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L'Auberge Lake Charles Among Best U.S. Casinos in USA Today Poll

Casino Resort Ranked in the Top Five Nationally; Chosen by Industry Experts and Readers of USA Today

LAKE CHARLES, LA. August 7, 2017 - L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles has been ranked in the top five of all U.S. casinos as chosen in USA Today’s competitive 10Best Reader’s Choice travel awards contest. The casino resort, ranked top five in the national contest, is being honored for the second time in three years as one of the best casinos in the country and the highest ranked in Louisiana. L’Auberge is a AAA Four Diamond property featuring 1,000 rooms and suites, championship golf course, spa, resort pools and lazy river, meeting space, boutique shopping, seven dynamic dining outlets and a casino with 70 table games and more than 1,550 slot machines.

USA Today 10Best teamed up with a panel of experts with extensive knowledge of the travel and gaming industry to nominate 20 casinos as the best in the USA, and the final winners were determined by popular vote.

“Our talented and dedicated team members focus on providing extraordinary service and creating memorable guest experiences,” said Vice President and General Manager Michael K. Pendergast. “We’re proud to welcome visitors from all over the country to Southwest Louisiana and are honored to make the prestigious 10Best list for a second time, placing in the top five nationwide.”

The United States is home to more than 1,500 casinos located coast to coast. For more information about L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles visit www.mylauberge.com.
About 10Best.com

10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. 10Best.com averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

About L’Auberge Lake Charles

L’Auberge Casino Resort is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area. This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action. The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a full-service business center and landscaped terrace space plus outdoor poolside lawn; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service barber shop, salon, spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; eight innovative dining outlets; beachside bar and marina; and top-name entertainment. The expansive 70,000 square foot casino features Vegas-like gaming action with 70 table games and more than 1,550 slot machines, including a luxurious 8-table Poker Room, VIP Lounge and elegant High Limit Salon. To learn more about L’Auberge, call reservations at 866-580-7444; visit www.mylauberge.com; find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/laubergeLC; Instagram @laubergelakecharles; or follow us on Twitter @LAubergeLC.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 16 gaming entertainment businesses, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In addition, Pinnacle holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Media Contact:
Kerry Andersen
Director of Public Relations
kandersen@pnkmail.com
(337) 395-7631

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