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Louisiana Casino Guide

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Louisiana is world-renowned for gambling. From its famous riverboats to numerous land-based casinos, Louisiana is coupled with gambling to the minds of many.

In this guide, we'll have a look through your options in Louisiana, as well as the history of gambling in the Pelikan State. 

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.)

Land-Based Casinos in Louisiana

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All Louisiana casinos offer

  • blackjack
  • craps
  • roulette
  • slots
  • video poker
  • three card poker
  • 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
  • bingo

The minimum gambling age is 21 for casino gaming and 18 for pari-mutuel betting.

Types of Casinos in Louisiana

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There are three types of Louisiana casinos: Native American/tribal casinos, riverboat casinos, and one land-based casino.

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.

 List of Land-Based Casinos in Louisiana

Amelia Belle

  • Address: 500 Lake Palourde Rd, Amelia, LA 70340
  • Phone: +1 985-631-1777
  • Website: ameliabellecasino.com

Casino Size: 27,928 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em
Overnight RV Parking: Free (Must park in employee lot)
Special Features: 1,200-passenger paddle wheeler on Bayou Boeuf.

Belle of Baton Rouge

  • Address: 103 France St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Phone: +1 225-242-2600
  • Website: https://www.belleofbatonrouge.com/gaming

Casino Size: 28,500 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud
Special Features: 1,500-passenger paddle wheeler on the Mississippi River.

Boomtown Bossier City

  • Address: 300 Riverside Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Phone: +1 318-746-0711
  • Website: https://www.boomtownbossier.com/

Casino Size: 25,635 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em
Special Features: 1,925-passenger paddle wheeler on the Red River.

Boomtown New Orleans

  • Address: 4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058
  • Phone: +1 504-366-7711
  • Website: https://www.boomtownneworleans.com/

Casino Size: 29,027 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud
Special Features: 1,600-passenger paddle wheeler on the Harvey Canal. Family arcade.

Coushatta Casino Resort

  • Address: 777 Coushatta Dr, Kinder, LA 70648
  • Phone: +1 800-584-7263
  • Website: https://www.coushattacasinoresort.com/

Casino Size: 105,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Off Track Betting, Bingo (Wednesday-Sunday)
Special Features: Land-based casino. 100-space RV park ($25-$65). Video arcade. 18-hole golf course.

Cypress Bayou Casino

  • Address: 832 Martin Luther King Rd, Charenton, LA 70523
  • Phone: +1 337-923-7284
  • Website: https://www.cypressbayou.casino/

Casino Size: 27,900 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Baccarat, Mini Baccarat, Bingo, Off-track Betting, Mississippi Stud
Special Features: Land-based casino. Cigar bar. 30-space RV park ($15-$22 per night; $55 on holidays).

Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino

  • Address: 2717 Delta Downs Dr, Vinton, LA 70668
  • Phone: +1 800-589-7441
  • Website: https://www.deltadowns.com/

Casino Size: 14,901 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots only, no Video Poker
Special Features: Live thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing seasonally. Daily simulcasting of horse racing. Food court with four fast food outlets.

Diamond Jacks Casino Bossier City

Closed

Eldorado Shreveport

 

  • Address: 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Phone: +1 877-613-0711
  • Website: https://www.eldoradoshreveport.com/

Casino Size: 28,226 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Casino War, Caribbean Stud Poker, Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Pai Gow Poker
Special Features: 1,500-passenger paddle wheeler on the Red River.

Evangeline Downs

  • Address: 2235 Creswell Ln, Opelousas, LA 70570
  • Phone: +1 866-472-2466
  • Website: https://www.evangelinedowns.com/

Casino Size: 14,619 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots only, no video poker offered
Senior Discount: Various Tue if 50 or older
Special Features: Live thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing seasonally. Daily simulcasting of horse racing.

Fair Grounds Race Course

  • Address: 1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119
  • Phone: +1 504-944-5515
  • Website: https://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com/

Size: 15,000 Square Feet

Games Offered: Only slots, no video poker
Special Features: Live thoroughbred racing seasonally. Daily simulcasting of horse racing.

Flamingo Casino New Orleans

closed

Golden Nugget Lake Charles

Address: 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone: +1 337-508-7777
Website: https://www.goldennugget.com/lake-charles/

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, Poker
Special Features: 18 hole championship course.

Harrah's Lake Charles

Closed

Harrah's Louisiana Downs

  • Address: 8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Phone: +1 318-742-5555
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-louisiana-downs

Casino Size: 12,855 Square Feet
Games Offered: Only slots, no video poker
Special Features: Live thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing seasonally. Daily simulcasting of horse racing.

Harrah's New Orleans

  • Address: 8 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Phone: +1 800-427-7247
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans

Casino Size: 125,119 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Big 6 Wheel, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, Poker
Special Features: Landbased, non-smoking casino. Five themed gaming areas. Fast food court. Daily live jazz music. Self-parking costs $5 to $30 depending on length of stay. Players club members playing for minimum of 30 rated minutes and earning 15 tier credits, can get validated for up to 24 hours of free parking. Buffet discount for players club members.

Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge

  • Address: 1717 River Rd North, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Phone: +1 225-709-7777
  • Website: https://www.hollywoodbr.com/

Casino Size: 27,900 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud
Special Features: 1,500-passenger paddle wheeler on the Mississippi River.

Horseshoe Bossier City

  • Address: 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Phone: +1 800-895-0711
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-bossier-city

Casino Size: 28,095 Square Feet
Games Offered: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Poker
Special Features: 2,930-passenger paddle wheeler on the Red River. 100x odds on craps.

Isle of Capri Casino Lake Charles

  • Address: 100 Westlake Ave, Westlake, LA 70669, United States
  • Phone: +1 337-430-0711
  • Website: https://www.islelakecharles.com/

Casino Size: 51,569 Square Feet

Games Offered: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Poker

Special Features: Two 1,200-passenger paddle wheelers on Lake Charles. 8-space RV park ($20 per night).

Jena Choctaw Pines Casino

  • Address: 149 Chahta Trails, Dry Prong, LA 71423
  • Phone: +1 318-648-7773
  • Website: https://www.choctawpines.com/

Games: Poker room and Slots

Special Features:  Louisiana’s only all Class II gaming floor

L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

  • Address: 777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Phone: +1 337-395-7777
  • Website: https://www.llakecharles.com/

Casino Size: 27,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slots, Video Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Poker
Special Features: 18-hole golf course. Spa. Pool with lazy river ride. 1,500-seat event center.

L'Auberge Casino Baton Rouge

Address: 777 L’Auberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Phone: +1 225-215-7777
Website: https://www.lbatonrouge.com/

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud
Buffets: L- $14.95/$17.95 (Sat/Sun)
D- $29.95 (Thu/Fri)
Casino Size: 27,900 Square Feet
Special Features: 1,500-passenger paddle wheeler on the Mississippi River.

Margaritaville Resort Casino

  • Address: 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA 71111
  • Phone: +1 855-346-2489
  • Website: https://www.margaritavillebossiercity.com/

Casino Size: 26,624 square feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud

Paragon Casino Resort

  • Address: 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351
  • Phone: +1 800-946-1946
  • Website: https://www.paragoncasinoresort.com/

Casino Size: 103,520 Square Feet
Other Games: Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Poker
Overnight RV Parking: Must use RV park
Special Features: Land-based casino. 185-space RV Park ($25/$35 Fri-Sat). 18-hole golf course.

Sam's Town Shreveport

  • Address: 315 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
  • Phone: +1 877 429-0711
  • Website: samstownshreveport.com

Casino Size: 29,194 Square Feet

Other Games: Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride
Special Features: 1,650-passenger paddle wheeler on the Red River.

Treasure Chest Casino

  • Address: 5050 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065
  • Phone: +1 504-443-8000
  • Website: https://www.treasurechest.com/

Casino Size: 23,680 Square Feet
Other Games: Mini-Baccarat, Three and Four Card Poker, Let It Ride
Special Features: 1,900-passenger paddle wheeler on Lake Pontchartrain. Hilton Garden Inn located next to casino (504-712-0504).

 Louisiana Land-based Casino 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.

History of Gambling in Louisiana

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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.

Timeline of Gambling Legislation

  • 1753: First state casino opened.
  • 1812: New Orleans, Louisiana Exempted from Federal ban on gambling
  • 1866: State lottery began. 
  • 1920’s: Pari-mutuel betting legalized for horse racing at fairgrounds.
  • 1991: New State lottery became legal.
  • -- 15 riverboat casinos and video poker machines approved.
  • -- First land-based casino was approved.
  • 1993: Three Native American compacts approved.
  • 1997: Slot machines approved for racinos. 

Gambling Laws and Regulatory Organizations in Lousiana

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The minimum age for all forms of gambling in Louisiana (including the lottery) is 21. 

Despite a number of casinos and the state's long history with gambling, there is little movement at the moment toward legalizing online gambling. 

In July 2019 the state legislature did not pass the bill which would have been the next step toward legaling online sports betting in Louisiana. 

Payback Percentages

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.

Regulatory Organizations

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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.

 

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