Louisiana has approved its first application to move a riverboat casino to land.
The Gaming Control Board approved the application from the owners of a Lake Charles-area riverboat on Thursday.
Eighteen months ago, the Louisiana legislature decided that state-regulated casinos outside New Orleans don’t have to stay on the water.
The Advocate reports that Eldorado Resorts plans a new $112.7 million casino between the parking lot and hotel for the Isle of Capri riverboat in Westlake.
The new casino will be nearly triple the size of the riverboat.