Belle of Baton Rouge finished with renovations

POSTED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 5:50pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 7:20pm

Renovations are complete at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Mayor Kip Holden took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

Changes include enclosing the promenade and remodeling the casino. These changes cost the casino about $7 million. Holden says this is money well spent.

"Because of the fact that they've invested in this boat, it’s guaranteed to bring in more people,” stated Holden. “At the same time when people come to our city, they know they will have some choices in gaming wherever they go, but in particular in Baton Rouge and downtown Baton Rouge."

The renovations took about six months and provided 45 people with jobs.

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