Boyd Gaming plots the course for land-based Treasure Chest Casino

Treasure Chest Casino

Boyd Gaming has documented plans to replace its existing riverboat Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, Louisiana, with a newly developed land-based gaming facility.

Scheduled to be finalised in late 2023, the operator says that the project will “completely reinvent the Treasure Chest entertainment experience,” as the firm vows to develop a “state-of-the-art” venue.

Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn explained: “Treasure Chest has been an invaluable corporate and community partner in Kenner for 27 years. Treasure Chest continues to help support our police department, city council districts and our capital projects and debt reduction funds. 

“But more than that, Treasure Chest and Boyd Gaming support our community in many other important ways – both big and small – such as the recent $50,000 donation to the Kenner Food Bank. 

“We are thrilled their move on-land will be happening soon and are confident this expansion will bring an exciting future in Kenner, a continued partnership and great success.”

The single-level Treasure Chest Casino facility will feature a 47,000-square-foot casino, several restaurants and bars, nearly 10,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, and a FanDuel-branded sportsbook.

Keith Smith, president and chief executive officer of Boyd Gaming, commented: “With this project, we are proud to reinvest in a community that has been an important part of the Boyd Gaming family for more than 27 years. 

“The all-new Treasure Chest will bring more jobs, more tax revenue and more visitors for the city of Kenner and Jefferson Parish – and it will significantly enhance the Treasure Chest experience, giving our guests a bigger and better gaming entertainment experience than ever before.”