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Paragon Casino Resort Employees Reach 70% Vaccination Rate Against COVID-19

Milestone demonstrates commitment to keep community and guests safe

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Marksville, La. – (Feb. 22, 2022) –As Paragon Casino Resort continues to welcome guests to play and experience all that it has to offer, the casino and resort recently announced its employees have reached the significant milestone of a 70 percent vaccination rate against COVID-19. This milestone outpaces the vaccination rate for the surrounding parish and is a part of a company-wide effort to protect staff, patrons and the community from COVID-19.

Owned by the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, the Marksville-based casino resort currently employs 680 employees, both full-time and part-time.

“Our employees come to work every day to give Paragon Casino Resort’s guests the first-rate experience they expect,” said General Manager Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr. “Reaching this milestone is instrumental in keeping our community and colleagues safe while remaining Central Louisiana’s premier entertainment destination.”

“The remarkable efforts of the employees at Paragon Casino Resort to get vaccinated lives up to our Tribe’s motto of ‘Building For Our Future,’” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. “The health and safety of our neighbors and associates is a top priority for both the Tribe and Paragon. This initiative is imperative to our continued growth here in Marksville, and it’s an honor to take part in these important initiatives.”

Employee and guest health and safety have been at the forefront of Paragon Casino Resort’s operations since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This vaccination program is part of an extensive set of protocols designed to protect all who visit Paragon so that guests can enjoy all that Paragon has to offer now and moving forward.



Nestled in the heart of Louisiana’s Acadiana region, Paragon is a major economic driver in Avoyelles Parish and was the first casino in Louisiana to offer on-site sports betting this past year, once it was legalized in Louisiana, thanks to its partnership with Betfred Sports. The recently opened Draft Room, a 600 sq. ft. sports bar boasting wall to wall, 24 hour sports viewing and gaming options with over 100 big screen TVs, 20 slot machines, three VIP sections and 200 seats, is the place to view all the sports action you can handle.

The casino resort continues to be a top-notch destination in Central Louisiana for all kinds of visitors looking to get away and play and can accommodate more than 500 overnight guests in their recently renovated rooms, complete with modern luxuries and amenities.

Guests of Paragon can stay, play, eat and explore thanks to the many activities offered by the resort. Try an indulgent Tunica Salt Body Glow treatment at Spa la Vie and cap off the night over a romantic meal at Legends Steakhouse. Families can partake in the kid-friendly gaming arcades, indoor Quiz Quiz pool and cinema on-site and checking out the weekly live Gator feeding show in the Atrium Lobby. Those wanting to go outside during their stay can play 18 holes at the top-rated Tamahka Trails Golf Course, part of the Audubon Golf Trail, or take in the local wildlife via the Tunica Nature Trail. And don’t forget to come for the shows! The Mari Showroom plays hosts to acts known near and far, with regular shows happening weekly, including rap legend Nelly appearing on April 23.

For more information on Paragon Casino Resort and its amenities and attractions, visit – www.paragoncasinoresort.com.


Brandin Walker
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