Isle of Capri Casinos
to Operate Bahamas Casino
- BILOXI, MS - Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. officials announced
on May 16th that it has reached an agreement in principle
to lease and operate an Isle of Capri Casino at Our Lucaya
Beach and Golf Resort in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. The
project is subject to various conditions including, without
limitation execution of a definitive agreement and governmental
and regulatory approvals.
of Capri Casinos, Inc. owns and operates 15 riverboat,
dockside and land-based casinos at 14 locations, including
Biloxi, Vicksburg, Lula and Natchez, Mississippi; Bossier
City and Lake Charles (two riverboats), Louisiana; Black
Hawk (two land-based casinos) and Cripple Creek, Colorado;
Bettendorf, Davenport and Marquette, Iowa; and Kansas
City and Boonville, Missouri. The company also operates
Pompano Park Harness Racing Track in Pompano
Peppermill Plans New
- RENO, NV – The owners of the Peppermill Hotel-Casino
plan to build a $55 million entertainment center with
a casino and theater complex in south Reno. The Peppermill
is negotiating to buy the more than 10 acres of vacant
lot for the project near U.S. Highway 395 at Longley Lane
and South Virginia Street.
New Orleans Track Eyes
- BATON ROUGE, LA – Slot machines could be added
at New Orleans' horse racing track if the full House agrees
to legislation approved by a House committee.
Senate-passed bill, by Sen. Lambert Boissiere, D-New Orleans,
would let Orleans Parish voters decide whether to let
the Fair Grounds install the gambling machines. Similar
measures have failed in other legislative sessions. Slot
machines had been barred from the track because Harrah's
casino was granted a monopoly on gambling in New Orleans.
If approved by the full House, and then through referendum
by New Orleans voters, the bill would allow the track
to install up to 700 slot machines.