New Orleans Gambling Fun

So you’re headed down South to the Big Easy and you want a little advice on how to clean up at the tables; we can definitely help in that regard. New Orleans is one of our favorite destinations to gamble in the world because of the sights, the smells, and the vibe of the city in general. New Orleans is every bit as magical as Disney World, as exotic as the Caribbean, and has more sights to see than Las Vegas and Reno combined. Here’s what you’ll need to know for your New Orleans casino trip-

Start at Harrah’s

If you’re a Caesars Total Rewards member (and you should be) then you definitely want to start your journey at Harrah’s Casino, which just happens to be right at the end of Canal Street and in the heart of where you’ll be at night anyway. This particular Harrah’s destination is probably nothing like you’ve ever seen before, however, because it is decked out in French Quarter-style d├ęcor with previous Mardi Gras floats and other Big Easy themes spilling right into the casino floor. It is very easy to get swept up in the excitement inside this majestic city, so be sure to bet responsibly and get out of Harrah’s often.

Mardi Gras

So, you’re probably wondering if all of the hype behind Mardi Gras being the ultimate party is actually true; it definitely is. Our staff has been around the world at all the famous hotspots and nothing has ever even come close to this city in February; public drinking laws are suspended, millions are bouncing from bar to bar every night, and the streets are literally packed from one end of the French Quarter to another. Honestly, we recommend that you book your 1st Mardi Gras vacation during the week just because it is so crazy on the weekends; everyone should experience this at least once in their lives.

Other Casinos

All-Star Gaming, Carnival Club, and Crescent City Casino are all close to Harrah’s (within walking distance) and the downtown scene. Even though we wouldn’t recommend hitting the pavement in other towns, do not even think about hailing a taxi unless you absolutely have to. There’s just too much going on twenty-four hours per day in this majestic city for you to not take in some sights; especially if you’re visiting around Mardi Gras. There are also a half-dozen more casinos on the outskirts of town but you probably will not ever make it that far; stick to Harrah’s and All-Star.

Food, Tradition and Nightlife

One of the best things about New Orleans is the rich tradition that you will not find anywhere else in the world; it is a place where voodoo still exists and where the early 1800’s are still present on every corner. Unlike so many other US cities, he Big Easy has never forgotten its heritage and they’re not even thinking about trying to hide it; it is a truly magical city where anything can happen.

Since you’re already down in the swamps anyway, there are a few “must see and do” items to scratch off your list. Besides walking the French Quarter and hearing some great jazz music, be sure to tour some of the 1800’s plantations, the fantastic graveyards, or even a couple riverboat trips. While you’re at it, some of the local restaurants serving spicy shrimp gumbo and Po-boys will make your taste-buds smile like they never have before.

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