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Casino Delay (1993)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1993-07-23

Duration: 00:08:20

Subjects: Gambling | CASINOS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Duhe, Jeff Reporter
  • Ieyoub, Richard Interviewee
  • Boissier, Lambert Speaker
  • Chastain, Max Speaker
  • Hemmeter, Christopher Interviewee
  • Vilas, James Interviewee
  • Wilson, Peggy Interviewee
  • Brandt, Jim Interviewee


This segment form the July 23, 1993, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Jeff Duhe’s report on the state casino board pushing back the date that it will select an operator for the casino in New Orleans. Duhe reports that the City of New Orleans has already budgeted and spent some of the expected casino revenues. His report includes highlights of the state casino board meeting, including comments by Lambert Boissier, New Orleans City Council member, and Max Chastain, the casino board chairman. Duhe also interviews: Louisiana Attorney General Richard Ieyoub; Christopher Hemmeter, casino applicant; James Vilas, casino board member; Peggy Wilson, New Orleans City Council member; and Jim Brandt, director of the Bureau of Government Research. Host: Robert Collins