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Tonya Tarrant Appointed Chief Financial Officer at the
Paragon Casino Resort Located in Marksville, Louisiana

Marksville, La., (August 24, 2010) – Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce the appointment of two new executives. Joining the ranks are Chief Financial Officer Tonya Tarrant and Director of Systems Daniel Scopes. 

Tonya Tarrant

Daniel Scopes

Tonya Tarrant most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Eldorado Resort Casino, in Shreveport, La., formerly known as Hollywood Casino and Hotel. Tarrant was with the property for more than nine years. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Tarrant began her career in the gaming industry in the accounting department of Biloxi Casino Corporation before moving to Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Bossier City.

Daniel Scopes joins Paragon as Director of Systems. Scopes brings tremendous technical expertise and knowledge of key programming languages and operating systems. He most recently served as manager of MIS support at BJ Services, Inc. in Lafayette and director of corporate information services at OSCA, Inc. Scopes’ career boasts extensive experience in the IT field including various vice president and project manager positions. 

“I am thrilled to welcome these exciting new additions to the Paragon family,” remarked (title) Chris Barbry. “Each individual boasts an impressive professional background and talents that will collectively bring so much to the property.”

About Paragon Casino Resort 
Paragon Casino Resort, the Pearl of Louisiana, is the only casino resort destination in Central Louisiana. Paragon has been attracting gamers from across the country for 15 years. Paragon features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions including a new luxury hotel tower; Spa La Vie, a full-service spa and salon; an eighteen hole golf course; an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar; a soaring retail atrium with “living” bayou; and three movie theatres. The Paragon Convention Center is made up of the Mari Showroom, Paragon Ballroom which can subdivided into the Arsene Ballroom. Belazaire Ballroom, and the Chiqui Ballroom. The Chiqui Ballroom can be subdivided into Chiqui 1, Chiqui 2, and Chiqui 3. Paragon’s Marketplace Buffet is Louisiana’s largest buffet, with 550 seats and live-action stations. 

Additionally, Paragon features a 59,754-square-foot gaming floor offering approximately 2,200 slot machines with Las Vegas odds, 46 table games, including Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, various poker games, as well as a nine-table poker room. Other attractions include a 531-room hotel, five restaurants, a full-service RV resort, and the newly renovated Kids Quest child care activity center. The luxurious OTB adjacent to Roxy’s is open to the delight of racetrack enthusiasts. LA 1 Market features a wide range of Louisiana products from art to cookbooks. The Pelican Stage in Big Daddy E’s restaurant features live music for dining pleasure.
Paragon Casino Resort is located on Highway 1 in Marksville, La. The casino and all of its amenities are owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. For more information, please visit


Mary Hooks Barbry
Paragon Casino Resort PR Manager 

Also See: Cindy Stephens Torian Appointed Director of Convention Services at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana / April 2010

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