It's a funny thing in Louisiana - the State Constitution bans "Gambling" so the Legislature decided to call what goes on "Gaming" to make it legal! Such is life in Louisiana. New Orleans gambling is alive and well!
When you are planning your New Orleans travel, gambling (or gaming) could be a big part of your agenda.
The main New Orleans gambling Casino option in the French Quarter is Harrah's Casino (228 Poydras Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, 504-533-6000) located at the foot of Canal Street and in easy walking distance of the French Quarter.
New Orleans Travel Tip: Harrah's has their own hotel, so you may be able to book a great rate if you are a frequent gambler.
Harrah's offer all types of conventional gambling, and is a full-service, full table game casino, along with slot machines and restaurants.
Another New Orleans casino, the Treasure Chest Casino(5050 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70065, 504-443-8000) is located about a 15 minuite drive from the French Quarter. Unlike Harrah's, the Treasure Chest is a Riverboat Casino, although it is not located on the river, nor does it sail.
It is located off Lake Ponchartrain, and is also a full-service casino with restaurants.
Another nearby New Orleans casino is the Boomtown Casino(4132 Peters Road, Harvey, La, 504-366-7711) located about 15 minutes across the Mississippi River from New Orleans.
If horse racing is your thing, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-944-5515) will have what you need. Located a short taxi ride from the French Quarter, The Fair Grounds has really made itself over in the last few years. This New Orleans horse racing venue is a great place to visit!
It features a full restaurant and all sorts of entrance and bet options. It also has a room devoted to slot machines.
New Orleans Travel Tip: If you like horse-racing, the Fair Grounds is a great place - even for kids. It offers a roomy clubhouse and plenty of fun for a whole day of racing fun!