Paragon Casino Resort Wins Accommodation of the Year from Louisiana Travel Association

Paragon Casino Resort was honored with the Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA). The Louey Awards highlight organizations across Louisiana that make outstanding contributions to the state’s tourism industry. The ceremony was held during the LTA’s Annual Meeting at Harrah’s New Orleans.

Accommodation of the Year is presented to a hotel, resort, campground, RV park or bed & breakfast that delivers exceptional levels of service and understands the importance of tourism in Louisiana and the boost it brings to local economies. Paragon Casino Resort won the Louey for Accommodation of the Year for its unwavering dedication to making the resort a first-class, Louisiana-centric experience for visitors.

“Nothing is more important to Paragon Casino Resort than the happiness and satisfaction of our guests,” said Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr., General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort. “We have always strived to put Central Louisiana and Avoyelles Parish on the map for tourism, and this Louey Award is the result of 30 years in carrying out and succeeding in that mission. We dedicate this award to all of our team members, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and each person that walks through our doors. Thank you.”

The Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year highlights Paragon’s recent renovation and upgrade of its hotel and casino amenities such as modernizing rooms, suites and elevators. Paragon Casino Resort recently added new machines on the gaming floor, now offering more than 1,000 slot machines and 30 game tables, plus live poker and sports betting. As of October 2022, Paragon Casino was the first casino in Louisiana to offer live, in-person sports betting in its 600 square foot Draft Room sports bar, complete with a TopGolf Swing Suite virtual reality simulator. Other offerings from Paragon Casino Resort include the championship golf course Tamahka Trails, a perfectly-rated RV Park Resort, and three luxurious pools.

The award also commends Paragon Casino Resort for its dedication to providing authentic and exciting Louisiana experiences for visitors, from the ice-cold daiquiris to the Cajun cuisine in the award-winning Market Buffet. Gator Bayou inside Paragon’s atrium was also praised for its commitment to teach visitors about Louisiana’s favorite swamp creatures while also sharing stories and folk songs from the Tunica-Biloxi-Tribe of Louisiana, which owns the casino resort.

In 2024, Paragon Casino Resort celebrates its 30th year of service to the Avoyelles Parish community. To ensure its team members can live and work in the area, Paragon recently instituted property-wide pay increases, bringing its minimum wage to $11.00 – above the state’s mandated $7.25.

To plan a visit or book a stay, guests can go online to Paragon Casino Resort’s website or call 800-946-1946.

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