Paragon Casino & Resort - Tunica Biloxi Tribe

Marksville, Louisiana


October 2008

Casual Restaurant Renovation
Casino Snack Bar
Central Production Kitchen
Casino Bar
Lobby Bar
Coffee Bar
Casino Service Bar renovations
Theater Concessions

The resort features an impressive lineup of amenities and attractions including a 531-room hotel; spa; golf course; indoor pool with tropical accents and a swim-up bar; retail atrium with “living” bayou and live alligators; cinema; Atrium Bar with frosted ice bar; seven restaurants; daiquiri bar; over 75,000 square feet of meeting space; and world class entertainment in the Mari Showroom.

This multi-million dollar expansion includes the 550-seat Market Place Buffet, the 2,500-seat Mari Convention Center and a central kitchen with a bakery and cook/chill production that also serves banquets. The Market Place Buffet has action stations for Cajun, Italian, Asian, Mexican, and American cuisine and fresh seafood. The Buffet is the largest in Louisiana with over 100 items from around the world. Live “action stations” allow diners to watch as chefs prepare their meals. In addition, the project includes renovations to Roxy’s Diner and Big Daddy E’s Cajun Grill and Oyster Bar; new bars for the Mari Center, snack bar for the casino and a new warehouse.

The casino floor features more than 2,000 slot machines and over 64,000 square feet of gaming action with 46 table games, including craps, blackjack, roulette, off track betting center and nine-table poker room. “This project was executed with intent to pay tribute to the essence of Louisiana and its rich culture. From the Cajun village themed atrium and living bayou to the Creole-infused Market Place Buffet and Mari Center Showroom featuring headlining music and theatre, we have created a place where Louisianans can come and know they are home,” stated Tunica-Biloxi Chairman, Earl J. Barbry, Sr.

Architect: Thalden Boyd Emery Architects