From KPLC Staff:
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) It has stood empty since it was hit hard by Hurricane Rita nearly 4 years ago. The site of the old Harrah's Casino still stands empty along the Lake Charles lakefront. The City of Lake Charles hopes to take ownership of the site by making a deal with Pinnacle Entertainment. Pinnacle took over the Harrah's site as part of a property swap deal that allows Pinnacle to build Sugar Cane Bay next to its other Lake Charles Casino, L'Auberge du Lac.