The latest update from Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) states that the Isle of Capri has finally approved to build a land-based casino at the current site. This project is estimated to value at $112 million which is planned to be built between the hotel and the parking lot. This was mentioned by Ronnie Jones, the chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
The Isle of Capri is owned by Eldorado Resorts. This project will add in their assets the first riverboat casino in Louisiana to move inland. This decision was taken following the change in the law last year. However, the law still requires it to be within 1200 feet of the riverboat area.
According to the words spreading around, this new casino will also have new restaurants, entertainment zones, as well as, Lounges.
Jones said, “They’re adding amenities to the properties and that’s what we wanted them to do.” He called it a “great Christmas present for Lake Charles, This whole project is going to be built using two of the Louisiana based construction firms.
He also said, “These guys are the first and they’re making a huge commitment to economic development in the area. They’ve got an ideal location, you can throw a rock off the interstate and hit that casino. They’ve got a great location and they’re trying to take advantage of that.”
Adding on, he mentioned that there are four or five other Louisiana riverboat casinos who are in discussion with the gaming board about moving inland. As per the news, it’s Kenner who is next in the line.