Online gambling in Louisiana is yet to be regulated, although top US internet casinos tend to accept players based in this state. Still, considering that online casinos fall into a legal gray area, most Louisiana gamblers prefer their land-based counterparts. Riverboat casinos, Indian casinos, racinos, and other gambling establishments are found across the entire state.
Everything from table games like blackjack and roulette to full-fledged Vegas-style slots is served to anyone over 21. Check out the updated map below to find local gambling venues, racetracks, and casinos while in Louisiana.
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Interesting State Facts
Louisiana is often praised for its savory and sweet Creole and Cajun fare. After all, Breaux Bridge is known as the world’s crawfish capital. But the state has more to offer than gumbo and beignets. As a matter of fact, Louisiana is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the United States. It produces more than one-third of the nation’s natural gas.
Louisiana also boasts the tallest US state capitol building. The building has 34 floors and is 450 feet tall. The state is also the only one in the United States that doesn’t separate its regions into counties. Instead, the sections of the state are separated into parishes. Throughout the history of the state, Louisiana has had five capitals: New Orleans, Donaldsonville, Opelousas, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge.
The state also ranks second in the nation in total island coverage. There are 2,482 islands in Louisiana. The rich red in the state flag is a representation of the Native American tribes that once inhabited the area. Native American influences are still quite evident in the state’s food and culture. The state flower is the noble and delicate magnolia whose trees line streets in the Pelican State.
Local Casino and Racetrack Info
Louisiana is famous for docked riverboat casinos that are open 24 hours, as well as some land-based casinos in and around New Orleans. There are 13 riverboat casinos at the moment, as well as more than 40 land-based establishments where gambling is allowed.
Video poker is so popular that it can be found in gas stations, truck stops, and bars all across the state. Jackpots and winnings of $1,200 or more will have 6% withheld for tax automatically. Upon request, you can file a state income tax return and some of the money may be refunded.
As of 2020, sports betting in Louisiana is still an illegal activity. The law is likely to change in the future, but until then, Louisiana betting fans can make horseracing wagers. This is possible both off-the-track and on-track. If the latter is your choice, you can do it at one of four racetracks in Louisiana – Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Evangeline Downs, Delta Downs, and Fair Grounds Race Course.