Of course, you will have heard of the terrible damage and destruction that was visited upon New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, but this Louisiana city is on the mend with the help of taxes garnered from the flourishing casino industry there. If you are visiting the area and want to do some gambling in New Orleans, be sure to try out one of the great casino resorts there, many of which are part of international brands.
The one that will catch your eye first is Harrah’s Casino, rated as one of the top attractions in the city. Celebrity chef John Besh can be found here preparing dishes at the Steakhouse, and you will also find the Casino Hotel which upholds the AAA Four Diamond quality. Add in the Masquerade Nightclub and Ice Bar, and you have well rounded entertainment! Fifteen minutes away from the downtown area you will find an alternative in the form of the Boomtown Casino New Orleans, based over three levels with three different restaurants for you to choose from as well as more than thirty table games and one thousand five hundred slot machines.
Another pick in New Orleans is the Treasure Chest Casino, again around fifteen minutes away from downtown in a much calmer area. It is also just minutes away from the Louis Armstrong International Airport, giving it a prime location with plenty of table games and slots for you to choose from. Something a little different from all of these is the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, a racino which features such events as Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred meets annually as well as a monthly series known as Starlight Racing. You can even find a Jazz and Heritage Festival once a year here as well, so there is plenty to take in alongside the slots!
Back to the big names, and something else that you can find here is Bally’s Belle of Orleans, part of the international Bally’s chain. There is also the Carnival Club to visit, which often features fundraising nights and other such events to draw in customers – including their Carnival of Cash weekly drawing, which takes place every Friday. One thing that you will surely notice if you do any research into the city at all, however, is that Harrah’s takes prime place in every list of things you have to do in the city, with most other casinos barely getting a look in from those sites which recommend places to visit!
It is clear that a city like New Orleans has plenty to offer to visitors, and the great thing here is that you can also feel as though you are helping to get the city back on its feet, after what is considered to be one of the worst natural disasters in American history as well as the worst failure of civil engineering. With more hurricanes knocking at the door of the Louisiana coast every storm season, they are certainly going to need all the recovery help that they can get!