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Caruthersville Casino Gets New Name

CARUTHERSVILLE, MO - One year after the sale of southeast Missouri's only casino, the gambling facility has a new name.

The casino on Tuesday changed the chips, cards, game layouts and dice that were formerly owned by Casino Aztar.  It is now Lady Luck Caruthersville.

Isle of Capri acquired the casino last June from an affiliate of Kentucky-based Columbia Sussex Corp.  Lady Luck Caruthersville is the first casino property to be transformed as part of Capri's two-band strategy.  The company is changing the names of all of its casinos to either Lady Luck or Isle of Capri.

About 300 people work at the Caruthersville casino.

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