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Attendance at Margaritaville great in first six months

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Shreveport-Bossier's newest riverboat casino has been open for six months now. Margaritaville celebrated that milestone on December 13th, and the newest monthly report on its numbers came out Thursday.

A lot of people visited the new casino in its first six months—more than a million.

KTBS calculated the total attendance from June of this year to the end of November. Remember: Margaritaville was only open 17 days in the month of June.

However, the shorter month did not stop it from being the second busiest casino on the Red River. More than 1.1 million people came to check out the new place.

That's still less than Eldorado's more than 1.3 million people that went in to their casino.

Boomtown came in last place, with a little more than 545,000 people.

Margaritaville's general manager Barry Regula said Friday they see the casino bringing new people into the area to play, but it's not as good as it will be.

"This is a process of developing a new property, bringing people into the property. Making sure everyone knows that we're here. We still go places, We still go places and people say, 'Oh I've heard about you. When do you open?'"

KTBS will continue to look into the casino's impact on the market and will explain if it has grown in an in depth report after the new year.

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