Louisiana’s former Isle of Capri Hotel and Casino will reopen as Horseshoe Lake Charles on Monday, December 12. Following a ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m., Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture and record-breaking sports gambler, will place the land-based casino’s ceremonial first bet, announced Caesars Entertainment.
According to a press release, Westlake Mayor Dan Racca will declare the day as “Horseshoe Day.” The doors will open at noon and the first 2,000 guests on opening day will receive a “special gift.” Additionally, the opening celebration will continue with a firework show over the lake at 9 p.m.
We are making strides towards opening day. Horseshoe Lake Charles cannot wait to welcome you back through the doors on Monday, December 12th at Noon.#HintsofHorseshoe #HelloHorseshoe pic.twitter.com/cTOD4U2NQx
— Horseshoe Lake Charles (@HorseshoeLC) December 1, 2022
The new property features nearly 1,000 slot machines and table games, as well as an official WSOP Poker Room, an all-new Caesars Sportsbook, and 253 hotel rooms. 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.
EAT. DRINK. BET. Choose from more than 16 craft brews on tap with an expansive bottle selection. Then, dive into signature burgers, appetizers, pizzas, salads, and more. 6 days and counting! #HintsofHorseshoe #HelloHorseshoe pic.twitter.com/fFCrG6fGtO
— Horseshoe Lake Charles (@HorseshoeLC) December 6, 2022
It’s been two years since the casino closed due to the pandemic and damage from Hurricane Laura. “When we closed the Isle of Capri in 2020, we were not expecting the property to be shut down for this length of time,” said 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,” he added.
For his part, Jeff Favre, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Horseshoe Lake Charles, added: “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. After being closed for more than two years, to reopen as a Horseshoe casino is the cherry on top of a pretty spectacular celebration.”