The former Isle of Capri Lake Charles has ported and dropped its anchor to become Horseshoe Lake Charles, a land-based property. 

Following its closure over two years ago due to the pandemic and damage from Hurricane Laura, the transformation into a brick-and-mortar casino will see an all-new 60,000-square-foot property open in southwest Louisiana. 

The property will include nearly 1,000 slot machines and table games, as well as an official WSOP poker room, a Caesars Sportsbook and 253 hotel rooms. 

“The support from the Lake Charles community has been tremendous, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests back to experience our all-new resort,” said Jeff Favre, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Horseshoe Lake Charles. 

“After being closed for more than two years, to reopen as a Horseshoe casino is the cherry on top of a pretty spectacular celebration.”

In addition to a wide palette of food and beverage outlets that will be available on day one, Horseshoe Lake Charles will bring multi-Michelin-starred chef, Gordon Ramsay, to the Pelican State with the opening of Gordon Ramsay Steak in mid-2023.  

The doors to Horseshoe Lake Charles will open for the first time at noon on December 12, pending Louisiana Gaming Control Board approval, with a ribbon cutting taking place at noon on said day. 

“When we closed the Isle of Capri in 2020, we were not expecting the property to be shut down for this length of time,” added Anthony Carano, President and COO of Caesars Entertainment. “But we couldn’t be prouder of our team and all of the hard work they’ve put into this beautiful property. 

“We look forward to welcoming our partners and the community to celebrate with us as we commemorate this milestone and introduce them to Horseshoe Lake Charles.”