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CBCH Chefs Win Big At Gumbo Cook Off

New Iberia, LA - It was literally the smell and taste of success this weekend for the chefs of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, as they won the non-seafood division at the Annual Gumbo Cook off in New Iberia. 

 

Chefs Willie Gaspard and Chuck Subra combined to make the winning gumbo, a recipe they had been working on for weeks leading up to the competition and was served alongside other creative food items, such as fried alligator sausage on a stick and homemade crawfish pistolettes. 

"For any chef in South Louisiana, the ability to make good gumbo is a crucial trick of the trade," said Gaspard. "The fact that Chuck and I were able to create one that received top prize at what is one of the most recognized gumbo competitions in the world is an honor."

 

Also receiving honors this weekend with Chef Roman Landry, who placed third in the seafood category.

 

"Cypress Bayou has some of the most talented chefs in Louisiana, as evidenced by their showing this weekend," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.  "Our restaurants are culinary showcases and our chefs combined to create flavors that result in a memorable dining experience."

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com

 

Contact: Richard Picard/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 832 Martin Luther King Rd, Charenton, LA 70523 / 337-924-3300


 

Inagural Chitimacha Pow Wow 2014

 

The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Planning Committee will host the inaugural Chitimacha Powwow 2014 presented by Keta Group, LLC on October 18, 2014 in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The Chitimacha Powwow is open to the public and features a climate-controlled arena with bleacher seating, competition dancing, food, and craft vendors.

 

 

The Chitimacha Powwow will open to the public 11 AM on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and continue until 10 PM. Dancer registration times are 10 AM and 5 PM. Gourd Dances will be held at 12 PM and 6 PM. Grand Entry times are 1 PM and 7 PM.

 

 

“The powwow committee is excited to invite everyone to our first public powwow. Unlike the Tribal Fairs held years ago, this event will be a day solely dedicated to celebrating Native American culture. This powwow has been many years in the making and with the addition of our hotel we can now host this wonderful event. Our powwow will be held indoors at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s Pavilion which is a great space for events. With the support of Tribal members, our sponsors, and the community we hope to make this year's gathering a huge success and for this to become an annual event which would add to the many other great events already held in the Acadiana area.” said Cultural Director, Kimberly S.Walden. “The event provides a unique opportunity for the public to experience Native American music and dance as well as to enjoy the colorful regalia, Native foods, and crafts.”

 

 

The Powwow is a celebration of Native cultures through song, dance and fellowship.

 

 

Tickets are available at the door for $5 (children 5 years and under are free). For more information, call Chitimacha Cultural Department (337) 923-9923.

 

 

About Keta Group, LLC

 

Keta Group, LLC (Keta Group) is a tribally owned, Louisiana limited liability company that was founded in 2003 by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, a federally recognized North American Indian Tribe. The product and service offerings of the Keta Group family of companies are focused on information technology services, disaster recovery services, space and defense engineering services, construction, and facility management services associated with facility and base operations support.

 

 

About Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana

 

The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is a federally recognized Tribe. Our current home is the Chitimacha Reservation near Charenton, Louisiana, although we once occupied about one-third of what is now Louisiana, as some of the original inhabitants of the Atchafalaya Basin, Mississippi River Delta and the Gulf Coast. We are a sovereign nation governed by our Tribal Council. Our government operates similar to other governments, providing services to enrolled tribal members and infrastructure for our community.

 

 

Contact:  Kimberly S. Walden This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 3287 Chitimacha Trail Jeanerette, LA  70544  (337) 923-9923


 

Cypress Bayou Casino's Chef Scott McCue Wins Gold a Fete Rouge

August 23, 2014 - Baton Rouge, LA – Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s Executive Chef, Scott McCue, won the gold medal in the meat category at this past weekend's 2014 Fete Rouge.  The annual event is a Louisiana celebration of wine and food and is presented by the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society.  McCue’s winning dish was a wild mushroom stuffed beef tenderloin en croute, which is filled with sautéed wild mushrooms and wrapped in seasoned puff pastry served with sauce au poive. McCue’s dish was served with turned baby vegetables and honey rosemary potatoes.

 

“I love local foods and finding new and interesting ways to present them is always a challenge.  To be recognized at this prestigious event was such an honor,” said McCue.

 

“Scott McCue is one of the best chef’s in Louisiana and we are certainly proud of the dishes he creates for our restaurants,” said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.  “This latest honor is a testament to his talent as a true culinary artist and we look forward to showcasing his work for many years to come.”

 

Born and raised in southern Arizona, McCue worked in various upscale restaurants and resorts. He attended culinary classes at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York then moved to south Louisiana in 1995 to open Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse. In 2005, he left Mr. Lester’s to become Executive Sous Chef of Cypress Bayou Casino. In 2011 took over as Executive Chef of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, overseeing all eight, food outlet kitchens. 

 

Chef McCue is a member of the American Culinary Federation since 1996 and a founding member of the Atchafalaya Basin Chapter of The American Culinary Federation since 1999. Competing in culinary competitions in Louisiana has earned him approximately 115 medals: 47 Gold, 39 Silver and 29 Bronze. He has won best of show in Culinary Classic competitions in Shreveport 2007, Lafayette 2007 and 2013 and in Baton Rouge 2000 and 2009. 

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com


CBCH's Management Team takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

They're all wet!!!  Well, some more than others!

The Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Management Team and #Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Chairman John Paul Darden participated in the #ALS #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE on Monday, August 25.  Donations were made by our team to help find a cure for ALS.

The team called out the Chitimacha Tribal Council and Fast and Jen from BIG 102.1!!

Did you take the challenge?!?!

Watch the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ure0AaDhc68


 

Grill Proud Rev Loud BBQ Cook Off

700 BBQ CookOff

 

 

To participate in this fun event please click here to download entry form and more information.  We hope to see you there!


 

 

Cafe Bayou Serves A Winning Hand

WOW!  What a great article about Cafe Bayou in the Gumbo Entertainment Guide published by Tri-Parish Times!  Thanks, you guys rock! Click here to download and read the article.
 
And, speaking of Cafe Bayou, we just added some mouthwatering new items to the menu!  Try our yummy Fried Green Tomatoes, juicy Cochon Sandwich, and/or the sinful Rocky Road Ice Cream Cake! View our updated menu here: http://www.cypressbayou.com/images/dining/cafe-bayou/CafeBayou_NewMenu_July2014.pdf
 
 

 

Boz Scaggs and .38 Special

Charenton, LA - Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel made a major announcement this morning about its entertainment lineup for the second half of 2014.
 
Boz Scaggs will headline in The Pavilion on August 15.  He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the well-known hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle."  He is also widely known for creating the iconic love song "Look What You've Done For Me" from the moving Urban Cowboy.
 
.38 Special will appear on October 24.  Influenced heavily by Southern Rock, .38 Special first became know for their song "Hold On Loosely" (1981).  They followed it with hits "Caught Up in You,"  "If I'd Been the One", "Back Where You Belong" and "Teacher Teacher."  .38 Special has toured with Lynyrd Skynrd, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, REO Speedwagon and Styx.
 
Tickets are now on sale for both shows at Bizzute Gifts at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and Ticketmaster.com. Showtime will be at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm.
 
About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com
Contact: Richard Picard
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
832 Martin Luther King Road
Charenton, LA 70523
Ph: (337) 924-3300  


 

 

Cypress Bayou Announces 4th of July Weekend Lineup

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel announced today its entertainment lineup for July 4th weekend. The fun starts Thursday, July 3rd with The Village People on stage in the Pavilion. Then Saturday night, country pop stars Sawyer Brown will headline with a show filled with three decades of tunes.

 

“We are bringing in two big acts for the 4th of July Holiday weekend to entertain our guests. The Village People remain one of the most crowd-pleasing acts on tour today.  With songs that are still played in clubs and stadiums around the world, we are starting the weekend with pure fun,” said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

The Village People are well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American cultural stereotypes and their catchy tunes, including their trademark "Macho Man", "Go West", "In the Navy", and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.". They have sold upwards of 100 million records worldwide.

 

Sawyer Brown, one of the longest lasting groups in country music, is known for hits such as "Betty's Bein' Bad" and "Step That Step." Sawyer Brown has been a fan favorite since the 1980’s and is a mainstay of the country-music scene. The group has three certified gold albums and one certified platinum album to its name, and three Sawyer Brown songs have reached No. 1 on the country charts.

 

Tickets are on sale at Bizzute Gifts at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and Ticketmaster.com. Showtime on July 3 and July 5 is at 8:00pm. Doors for both shows open at 7:00 p.m.


 

 

Chef Scott McCue to Compete at 2014 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

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Only Chef in Acadiana Selected for Prestigious Competition

Charenton, LA – Scott McCue, Executive Chef at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, has been selected to compete in this year’s Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off. McCue is the only Acadiana chef that will be featured at the prestigious event later this month.

“It’s an honor to be selected as one of only 10 chefs from throughout the state to compete at this event. I love food and creating new exciting ways to present it to my guests. To be singled out as one of the exceptional seafood chefs in a state that is world-renowned for its seafood is humbling. I look forward to the competition and putting my creativity to the test.” said McCue.

Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, McCue worked in various upscale restaurants and resorts. He attended culinary classes at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. He moved to south Louisiana in 1995 to open Mr. Lester's Steakhouse. In 2005, McCue become Executive Sous Chef of Cypress Bayou Casino and in 2011, took over as Executive Chef of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, overseeing all nine-food outlet kitchens. McCue has been a member of the American Culinary Federation since 1996 and is a founding member of the Atchafalaya Basin Chapter of The American Culinary Federation since 1999. Competing in culinary competitions in Louisiana has earned him 115 medals: 47 Gold, 39 Silver and 29 Bronze and Best of Show winner in Culinary Classic competitions in Shreveport 2007, Lafayette 2007 and 2013 and in Baton Rouge 2000 and 2009.

McCue and 9 other chefs from around the state will compete in the 2014 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 24th at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans during the Grand Tasting Event of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. The winner represents Louisiana in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in August in New Orleans. The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is part of the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Annual Expo.

About Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse

Widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Louisiana, Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse offers mouthwatering Prime Beef, outstanding Filets, magnificent Chateaubriand, Lobster, Salmon, Ahi Tuna and Glazed Shrimp. Appetizer and entree specials are prepared each evening using only the freshest ingredients and the creative talents of award-winning chefs. The wine list is as incredible as the cuisine!


 

Loretta Lynn - SOLD OUT

On steps looking straight

 

Charenton, LA – When it comes to entertainment, Loretta Lynn will always be included on the list of the legendary.  Lynn is headed to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel this weekend for a sold out performance inside the Pavilion on Saturday night.

 

“Loretta Lynn is the definition of country music.  We knew fans would want to see her and the fact that she sold out as quickly as she did proves that after 50 years of performing, she is still a woman who can pack a house to hear her unique sound.  Saturday night is going to be special and we look forward to the show,” said Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel CEO and General Manager, Anthony Patrone.

 

Lynn’s life is one of the most well known stories in country music.  From her simple roots in Butcher Holler, Kentucky to her ascent as the Queen of Country Music, Loretta Lynn’s career has produced 52 Top 10 hits and 16 #1’s, including the anthem “Coal Miner’s Daughter."

 

Saturday nights show starts at 8:00pm and doors open at 7:00pm.

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com.


 

 

 

VIPink Party - Komen of Acadiana

Charenton, LA – Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is making final preparations for the annual VIPINK Party for Komen Acadiana.  The party will be held May 17 in the Pavilion.  Tickets to the party were earned by anyone who raised at least $100 for Race for the Cure, which was held in March, or can be purchased for $100 at komenacadiana.org.

 

“We are proud to host this event, not just because the cause is so great, but because it touches the lives of so many of our employees and guests,” said Nancy Herrington, Director of Marketing at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.  “We all have friends, family and co-workers that have been effected by breast cancer and to be able to bring together survivors and supporters under one roof for a night of entertainment and fun is certainly rewarding for us.”

 

The event will feature live music from The Phunky Monkeys, a silent auction and a charity blackjack tournament.  Cypress Bayou will also have drinks on sale in a commemorative glass and will donate half of the proceeds to Komen Acadiana.  All ticket holders for VIPink will be given free admission into Rox for a 80’s themed after party as well.  There are also rooms available for that night at the Hotel at a discount rate.  Call 1-800-924-0032 for reservations and mention code PINK.

 

Doors to the May 17 Party open at 7:00 and entertainment, The Phunky Monkeys, starts at 8:00.  

 

For more information call Komen Acadiana at (337) 993-5745.

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com.


 

 

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Purchase Harley Davidson for MDA Raffle

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel MDA Cajun Harley Davidson

Scott, LA – Representatives of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel joined MDA of Acadiana and Cajun Harley-Davidson today for the casino’s annual purchase of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle for MDA of Southwest Louisiana to raffle off this fall. This is the 19th year Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel has purchased the motorcycle for this event.

“The MDA Harley-Davidson raffle is one of our signature events and we are proud to a partner with such an amazing cause. This is all about helping people, especially children, afflicted with this horrible disease. We look forward to once again helping to raise money for MDA and look forward to hosting the giveaway in September in Charenton,” said Nancy Herrington, Director of Marketing for Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel purchased the motorcycle for $20,000 this morning from Cajun Harley-Davidson, officially launching the 2014 raffle. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at Cajun Harley-Davidson in Scott, online at cajunhd.com or from any Harley Owners Group member.

Cypress Bayou Casino is proud to sponsor the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Harley-Davidson raffle. Some other events and charities sponsored by Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel include: Chitimacha Louisiana Open, Acadiana Culinary Classic, Susan G. Komen, Danielle’s Rhythm and Blues Dance and Auction benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and AJRF’s Jeep Jaunt benefiting the American Lung Association.

 


 

 

Montgomery Gentry Takes the Stage April 19 at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

                   

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Charenton, LA - Country duo Montgomery Gentry is headed to South Louisiana for a one night only performance in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel on Saturday, April 19.

 

“Fans of country and Southern rock are going to love this show. Montgomery Gentry has been cranking out hits since 1999 and Saturday night, they are going to perform all of the songs people have come to know and love them for here on our stage,” said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

Montgomery Gentry has produced more than twenty chart topping singles in their career, including the number one hits "If You Ever Stop Loving Me", "Something to Be Proud Of", "Lucky Man", "Back When I Knew It All" and "Roll with Me". The duo was awarded Favorite New Artist—Country at the American Music Awards, dup of the year by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and they have been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

 

Tickets are on sale at Bizzute Gifts at Cypress Bayou Casino hotel and Ticketmaster.com. Showtime on April 19 is at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm. For more information about Montgomery gentry go to http://www.montgomerygentry.com/.

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at http://www.cypressbayou.com


 

 

 

 

Bret Michaels Coming to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel April 12

                     

Brett Michaels 2

 

Charenton, LA - Bret Michaels, rock star, reality star and former front man for the mega band Poison, will be on stage Saturday night at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion.

 

"Bret Michaels is one of hard rocks biggest personalities. He owns the stage when he performs and Saturday night we guarantee that fans are going to get a big rock performance they will remember," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

Rising to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands, he helped define the rock n roll scene. Michaels successfully transitioned to a solo career and has released several successful albums of his own, including the hard rock chart topping album, Custom Built.  Michaels is also a well-known reality TV personality, starring in the reality phenomena Rock of Love and it's subsequent sequels and then winning the Celebrity Apprentice 3.  

 

Michaels will take the stage Saturday night, April 12 at 8:00pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Bizzute Gifts and Ticketmaster.com

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com


 

Who's Bad Coming To Rox Ultimate Night Dedicated to the King of Pop

Charenton, LA – For one night only, the best of the King of Pop will brought to life by Who's Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band. Who's Bad will take the stage at Rox inside Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel on April 11th.

 

Who's Bad's live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music's one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who's Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson's every original groove and gravity-defying dance move.

 

"I think fans of Michael Jackson's music are going to have an unbelievable time at this show. Who's Bad has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men, and hip hop superstar, Pitbull. Who's Bad is going to electrify the stage at Rox and bring an energy our guests are going to love," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to "Human Nature", or learned to moonwalk to "Billie Jean", Who's Bad is THE ULTIMATE music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage. This show embodies Michael Jackson's mission to bring people together of all races, genders, and cultures through music.

 

Tickets for Who's Bad are now on sale at Bizzute Gifts and at Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 9:00 and the show starts at 10:00.


 

Wynonna and the Big Noise Coming to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel April 11

Charenton, LA – Five-time Grammy winner, Wynonna Judd, is headed to South Louisiana on April 11 and will headline in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel with the Big Noise.


"Wynonna starts a spring of fabulous entertainment that is coming to Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. Her rich and commanding voice has sold millions of albums worldwide and we look forward to hosting such a big name in entertainment," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. "This is definitely a show you don't want to miss," continued Patrone.


Iconic performer, Wynonna is known for many number one hits such as "She Is His Only Need," "I Saw The Light," "No One Else On Earth," "My Strongest Weakness," "Only Love," and "To Be Loved By You." Rolling Stone dubbed Wynonna as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."


The astounding one night performance on April 11th begins at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. Tickets may be purchased at Bizzute Gifts at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel or through ticketmaster.com

 


 

 

New Chitimacha Louisiana Open Trophy Unveiled

Chitimacha LA Open

March 26, 2014

 

Broussard, LA - The new Chitimacha Louisiana Open trophy was unveiled this morning at a press event at Le Triomphe. Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel CEO and General Manager Anthony Patrone and Tournament Director Danny Jones were on hand to present the new look.

 

"With this being the only Louisiana event on the web.com tour, we felt it was important to make the trophy more representative of our state.  This is the first time the trophy has changed in more than 15 years and Lee Michaels did a great job creating the look and feel we wanted.  We are also excited that Monday morning our new champion and new trophy will be seen in Times Square on the Nasdaq board," said Patrone.

 

The Chitimacha Louisiana Open kicks off tomorrow morning and the champion will be crowned Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Celebrity Hole-In-One Challenge Names First Winner

Broussard, LA - The Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Inaugural Celebrity Hole-In-One Challenge teed off this afternoon at Le Triomphe with representatives from local media outlets taking a swing for charity. Today's event was part of the kickoff for the 23rd Chitimacha Louisiana Open presented by Nacher. While none of the participants made the 181 yard hole-in-one to win $2500 for the charity of his or her choice, Dave Schultz of Delta Media's 103.7 The Game hit the shot that landed closest to the hole and won $500 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

 

"We appreciate the participation of our media partners, who came out and had fun for a good cause for this inaugural event. It was a little windy and cool, but the crowd was great and our local celebrity participants were really good sports and tried their best for the charity of their choice," said Anthony Patrone, CEO and General Manager of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. "We look forward to making this an annual event to kick off tournament week and giving away even more money to charity as part of our commitment to the people of Acadiana."

 

Participants and the charities they played for were:

  • Allison Bourne-Vanneck (KATC) played for Heart of Hope
  • Tim Duhon (KADN) played for St. Jude's
  • Denny Guilbeau (008) played for St. Jude's
  • Cherry Fisher May (The Independent) played for Lafayette Central Park Fund and David Thibodeaux STEM Academy
  • WINNER - Dave Schultz (103.7 The Game) played for Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • George Faust (KLFY) played for LOPA

 

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Chuck Wood, Delta Communications General Manager, Dave Schultz, Winner from 103.7 The Game (a Delta Communications Station) and Richard Picard, Advertising and PR Manager for Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

 

 


 

 

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

CHARENTON, La. – March 17, 2014 – Thousands were in attendance Saturday, March 14 as Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel announced their continued partnership with Susan G. Komen Acadiana through their second year as presenting sponsor of Race for a Cure®. Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure® is about making a difference in the local community while Komen for the Cure is a global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $2,487,000 locally and nearly $2 billion since its inception in 1982.


Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel, as a presenting sponsor of Race for the Cure®, provided post-race snacks, water, water bottles, drawstring backpacks, race towel, as well as thousands of dollars in donations in support of the event. More than 40 members of Cypress Bayou Casino's Charity Runners race team participated in the festivities of Saturday's event. Jeri St. Blanc of the Charity Runners team took first place as female grand master while many others placed within their age categories.


"We are excited about our partnership with Susan G. Komen of Acadiana and we fully support the work they do to help end breast cancer," said Anthony Patrone, General Manager and CEO, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. "The people of Acadiana are some of the most encouraging and generous people I've ever met," continued Patrone.


Cypress Bayou Casino is proud to sponsor Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure® as part of their commitment to the people of Acadiana. Some of the events sponsored by Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel include: Chitimacha Louisiana Open, MDA Harley-Davidson Raffle, Acadiana Culinary Classic, Danielle's Rhythm and Blues Dance and Auction benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and AJRF's Jeep Jaunt benefiting the American Lung Association.


About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
"Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is located in Charenton, Louisiana off of US Highway 90 and features over 1300 slots and more than 30 tables including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name few. Phone 1-800-234-4386 for more information, or visit the website at www.cypressbayou.com."

 Komen Jeri finish line

 

Jeri St. Blanc crosses the finish line at Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Jeri finished first as Female Grand Master.

 


 

 

Anthony Patrone Named General Manager and CEO at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in Charenton, Louisiana

CHARENTON, La. – December 3, 2013 – The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana has announced that industry veteran Anthony Patrone has been named General Manager and CEO for Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.   Mr. Patrone is a highly regarded and long time executive in Indian Gaming with more than 25 years of experience in the casino industry. In his position, Patrone will lead a team of over 1,100 dedicated employees at South Louisiana’s premier casino as it celebrates its 20th Anniversary in December. 

 

The Chitimacha Tribe welcomes his expertise and extensive knowledge in the operation of Native American gaming properties. Chitimacha Tribal Chairman, John Paul Darden, stated, “Anthony Patrone has unique qualifications and boundless enthusiasm for our business. We are delighted that he will be leading our enterprise and we look forward to working together in continuing to deliver a superior gaming and entertainment product.”

 

Patrone was a senior vice president at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for many years and also held senior executive positions at Seminole Gaming in Florida, as well as other top gaming companies. He earned his bachelor’s degree at NYU and will be relocating to Acadiana with his family.

 

About Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel
Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel offers 24 hours of gaming excitement seven days a week. Play, stay and dine at South Louisiana’s premier entertainment destination. Boasting 1,350 of the hottest, newest and most in-demand slot games available with denominations ranging from 1¢ to $100, including in-house and wide-area progressives, the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel slot floor is a thrilling sight to behold. The perennial favorite "Wheel of Fortune®" progressive has produced many new millionaires and Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is proud to say that some have won their fortune here.

 

There’s plenty of action to choose from, including live action poker with tournaments every Wednesday and Sunday, exciting table games featuring Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, and 3-Card Poker just to name a few, and high stakes Indian bingo.

 

Enjoy dining in one of the seven unique venues. Enjoy oysters on the half-shell or a chilled seafood platter at Bocat’s Oyster Bar, or dance the night away in the high-energy nightclub, Rox, all located within Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. Stay in our new state-of-the-art, 102-room hotel, offering guests deluxe accommodations.

 

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