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Vegas touch charms gamblers of swamp country

Mr Fertitta says the secret is in his recipe for a regional casino - what he described as a first-class product for the everyman.

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HOME to swamp tours, refineries and petrochemical plants (not to mention the occasional alligator), Lake Charles isn't often mistaken for Las Vegas.

But the Louisiana city is becoming a bright spot among recovering US gambling destinations, with its three bustling casinos