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Bet You Can Find Places to Gamble

Harrah’s Casino is quite like a Vegas casino (115,000 sq. ft., 1,700 slot machines, more than 100 tables, Besh Steakhouse restaurant, and the Masquerade Lounge). It’s located on Canal Street at the river (www.harrahs.com; [tel] 504/533-6000). Tip: Locals know the voluminous buffet can satisfy the most serious munchies for not-so-serious cash (it’s a good deal for an awful lot of food). There’s also riverboat gambling in the area. Outside the city, you can find the Boomtown Casino (www.boomtownneworleans.com; [tel] 504/366-7711 for information and directions), on the West Bank, and the Treasure Chest Casino (www.treasurechest.com; [tel] 504/443-8000) docked on Lake Pontchartrain in Kenner. Slot machines can be found in every imaginable locale in the city, from bars to laundromats to riverboats, separated (by law) from the main room by a door or curtain.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.