Since being closed for more than two years due to the pandemic and damage from Hurricane Laura, the former island of Capri Lake Charles will officially reopen as Horseshoe Lake Charles on December 12, 2022.
The doors of Horseshoe Lake Charles will open for the first time that afternoon, pending final approval by the Louisiana Game Control Board.
The all-new 60,000-square-foot property will bring the Horseshoe brand to southwest Louisiana. The new property will house nearly 1,000 slot machines and table games, according to an official WSOP . World Series of Poker Poker room, Caesar’s sports book, and 253 hotel rooms.
Horseshoe Lake Charles will also have a Gordon Ramsay Steak in mid-2023.
said Anthony Carano, President and coo Caesar Entertainment. “But we couldn’t be more proud of our team and all the hard work they put into this beautiful property. We look forward to welcoming our partners and the community to celebrate with us as we celebrate this achievement and introduce them to Horseshoe Lake Charles.”
“The support from the Lake Charles community has been tremendous, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests again to experience our all-new resort,” said Jeff Favre, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Horseshoe Lake Charles. “Having been closed for over two years, re-opening as a Horseshoe Casino is the cherry on top of an absolutely stunning celebration.”
Caesars Entertainment is doubling its Horseshow brand in other state markets. The casino company said the brand has been around since 1951. There are now 10 horseshoe-branded casinos across the United States.
Horseshoe Lake Charles is one of 24 casinos in the Pelican state, according to the American Gaming Association. Real estate generates about $3 billion annually in gambling revenue.
The state began retail sports betting about a year after voters approved it on a parish basis in a November 2020 referendum. Overall, 55 out of 64 parishes allow online sports gambling.
The state has approximately 20 sportsbooks, eight of which work online. In nearly a year of online sports betting in the state, more than $1 billion has been wagered.