FAYETTE COUNTY, Pa., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) and Nemacolin Woodlands Resort announced today that Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin opened to the public at noon today to enthusiastic crowds. Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin, which is located approximately 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, created over 350 construction jobs, received approximately 2500 job applications and hired over 500 employees.
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The approximately $60 million Category 3 resort casino includes 600 slot machines, 28 table games, and two restaurants including Otis & Henry's ® and Lone Wolf ® ."Isle of Capri is thrilled to open our flagship Lady Luck casino at one of the most magnificent resort complexes in the United States," said Virginia McDowell, Isle's president and chief executive officer. "We have been welcomed with open arms into Fayette County. The enthusiasm for this project has been remarkable and we are proud to share Lady Luck with the community and Nemacolin Woodlands guests as well." Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, commented, "We are so proud to see all of the details come together to bring this new amenity to our guests. The transformation of a building that was once a bowling alley and arcade into this magnificent casino is extraordinary. I am quite sure that our guests will be as impressed as I have been." Located in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands is one of North America's premier resort destinations, earning a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star rating and a AAA Four Diamond Rating. Nemacolin Woodlands has also been honored as one of Travel + Leisure magazine's 500 Best Hotels in the World. Situated on over 2,000 acres, the resort features 335 luxurious guestrooms, suites, townhouses, and private luxury homes, including the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star and AAA Five- Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel and clubhouse. In addition to the internationally acclaimed Woodlands Spa, the resort features the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Lautrec Restaurant and offers 36 holes of golf on two championship courses. For more information about the project, visit www.ladylucknemacolin.com About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., founded in 1992, is dedicated to providing its customers with an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience at each of its 16 casino properties. The Company owns and operates casinos domestically in Lula, Natchez and Vicksburg, Mississippi; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Bettendorf, Davenport, Marquette and Waterloo, Iowa; Farmington, Pennsylvania; Boonville, Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville and Kansas City, Missouri; two casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado; and a casino and harness track in Pompano Beach, Florida. More information is available at the Company's website, www.islecorp.com. Forward-Looking StatementThis 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.