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Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Announces Cape Girardeau Opening Date Ribbon Cutting Planned for Oct. 30

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISLE) will unveil its new $135 million casino, Isle Casino Cape Girardeau, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. when the property officially opens to the public, pending receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

"We are excited to welcome guests at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau," said Arnold Block, Isle's chief operating officer. "We hired a talented team who have worked diligently the past few months to be ready to open our doors and deliver a signature gaming and entertainment experience our guests will enjoy at our flagship Isle brand casino."

The $135 million facility will feature 1,000 slot machines, 28 table games, five restaurants including Farmers Pick Buffet®, Farraddays®, Lone Wolf®, Lone Wolf® Express and Keller's(SM), as well as a 750-seat multi-purpose room. It is the 16th casino owned and operated by Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. across the United States and creates more than 450 new jobs.

"This will be an exciting moment for our company and for the Cape Girardeau community," said Virginia McDowell, Isle's president and chief executive officer. "We are proud of the talented team we have put in place and thank the construction workers and tradespeople for their hard work and dedication. We greatly appreciate the level of enthusiasm shown by everyone at the City, the Chamber of Commerce, Old Town Cape and the CVB. We truly look forward to becoming a member of the vibrant Cape business community."  

About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. is a leading regional gaming and entertainment company dedicated to providing guests with exceptional experience at each of the 15 casino properties that it owns and operates, primarily under the Isle and Lady Luck brands.  The Company currently owns and operates gaming and entertainment facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Florida. The Company is also currently developing a new facility in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and has been selected to develop a new facility at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Western Pennsylvania.  More information is available at the Company's website, www.islecorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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.

Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect the Company's financial condition, results of operations and expansion projects, is included in the filings of the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

CONTACTS:
Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.,
               Dale Black, Chief Financial Officer-314.813.9327
               Jill Alexander, Senior Director of Corporate Communication-314.813.9368
               http://www.islecorp.com

SOURCE Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.



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