Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Opens Isle Casino Cape Girardeau
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31, 2012
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
(NASDAQ:ISLE) announced today that its newest $135 million casino opened to
the public with over 3,600 people passing through the turnstiles in the first
six hours. Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, located approximately 120 miles south
of St. Louis,created over 1600 construction jobs, received over 9,100
applications and hired approximately 725 employees.
The $135 million facility features 1,000 slot machines, 28 table games, five
restaurants including Farmers Pick Buffet^®, Farraddays^®, Lone Wolf^®, Lone
Wolf^® Express and Keller's℠, as well as a 750-seat multi-purpose room.
"Today we turned a dream into reality in Cape Girardeau," said Virginia
McDowell, Isle's president and chief executive officer. "Back in December 2010
when the Missouri Gaming Commission selected our site in Cape Girardeau Mayor
Harry Rediger referred to this project as a game changer for the City. We are
so proud of all the wonderful relationships we have forged with the citizens
of Cape Girardeau and even prouder of the team we have built to operate the
facility. The enthusiasm for this project has been remarkable from the very
beginning and we are so excited to share this dream with the entire
Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger said, "Today, the game does change for all
of Cape Girardeau. We are now in a newly stimulated growth mode and greatly
anticipate the probability of future commercial and residential growth. Our
City Council has identified 16 projects to fund with the gaming revenue we
will receive," said Cape Girardeau Mayor Harry Rediger. "We have confidence
that Isle will be a great corporate partner and a wonderful addition to our
About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a leading regional gaming and entertainment
company dedicated to providing guests with exceptional experience at each of
the 16 casino properties that it owns and operates, primarily under the Isle
and Lady Luck brands. The Company currently owns and operates gaming and
entertainment facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado
and Florida. The Company is also currently developing a new facility at
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Western Pennsylvania. More information is
available at the Company's website, www.islecorp.com.
This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which
are subject to change. These forward-looking statements may be significantly
impacted, either positively or negatively by various factors, including
without limitation, licensing, and other regulatory approvals, financing
sources, development and construction activities, costs and delays, weather,
permits, competition and business conditions in the gaming industry. The
forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in
or implied by the statements herein.
Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the
Company's financial condition, results of operations and expansion projects,
is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K for the most recently
ended fiscal year.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.,
Dale Black, Chief Financial Officer-314.813.9327
Jill Alexander, Senior Director of Corporate
SOURCE Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
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