Louisiana Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Louisiana
Although Louisiana has a very long tradition with some great land-based tribal casinos, it has not legalized online casinos. There have been some discussions of legalizing online casinos, but there are no concrete plans in place at this time.
Louisiana does have a state lottery, which can indicate an openness to other forms of betting.
But, you can still register with a legal online casino while you're in Louisiana. That means you can get the casino's bonus offers or deposit, and then play whenever you're in states where it's legal (even in a layover at the airport). (Do be aware of the casino bonus's expiry date, though.)
Louisiana Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Louisiana casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Louisiana, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including: address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
Land-Based Casinos in Louisiana
Types of Casinos in Louisiana
There are three types of Louisiana casinos: Indian casinos, riverboat casinos, and one land-based casino.
Louisiana was the fourth state to approve riverboat casino gambling and its 1991 gambling law allows a maximum of 15 boats statewide. In 1992 a provision was added for one land-based casino in New Orleans.
There are also three land-based Indian casinos in Louisiana, plus four slot machine-only (no video poker or video keno) casinos located at pari-mutuel facilities. Additionally, video poker is permitted at Louisiana truck stops, OTB’s and bars/taverns in 31 of the state’s 64 parishes (counties). All riverboat casinos in Louisiana are required to remain dockside and all Louisiana casinos are open 24 hours.
Gambling Laws in Lousiana
Gaming regulations require that gaming machines at all Louisiana non-Indian casinos be programmed to pay back no less than 80% and no more than 99.9%. For video gaming machines at locations other than casinos, the law requires a minimum return of 80% and a maximum return of 94%.
The payback percentages for slot machines at all casinos in Louisiana are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Louisiana casinos.
NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more at a Louisiana casino, the casino will withhold 6% of your winnings for the Louisiana Department of Revenue. If you want to try and get that money refunded, you will be required to file a state income tax return and, depending on the details of your return, you may get some of the money returned to you. The $1,200 threshold would also apply to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
Options for Gambling in Louisiana
All Louisiana casinos offer blackjack, craps, roulette, slots, video poker, three card poker, and Mississippi stud. Optional games include Spanish 21, baccarat, mini-baccarat, poker, Caribbean stud poker, pai gow poker, let it ride, casino war, four card poker, big-6 wheel, keno, Texas hold ‘em Bonus, ultimate Texas hold em and bingo. The minimum gambling age is 21 for casino gaming and 18 for pari-mutuel betting.
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For more information on visiting Louisiana casinos, or for tourism information, call the state’s tourism department at (800) 633-6970 or visit www.louisianatravel.com.