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Best Casinos in New Orleans


If you are ready to win big in the Big Easy, head on down to one of the New Orleans casinos listed below and get ready to have a blast. These fine gaming establishments offer a little something for everyone, including mouth-watering dining options and comfortable hotel rooms.

Harrah’s New Orleans Casino

Harrah’s opened in 1999 and quickly became a premier gaming destination in NOLA. Take a shot at more than 1,500 of the hottest slots and 130 table games including blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, and three card poker. The poker room boasts over 20 poker tables, with a variety of games for recreational poker players and seasoned veterans.

The Harrah’s convenient location on Fulton Street keeps it a stone’s throw from both the convention center and the French Quarter. With everything from Starbucks to Hoodoo Cocktail Lounge located inside, no casino in the French Quarter offers as much gambling and amenities as Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.

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Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots

Founded in 1838, the Fair Grounds Race Course or New Orleans Fair Grounds is the second oldest horse racing site in the United States. This storied racetrack became a mecca for more than just horse racing after opening an adjacent casino near Mid City. Go for a race, then head to the casino for some slots and poker action.

Whether you sit in the grandstands to watch the incredible equine athletes or drop into the casino to win big on slots, going to the Fair Grounds is an incredible way to spend the day in New Orleans. From the signature corned beef and cabbage to gumbo, po’boys, seafood and salads, the dining options at Fair Grounds are limitless. The New Orleans Fair Grounds offers the perfect combination of equestrian athletics, gaming, and dining for an incredible day of fun.

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Boomtown New Orleans Casino

Located in Harvey, LA just south of New Orleans, this incredible casino boasts over 1000 of the latest and greatest slot machines out there as well as all your favorite table games. Most of the gaming action happens aboard Boomtown’s classic riverboat. This iconic floating casino provides a uniquely New Orleans riverboat gambling experience you will never forget.

Boomtown is no slouch either when it comes to extra amenities. The Boomtown Hotel, adjacent to the riverboat casino on Harvey Canal One, includes a 150-room hotel with a spa and salon, Boomers nightclub, restaurants, and more. Make sure to spend the night to see an incredible sunset from the riverboat casino!

Carnival Club Casino & Sports Bar

Located in Gentilly, the Carnival Club is the perfect combination of sports bar and casino. While not as large as some of the other casinos on this list, Carnival Club makes up for size in local charm. With 50 slot machines, video poker, pool tables, and darts — there is no shortage of entertainment.

Come on any Sunday during football season for the real party. Saint Sundays at the Carnival Club feature cheap drinks, excited crowds, and tons of fun watching the game. As of July 31st, the Carnival Club Casino and Sports Bar is more than just open late, they are now open 24/7! It’s now one of the best all-night casinos in New Orleans.

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Other Fun things to do in New Orleans

Once you’ve cashed out and are ready for your next adventure, poke around our website to discover tons of incredible activities and experiences. From swamp cruises and kayaking adventures to haunted history tours into the dark world of New Orleans voodoo and witchcraft cultures, we have something you are bound to enjoy.