of Capri Opens
New Casino in Boonville
MO - In the midst of one of the most challenging times for the entertainment
and hospitality industry, Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. announced
on December 6 the opening of its newest $75 million, 72,000-square-foot
casino facility in Boonville, Missouri.
economy and fear of air travel have had adverse effects on the travel
and gaming industry, creating a ripple effect that has caused several
casinos to postpone projects. One exception is Isle of Capri Casinos,
Inc. - the gaming company that is beating the odds at every turn.
Like all Isle
of Capri Casinos, the Boonville facility is strategically located
in a drive-in market and offers patrons the regional flexibility
to access its operations without traveling by air. The company caters
to a strong regional client base.
The new Boonville
Casino will serve as an economic stimulus to the Boonville community,
bringing more than 800 jobs to the area. The casino features 900
slot machines and 28 gaming tables. The dockside casino also offers
three signature restaurants and touts its Isle
of Capri expands operations; opens its fourteenth casino property.
decor, hospitality and exceptional guest service. The 72,000-square-foot
property is the 14th casino to be launched in the United States
by the company.
Isle of Capri
Casinos, Inc. owns and operates 15 riverboat, dockside and land-based
casinos at 14 locations including Biloxi, Vicksburg, Tunica, Lula
and Natchez, Mississippi; Bossier City and Lake Charles (two riverboats),
Louisiana; Black Hawk, Colorado; Bettendorf, Davenport and Marquette,
Iowa; Kansas City and Boonville, Missouri; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company also operates Pompano Park Harness Racing Track in Pompano
Tribes Break Ground on Casino Expansion
WA - The Chehalis Tribes broke ground last week on a 15,000-square-foot
addition to the Lucky
Eagle Casino. The addition will house a new Event Center
and Bingo Hall, and will greatly enhance the facilities of
the existing 50,000 square foot casino opened in 1995.
renovation will feature one of the largest "Las Vegas-style''
buffet restaurants in the northwest. The buffet will seat
300 diners, and will include several "action stations'' where
food will be prepared to order. In addition, an intimate,
upscale dining room will offer steaks, seafood, chops and
Eagle Casino's signature Prime Rib, which will be cut
to order at the tables.
will greatly enhance the casino's banquet and entertainment
facilities as well. Six new banquet/party rooms are included
in the plan, with a total capacity of 800 guests. A high energy
150 seat "Cabaret Lounge'' will feature its own fare, with
a menu ranging from gourmet burgers to shrimp and seafood
is expected to have minimal impact on existing operations
of the casino.
Eagle Casino is currently one of the largest employers
in the south Puget Sound area. Upon completion of the new
addition, over 500 people will work at the casino.
Eagle Casino is located off Highway 12 in Rochester, Washington.
Featured games include Video Slot Machines (largest variety
and highest payout rates in the northwest), Video Poker, Blackjack,
Craps, Roulette, Bingo, Keno and Big Six. The casino also
hosts a wide range of special events, including live professional
boxing, concerts, comedy shows and more.