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Hurricane Laura ripped through the Golden Nugget casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, causing pieces of the roof to disintegrate as the storm roars across Louisiana's coastline.

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Golden Nugget Lake Charles
Location Lake Charles, Louisiana
United States
Opening dateDecember 7, 2014
No. of rooms1038
Signature attractionsPrivate marina
Beach
18-hole golf course
Notable restaurantsVic & Anthony's
Saltgrass Steak House
Cadillac Bar
Landry's Seafood
Lillie's Asian Cuisine
Grotto Ristorante
Claim Jumper
The Buffet
Chart House
OwnerLandry's, Inc.
Coordinates30°12′17″N93°15′49″W / 30.20477°N 93.26374°WCoordinates: 30°12′17″N93°15′49″W / 30.20477°N 93.26374°W
Websitegoldennugget.com/lakecharles

Golden Nugget Lake Charles is a 242-acre waterfront casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States,[1] owned and operated by Houston-based Landry's, Inc.[2] The resort features 1038 guest rooms and suites housed in a 22-story tower, an 18-hole golf course, 30,000 square feet of meeting space, more than a dozen dining and bar options, a private beach, marina, spa & salon, retail corridor and expansive 24-hour casino floor.[3]

Golden Nugget Lake Charles is the fifth Golden Nugget property, joining the original location in Downtown Las Vegas, and others in Laughlin, Nevada; Atlantic City, New Jersey and Biloxi, Mississippi.[4]

History[edit]

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Pinnacle Entertainment announced plans in 2006 to build Sugarcane Bay, a $350-million casino resort, next to its L'Auberge du Lac casino in Lake Charles.[5] The plan was canceled in 2010,[6] and Pinnacle returned the gaming license to the state.[7]

In February 2011, the license was awarded to Creative Casinos LLC, the company of former Pinnacle chairman Dan Lee, for a $400-million casino named Mojito Pointe to be built on the Sugarcane Bay site.[8]

Ameristar Casinos purchased Creative Casinos in June 2012 for $32.5 million, after Lee had difficulty financing construction.[9] The project was renamed as Ameristar Lake Charles.[9]

In December 2012, Pinnacle agreed to acquire Ameristar.[10] In order to obtain approval for the merger from FTCantitrust regulators, Pinnacle agreed to the sale of two of the combined company's properties, including Ameristar Lake Charles.[11] A sale agreement was reached with Landry's, Inc., parent company of the Golden Nugget casinos, who agreed to pay the costs expended on the project's development to date.[11]

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Landry's owner Tilman J. Fertitta announced improvements and upgrades to the property, investing more than $600 million in the project, one of the most expensive construction endeavors in the United States at the time. In December 2013, construction topped out on the 25-story accommodations tower.[12] Located just two hours from Houston, Fertitta had long desired a casino-resort near the headquarters of Landry's, Inc.[13]

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The casino opened to the public on December 7, 2014.[14]

Facilities[edit]

Gaming[edit]

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The casino floor at Golden Nugget Lake Charles features a 6-table poker room, 1,600 slot machines, 60 table games and high-limit gaming.[15]

Dining[edit]

Golden Nugget Lake Charles offers more than a dozen restaurants and bars, including a number of Landry’s-owned restaurants – Landry’s Seafood, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Saltgrass Steak House, Cadillac Bar & Grill, Grotto Ristorante, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Claim Jumper Grill, The Buffet and others. The resort is also home to Louisiana’s first Blue Martini, a Florida-based cocktail lounge.[16][17]

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Golf[edit]

The 242-acre resort is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course, with driving range, club house, pro shop and dining room.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Jang, Lily (2013-07-25). 'Fertitta to open Golden Nugget casino, resort in Lake Charles | khou.com Houston'. Khou.com. Archived from the original on 2014-02-25. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  2. ^'Golden Nugget Closes Purchase Of Lake Charles Casino Development - HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/'. Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  3. ^Kaplan, David (2013-07-25). 'Golden Nugget to be erected in Louisiana with 'the best synergy outside of Vegas' - San Antonio Express-News'. Mysanantonio.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  4. ^Adam Wright (2014-03-21). 'New Lake Charles casino resort expected to create jobs for South - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC. News, Weather and Sports for SE Texas'. 12newsnow.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  5. ^Rob Lenihan (June 21, 2006). 'Pinnacle plans Louisiana casino'. TheStreet. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
  6. ^'Pinnacle cancels riverboat casino project in La'. Bloomberg Businessweek. AP. April 15, 2010. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014.
  7. ^'Deadline today for last La. casino license'. Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. September 23, 2010. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
  8. ^Diana Barr (February 17, 2011). 'Pinnacle's former CEO wins La. casino bid'. St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved 2014-12-09.
  9. ^ abTheresa Schmidt (June 21, 2012). 'Ameristar Lake Charles approved'. KPLC-TV. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  10. ^Howard Stutz (December 21, 2012). 'Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment to acquire rival Ameristar Casinos for $869 million'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  11. ^ abHoward Stutz (July 25, 2013). 'Pinnacle Entertainment sells Louisiana casino project to Golden Nugget'. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  12. ^Supgul, Alexander. 'Golden Nugget Casinos acquires Lake Charles casino property - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26'. MyFoxHouston. Archived from the original on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  13. ^Kaplan, David (2013-07-25). 'Fertitta acquires Lake Charles casino - Prime Property'. Blog.chron.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  14. ^Erin Mulvaney (December 7, 2014). 'Houston billionaire's Lake Charles casino opens early'. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2014-12-08.
  15. ^'Golden Nugget, Inc.: Private Company Information - Businessweek'. Investing.businessweek.com. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  16. ^Brandau, Mark (2013-08-16). 'Landry's to add Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse, Grotto Italian Ristorante to new Golden Nugget locations | Casual Dining content from Nation's Restaurant News'. Nrn.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  17. ^Tommy Mann Jr. 'New casino coming to Lake Charles » Local News » orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)'. orangeleader.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  18. ^Stutzlas, Howard (2013-08-04). 'Fertitta creates Golden Nuggets | Las Vegas Review-Journal'. Reviewjournal.com. Retrieved 2014-03-29.
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