Paragon Casino Resort Donates $1 Million to Avoyelles Parish in 2021


MARKSVILLE, LA – Paragon Casino Resort reached a significant milestone as their quarterly donations over fiscal year 2021 reached over $1 million. The quarterly donations are part of a gaming compact agreement the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, owners of Paragon Casino Resort, has with the State of Louisiana. Since Paragon Casino Resort opened its doors 28 years ago, the tribe has been able to provide finfancial support to local entities throughout Avoyelles Parish through quarterly distributions.

“Paragon and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe are proud to continue to invest in the Avoyelles Parish community through our contributions,” said General Manager Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr. “Paragon continues to be a leading economic driver in the parish and we are glad to continue to grow.”

The casino resort was able to achieve the donation amount thanks to their financial success throughout 2021. With the legalization of sports betting in Louisiana and the opening of Paragon’s new sports bar, The Draft Room, revenue has increased, giving Paragon and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe the ability to contribute to the community where they have lived and worked for close to three decades.

“It is our great honor to be able to maintain our contributions to the community that continues to support Paragon and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe,” said Tunica-Biloxi Chairman Marshall Pierite. “Last year brought many achievements and challenges for us, but we hope to continue forward with good fortune in the coming year.” 

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 through a partnership with Betfred Sports. The casino resort can accommodate more than 500 overnight guests in recently renovated rooms, complete with modern luxuries and amenities.