The Belle of Baton Rouge, the city's oldest casino, marked its 25th birthday Wednesday with cake and champagne.

The casino started operations on Sept. 30, 1994, making it about three months older than Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. It is docked next to the former Catfish Town development. 

The Belle, which was named Argosy Casino Baton Rouge for several years in the early 2000s, is currently operated by Eldorado Resorts. 

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