Rising Mississippi River May Bring Temporary Closure For Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

    BILOXI, Miss., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   ISLE) executives reported this morning the possibility of a temporary
 closure due to rising flood waters for the company's Davenport, Iowa property,
 Rhythm City Casino, within the next several days.
     The Mississippi River flooding will not, however, have any affect on the
 company's Bettendorf, Iowa property, Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel -- which is
 located five miles upriver from Rhythm City.
     Should the flooding result in closure for Rhythm City, it is expected that
 the property will resume normal operations within two weeks.  The company is
 covered by business interruption insurance, which will offset a substantial
 portion of the possible loss.
     Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. owns and operates 14 riverboat, dockside and
 land-based casinos at 13 locations, including Biloxi, Vicksburg, Tunica, Lula,
 and Natchez, Mississippi; Bossier City and Lake Charles (two riverboats),
 Louisiana; Black Hawk, Colorado; Bettendorf, Davenport and Marquette, Iowa;
 Kansas City, Missouri; and Las Vegas, Nevada.  The company also operates
 Pompano Park Harness Racing Track in Pompano Beach, Florida.
     Note: Other Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. press releases and a corporate
 profile are available by fax at no charge.  For a menu of available Isle of
 Capri Casinos, Inc. press releases, call 800.758.5804, ext. 145913 or log on
 to http://www.prnewswire.com.  Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.'s home page is
 http://www.theislecorp.com.
     Contact: Allan B. Solomon, Executive Vice President, 561-995-6660, or Rex
 Yeisley, Chief Financial Officer, 228-396-7052, or Lori Hutzler, Director of
 Corporate Communications, 228-396-7031, all of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
    BILOXI, Miss., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   ISLE) executives reported this morning the possibility of a temporary
 closure due to rising flood waters for the company's Davenport, Iowa property,
 Rhythm City Casino, within the next several days.
     The Mississippi River flooding will not, however, have any affect on the
 company's Bettendorf, Iowa property, Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel -- which is
 located five miles upriver from Rhythm City.
     Should the flooding result in closure for Rhythm City, it is expected that
 the property will resume normal operations within two weeks.  The company is
 covered by business interruption insurance, which will offset a substantial
 portion of the possible loss.
     Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. owns and operates 14 riverboat, dockside and
 land-based casinos at 13 locations, including Biloxi, Vicksburg, Tunica, Lula,
 and Natchez, Mississippi; Bossier City and Lake Charles (two riverboats),
 Louisiana; Black Hawk, Colorado; Bettendorf, Davenport and Marquette, Iowa;
 Kansas City, Missouri; and Las Vegas, Nevada.  The company also operates
 Pompano Park Harness Racing Track in Pompano Beach, Florida.
     Note: Other Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. press releases and a corporate
 profile are available by fax at no charge.  For a menu of available Isle of
 Capri Casinos, Inc. press releases, call 800.758.5804, ext. 145913 or log on
 to http://www.prnewswire.com.  Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.'s home page is
 http://www.theislecorp.com.
     Contact: Allan B. Solomon, Executive Vice President, 561-995-6660, or Rex
 Yeisley, Chief Financial Officer, 228-396-7052, or Lori Hutzler, Director of
 Corporate Communications, 228-396-7031, all of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.