US – Caesars to transform Lake Charles riverboat into land-based Horseshoe Lake CharlesBy Phil - 20 August 2021
Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Isle of Capri Lake Charles, has said it will bring casino operations at the venue ashore while also transforming the property into the all-new Horseshoe Casino Lake Charles.
Following the forced closure of Isle 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 offerings. Construction should be complete by fall 2022.
Preliminary plans include, subject to Louisiana Gaming Control Board approval, more than 60,000 square feet of casino space with nearly 1,000 slot machines and table games. It will include a WSOP Poker Room, a live Poker Room named for and carrying the spirit of the legendary World Series of Poker, with 10 tables and an all-new Caesars Sportsbook location, providing a best-in-class sports betting experience.
The hotel tower will be completely redesigned with 253 rooms inspired by local scenery. New culinary offerings will include the award-winning Brew Brothers Tap House. As an economic driver for the region, construction of Horseshoe Lake Charles will look to create 300+ construction jobs.
Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, said: “We are excited to return to operations in Lake Charles in fall 2022 with an all-new resort experience, introducing our iconic Horseshoe brand. Our growing pledge to Louisiana and the region’s growth continues with this investment, and we are proud to lead in the recovery of Lake Charles and its community.”
“When Isle of Capri shut down amid the COVID-19 panic, we had no idea it wouldn’t reopen again for more than two years. Between the pandemic and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Laura, the challenges our Team Members have faced are unparalleled,” said Jeff Favre, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Isle of Capri Lake Charles. “I’m thrilled to take this dynamic step forward toward getting our Team Members back to work serving our guests.”