There are several casinos to visit in the New Orleans area. Harrah’s Casino and hotel is located in the central business district at the foot of Canal Street. Harrah’s is Louisiana’s only land-based private casino with table games. In the outskirts of New Orleans there are two riverboat casinos; the Boomtown Casino on the intra-coastal canal and the Treasure Chest Casino on Lake Pontchartrain. Neither of these riverboats ever sail, they remain dockside 24 hours a day. New Orleans also has world-class horse racing at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. So whether you are in New Orleans to play a hand of poker, try your luck at the tables, take a shot at a slot machine, or watch some horse racing and bet on your favorite horse, New Orleans has saved a spot for you. Below is information on the three New Orleans area casinos and the Fair Grounds Race Course.
Harrah's Casino * Downtown New Orleans
True to New Orleans tradition Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans is one of the most exciting casinos in the county. Inside Harrahs, you will find life sized Mardi Gras floats, French Quarter balconies and a pirate’s ship. Harrah’s is located in downtown New Orleans at the foot of Canal Street is just steps from the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. Harrah’s opened in 1999 and brought gambling back to New Orleans. Today Harrah’s casino has more than 2,100 slots, more than 100 fast passed table games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and more. The poker room has 20 tables. Besides the slots, tables, and poker, Harrah’s casino has a vast array of dining and entertainment opportunities. You must be 21 to enter.
Treasure Chest Riverboat Casino * Kenner La.
Treasure Chest Riverboat Casino hosts 19,406 square-feet of gaming space which includes 950 slots, over 30 table games where you can play favorites such as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Mini Baccarat, Texas Hold’em, Flop Poker, 3 Card Poker, 4 Card Poker. The Treasure Chest has an additional 47,700 square-feet of dining, entertainment, and administrative space. Dining includes the Treasure Island Buffet which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and Café Pontchartrain, serving hamburgers, Po-Boys, Salads, and Daily Specials. The entertainment at the Treasure Chest includes a lounge and the Caribbean Showroom which features the best in local and regional entertainment. Treasure Chest Casino sits on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain, less than two miles from the Louis Armstrong International Airport and 15 miles from the French Quarter. Treasure Chest Casino is located at 5050 Williams Blvd and their phone number is 504-443-8000. The Treasure Chest Casino is primarily visited by locals. This riverboat casino does not sail and you must be 21 to enter.
Boomtown Riverboat Casino * Harvey La.
Boomtown Casino New Orleans is a riverboat casino located at 4132 Peters Rd in Harvey on the West Bank, just 15 minutes from the French Quarter. Boomtown is open 24 hours day, 365 days a year. With 30,000 square feet of gaming space Boomtown Casino is the largest riverboat casino in Southeast Louisiana. On Boomtown Riverboat casinos three decks you will find over 1,500 slots and video poker games and 30 table games. Boomtown casino seems to have everything you could ever want - tables, slots, whatever. Smoking is allowed in the casino only. Dining in Boomtown includes Pier 4 Bar and Grill, Asia Restaurant, and the Bayou Market Buffet. The restaurants and entertainment are not on the riverboat but on the land portion adjacent to the casino. Boomtown Casino is primarily visited by locals. This riverboat casino does not sail and you must be 21 to enter.
New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
Now there is casino action at the New Orleans Fair Grounds
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New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots
Since 1852 the Fair Grounds Race Course has been part of the historic Mid-City Culture. Racing season at the Fair Grounds runs from Thanksgiving weekend through the end of March of the following year. On opening day dressing up in fancy headwear is a tradition for the start of racing season. The New Orleans Fair Grounds offers a wide selection of seating options from the glass enclosed clubhouse to outside seating along the track. Inside the glass enclosed clubhouse you will find the Clubhouse Dining Room where you can enjoy a day at the races. Reservations are strongly recommended and are only accepted by telephone at (504) 943-2200. The Clubhouse dining room is only open on live racing days. Please note: The Clubhouse dress code is strictly enforced. No shorts, t-shirts or sandals permitted. Fair Grounds General Admission is free. The New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots is located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd New Orleans.