Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel opening at Texas-Louisiana border


Golden Nugget Casinos owner Tilman Fertitta announced today that he's investing $600 million into a casino resort and hotel currently being built next door to the L'Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort.

The property, which is the last to acquire a gaming license from Louisiana, is expected to open next year and will feature:

  • Nearly 800 luxury hotel rooms and suits
  • A casino with 60 table games
  • A poker room
  • 1600 of the newest slot machines
  • 18-Hole championship golf course
  • World-class spa
  • Retail shopping
  • Several Landry's restaurants
  • 18,000 square foot ballroom
  • Entertainment showroom
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool and beach front
  • A marina
  • Over 3,000 parking spaces
"I could not pass up the opportunity to build and operate a casino next door to my hometown. This casino will be where Louisiana locals and Texans will want to play, stay and enjoy themselves," Fertitta said in a prepared statement.

Fertitta already owns and operates over 100 restaurants in the South Texas market, under such names as Saltgrass Steakhouse, Morton's Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Landry's Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., plus such entertainment complexes as the Kemah Boardwalk, the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier, the San Luis Resort Complex and the Downtown Aquarium.

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