by Kaylee Hultgren | April 21, 2010

Pinnacle Entertainment has shelved its Sugarcane Bay casino resort project, adjacent to the company's L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La. The development was expected to cost $305 million and feature a new single-level riverboat casino; 400 guest rooms and suites; dining and lounge venues; a multipurpose venue for entertainment and meetings, and an expanded spa. According to a spokesperson, Pinnacle will focus on its existing facility, enhancing the guest experience and marketing efforts, and improving property operations. However, the company did reaffirm its commitment to developing a new property in Baton Rouge, La., which will feature approximately 1,300 slot machines, 50 table games and a hotel with 100 or more guest rooms.