More details about Lee's resignation - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

More details about Lee's resignation

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Dan Lee, former CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment stepped down less than one week after a heated council meeting in the St. Louis area. Even with Dan Lee's resignation from Pinnacle Entertainment it is said that, right here in Lake Charles, at L'Auberge du Lac, it is business as usual. And, plans of Sugarcane Bay, a second hotel and casino, are moving forward.

According to the Associated Press, at that meeting of the North St. Louis County council, Lee became upset when it agreed to rezone land for a rival casino.

Witnesses say that Lee tried to confront council member Steve Stenger during the meeting and was unable. But, he did speak with Stenger's secretary. She talked to 7 News saying Lee told her, " You tell him he has made the worst decision of his political career, and I don't forget,"-Dan Lee. 

This prompted the Missouri State Gaming Commission to start an investigation.

"Mister Lee has resigned as CEO and director of Pinnacle, parent company of L'auberge du Lac. L'Auberge is unaffected by this. We will continue to offer exceptional customer service. And, Sugarcane Bay is moving forward.

There was no mention of this incident in the official statement from Pinnacle. Pinnacle said that Lee is resigning to pursue other business opportunities.

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