(Dallas, TX) Yesterday, the All Pro Tour (APT) informed its players due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Paragon Championship scheduled for March 18-21 in Marksville, Louisiana has been postponed. Following Gov. John Bel Edward’s order to close casinos across the state, the mandate did not include Native American casinos.  However, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has made the decision to follow suit and temporarily close Paragon Casino Resort beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.  As a sovereign nation, the Tunica Biloxi leaders have acted in the best interest of their tribal members and their community at large.

(Dallas, TX) Yesterday, the All Pro Tour (APT) informed its players due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Paragon Championship scheduled for March 18-21 in Marksville, Louisiana has been postponed. The tournament was hosted and sponsored by the Paragon Casino Resort.

Gov. John Bel Edward’s order to close casinos across the state beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17. While the mandate did not include Native American casinos, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe made the decision to follow suit and temporarily close Paragon Casino Resort beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided that closing Paragon temporarily is the best course of action at this time,” said Marshall Ray Sampson, Vice-Chairman of The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.
Akemi Briggs, News 15

“We fully support and understand Paragon’s decision”, said APT president, Gary DeSerrano. “With all that is happening in the world, we must all take a pause and re-evaluate when more information becomes available.”