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A two-front war over casinos


Bossier City’s local legislative delegation and its elected officials as well as those of the parish have a two-front war on their hands over DiamondJacks Casino.

The owners of the boat, in legislative testimony last week over SB 417 by state Sen. Bodi White, confirmed if given the chance they would move it from Bossier City. The bill would help pave the way to relocate it to the middle of nowhere on the unnavigable Tangipahoa River in Tangipahoa Parish.

Unquestionably, DiamondJacks is the sick man of Louisiana riverboats, with third-lowest admissions, second-lowest revenues, and lowest per-visitor take. While previously the new ownership


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