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Chaszar Named Executive VP/GM At Live! Casino Louisiana

Chaszar Named Executive VP/GM At Live! Casino Louisiana

The Cordish Companies recently named gaming industry veteran John J. Chaszar as executive vice president and general manager at Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana, scheduled to open in Bossier City in early 2025. In his new position, Chaszar will oversee the development, grand opening and daily operations of the $270 million property, the first land-based casino in the Shreveport-Bossier market.

Most recently, Chaszar served as senior vice president and general manager at Tropicana Casino in Evansville, Indiana, where he led the transition of the property from a floating to a land-based casino.

In his 30-plus years in the industry, Chaszar served as vice president and general manager at Penn Entertainment properties, including Hollywood Casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Hollywood Casino Resort in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

He also served in leadership positions at Quorum Hotels & Resorts for 13 years in eight locations. His career also took him to Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Colorado, Illinois and South Carolina.

Live! is being built on the site of the former Diamond Jacks Casino & Hotel in Bossier City, directly across from Shreveport on the scenic Red River, about 20 miles from the Texas border and 40 miles from the Arkansas border.

When opened, Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will offer a 47,000-square-foot gaming floor with more than 1,000 slots and electronic table games, 40 live table games and a sportsbook. The property also will feature a 550-room hotel.

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