LAKE CHARLES, La. – Since closing for more than two years due to the pandemic and damage from Hurricane Laura, the former Isle of Capri Lake Charles will officially re-open as Horseshoe Lake Charles on Dec. 12, 2022.
The all-new 60,000-square-foot property will bring the Horseshoe brand to southwest Louisiana, including new rooms, restaurants, and a variety of entertainment.
The new property boasts nearly 1,000 slot machines and table games, as well as an official World Series of Poker room, an all-new Caesars Sportsbook, and 253 hotel rooms designed with inspiration from local scenery. In addition to a variety 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.
“When we closed the Isle of Capri in 2020, we were not expecting the property to be shut down for this length of time,” says Anthony Carano, president/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.”
Employees and guests are invited to join the festivities beginning with the property’s official ribbon cutting at noon on Monday, December 12, continuing through the day, and ending with a celebratory firework display that evening. The property will also host several special opening events over New Year’s Eve weekend, during which guests can expect a drone show, a lion dance celebration, giveaways, and more.
“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,” says 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 a cherry on top of a pretty spectacular celebration.”
In addition to Gordon Ramsay Steak, Horseshoe Lake Charles will also feature 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 entrees, soups, sushi, and an assortment of noodle dishes; and Slice Pizzeria & Pasta all available on opening day. Dunkin’ and Baskin Robbins will round out the food and beverage options later in 2023.