Casino Luck Explodes in Louisiana

Bilionaire Tilman Fertitta hits jackpot in Lake Charles with big Golden Nugget expansion

Billionaire hits jackpot in Lake Charles, expands Golden Nugget Hotel

News, Golden Nugget, Jan. 2016
Expansion has already begun on the $700 million Golden Nugget Casino and Resort in Lake Charles. Courtesy photo
News, Golden Nugget Lake Charles, Jan. 2016
The new 300-room tower is being build south of the restort style swimming pool. Courtesy photo
Golden Nugget Lake Charles La. December 2014 grand opening Tilman Fertitta
Tilman Fertitta at the December 2014 ribbon cutting of the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles. Photo by Shafik Rifaat
News, Golden Nugget, Jan. 2016
News, Golden Nugget Lake Charles, Jan. 2016
Golden Nugget Lake Charles La. December 2014 grand opening Tilman Fertitta

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta might have had his doubters when he broke ground on the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles but today he officially proves them wrong by announcing a 300-room expansion of the luxe gambling casino, an obvious nod to its success.

Work has already begun on the new hotel tower located south of the resort-style swimming pool. It is expected to open by the end of this year.

As Fertitta noted at the ribbon cutting of the fifth Golden Nugget casino resort in December of 2014, "Not even in Vegas on The Strip do you have two properties (L'Auberge Casino Resort is next door) that have golf courses and beaches and marinas and great casinos. The state of Louisiana has the most unique gaming opportunity in America right here."

The Golden Nugget addition is designed with the same esthetics as that of the original 740-room property, $700 million property. Tower rooms will measure in at 500 square feet with oversized bathrooms featuring double sinks, separate water closet, walk-in shower and extra large tub.