- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Boomtown Casino New Orleans says it’s on schedule to open its $20 million expansion that includes a 150-room hotel and conference space in July.

The company marked the project’s halfway point this week.

Harold C. Rowland, Boomtown’s vice president and general manager, said the investment will allow the company to better serve regional guests and expand the property’s amenities.

The expansion will also include a fitness center and 200 additional parking spaces.

Boomtown New Orleans, located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, is about 15 minutes from the French Quarter. It opened in 1994 and features a 30,000-square-foot casino with more than 1,400 slot machines and 32 table games, including a live poker room and high limit slots and tables.

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