Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) stepped in its relief efforts in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. Ida set the record as the sixth most destructive Atlantic hurricane that destroyed properties worth $50 billion and 71 deaths.
P2E, the casino company looking to develop a $325 million resort in Slidell, La., recruited volunteers who helped in handing out meals in two sites in St. Tammany Parish. California-based P2E runs casinos in New York, Iowa, and Virginia.
P2E previously operated DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City but closed in 2020 due to a pandemic. The casino company now wants to relocate its gaming license to Slidell. Voters in the parish will decide whether P2E will move on with the development of the dubbed Camelia Bay casino in the November 13th election.
However, some critics still oppose the casino establishment at Slidell. Some opponents object to the gambling establishment based on moral grounds. Some residents believe that a casino would degrade the quality of life and increase financial hardship and addiction.
Despite being based in Los Angeles, P2E has demonstrated it can be counted in times of need. The casino company has provided over 33, 000 meals and bottled water to thousands of people affected by Hurricane Ida.
On its webpage, P2E boosts a philosophy that involves strengthening communities through their casinos and resorts. The company not only creates jobs and pays taxes, but it also inspires others to give back.
“We believe it is our responsibility to be good citizens and add value to the communities in which we operate.”