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New Orleans Casino Opening (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-04-28

Duration: 00:10:10

Subjects: Gambling | CASINOS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Mayewski, John Interviewee
  • Lenczyki, Ron Interviewee
  • Chastain, Max Interviewee


This segment from the April 28, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the upcoming opening of the land-based casino in New Orleans on May 1st. Chapa tours the casino and interviews John Mayewski, Harrah’s financial officer, and Ron Lenczycki, Harrah’s president. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with Max Chastain, the chairman of the casino board. He discusses the reasons for the delays in opening the casino and the planned oversight of the operations.