Treasure Chest Casino is under construction and is located in Kenner. Last May Yates Construction put the final steel beam into place on top of the 47,000-square-foot building. This is a big deal because large construction sites such as this have a “topping off” ceremony.
Yates Construction, who is our general contractor for the project, this is kind of a celebration for that team,” Rodney Miller, director of marketing for Treasure Chest, said. “They do it to kind of recognize what they have done so far and give their team accolades. Part of that is the signing of the beam by the team, hoisting it up, and there is a flag and some kind of tree that has been traditional to place on top of that beam and set it in place.”
Boyd Gaming, the owner of the casino, has $100 million into the project. “They started construction on the new building officially in the beginning of February, when they really started putting the pilings into the ground,” Miller said. “The steel structure is just about fully completed, and that will kind of end that phase. They will then move on to the next phase and kind of laying down all the guts of the building, so to speak, the electricity, the plumbing, and starting to close it in.”
The new Treasure Chest Casino will have wider gaming floor aisles, a 10,000 square feet of meeting space, new restaurants, bars and many other spots for entertainment including a FanDuel-branded sports book.
“We’re in the process of moving our facility into our current parking lot, where we used to park our guests,” Miller said. “That is now the construction area. It’s going to be a lot bigger, a one-level casino, and parking will be right next to the building, which currently is not the case for our existing property.”
“We’re looking to hopefully open in spring of ‘24,” he said. “So we’ve got just about a year to go.”