Caesars Entertainment will bring its casino operations at its Isle of Capri Lake Charles venue ashore whilst also transforming the property into an 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 new amenities and gaming offerings. Construction should be complete by fall 2022.
Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment, noted: “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.”
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 with 10 tables and an all-new Caesars Sportsbook location.
Scheduled for completion by fall 2022, the hotel tower will be completely redesigned with 253 rooms inspired by local scenery and new culinary offerings will include a Brew Brothers Tap House.
“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,” commented Jeff Favre, senior vice president and general manager of Isle of Capri Lake Charles. “Between the pandemic and the destruction wrought by Hurricane Laura, the challenges our team members have faced are unparalleled.
“I’m thrilled to take this dynamic step forward toward getting our team members back to work serving our guests.”