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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 04:15 AM

Temporary shuttering of Louisiana's casino industry upsetting local economies

LAKE CHARLES Lake Charles attracts visitors to its restaurants, events and outdoor adventures, but its luxury casino resorts dominate the city's hospitality and tourism industry.

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has shuttered these money-making machines for seven weeks, leaving the booming Lake Charles economically filled with uncertainties.

Tye Robinson, a bellhop at Golden Nugget Lake Charles, collected his last tips from Golden Nugget guests over a month ago.

"I would get a lot of tips, so I would use my cash on my bills and daily necessities," he said.

Read more: https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/louisiana/2020/04/23/coronavirus-louisiana-casino-closures-hurting-state-economy/3009772001/

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