L’Auberge Casino Resort today announced the resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana created yet another instant multi-millionaire over the weekend. A guest from Humble, Texas won more than $2.5-million playing a Wheel of Fortune® quarter slot machine.    

An early morning visit to L’Auberge paid off big for Wayne Warnders, who called his friends to meet him at L’Auberge for some impromptu play at the casino. At approximately 4:30am on February 13, 2012 he bet all nine lines on a 25-cent Wheel of Fortune® linked progressive machine. All three Wheel of Fortune® symbols lined up on the machine, making him an instant multi-millionaire. 

Warnders first celebratory call was to one of his two brothers to say, “I beat you!” The brothers had an ongoing friendly competition about who would achieve the status of millionaire first and Wayne wanted them to know he was the victor in the most memorable and exciting way.   

“We are delighted to once again acknowledge a big winner and share in their tremendous excitement,” said Keith W. Henson, vice president and general manager of L’Auberge.  “We have created a truly unique and total gambling experience at L’Auberge with unmatched guest service conveniently located so that players can win big close to home instead of travelling to Las Vegas.”

 “The entire staff is excited to celebrate another instant millionaire at L’Auberge. L’Auberge is the place to play; our slot payouts average over 250-million every year,” said Vice President of Casino Operations Gary Stella. He adds, “L’Auberge offers its guests winning hospitality and a gambling escape unlike any other in the region.” 

The Wheel of Fortune® jackpot is paid when a player plays the maximum bet and lines up all three winning symbols on the appropriate pay line. After the jackpot is verified, the Wheel of Fortune® meter is reset at $100,000.

 All IGT MegaJackpots® awards are paid in annual installments upon verification, except MegaJackpots® Instant Winners™ jackpots and Rapid Riches MegaJackpots® awards, which are paid in their entirety upon verification. Wheel of Fortune® is a registered trademark of Califon Production Inc. 

L’Auberge offers a 70,000 square foot Vegas-style casino with 70 table games and approximately 1,600 slot machines plus a new Poker Room. In addition to the main casino floor, L’Auberge invites guests to play a few hands in the elegantly appointed and recently renovated High Limit Salon featuring a variety of table games, slot machines and a plush VIP Lounge area. 

About L’Auberge Lake Charles

L’Auberge Casino Resort 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 full-service business center and landscaped terrace space plus outdoor poolside lawn; two resort swimming pools, lazy river and private cabana courtyard; full-service barber shop, salon, spa and cardio fitness center; retail stores; ten innovative dining outlets; beachside bar, grill and marina; and top-name entertainment.  The expansive 70,000 square foot casino features Vegas-like gaming action with 70 table games and approximately 1,600 slot machines, including a luxurious 7-table Poker Room, VIP Lounge and elegant High Limit Salon. To learn more about L’Auberge, call reservations at (866) 580-7444; visit www.ldlcasino.com; or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/laubergedulac; or follow us on Twitter: @LAubergeLC .