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Betting New Orleans

Published on: 08/08/2016

New Orleans is located in the south-eastern U.S. State of Louisiana. The port city sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and has a metropolitan population of approximately 1.167m people. It is known as a city of music and for being the birth place of jazz. The popular colonial-era French Quarter is home to nightclubs, bars, hotels and restaurants serving Creole and Cajun dishes.

The Port of New Orleans was founded by The French as a New World trading centre in 1718, and it was originally called “La Nouvelle-Orleans”. During the latter half of the 18th century, the French settlers were forced to surrender the area to the Spanish. Next, the French resumed control for a short period until Napoleon sold the land to the United States in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Being a melting pot of different cultures, much of New Orleans architecture has been influenced by French and Spanish styles.

New Orleans has enjoyed gambling activities throughout its long and varied history. The city was the first place in North America to engage in games of chance such as Poker, Roulette, Blackjack and Craps. In fact it was the gambling hub of the United States until the middle of the 19th century when the nation deemed all forms of wagering illegal. This prohibition lasted for over a century. Eventually, in the 1990s, Louisiana authorised Mississippi riverboat casinos to operate.

Land-based gambling venues are now fully legal in New Orleans. The most impressive casino is perhaps the Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, with its 450 guest suites and nine restaurants. Players can wager round the clock and enjoy the huge selection of nearly 2,000 games machines and 123 gaming tables featuring Roulette, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Stud Poker, 3-Card Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Baccarat, Craps, Let It Ride and Blackjack.

The Carnival Club and the Crescent City Casino both house a bar, restaurant and 50 games machines - all available 24/7. In the port of New Orleans, punters can find two Cruise Ship Casinos: the Carnival Cruise Lines Fleet-owned Conquest and Elation. Both are large vessels which facilitate gambling machines, gaming tables, sports bars, cafes, restaurants, live music, a dance club, a comedy club, a health club, a spa and a swimming pool, New Orleans also provides horse racing enthusiasts with the Fair Grounds Race Course. It has two oval race tracks and hosts events for quarter horses and thoroughbreds. The property offers a race book and racino with hundreds of games machines. Of course, Fair Grounds Race course includes several restaurants for fine dining and drinks.