Press Room

  • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Welcomes Noel France as Director of Food & Beverage

    July 08 , 2021

    Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s General Manager and CEO, Michael Howard, recently announced that Noel France, a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana has been named as the casino’s Director of Food & Beverage.

    France began his Food & Beverage career at the age of 17 when he started working at Flanagan’s Restaurant in Thibodaux. He attended Nicholls State University and McNeese...

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  • Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Announces Reopening of Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse

    October 26 , 2020

    The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana and Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is excited to announce the safe and strategic reopening of Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse to the public on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Acadiana’s premier steakhouse will operate weekly on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. by reservation...

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  • Hurricane Delta

    October 11 , 2020

    Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is open effective today, Sunday, October 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. We will observe the following: 

    • • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel: Open - 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
    • • Earn & Get Promotion - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • • Mabel’s Kitchen: Open – 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
    • • Loco’s Mexican...

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    • Hurricane Laura

      August 25 , 2020

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is open effective Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10 a.m. Guests who wish the cancel hotel reservations may do so by calling 1-800-294-4386 with no cancelation charges for Friday, August 28, 2020, and Saturday, August 29, 2020. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those impacted by Hurricane Laura. Stay safe and healthy; be fun and...

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    • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

      March 29 , 2020

      Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state, the Chitimacha Tribal Council has had to make the difficult decision to TEMPORARILY suspend all business operations at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Consequently, we are uncertain as to when the Chitimacha Tribal Council will allow Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to resume normal business operations....

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel offering free $20 food credit to

      veterans, active military in honor of Veterans Day

      November 07 , 2019

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is inviting all veterans and active U.S. service members to enjoy a free $20 food credit to any of its restaurants in honor of Veterans Day.

      “For the second year, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel will offer a $20 food credit to honor all those who served and continue to serve our country. We are...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to host 6th Annual

      Chitimacha Powwow & Inaugural American Indian Art Market

      October 14 , 2019

      The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Committee is proud to announce the 6th Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2019, presented by Keta Group, LLC, and Inaugural American Indian Art Market. Both events will take place in The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The Chitimacha Powwow and Art Market are open to the public. The Powwow features ceremonial gourd...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Hosts Free Public Job Fair on

      Saturday, May 18

      May 10 , 2019

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel proudly announces a Job Fair to be held in its Pavilion Pre-Function Room on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      The no-cost event is open to the public. Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with seasoned casino executives who are seeking to fill their many open positions.

      ...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Players Can Earn

      Gardening Essentials in May

      May 10 , 2019

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is giving players the opportunity to earn gardening tools and more every Sunday in May 2019. Lucky slot, video poker, and table games players who earn 25 points or 1 hour rated table play can redeem for the gardening essentials gift collection.

      Players have the opportunity to earn gardening essentials including a Stanley® 25-foot...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Players Have A Chance to Drive Away in

      One of Two Chevy Camaros in May

      May 10 , 2019

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is the place to be this May 2019. Players will vie for a chance to win one of two 2019 Chevy® Camaros from Lapeyrouse Motors in Jeanerette, La. On Saturdays in May and Memorial Day drawings will take place at the top of the hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lucky slot, video poker, and...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Players Have A Chance to

      Drive Away in a New 4x4

      February 08 , 2019

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is the place to be this February 2019. Players will vie for a chance to win a 2019 Ram® 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 Hemi from Lapeyrouse Motors in Jeanerette, La. On Saturday, February 2, 9, 16, and 25 drawings will take place at the top of the hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lucky...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Presents King Cake Celebration

      February 07 , 2019

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is excited to announce an all-new offering just in time for carnival season. The King Cake Celebration is an ode to carnival season and South Louisiana’s love of all things king cake. The king cake is originally a New Orleans tradition but has made its way around the United States. The oval-shaped bakery delicacy can be...

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    • Team Members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Spread Holiday Cheer: Part Deaux

      December 24 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s employees recently purchased raffle tickets to raise money for gifts to help spread holiday cheer at The Bridge Adult and Teen Challenge Center for Women and Franklin Health Care Center. Team members coordinated the delivery of toys, personal hygiene items, and operational supplies. The donation has become an annual event for team members of Cypress Bayou...

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    • Team Members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

      Spread Holiday Cheer at St. Francis Diner

      December 21 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel’s employees lined up behind a cafeteria-style food service bar and compassionately served hot meals to nearly 100 at St. Francis Diner. St. Francis Diner is located in the neighboring community of New Iberia, La. Volunteers shared smiles, laughs, and holiday greetings with the staff of the diner and all those who came through its doors.

      Team...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Announces the Promotion of

      Two Chitimacha Tribal Members

      December 20 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel CEO and General Manager, Mike Howard, announced today that two members of the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana have been promoted to executive roles. Richard Picard will assume his role as Director of Public Relations and Advertising and Bruce Burgess as Chief Financial Officer.

      Both are Louisiana natives and have been involved in casino operations for a...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Celebrates 25th Anniversary

      December 19 , 2018

      The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana celebrated the 25th anniversary of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to much fanfare. Tribal members, casino officials, local government agencies, and regulatory bodies convened in the casino’s flagship restaurant, Mr. Lester’s Steakhouse, to celebrate the historic milestone.

      For 25 years, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel has enjoyed substantial growth and expansion in St. Mary Parish. The Chitimacha...

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    • Christmas at the Casino Blood Drive

      November 29 , 2018

      Vitalant, Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel and Travel Machine are teaming up to provide Louisiana with an unforgettable experience that is sure to bring a smile to your face! Get into the spirit of the holidays by transforming lives! No good deed will go unrewarded; the elves of Cypress Bayou have gifts for donors and the chance to win a Christmas-sized...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Celebrates 25 Years with $125K Giveaway

      November 30 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is the place to be this December 2018. Players will vie for a chance to win their share of $125,000 in cash and prizes. On Saturday, December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 drawings will take place at the top of the hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with one lucky guest winning $10,000 in...

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    • Martha Reeves and The Vandellas to Headline in The Pavilion

      on January 31 at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

      November 30 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel announced today Motown legend, Martha Reeves, will take the stage on Thursday, January 31 at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion.

      For nearly 60 years, Martha and The Vandellas charted over twenty-six hits and recorded in the styles of doo-wop, R&B, pop, blues, rock and roll, and soul. The group's string of hits included "Heat...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Names Willie Gaspard Executive Chef

      November 15 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel CEO and General Manager, Mike Howard, announced today that Willie Gaspard has been named as the casino’s Executive Chef. Gaspard has served as Executive Sous Chef since 2012 at the property.

      A Louisiana native, Gaspard brings nearly 20 years in the restaurant industry with him into his new role. Gaspard was born in Abbeville, La. and...

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    • Lafayette Resident Wins $343,679 at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

      August 02 , 2018

       

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is proud to announce that a lucky guest from Lafayette, LA has won a jackpot in the amount of $343,679 on a wide-area progressive dollar Wheel of Fortune® Triple Red Hot 7’s slot machine. The win was verified.

      “Our lucky winner is another in a long line of players, who...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Players Have A Chance to

      Drive Away in Luxury

      July 30 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel is the place to be this August 2018. Players will vie for a chance to win a 2018 Cadillac XT5 from Courtesy Cadillac in Broussard, La. On Saturday, August 4, 11, 18, and 25 drawings will take place at the top of the hour from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lucky slot, video poker, and table...

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    • Operation Restock: Team Members of Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

      Stock Freezers at St. Francis Diner

      July 31 , 2018

      Team members at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel heard the local call for help from St. Francis Diner in the neighboring community of New Iberia, La. In late June, the diner experienced a catastrophic failure of their walk-in freezer; resulting in the loss thousands of dollars in food and unforeseen costs related to repairing the walk-in. Team members recently purchased...

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    • Travis Tritt to Headline in The Pavilion on September 22

      July 02 , 2018

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel announced today country legend Travis Tritt will take the stage on Saturday, September 22 at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in The Pavilion.

      More than 27 years after Travis Tritt launched his music career, the Southern rock influenced artist continues to display strong sales, sell-out shows, and stay true and relevant...

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    • Mike Howard Named General Manager at

      Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in Charenton, Louisiana

      April 02 , 2018

      Mike Howard has been named General Manager and CEO at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. Chitimacha Tribal Chairman, Melissa Darden, announced his appointment. In his position, Howard will be responsible for overseeing operations and leading a team of over 750 employees at South Louisiana’s premier entertainment destination.

      The Chitimacha Tribe welcomes his expertise and extensive knowledge in the operation of...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Donates Over

      $28,000 to Komen Acadiana

      February 20 , 2018

      Lafayette, LA - Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel joined Susan G. Komen for the Cure Acadiana this morning in Lafayette to present a donation of $28,567 marking the fifth straight year Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel partnered with the organization to support their efforts in providing services for breast cancer prevention and awareness here in Acadiana.

      “Since 1999, through events like...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel Employees

      Hold Food Drive for the Holidays

      November 22 , 2017

      Employees at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel presented a large donation to the Emergency Aid Center, for United Way of South Louisiana. The center is always in need, however, with the holidays around the corner, families in West St. Mary Parish will experience greater need when the children are out of school.

      Employees came together to donate non-perishable items to...

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    • Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel to host 4th Annual Chitimacha Powwow

      October 27 , 2017

      The Sovereign Nation of the Chitimacha and Chitimacha Powwow Committee is proud to announce the 4th Annual Chitimacha Powwow 2017 presented by Keta Group, LLC to be held on October 28, 2017 in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel. The Chitimacha Powwow is open to the public and features, competition dancing (in a climate-controlled arena with bleacher seating),...

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    • Iconic R&B Multi-Platinum Recording Artists: The Isley Brothers to Perform November 18

      October 13 , 2017

      Multi-platinum R&B artists, The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald A.K.A “Mr. Biggs” and Ernie Isley, to perform Saturday, November 18, in The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel.

      Ronald and Ernie Isley are the remaining members of a family band that had a string of hits from the 1950’s through the ‘80s, with tunes like “Twist and Shout,” “It's Your...

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    • Thompson Square LIVE at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel September 2

      July 14 , 2017

      International Country Music Duo, Thompson Square, will perform in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel on September 2.

      Thompson Square topped the charts with their second single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” and has continued to produce several number one hits including “If I Didn’t Have You” and “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About.” The duo was...

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