As the name suggests, Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino is situated in downtown New Orleans, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in close proximity to the French Quarter, Convention Center and Caesars Superdome. The Harrah’s New Orleans Casino originally opened in October, 1999, but the Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel is a more recent development, having opened in September, 2006. The 26-storey hotel, which holds an AAA Four Diamond Award, offers 450 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, with spectacular views over Ol’ Man River and the New Orleans skyline.
The casino floor, which covers an area of 115,000 square feet, is home to over 130 table games, including traditional favourites such as baccarat, blackjack, craps and roulette, and over 1,500 slot machines, with stakes ranging from a penny to $100 a spin. For poker players, the dedicated World Series of Poker (WSOP) Room features 20 tables offering not only the ever-popular Texas Hold’em, but also other poker variants, with games to suit all levels of ability and, of course, budget.
Smokers may be pleased to know that, while Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino operates a no-smoking policy throughout its buildings, three outdoor, climate-controlled smoking courtyards are available. Here, patrons can smoke away to their hearts’ content while playing their favourite table games and slots.
Away from the gaming floor, Harrah’s New Orleans offers a selection of upscale and casual dining options, a fitness centre and a spa. Live entertainment, music and other special events are available at The Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre and the 1,500-capacity Masquerade Night Club. For the best of both worlds, the Hoodoo Cocktail Lounge combines gambling opportunities with a selection of delectable signature cocktails served by friendly, attentive staff.