Texan Fertitta opens Golden Nugget in Lake Charles
By the hundreds of thousands each year, they crest the Calcasieu River Bridge and enter a sparkling world where they can roll dice, feed slot machines and take a shot at fortune in ways that are illegal back home. Over the last two decades, gamblers from Texas have helped transform this blue-collar petrochemical town in southwestern Louisiana into a vibrant tourist destination anchored by ...
Golden Nugget opening date set for Lake Charles
Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire restaurateur, amusement park operator and gambling mogul based in Houston, said many patrons began making reservations to stay at the casino hotel before the opening day had been set. The $700 million project will be Fertitta's fifth casino since he took over Golden Nugget casino and hotel properties in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., nine years ago. The 247-acre ...
Charpentier Historic District Launches Free Multimedia Tour and Smartphone App for Visitors
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitor Bureau releases a new app that brings The Charpentier Historic District to life. This self-guided, Smartphone application highlights the rich history of the city as well as the carpenter-architects who created Lake Charles? unique style of architecture. The free app can be downloaded in your app store by searching ?Lake Charles Historic ...
Photos: Billionaire's casino beckoning Texans
The signs are aimed primarily at the caravan of charter buses and suburban sedans sharing the road with 18-wheelers and work trucks on this flat stretch of Interstate 10 through the heart of a sprawling petropolis. Earlier this week, smiling showgirls festooned in yellow preened with ceremonial scissors as Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta and a host of state and local officials officially ...
McNeese State gets by Louisiana-Lafayette 80-70
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Desharick Guidry made 8 of 10 shots and had 29 points with a career-high 16 rebounds to lead McNeese State past Louisiana-Lafayette 80-70 on Saturday night.
Judge Hood gains votes during recount
Lake Charles City Court Judge John Hood won re-election by a few more votes than initially reported.
McNeese handles NAIA Southern (NO) 74-63
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Desharick Guidry had 19 points and 15 rebounds on Wednesday night, and McNeese State held off NAIA Southern (New Orleans) for a 74-63 victory.
Golden Nugget Lake Charles casino officially opens
Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos and sole owner, chairman and CEO of Fertitta Entertainment, Inc., will officially open the newest casino in the South. Fertitta, Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, and local dignitaries will host a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the $700 million Golden Nugget Lake Charles.
Lake Charles airport authority approves $2M budget
(AP) ? The Lake Charles Regional Airport Authority has approved a budget package for 2015 with total operating expenses projected to be $2.06 million with revenue at $2.23 million. Airport officials tell the American Press (http://bit.ly/1eOXZNb ) some of the larger expenses on the operating side are several pieces of capital equipment for maintenance of the grounds.
Lamar beats McNeese State 27-24 on late FG
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- Juan Carranco kicked a 23-yard field goal as time expired to give Lamar a 27-24 victory over McNeese State on Saturday.