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If you’re looking for hot slots and fast horses, your options aren’t limited to casinos and racetracks along Louisiana’s southern shores. The southwest and central regions of the state offer plenty of places to test your luck, too. And with resorts offering everything from golf and spas to shopping and fine-dining, there’s plenty of entertainment and more after you leave the gaming floor.

Casinos in Lake Charles

L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles – Ready to combine luxury with luck, relaxation with excitement? L’Auberge spans 227 fun-filled acres on Contraband Bayou in Lake Charles, featuring a shimmering 26-story hotel, 70,000 square feet of gaming, 70 table games and more than 1,600 slot machines. After enjoying a day at the full-service spa and salon, two pools with a lazy river and boutique shops, have dinner at one of eight restaurants before settling in to your luxury suite or villa to rest up for the next day. You’ll need it take on the 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, cardio fitness center and, of course, more gaming action. 

Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel – Enjoy great gaming with a taste of the tropics at Isle of Capri, offering more than 1,100 slots, 30 table games, 13 poker tables and all of your favorite video games. For culinary bliss, Farmer’s Pick Buffet serves up local farm-to-table flavors and Otis & Henry’s Bar and Grill is a popular gathering spot for food, drinks and watching the latest game. A variety of rooms and suites await, including pet-friendly options, along with a fitness center, sauna and seasonal pool.

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Casinos in Southwest Louisiana

Coushatta Casino Resort – Louisiana boasts great gaming and entertainment at several Native American-owned casino resorts, including this gem in Kinder featuring more than 100,000 square feet of gaming with 2,800 slots, 70 table games, live poker and bingo. Amenities include more than 900 luxury hotel rooms, an RV resort with chalets, children’s activities and an expansive two-acre pool with slides, a lazy river and swim-up bar. Koasati Pines offers 18 stunning holes of golf along rolling hills and glassy lakes, and live entertainment runs the gamut – from top national musical acts and comedians to Vegas-style shows and sporting events.

Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel – For thundering excitement too good to pass up, indulge in live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, luxurious accommodations, winning slots, live entertainment and off-track betting at Delta Downs in Vinton.

Casinos in South-Central Louisiana

Paragon Casino Resort – This hot spot in Marksville excites guests with more than 1,000 slots, plus table games and a poker room. Lavish hotel accommodations include more than 500 rooms and suites, and the resort offers a dizzying array of amenities. Three pools, a full-service spa and salon, movie theater, delicious dining choices, retail shops, a championship golf course and top entertainment all await in the south-central part of the state.

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel – The Chitimacha Tribe in Charenton presents everything from live-action poker and high-stakes Indian bingo to more than 1,000 slots and dozens of table games. Top-notch entertainment and a bounty of dining choices (five restaurants and 24-hour service!) round out the appeal.

Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino – With more than 1,300 of the latest slots, multiple dining options and exciting entertainment – plus nearly year-round live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing complemented by off-track betting options – there’s plenty to do at Evangeline 24/7.

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