Lumière Place

Lumière Place

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (

Lumière Place is a St. Louis, Missouri, casino and hotel resort owned and operated by Eldorado Resorts.


Located in downtown St. Louis, Lumière Place opened on December 19, 2007. The resort overlooks the Mississippi River and sits less than one mile (1.6 km) from the Gateway Arch and is within walking distance to the Edward Jones Dome and Busch Stadium. Lumière Place houses two hotels, HoteLumière and the only Missouri hotel to receive the AAA Five Diamond Award, Four Seasons St. Louis.

Lumière Place won the Readers’ Choice award for “Best Casino” in the 2013 Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis awards.

In March 2014, Lumière Place hosted a World Series of Poker Circuit tournament.

In April 2014, Tropicana Entertainment acquired the Lumière Place complex from Pinnacle Entertainment for $260 million.

In April 2018, Tropicana struck an agreement to sell its real estate assets, including Lumière Place, to Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLP), while Eldorado Resorts would buy Tropicana’s operating business and lease its properties from GLP. The deal provoked anti-competition concerns because it would leave GLP as the owner of all six casinos in the St. Louis area (though without operational control of any of them). The Missouri Gaming Commission rejected the sale because of these concerns, and the deal was modified such that Eldorado would acquire the Lumière Place real estate for $246 million, financed by a mortgage from GLP. The sale was completed in October 2018.


The 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) Lumière Place casino floor features approximately 1,800 slots, 55 tables and a 10-table poker room.

HoteLumière has 294 all-suite guest rooms and the 19-story Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis has 200 rooms, including 14 suites.

The property also features the 453-seat Lumière Theatre for live entertainment. Since its debut in 2008, Lumière Theatre has played host to The Go-Go’s, Joan Rivers, Thunder from Down Under, Louie Anderson, John Witherspoon, Chippendales, Brandy, Eddie Money, Chrisette Michele, WBF Championship Boxing, mixed martial arts fights and even the taping of an episode of TLC’s Cake Boss where Buddy Valastro unveiled a 700-pound (320 kg) cake featuring Lumière Place and other St. Louis landmarks.

The resort was designed by Marnell Corrao Associates, the Las Vegas-based architectural firm that also built the Bellagio (hotel and casino) for 508 million. To satisfy state law that only allows for gambling on floating platform within a 1000 feet of the Missouri and Mississippi river, the casino floor is actually an eight-foot-thick concrete raft afloat in a basin holding more than 1.5 million gallons of purified water. The architectural design used advanced construction techniques employing continuous concrete poor to achieve a water tight basin on which a “barge” is floated. Visitors to the facility have no indication that the casino floor is technically floating.

Courtesy of

  • Comments Off on Lumière Place

Comments are closed.