L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort Reveals 2010 Ladies of L’Auberge Calendar

LAKE CHARLES, La. — L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a luxury Texas Hill Country-themed resort in Lake Charles, La., unveils the highly anticipated 2010 Ladies of L'Auberge Calendar. The sizzling calendar, now in its fifth year, has become a popular annual tradition and a hot holiday gift to kick off the New Year in style.  

Photographed at various locations throughout the award winning 242-acre resort, the calendar features 14 women who were selected from L'Auberge's exclusive group of employees, known as the Ladies of L'Auberge. Select wardrobe and accessory items for the photo shoot were provided by The Shops At L'Auberge.   

The stunning images were captured for a second year by photographer and artist Heidi Davies (http://web.mac.com/heididavies/heididavies.com ). Davies has spent the last twenty years building a body of work focused not on fashion models, but regular women. Her powerful images reveal a thread of female sensuality and power.  She lives in Jackson Hole, Wy. but her work can be found on display at L'Auberge on the walls of Spa du Lac.

The calendar features a new beautiful Lady of L'Auberge every month, and getting into print isn't easy. Employees must audition for a highly coveted spot in the glossy calendar. The amateur models are featured in a wide variety of stylish vignettes that capture the luxury of the L'Auberge suites, VIP areas, restaurants, custom fountains and more.   

For the first time ever, the calendar includes an online element. Log on to www.ladiesofldl.com for a behind-the-scenes video diary of the calendar shoot, additional photos and biographies for each Lady of L'Auberge. Additionally, you can watch video interviews of each calendar girl and purchase a calendar.

The 2010 Ladies of L'Auberge Calendar is on sale now for $12.99 at L'Sundries, Studs, L'ove and at the Contraband Bayou Golf Club clubhouse. The calendar is complimentary with a $100 purchase at the retail outlets where it is sold. Calendars are also conveniently available for purchase online through the Shop du Lac program at www.shopdulac.com . A smaller desktop version of the calendar will soon be available for $8.99.    

Want to meet the Ladies of L'Auberge? A 2010 Ladies of L'Auberge Calendar Signing Event will be held at Jack Daniel's® Bar & Grill on Monday, January 4 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the public and all attendees receive a complimentary calendar to be signed by the calendar girls and one drink ticket; must be 21 years old.

Recognized for their allure, stylishness and hospitality, the Ladies of L'Auberge work in various positions property-wide, including Nevie Beach Club and Jack Daniel's® Bar & Grill, and excel in keeping guests satisfied and comfortable during their stay at the award winning casually elegant resort. They also lend personality and style as property ambassadors at a variety of high profile community events.

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.