Prepare for an exhilarating transformation as Belle of Baton Rouge, the esteemed counterpart to Queen Casino, undergoes a monumental upgrade. Gaming & Leisure Properties (GLPI) has unveiled plans for a groundbreaking $111 million investment to reimagine this iconic establishment. With the construction of a cutting-edge land-based casino and a comprehensive hotel renovation on the horizon, Belle of Baton Rouge is poised to redefine luxury gaming in Louisiana.

Revamping the Iconic Belle:

GLPI’s ambitious project aims to transcend conventional refurbishments, envisioning a state-of-the-art gaming destination that sets new standards of excellence. From sleek and spacious gaming floors to opulent accommodations, every facet of the new facility is meticulously crafted to deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience. Guests can anticipate an immersive atmosphere teeming with excitement and sophistication, where every visit promises unforgettable moments of thrill and indulgence.

Embracing a shared vision for operational excellence, Queen Casino & Entertainment Inc. hails the project as a landmark collaboration with GLPI. With GLPI’s unwavering support and expertise, Queen Casino & Entertainment Inc. anticipates a remarkable journey toward unprecedented growth and customer satisfaction. By harnessing the synergy between Queen Casino and Belle of Baton Rouge, stakeholders aim to cultivate a gaming haven that captivates the imagination and exceeds expectations.

Empowering operational success:

According to the source, Terry Downey, the esteemed CEO of Queen Casino & Entertainment Inc., lauds GLPI’s pivotal role in spearheading operational success. Drawing inspiration from the triumphant transformation of Queen Casino, stakeholders are optimistic about the boundless possibilities that lie ahead for Belle of Baton Rouge. With a steadfast commitment to excellence and innovation, the project is poised to elevate the gaming landscape, offering patrons a world-class experience that transcends the ordinary.

Peter Carlino, the visionary CEO of GLPI, underscores the strategic significance of the project in expanding their illustrious gaming portfolio. By investing in state-of-the-art technology and customer-centric design, GLPI aims to redefine the boundaries of gaming entertainment. The new Belle of Baton Rouge promises to be a beacon of progress and prosperity, drawing visitors from far and wide to experience the epitome of luxury gaming in the heart of Louisiana.

Back in 2022, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board granted unanimous consent for an Illinois-based firm to commence construction on a $35 million facility for the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel. The plan for the new 16,500 sq ft casino included a venue with 316 slots and 14 gaming tables, situated on dry land along the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge.

In addition to the gaming offerings, the plans included a 2,500 sq ft sportsbook and lounge, as well as a ten-pin bowling alley, and oyster and wine bars serving pizza, as well as the existing 288-room hotel.

As construction sets forth on this transformative journey, Belle of Baton Rouge continues to operate seamlessly, embracing its storied legacy while eagerly anticipating its grand renaissance. With a steadfast commitment to sustainability and community engagement, GLPI endeavors to create enduring value for stakeholders and local residents alike. As the countdown to September 2025 begins, anticipation mounts for the unveiling of the reimagined Belle of Baton Rouge—a testament to innovation, luxury, and the enduring spirit of Louisiana’s capital city.