Time for Casinos to Expand, But Where? [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman Michael Corbin talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the recent changes to the state's gaming regulations and the how those changes open the doors for area casinos to expand.
Corbin, recently explained some of his ideas for the redevelopment of downtown Shreveport in a Shreveport Times op-ed:
With the recent approval of SB 316 to allow casinos to relocate their gaming areas to a land based operation, I would suggest this is the appropriate time to review the entire Shreveport Riverfront Area and consider establishment of a citizens committee to present ideas and changes for the future.
And Corbin touches on how Shreveport's downtown casinos expand:
For either casino to meet the 1,200-foot guideline defined in the legislation, some creative solutions may be required to accommodate new gaming space and new or relocated parking structures.
If there is interest in the Expo Hall site, I would certainly encourage negotiations with the current lessee and actions to eliminate that building from the city’s inventory
The two-term councilman also proffers ideas for the renovation and use of Shreveport riverfront icons like Riverview Theater and Sci-Port.