L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort names May Five Star Employees - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort names May Five Star Employees

LAKE CHARLES, La. - L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, an award winning luxury Texas Hill Country-themed resort in Lake Charles, La., today announced its May Five Star Employees and Employee of the Month.

The April Five Stars are: Bryan Judice, a Jack Daniel's® Bar & Grill lead barback; Chris Landon, an impressment clerk; Tim Verheeck, a staff accountant; Curtis Cochran, a porter; Maria Topete, a table games dealer; and Joseph Williamson, a Le Café food server.

Photo Caption (Left to right) - Curtis Cochran, Bryan Judice, Maria Topete, Joseph Williamson, Chris Landon and Tim Verheeck.

Bryan Judice was also designated as the May Employee of the Month and is now eligible to receive the coveted Employee of the Year award. Judice started at L'Auberge in April 2007, working his way up from bartender to prep cook and ultimately lead barback. The Sulphur native is a graduate of LaGrange High School and McNeese State University.     

Five Star employees are recognized monthly for their exceptional service skills. All of these employees went to great lengths to uphold L'Auberge's quality and image as the most successful and respected entertainment destination in the South.   

In recognition for their hard work, the employees receive a substantial cash prize, a personalized L'Auberge gift, a month of VIP parking and gift certificates. The employees received their awards on June 9 at a Recognition Luncheon with L'Auberge Vice President and General Manager Larry Lepinski and members of the L'Auberge senior management team. Each honored employee invites one guest to the luncheon to share in their honors with a custom luncheon menu and other surprises as they are personally recognized for their outstanding achievements.

About L'Auberge du Lac

L'Auberge is located on 242 acres of land in Lake Charles, La., two hours from the Houston metropolitan area.  This premier facility is ideal for the business traveler or guest looking for the ultimate in hospitality and dining experiences, plus non-stop gaming action.  The property includes a 26-story hotel complex with approximately 1,000 spacious rooms and suites; an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio; 26,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a business center and conference registration area; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service salon and spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; and top-name entertainment.  The casino features 30,000 square feet of Vegas-like gaming action with 62 table games and more than 1,600 ticket-in ticket-out slot machines.

To learn more about L'Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444 or visit www.ldlcasino.com.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Louisiana, Indiana, Missouri and Argentina. The Company has a casino development project under construction in the St. Louis area, to be called River City, which opening is dependent upon final approval by the Missouri Gaming Commission. Pinnacle is also developing a casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to be called Sugarcane Bay, and a casino resort in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Additionally, Pinnacle owns a casino site at the heart of the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PNK.  To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com.

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