Paragon Casino Resort Wins Accommodation of the Year by Travel Association


MARKSVILLE, LA – Paragon Casino Resort has been honored with the Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year by the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA). The Louey Awards highlight organizations across Louisiana that make outstanding contributions to the state’s tourism industry. The ceremony was held during the LTA’s Annual Meeting at Harrah’s New Orleans.

The Accommodation of the Year award is presented to a hotel, resort, campground, RV park or bed and breakfast that delivers exceptional levels of service and understands the importance of tourism in Louisiana and the boost it brings to local economies. Paragon Casino Resort won the Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year for its dedication to making the resort a first-class, Louisiana-centric experience for visitors.

Paragon Spa

“Nothing is more important to Paragon Casino Resort than the happiness and satisfaction of our guests,” said Marshall Ray Sampson, Sr., General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort. “We have always strived to put Central Louisiana and Avoyelles Parish on the map for tourism, and this Louey Award is the result of 30 years in carrying out and succeeding in that mission. We dedicate this award to all of our team members, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and each person that walks through our doors.”

Paragon Indoor Pool

The Louey Award for Accommodation of the Year highlights Paragon’s recent renovation and upgrade of its hotel and casino amenities such as modernizing rooms, suites and elevators. The casino also recently added new machines to the gaming floor, now offering more than 1,000 slot machines and 30 game tables, plus live poker and sports betting. As of October 2022, Paragon Casino was the first casino in Louisiana to offer live, in-person sports betting in its 600 sq. ft. Draft Room sports bar. Other offerings from Paragon Casino Resort include the championship golf course Tamahka Trails, a perfectly-rated RV park resort, and three luxurious pools.