Harrah's New Orleans

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Harrah's New Orleans
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Location New Orleans, LA 70130
Address 8 Canal Street
Opening dateOctober 30, 1999
ThemeFrench Quarter
No. of rooms450
Total gaming space115,000 sq ft (10,700 m2)
Notable restaurantsThe Besh Steakhouse
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerVici Properties
Operating license holderCaesars Entertainment
Renovated in2005, 2006
Websitecaesars.com/harrahs-new-orleans

Harrah's New Orleans is a casino in New Orleans, Louisiana, near the foot of Canal Street a block away from the Mississippi River. It is a 115,000 sq ft (10,700 m2) casino with approximately 2,100 slot machines, over 90 table games and a poker room.[1] The casino is owned by Vici Properties and operated by Caesars Entertainment.

There are several places to eat ranging from buffet style to fine dining. Since its opening in 1999 Harrah's has been renting nearby hotel rooms to accommodate its guests; currently, the newly renovated 202-room Wyndham Riverfront Hotel is providing such accommodations. In order to avoid leasing rooms, the casino opened its own 27-story hotel tower with 450 rooms across the street from the casino on September 21, 2006, just days ahead of the New Orleans Saints return to the Louisiana Superdome. It is the only land-based private casino with table games in the state by Louisiana law (there are other casinos in the state with their gambling facilities on floating boats and horse racing racinos with slot machines). It is referred to in state statute as "the official gaming establishment".[2]

The casino shut down in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but reopened in the midst of Mardi Gras on February 17, 2006.

The location of the casino was most recently previously the site of the Rivergate Convention Center, demolished in 1995. A short tunnel built as part of the canceled Vieux Carré Riverfront Expressway is used for valet parking and for an entrance passing underneath Poydras Street.

  1. ^ Shapiro, Dean M. (23 June 2007). "Two New Additions to Harrah's Fulton Street Mall". New Orleans Online. Archived from the original on 28 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Subpart B. Offenses Affecting General Morality". Louisiana State Legislature. LA.GOV. Retrieved 3 November 2017.

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