Creola is incorporated village in Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States. It was incorporated on January 23, 2002, under the provisions of the Lawrason Act. According to the 2010 census, it had an estimated population of 213. An incorporation election was held in October 2000 with 36 people (97.3%) voting in favor of the measure and 1 (2.7%) voting against.
The Jena Choctaw Pines Casino opened on February 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. The casino, owned by the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, sits on over 200 acres of land, 40 acres within Creola of which was donated by local businessman, Mike Wahlder, to develop the casino. It will be a Class II casino under Indian Gaming laws. It is the first phase of the casino project that features 46,000 square feet of gaming space containing 700 slots and a poker room, and also featuring a sport bar and a buffet. The revenue collected from the casino will help the Jena Band of Choctaws fulfill unmet needs for housing, education, and health care. This will be the third casino in the central Louisiana area.
According to the casino's General Manager, John Neumann, future expansion of the casino is speculated within at least six months time. The next phase of the project is to include expanding the gaming area and restaurant nearly doubling the space, meeting spaces to the main building, and a hotel. Overall master plan is to also include a RV park, an entertainment venue, and a strip mall.
As of 2010, the population of Creola was 213 with 80 households which 65% are owned, 30% are rented, and 5% are unoccupied. The median household income is $44,499. 62% of the population are married couples with 44% of them have children. Males make up 48% of the total population while females make up the other 52%.