Construction on massive Live! Casino project in full swing after general contractor chosen

January 8, 2024

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 GULFPORT, MS – JANUARY 8, 2024: AnderCorp, a regional construction firm, has been selected as General Contractor and started construction on The Cordish Companies’ Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana in Bossier City. Over the past year, AnderCorp has provided preconstruction services, design review, and managed early-stage demolition, laying the groundwork for this transformative project. With the recent groundbreaking, construction is in full swing, and the regional destination resort is scheduled to open in 2025. This is more than a new entertainment hub, as it represents an investment of over $270 million, marking a significant milestone for economic development in the State of Louisiana. 

The Cordish Companies are redefining luxury and entertainment, offering a significant number of amenities, including a 47,000 square-foot land-based casino, the first in the Shreveport-Bossier market; and an upscale 550-room hotel, resort-style pool, and fitness center. Notably, nationally acclaimed concepts Sports & Social and PBR Cowboy Bar are among the 30,000 square feet of top-tier dining and entertainment venues that AnderCorp is constructing. Additionally, the development features a 25,000 square-foot versatile entertainment and event center. 

“Cordish Gaming is pleased to partner with AnderCorp on the development of Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana,” stated Rob Norton, President of Cordish Gaming Group. “The Cordish Companies continues to expand our Live! Brand in the Southeast region, creating the first land-based casino in the Shreveport-Bossier City market. Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana will be a transformative development, bringing first class gaming and entertainment to millions of visitors, creating significant new jobs, and generating millions of dollars in economic benefit for the community.” 

“AnderCorp is proud to be the general contractor and have the opportunity to collaborate with Cordish and their development team to build this world-class Live! branded project,” remarked Roy Anderson, III, Chairman/CEO of AnderCorp. “The vision and design for Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana is spectacular, and we are excited to be a team member with Cordish and its designers in transforming the site into an exciting destination resort in Bossier City, Louisiana.” 

ABOUT ANDERCORP: AnderCorp is a privately held regional construction firm specializing in preconstruction planning, construction management, general construction, and design-build services for its clients across diverse markets. AnderCorp’s team has over four decades of construction experience with an accomplished record managing projects in the gaming/hospitality, K-12/higher education, automotive, healthcare, multi-family/residential and commercial office building market sectors. For more information, visit 

ABOUT THE CORDISH COMPANIES: The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Gaming & Entertainment; Commercial Real Estate; Entertainment Districts; Sports-Anchored Developments; Hotels; Residential Properties; Restaurants; Coworking Spaces; and Private Equity. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. The Cordish Companies has developed and operates highly acclaimed dining, entertainment and hospitality destinations throughout the United States, many falling under The Cordish Companies’ Live! Brand, highly regarded as one of the premier entertainment brands in the country. Welcoming over 55 million visitors per year, these developments are among the highest profile dining, entertainment, gaming, hotel and sports-anchored destinations in the country. In gaming, The Cordish Companies has developed among the most successful casino hotel resorts in the world, including the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, FL, Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland, Live! Casino Pittsburgh and Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter (@cordishco). 

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