Types of Casinos in Lake Charles
There are five casinos in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and its surrounding area. Three of the Lake Charles casinos are riverboats located in the lake area. Those casinos are all built on barges and resemble land-based casinos. There is also one nearby casino at a horse track, plus another nearby casino on an Indian reservation.
All three Lake Charles 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.
Nearby Lake Charles Casinos
The Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino in Vinton is located about 30 miles west of the three Lake Charles casinos. That casino only offers gaming machines: it does not have any table games.
The last nearby casino would be the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, located about 45 miles northeast of the three casinos in Lake Charles.
Gambling Laws in Lake Charles
State regulations require that gaming machines at all of Louisiana’s non-Indian casinos be programmed to pay back no less than 80% and no more than 99.9%. The payback percentages for slot machines at all casinos in Lake Charles are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Louisiana casinos.
The payback percentages on gaming machines located at all Indian casinos in Louisiana are not released to the public.
Be aware that if you win a jackpot of $1,200 or more at any casino in Louisiana, they will withhold 6% of your winnings for the Louisiana Department of Revenue. You can try to get that money refunded by filing a state income tax return. Depending on the details of your return, you may get some of the tax money returned to you. The $1,200 threshold would also apply to any cash prizes that you win in any casino drawings or tournaments.
The minimum gambling age is 21 for casino gambling (18 for pari-mutuel betting) at all Lake Charles casinos and all casinos are open 24 hours.
List of Casinos in Lake Charles
Shown below is a list of all casinos in Lake Charles. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Coushatta Casino Resort
- Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino
- Golden Nugget Lake Charles
- Isle of Capri – Lake Charles
- Lauberge du Lac Hotel & Casino
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For more information on visiting the casinos in Lake Charles and the surrounding area, or for general tourism information, call the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 456-7952 or visit www.visitlakecharles.org.