Golden Nugget coming to Biloxi with conversion of Isle Casino

Golden Nugget Casinos is expanding to include what will be The Golden Nugget Biloxi, complete with enhancements to the existing 720-room hotel and new amenities.

The expansion is coming via the acquisition of the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi, said Tilman J. Fertitta, chairman, CEO & owner of Landry’s Inc.

Fertitta’s gaming companies include Golden Nugget Casinos in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Atlantic City.

“We are excited to bring the Golden Nugget to Biloxi and have plans to transform the property to a luxurious and exciting hotel and casino with the highest level of service. All upgrades and improvements are expected to be completed by 2013.”

After closing, The Golden Nugget Biloxi will honor all Isle Biloxi customer points and rewards not only in Biloxi, but also in Golden Nugget properties in Las Vegas, Laughlin and Atlantic City.

The transaction is expected to be completed within four to six months.

Fertitta said his plans for the Golden Nugget Biloxi will enhance the look and reputation of the 720 room Biloxi property, with the third largest casino hotel in the Biloxi/Gulfport marketplace being transformed into one of the premier resort destinations in the South.

Fertitta said he incorporating Landry’s award winning

concepts to include the Chart House restaurant, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, nationally recognized Grotto Italian Ristorante, and a Morton’s Steakhouse.

“The entire property will be updated with a modern look to include new bars and lounges with live entertainment, stylish retail offerings and updated rooms,” he said. “There will be a high energy Rush Lounge and a unique Live Bar to complement a new spa, poker room, and a state of the art showroom. Also, an innovative H2O Resort Pool and Lounge will introduce all season hot tubs and fire pits. “Together these will deliver an exhilarating

experience unlike anything available in Biloxi,” Fertitta added.

Since Landry’s bought the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, it has invested more than $300 million to renovate and expand the property, continuing it as one of the top hotel-casinos in Las Vegas.

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