BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A spokeswoman for Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. says there's no way to say now when it may break ground for a $250 million casino project in south Baton Rouge.

The Metro Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the company's concept plan. A casino would require rezoning 576 acres.

On Thursday, a Pinnacle executive said some improvement in bond-financing markets could see construction of a new Lake Charles casino begin in August or September.

Pinnacle spokeswoman Pauline Yoshihashi said that project has always been on a faster track.

Pinnacle's current Lake Charles casino is Louisiana's most successful riverboat casino, drawing customers from Texas, where casinos aren't legal.

It takes in more than the two Baton Rouge casinos combined.