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Harrah’s New Orleans has secured approval from the Louisiana House of Representatives to extend the state’s contract with the casino for another 30 years and to build their new $350 million hotel and expansion.
On Thursday (March 29), the Louisiana House of Representatives voted 78-12 to extend the State’s contract and expand the property, including new restaurants, event space, and a new hotel. The Louisiana Senate will vote on the proposal next.
The 24 story hotel is part of a $350 million renovation plan, which also includes new dining and entertainment options and a new theater. No gaming will be part of the expansion. The new hotel would include 20,000 square feet of event space, a rooftop pool and bar, a gym and spa, and other updates to the casino including new outdoor dining, a “Best of NOLA” food hall concept that would feature well-known New Orleans restaurants, and the new Fillmore Theater, a 35,000-square-foot music venue that will be managed by Live Nation. The plan also includes the addition of a new canopy over Fulton Street.
After the Senate, the New Orleans City Council will still have the final approval over the plans.