Isle of Capri Casinos Names Robert Wyre Vice President

Respected Industry Veteran to Lead Isle's Greektown Casino Project

Jan 06, 2010, 08:30 ET from Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that it has named Robert C. Wyre as vice president. In this position, Mr. Wyre will be responsible for leading the company's marketing and operational consulting services to Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, Michigan.

Earlier this week, Isle of Capri announced their engagement by the management board of Greektown Casino, LLC, owner of Greektown Casino-Hotel, to provide consulting services to the property as it completes its Chapter 11 reorganization.

Virginia McDowell, the president and chief operating officer of Isle of Capri, commented, "We are optimistic about the possibilities ahead for Greektown Casino-Hotel, and I am confident that Rob Wyre is exactly the right professional to lead the charge. He is a seasoned veteran with an outstanding variety of experiences and successes across our business and will bring outstanding value to our clients and our company."

A respected gaming industry veteran, Wyre brings more than 28 years of experience in gaming operations, marketing and player development. Having served at both the corporate and property level, his critical strengths include building team-oriented business processes, managing day-to-day operations and creating gaming experiences that drive customer satisfaction. Most recently, Wyre served as director of operations for Foxwoods Development Company, where he was responsible for developing operational plans for proposed projects. He also held senior positions at Lakes Entertainment in Minnesota, as well as at properties in Michigan, Mississippi, Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Wyre holds a degree in business administration from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

About Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

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 14 casino properties. The Company owns and operates casinos domestically 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. More information is available at the Company's website,

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.

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