Paragon Casino Resort has linked-up with operator Betfred Sports, in a deal which will make sports betting open to the public in Central Louisiana.
Hailing its “first-of-its-kind” Las Vegas-style sportsbook at The Draft Room at Paragon Casino Resort, Betfred Sports will operate a “traditional sportsbook” which consists of theatre seating, a custom video wall, betting counters and kiosks.
“Louisiana is an exciting opportunity for Betfred Sports to continue its expansion in the US after successful launches in Iowa, Colorado and Pennsylvania,” explained Mark Stebbings, Betfred Group chief operating officer.
“We look forward to utilising our 50 years of bookmaking experience with our fantastic partner, Paragon Casino Resort, to bring the best sports betting experience to bettors in the state.”
Alongside the aforementioned amenities, The Draft Room’s restaurant and bar will offer “fan favourite” foods, draught beers, and multiple seating options, as well as including 112 TVs surrounded by table and bar seating, plus three VIP fan caves for private gatherings.
Commenting on the agreement, Marshall Sampson Sr, general manager of Paragon Casino Resort, stated: “Our partnership with Betfred Sports marks a new chapter for Paragon – which has always been a source of pride for Marksville and the people of Louisiana.
“With this new partnership, I hope visitors from across the region will have the chance to experience it for themselves. Together, we are offering a first-class sports betting platform and venue that will make Paragon Casino Resort the place to bet and watch games in Louisiana.”
Louisiana is the home of almost five million people and two major league teams, The Draft Room offers full-service betting, so both locals and out-of-state travellers can wager on teams from across the country.
“As a native Louisianan and chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, I am thrilled to help usher in sports betting to our state,” added Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s chairman, Marshall Pierite. “This partnership with Betfred Sports promises continued success for Paragon as we continue our mission to provide a first-class gaming destination and vacation experience to our neighbours and guests coming to Central Louisiana.”
The Paragon Casino Resort offers a 64,000-square-foot gaming floor, 1,000 Las Vegas-style slot machines and 500 hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.