Paragon Casino Resort General Manager and Tunica Biloxi Vice Chairman Marshall R. Sampson, Sr. donates a check to the United Way of Central Louisiana, accompanied by (L to R) Tunica Biloxi Tribal Council Members Harold Pierite, Sr. and Beverly Rachal, United Way of Central Louisiana Chief Executive Officer Michelle Purl, Tunica Biloxi Tribal Council and Gaming Commission Members Rudy Wambsgans III, and Bobby Pierite, Sr.

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Paragon Casino Resort Contributes to United Way in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Donation highlights the continued investment of Paragon Casino Resort in surrounding community

Marksville, La. – (Oct. 27, 2021) –Paragon Casino Resort recently made a $25,000 contribution to United Way of Central Louisiana to assist in their continued Hurricane Ida recovery efforts. The donation will be used to support the organization in their mission of helping residents of Louisiana as they continue to recuperate from the devastating effects of the Aug. 29 storm.

“We take pride in the ability to provide these funds to the hurricane relief effort in our community,” said Marshall Pierite, Chairman of the Tunica Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, which owns Paragon Casino Resort. “Paragon Casino Resort has been a source of pride for Marksville and all of Central Louisiana as an economic driver of the region. We look forward to the continued recovery efforts and are happy to lend a hand.”

Since its grand opening in 1994, Paragon Casino Resort maintains a positive economic impact on Avoyelles Parish and the surrounding communities. The casino and entertainment destination is the number one employer in the region, with over 700 associates currently on staff, and is a source of pride for all Central Louisianians. Paragon Casino Resort also recently launched the first in-person sports betting opportunity in the state at The Draft Room, their newest amenity.

“We are grateful for the partnership of Paragon Casino Resort in creating stronger communities,” said Michelle Purl, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Central Louisiana. “Together we can make a difference for those who need us most.”


About Paragon Casino Resort

Since opening its doors in 1994, The Paragon Casino Resort has strived to become the most entertaining gaming destination in the South.

The facilities features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions, including over 1,000 slot machines and over 35 tables on a 64,000-square-foot gaming floor; hotel with more than 500 rooms; full-service spa and salon; 18-hole golf course with a fully stocked pro-shop and grillroom; indoor tropical pool; a soaring bayou themed atrium complete with a live alligator habitat; a three-screen cinema; restaurants; bars; full-service top rated RV resort; Kids Quest child care activity center; Cyber Quest arcade and over 75,000 square feet of meeting space including an expansive showroom hosting concerts and conventions. Over the years, the Paragon facilities have made a significant economic impact on central Louisiana. Currently, the Paragon employs over 700 associates. To learn more about how to participate in sports betting at the casino resort and to experience the rest of Paragon’s amenities, visit or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To book a stay at the Paragon Resort or learn more, call (318) 253-1946 or 1-800-946-1946.

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