Around 1822, America's first gambling casino opened in New Orleans. Like modern casinos, it was open 24/7. In 1999, Harrah's brought the action back to New Orleans in a big way with the opening of Harrah's New Orleans Casino. Today, you can take a shot at more than 2,100 of the newest, hottest slots and more than 100 fast-paced table games - blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more. The poker room boasts 20 tables.
When you need to stretch, join a Mardi Gras parade or mingle with the crowd at Masquerade dance club, with its sleek, 42-foot media tower surrounded by a ring of faux fire. At the base of the tower is the Ice Bar, covered by a layer of ice guaranteed to keep your drinks cold all night long.
When you get hungry, John Besh, a James Beard Foundation winner for Best Chef, runs the deliciously artsy Besh Steakhouse. At Bambu, chef Ricky Toy serves up delightful Asian-fusion creations. After dinner, catch a comedy show, concert or special event at Harrah's multimillion-dollar theater.