks requests extension on reopening date
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - DiamondJacks Casino and Resort has requested an extension on the amount of time the Bossier City facility has to reopen its doors.
The chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, Ronnie Johns, said that the request has not yet been approved by the board and that the matter will be discussed at the next scheduled meeting Wednesday, Jan. 20.
He said the casino will present its reopening plan Feb. 17.
Johns said many casinos have had a hard time hiring people lately; he added that it’s a problem that plagues much of the gaming industry.
The extension will likely be for about a month.
Johns said he will recommend the board approve the extension at the upcoming meeting.
“It is my belief that DiamondJacks be given every opportunity to present the Board a realistic plan or reopening with a larger, nicer, and overall better facility than what is there now,” Johns said in a statement emailed to KSLA Wednesday, Jan. 12.
DiamondJacks’ original reopening date was set for Feb. 9.
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