|Isle of Capri has announced the opening of its newest $75 million, 72,000 square foot casino in the midst of these extremely challenging times for the entertainment and hospitality industry.|
Fear of air travel and a faltering economy have had adverse effects on the travel and gaming industry. These factors have created a ripple effect that has caused several casinos to postpone projects. The Isle of Capri casino has proved to be one exception and appear to be beating the odds.
Chairman and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, Bernard Goldstein, said, “Our sound, steady business plan has been put to the test, and we have succeeded. Our strategy has served the company well as we have focused on brand strategy, cost controls, and asset diversity. While we may not be the largest gaming company in the industry, we are a stand-out in terms of our creative, efficient, operations.” He continued, “We are pleased to bring high quality casino entertainment to Central Missouri. Along with our property in Kansas City, we now offer fun and entertainment in locations convenient to two thirds of the residents of Missouri.”
President and chief operating officer for the company, John M. Gallaway, added, “What sets us apart from our competitors is that we maintain a high standard of customer service and continue to spend wisely. We have a steady, measured growth strategy that is atypical of our industry. And it works.”