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Jena Choctaw Begin Construction of New Louisiana Casino

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Central Louisiana will soon be home to a new casino as the Jena band of Choctaws have started construction of a new facility in Creola.  The tribe’s chief B. Cheryl Smith says that “It is now official, the tribe is going to build a casino in Grant Parish.”

The location is off US Highway 167 in Creola, on a 40-plus-acre tract donated to the tribe by a local businessman a decade ago.  The tribe is targeting a grand opening in late December this year.

Because the state government has steadfastly refused to negotiate a gaming compact with the tribe, the casino will be limited to Class II gaming devices which are based on bingo.  However, the latest generation of Class II slots, although based on bingo internally, deliver a very similar experience to the Las Vegas style slot machines of Class III designation.  Indeed, most patrons don’t know the difference.  Without an agreement with the state, the tribe will also be unable to offer table games.

Chief Smith indicated the casino would employ 270 people, mostly drawn from the tribe.

 
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10 Comments

  1. Hi my name is Donna Io work for Agnew Signs in West Monroe La. I would love the chance to quote your signs for you for the new casino. You can reach me at 318-372-6934 or 318-323-2202.

    Thanks
    Donna

  2. I like to know the position you will be hireing for. I have esperience in security and cooking offshore. how can i fill out a application.

  3. Hi guys,
    This site isn’t affiliated with the Jena tribe at all. I’m just reporting the news. Try locating the actual tribe and contacting them.
    Good luck to both of you!

  4. When will hiring begin.

  5. WHERE DO YOU APPLY FOR CAREER.

  6. when and where can i apply for employment please

  7. Since several visitors are inquiring about employment opportunities at the new Jena casino, here’s a link to the casino website to apply for positions:

    http://jenachoctawpinescasino.applicantpro.com/jobs/

    Good luck!

  8. You can go here for some info on jobs and openings
    http://www.jenachoctawpinescasino.com/

  9. The casino will open FEB 13 2013. I made confirmation today 6 feb
    There is a motel about 9 miles from the casino with decent rates .It is close to the prison in Pollock
    here is the casino website
    http://jenachoctawpinescasino.com/

  10. Is the casino opening feb 13,2013 in jena louisiana?
    please let me know. I will bring about 20 people W/me…

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