Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana, has announced the installation of 150 new gaming machines on its casino floor. The new gaming machines are set to replace a total of 15% of the estimated 1,000 total machines that are currently in the venue. The new machines feature bingo-style and Las Vegas-style gaming, according to the company. Paragon Casino Resort describes itself as the only casino offering both styles of gaming machines in the state.
"Paragon Casino Resort is continuously exploring new technology and revitalizing our offerings to enhance the gaming experience of our guests," said Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr., General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort. "With the recent upgrades to our gaming floor and other areas of our campus, Paragon Casino Resort is ready to welcome both regular visitors and new guests this fall."
The acquisition of new gaming machines has been a long-term project for Paragon Casino Resort. The casino first sought the installation of "highly popular slot machines" including Cashnado and Lantern of Destiny on Flex from Everi Holdings, which it describes as a pair of slot machines offering huge progressive jackpots.
Additionally, Paragon Casino Resort is currently acquiring new bingo-style slots from Video Gaming Technologies including Crazy Cherry Jewel Hunt, Mr. Money Bags, and the Polar High Roller Jewel Hunt, to add to the variety of its offerings.
The new gaming machines will replace 15 percent of the estimated 1,000 total machines currently on the casino floor. Players will be able to experience "an assortment of gaming favorites," including Wealth of Coins Dancing Lion from Aruze Gaming, and Golden Blessings from AGS.
In addition to updating its selection of gaming offerings, Paragon Casino Resort became a forerunner in diversifying gaming offerings in Louisiana with the addition of in-person sports betting. In October 2021, the casino, in partnership with Betfred Sports, was the first facility to allow on-site sports betting in the state.
"In-person sports betting and our new machines have opened a new realm of opportunity for Paragon Casino Resort, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, and players within Louisiana," said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, which owns Paragon Casino Resort. "Paragon Casino Resort now offers a robust gaming experience with the latest gaming technology and hardware to all guests."