L'Auberge du Lac Names June 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., recently announced its June Five Star Employees. Additionally, the property named its Leaders of the Quarter.

From left: Reanella Edwards, Catherine Hicks, Denna Baronet, Jack Groves (Recquell Hill not pictured)

The Five Stars are: Reanella Edwards, a Le Café food server; Recquell Hill, a porter; Denna Baronet, a security officer; Jack Groves, a massage therapist at Spa du Lac; and Catherine Hicks, a Le Beaucoup Buffet host/server. Denna Baronet is also designated as the Employee of the Month and is now eligible to receive the coveted Employee of the Year award.

From left: Marietta Villamil, Ranjan Rehman, Brigitte Johnson, Laramie Anderson

The Leaders of the Quarter are Marietta Villamil, a revenue audit supervisor; Laramie Anderson, a table games floor supervisor; Ranjan Rehman, a senior operations analyst; and Brigitte Johnson, a slot shift manager.

L'Auberge recognizes eligible managers and up to three supervisors every quarter for their extraordinary customer service to guests and employees. L'Auberge also recognizes five outstanding employees, or Five Stars, every month for their 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, VIP parking and gift certificates. The Employee of the Month also receives dinner for two. The employees received their awards on July 7 at a Recognition Luncheon with L'Auberge Vice President and General Manager Larry Lepinski and members of the senior management team.

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.