Coushatta Casino Resort Celebrates 26 Years of Success
Anniversary Cake-Cutting Ceremony To Feature Tribal Culture & History
January 11, 2021
Kinder, LA— Coushatta Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, will celebrate its 26th anniversary all of January 2021. Tribal Chairman David Sickey and the Coushatta Tribal Council members will preside over a cake-cutting ceremony on Friday, January 22. Casino management, local dignitaries, and regional media members will also be present during the private ceremony featuring special performances by tribal dancers, drummers, and singers. For inclusive access to the Coushatta ceremony, we invite the public to join the LIVE celebration via social media/Facebook on Friday, January 22, at 10 am. (https://www.facebook.com/CoushattaCasinoResort).
In honor of the celebration, the community-focused casino offers incredible anniversary promotions during January, including discounts on hotel rooms and green fees at the casino’s award-winning golf course, Koasati Pines at Coushatta. Additionally, the casino’s 26th Anniversary “$26,000 Free Play Giveaway” will be held Saturday, January 16, from 4 pm to 10 pm. Guests receive drawing entries January 11-16 with rated play on slots and table games, earning 2X entries January 13-14. Guests activate their earned entries with rated play after 3 pm on drawing day. Hourly prizes 4 pm to 8 pm award $2,600 Free Slot Play; the 9 pm prize awards $2,600 Free Slot Play and dinner for two at Big Sky Steakhouse. The grand prize awards one lucky winner $10,000 in Free Slot Play plus dinner for two at Big Sky Steakhouse at 10 pm. All Free Slot Play prizes are valid through February 16, 2021.
January 1995 to January 2020: A History of Growth
When the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana opened its casino doors for the first time in January 1995, it began a remarkable success story that continues today. Upon its opening, the casino immediately became the largest entertainment and resort complex in the state of Louisiana, with over 70,000 square feet of gaming area, three separate food venues, a nightclub, a childcare facility, and a teen arcade. A staff of 1,600 significantly reduced high unemployment rates in Allen and surrounding parishes.
Popularity Demands Expansion of Casino and Amenities
In the years following its opening, the dedicated crowds continued, proving the casino’s popularity and skyrocketing success. By 1999, the resort facility added multiple expansions: Red Shoes RV Park, the flagship Coushatta Grand Hotel adjoining the casino, an additional 27,000 square feet of gaming area, plus two new restaurants. In 2002, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana implemented yet another $100 million expansion to add even more amenities for casino guests. This development included another hotel, Feather Fuel 24-bay fuel station with a convenience store, an 18-hole championship golf course, and The Pavilion at Coushatta, an enclosed climate-controlled arena for hosting national headliner concerts, equine events as well as the annual Coushatta Powwow. Koasati Pines at Coushatta, the 18-hole championship golf course that debuted in 2002, has been named to the 2020 GolfAdvisor® Top 50 Golfer’s Choice List and recognized as the #1 Golf Course in Louisiana on GolfAdvisor® for the year 2020.
In January 2002, the Coushatta Tribe assumed management of casino operations. By January 2005, they reinforced ownership by implementing a name change for the property, Coushatta Casino Resort.
Further expansions in 2012 included the non-smoking Seven Clans Hotel, a Bingo Hall, and a sports bar with an off-track betting center, plus a massive swimming pool complex featuring a lazy river, two giant intertwining slides, a splash pad area for children, and a swim-up bar for adults. The following year in 2013, an off-leash dog park opened to provide accommodations for a guest’s “entire” family. The casino has added several restaurants presenting a diverse assortment of dining options for guests throughout the years.
At present, Coushatta Casino Resort boasts ten restaurants, two hotels, an RV resort with chalets and a dog park, over 2,000 slots, and more than 65 table games including live poker, live bingo, and an off-track betting center, the most popular swimming pool complex in the region, The Pavilion climate-controlled arena, Koasati Pines award-winning championship golf course, and Feather Fuel station and convenience store. Currently employing over 2,000 associates, the Coushatta Casino Resort is responsibly leading the economic force of Allen Parish and surrounding communities.