By now everyone in Southwest Louisiana has seen or been to L'Auberge Casino resort in Lake Charles.  Now the casino franchise has expanded and opened up another location in Baton Rouge.

The new casino is located just a few minutes South of the LSU campus right off of Nicholson Drive or River Road.

Saturday L'Auberge Casino and Resort finally opened to the public.

"They have been waiting for this project for a long time. We couldn't control Wednesday. It was a little disappointing, but today made up for it. It was a great, great, great afternoon," said Mickey Parenton, casino vice president and general manager

L'Auberge customers made up for that lost time. No one wasted not one second before hitting the slots and tables and taking in all the sights.

"The architecture...I mean everything is really nice. I hope that everybody gets a chance to see it," said Portia Palmer.

"We came today so we could catch the bus to the stadium, and not have to get in the traffic. But we also wanted to see the casino," said Adele Langlois.

Besides being the shiny new building on the river, company executives say the casino will be a huge boost to the city's economy.

"When you look at the indirect jobs of servicing this facility, you could add another 20 percent to that. So, you could easily look at that this has created anywhere between 12-hundred to 15-hundred jobs here in the area," said Anthony Sanfilippo, president and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment.

Source: WAFB

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