Harrah’s New Orleans Pushing to Build 24-Story Hotel

February 2, 2018

The New Orleans Advocate reports that in what would represent a major expansion of its local operation, representatives of Harrah’s New Orleans Casino are lobbying state lawmakers for authorization to construct a second hotel adjacent to their facility in downtown New Orleans, company officials confirmed Thursday.

They are not seeking to expand the gambling portion of the casino, they emphasized.

Harrah’s officials also are seeking to add restaurants and a nightclub at the casino.

In all, they said, the company would spend up to $340 million, creating hundreds of jobs and providing millions of dollars in new tax revenue a year to the city and state.

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