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Pinnacle Entertainment Reopens Boomtown New Orleans

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. announced the reopening of its Boomtown New Orleans casino in Harvey, Louisiana, which had closed and been evacuated as Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29.

Boomtown New Orleans is located in the West Bank across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans. The property has received all the necessary approvals to reopen from local and regional authorities, including gaming regulators, local law enforcement and health-department officials.

"We have great faith in the future of New Orleans, and we're pleased to be able to open our doors again to our employees, our customers and our neighbors," said Daniel R. Lee, Pinnacle's Chairman and CEO in a statement. "We're determined to do everything we can to help the region and our employees rebuild."