New and Improved South Tower on Track to be Unveiled this Winter | Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel

New and Improved South Tower on Track to be Unveiled this Winter

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The project consists of 214 room upgrades, including whirlpool tubs and updated amenities.

Marksville, La. – (September 5, 2023) – Following last year’s renovation of the North Tower, Paragon Casino Resort’s South Tower renovation is moving along and has already begun to welcome guests. The upgrades, once completed, will impact 190 guest rooms and 24 suites for a total of 214 rooms, plus three hotel corridors. The project began in March of this year and the casino resort is more than halfway through the renovations – some guests are already able to see and experience the upgrades firsthand.

The upgraded rooms and suites feature new paint, lighting, and carpeting, plus fresh furniture, fixtures, and window treatments. Each of the 24 new suites, similar to the 19 updated suites in the North Tower, features a whirlpool tub. The Tower elevators have also been modernized for efficiency and operation.

Paragon Casino Resort is also constructing a brand new bald eagle sculpture in the resort’s driveway designed by Gibco Nursery in Bunkie, Louisiana. The new elaborate piece will be constructed of high-density foam and covered in a durable fiberglass material. The nearly 18-foot-tall statue will dazzle guests with live fire and waterfall features. The eagle is represented in the Tunica Biloxi Tribe’s logo. The eagle represents the messenger of Tunica-Biloxi traditional prayers to the sun, the creator.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our guests’ experiences. The South Tower renovation is one project among several we are working on to upgrade our facilities,” said Paragon Casino Resort General Manager Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr. “We are proud to be Central Louisiana’s premier entertainment destination, and we have our guests to thank for that.”

As Paragon Casino Resort approaches its 30th anniversary in summer 2024, the South Tower renovation and construction of the eagle sculpture are among a list of numerous improvements taking place at the Marksville, Louisiana-based destination. Other updates include to-go ordering kiosks at The Draft Room sports bar and Roxy’s Diner, along with kiosks that will allow guests to sign up for and reprint Club Paragon player’s cards. The ongoing list of improvements continues to make Paragon Casino Resort a must-visit destination for Louisiana residents and tourists alike.


About Paragon Casino Resort
Since opening its doors in 1994, The Paragon Casino Resort has strived to become the most entertaining gaming destination in the South.

The facilities features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions, including over 1,000 slot machines and over 35 tables on a 64,000-square-foot gaming floor; hotel with more than 500 rooms; full-service spa and salon; 18-hole golf course with a fully stocked pro-shop and grill room; indoor tropical pool; a soaring bayou themed atrium complete with a live alligator habitat; a three-screen cinema; restaurants; bars; full-service top rated RV resort; Cyber Quest arcade and over 75,000 square feet of meeting space including an expansive showroom hosting concerts and conventions. Over the years, the Paragon facilities have made a significant economic impact on central Louisiana. Currently, the Paragon employs over 700 associates. To learn more about how to participate in sports betting at the casino resort and to experience the rest of Paragon’s amenities, visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To book a stay at the Paragon Resort or learn more, call (318) 253-1946 or 1-800-946-1946.

About the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
The Tunica-Biloxi people first appeared in the Mississippi Valley. In the late 1700s, they settled near Marksville, where they were skilled traders and entrepreneurs. Today, the Tribe has more than 1,200 members throughout the United States, primarily in Louisiana, Texas and Illinois. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe received federal recognition in 1981 for its reservation within the boundaries of Louisiana. The tribe owns and operates the Paragon Casino Resort, the largest employer in Central Louisiana. Through its compact, negotiated by the late Tribal Chairman Earl J. Barbry Sr. and the State of Louisiana, the Tribe has assisted local governments in the area with its quarterly distribution of funds, totaling more than $40 million over two decades. For more information about the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, visit and “like” us on Facebook.

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