Casinos across Louisiana welcome fun-seeking travelers
Visitors who want to include games of chance in their travel experience will find plenty of options.
Since bygone days when games of chance spiced up travel on the steamboats that chugged up and down the Mississippi River, gambling has been at home in Louisiana. Today, Louisiana offers a host of wagering opportunities. Pick your location, from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to Lake Charles and Shreveport, and a number of locations in between.
In southwestern Louisiana, Lake Charles is a hub for gambling activity surrounded by resort-style amenities. L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort offers a full range of slots and games, along with plenty of dining and live entertainment. Nearby Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel expands your gaming and overnight options in this city.
A short distance to the northeast, in Kinder, you'll find Coushatta Casino
Resort, a property of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana that offers all the gaming action you could want along with hotel accommodations and amenities.
Two other Native American owned casinos are popular attractions in Avoyelles and St. Mary parishes. Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville is a center of gaming fun along with golfing and many family activities. And Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton is a gambling destination for travelers. Both offer RV accommodations, as do many gaming sites around the state.
Visitors in the capital city who get a gambling urge will enjoy the riverside amenities at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel and Hollywood Casino, right on the great Mississippi River. Along with gaming fun and river scenery, a host of dining choices and live entertainment await in downtown Baton Rouge.
For those who put the state's largest city on their agenda, the New Orleans area holds still more gaming choices. Harrah's New Orleans Casino, in the middle of the entertainment-laden downtown area, is the largest casino in the state. Along with hundreds of slot machines and table games, the casino offers a host of restaurant options and live entertainment, along with a hotel and many additional entertainment choices right across the street.
In suburban areas just outside of New Orleans, two more casinos serve metropolitan area visitors. Treasure Chest Casino operates right alongside Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner, and Boomtown Casino serves up gambling action and live entertainment along a waterway in Harvey.
If your Louisiana visit takes you northward, don't miss a chance to visit the excellent casinos and casino resorts along the Red River in Shreveport-Bossier, including Eldorado Casino & Hotel, Sam's Town Hotel & Casino, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and Boomtown Hotel & Casino.
To add the excitement of horse racing to the mix, visit Harrah's Louisiana Downs Racetrack, Hotel & Casino in Bossier City, or in New Orleans, try the action at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. You'll also find seasonal live racing in Vinton at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel, and in Opelousas at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino.