Caesars Entertainment, Inc., the parent company of the Island of Capri, Lake Charles, shared today further plans for its investment to ensure the operation of the casino on the shore, as well as the transformation of the property into a brand new Horseshoe Casino Lake Charles. After the forced closure of the island of Capri due to the COVID-19 pandemic and damage from Hurricane Laura in 2020, Caesars will reinvent the Lake Charles resort with exciting new amenities and gaming offers. The construction should be completed by the fall of 2022.
Preliminary plans include (subject to approval by the Louisiana Gambling Control Board):
More than 60,000 square feet of casinos with almost 1,000 slot machines and table games.
WSOP Poker Room, a live poker room named after the legendary World Series of Poker and embodying the spirit, with 10 tables.
A completely new location of the Caesars bookmaker office, providing best-in-class sports betting opportunities.
A completely renovated hotel tower with 253 rooms, inspired by the local scenery.
New culinary offerings, including the award-winning Brew Brothers Tap House restaurant.
The construction of Horseshoe Lake Charles, which is an economic incentive for the region, will create more than 300 jobs.
“We are excited to return to work in Lake Charles in the fall of 2022 with a completely new experience of the resort, introducing our iconic Horseshoe brand,” said Tom Rig, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “Our growing commitment to Louisiana and the growth of the region continues with this investment, and we are proud to lead the restoration of Lake Charles and its community.”
“When the island of Capri closed due to the panic associated with COVID-19, we had no idea that it would not open again for more than two years. Between the pandemic and the devastation caused by Hurricane Laura, the challenges faced by our team members are unparalleled, “said Jeff Favre, senior vice president and general manager of Isle of Capri Lake Charles.” I am very pleased to take this dynamic step forward. to ensure that our team members return to work, serving our guests.”
In addition, after the reopening, the hotel will join Caesars Rewards, the world’s largest loyalty program for games. Caesars Rewards gives players the opportunity to earn and use bonus points in more than 50 destinations across the United States.
More information about the new games, hospitality, entertainment and cooking will be published in the coming months, subject to approval by the Louisiana Gambling Control Board.
Source: official website of Caesars Entertainment