After being closed for more than two years due to the pandemic and damage from Hurricane Laura, the former Isle of Capri Lake Charles will officially come ashore on December 12, 2022 in a brand new land-based construction as Horseshoe Lake Charles. The all-new 60,000-square-foot property will bring the legendary Horseshoe brand to Southwest Louisiana and offer guests the ultimate gaming experience, including new rooms, unmatched dining and a variety of entertainment options.
The new property features nearly 1,000 slots and table games, as well as an official WSOP® poker room, a brand new Caesars sportsbook and 253 hotel rooms inspired by the local landscape. In addition to a wide array of food and beverage options 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. Doors to Horseshoe Lake Charles will open for the first time at 12pm on December 12th, subject to approval by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
“When we closed the island of Capri in 2020, we didn’t expect the property to remain closed for so long,” said Anthony Carano, President and COO of Caesars Entertainment. “But we couldn’t be prouder of our team and all the hard work they have put into this beautiful property. We look forward to welcoming our partners and community to celebrate with us as we celebrate this milestone and introduce them to Horseshoe Lake Charles.”
Team members and guests are invited to participate in the celebrations, which begin with the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Monday, December 12, continue throughout the day and end with a celebratory fireworks display in the evening. The property will also host several special opening events over New Year’s Eve weekend where guests can expect the first-ever drone show at the Lake Charles market, a lion dance celebration, exclusive giveaways and more.
“The support from the Lake Charles community has been tremendous and we can’t wait to welcome our guests back to our brand new resort,” said Jeff Favre, senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Lake Charles. “After more than two years of closure, reopening as a Horseshoe casino is the icing on the cake of quite a spectacular celebration.”
Caesars Entertainment’s Horseshoe properties have been delighting guests since 1951 as the home of the best odds, highest limits and biggest jackpots. With 10 locations across the country, including Horseshoe Bossier City, the Horseshoe brand is all about creating a gaming experience that’s right for the player. In building a new Horseshoe for Southwest Louisiana, Caesars Entertainment has created a playful, integrated resort that combines world-class slots and a wealth of table games with the resort amenities guests crave.
In addition to Gordon Ramsay Steak, Louisiana’s first restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, Horseshoe Lake Charles will also offer outstanding culinary choices; Brew Brothers, the award-winning brewpub founded by the Carano family in 1995; 7 Seven Noodle Bar, a Pan-Asian-inspired noodle restaurant featuring stir-fried appetizers, hearty soups, sushi and a variety of noodle dishes; and Slice Pizzeria & Pasta all open on December 12th. Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins will join the food and beverage offering later in 2023.