BATON ROUGE, La. and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) today opened L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, the Company's new $368 million casino entertainment property overlooking the Mississippi River, at 2:00pm CDT. A ceremonial throw of the dice marked the occasion with Baton Rouge Mayor-President Melvin 'Kip' Holden joining Pinnacle President and CEO Anthony Sanfilippo, L'Auberge Vice President and General Manager Mickey Parenton and Pinnacle's Executive Vice President of Regional Operations Geno M. Iafrate participating.
L'Auberge Baton Rouge provides a best-in-market casino entertainment complex featuring an expansive single-level, 74,000 square foot casino; nearly 1,500 slot machines; 50 table games, including a poker room; a 12-story hotel with 205 guest rooms and a rooftop pool; four dining outlets; a unique casino entertainment lounge with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River; 2,400 total parking spaces, including 800 in a covered parking garage; a multi-purpose event center with concert seating for over 1,500 people or banquet seating for up to 800 people; and outdoor festival grounds with capacity for up to 2,500.A complete project fact sheet can be found at www.mylauberge.com . About Pinnacle Entertainment Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates seven casinos, located in Louisiana, Missouri, and Indiana, and a racetrack in Ohio. In addition, Pinnacle holds a 26% ownership stake in Asian Coast Development (Canada) Ltd. (ACDL), an international development and real estate company currently developing Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on the Ho Tram Strip. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com. The Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=13121 L'Auberge is a registered trademark of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved. The L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=14465 The photos are also available via AP PhotoExpress.
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