ST. LOUIS, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that as of 3:00 p.m. central time its casino
property in Davenport, Iowa has been closed temporarily until flood waters
"We have been closely watching the Mississippi River for several weeks. Up
to this point, river stages had remained at a safe level for both our guests
and team members alike. Unfortunately, continued rain to our north is
resulting in the rise of the Mississippi River and access to our property has
been compromised. We continue to serve guests at the Isle of Capri casino and
hotel in Bettendorf which has not been impacted," said Mo Hyder, vice
president and general manager. "We are working with our management staff to
ensure that our team members are not adversely impacted and we have adequate
insurance in place to cover the closure."
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 18 casino properties. The Company owns and operates casinos in Biloxi,
Lula and Natchez, Mississippi; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Bettendorf, Davenport,
Marquette and Waterloo, Iowa; Boonville, Caruthersville and Kansas City,
Missouri; two casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado; and a casino and harness track
in Pompano Beach, Florida. Isle of Capri Casinos' international gaming
interests include a casino that it operates in Freeport, Grand Bahama, a
casino in Coventry, England, and a two-thirds ownership interest in casinos in
Dudley and Wolverhampton, England.
This 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.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
Dale Black, Chief Financial Officer - 314.813.9327
Allan B. Solomon, Executive Vice President - 561.995.6660
Jill Haynes, Director of Corporate Communication - 314.813.9368
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