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US – Golden Nugget opens in Lake Charles

By - 10 December 2014

Tilman Fertitta, chairman, CEO and sole shareholder of Fertitta Entertainment, has now opened the highly anticipated Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino Lake Charles.

Located just two hours from Houston, this 1.3m sq. ft. property marks the fifth Golden Nugget and the closest to Texas.

The $700m hotel and casino features 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites; an 18-hole championship golf course; a world-class spa; extensive retail options; an 18,000 square-foot ballroom; 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; a one-of-a-kind pool; private beach front and marina; and a number of Landry’s signature restaurants. An innovative casino floor featuring 70 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room, and 1,600 of the world’s newest slot machines redefines the gaming experience across the industry.

“Golden Nugget Lake Charles is like no other gaming resort offering a first-class, Las Vegas-style atmosphere right here in the South,” said Mr. Fertitta. “We know our strong Texas and Louisiana customer base will enjoy having these unbeatable, luxury amenities closer to home. This marks our fifth Golden Nugget opening. Our Vegas, Laughlin, Atlantic City and Biloxi properties, each required a dramatic renovation and rebranding; whereas Lake Charles is our first ground-up development and articulates our style through and through.”

A popular spot for Texas gamblers and the closest in proximity, Lake Charles is located hours away from three of the largest, top-tierTexas markets – Houston, San Antonio and Austin which generate almost 65 per cent of the gaming revenue in Lake Charles.

The 25-story hotel and casino offers 740 luxury hotel rooms and suites that provide guests with comfortable and spacious accommodations. With rich browns and shades of red, the ultra-modern rooms and suites provide the utmost quality of excellence from the moment guests walk through the door. The casino floor houses 70 table games, a state-of-the-art poker room and 1,600 of the newest slot machines in the world.

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