Bossier Casino Venture, LLC (dba Margaritaville Resort Casino) announced the selection of Roy Anderson Corp of Gulfport, Mississippi as the General Contractor for the construction on the $197 million Margaritaville Resort Casino and Hotel Resort in Bossier City, Louisiana. Construction is expected to commence immediately and extend for approximately 16 months, with a targeted opening date in June 2013.
The resort will feature a 30,000 square foot, single-level gaming floor with more than 1,300 slot machines and 46 table games as well as the famous "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" bar. The project will also feature a 396-room, 18 story hotel, a 900-seat state of the art entertainment venue, spa and fitness center, outdoor pool deck and dining area, dramatic landscaping and four food & beverage outlets, including the trademark Margaritaville Restaurant.
The Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City will be the third and largest Margaritaville-themed casino, with one location open in Las Vegas, Nevada and another expected to open within the next few months in Biloxi, Mississippi, also constructed by Roy Anderson Corp. The Margaritaville Resort Casino project will be located on the Red River, adjacent to the Louisiana Boardwalk--the largest outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment development in Louisiana.
Roy Anderson Corp is ranked in the top tier of general contractors in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR). Specialties include gaming, hospitality, commercial, government, healthcare, industrial and educational facilities. Headquartered in Gulfport, Mississippi since its founding in 1955, Roy Anderson Corp holds the prestigious Exemplary Voluntary Efforts (EVE) Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for innovative programs which further equal employment opportunities for their employees. Roy Anderson Corp was also voted as one of the Best AEC Firms to work for in the Country and Best Places to Work in Mississippi. Roy Anderson Corp is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC), one of the country's largest construction services companies in the U.S. For more information, visit www.rac.com.