Poker news | Jul 10, 2023
The best poker rooms in New Orleans
By RTR Sarah
New Orleans is renowned for its lively poker scene, the city having a rich history of gambling. The Big Easy offers a large selection of poker rooms for residents, with the best being Harrah's New Orleans Casino, Boomtown New Orleans Casino, Treasure Chest Casino, and the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel.
Harrah's New Orleans Casino
Harrah's New Orleans Casino is located in downtown New Orleans and is one of the most popular poker rooms in the city. The poker room is open 24/7 and is famous for its exciting atmosphere and knowledgeable dealers.
Harrah's large and vibrant casino is 115,000 square feet, hosting a diverse range of cash games and poker tournaments so players can choose their preferred format. These include Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha, and No-Limit Hold'em. The large variety of games means Harrah’s can be enjoyed by both casual poker players and seasoned professionals, alongside those of different skill sets and budgets.
Inside Harrah’s is over 1,100 slot machines, featuring progressive and penny slots. The brand-new World Series of Poker (WSOP) room opened in summer 2022, hosting weekday tournaments across 20 tables. Adjacent to the WSOP Poker Room is the 5,700 square foot Caesars Sportsbook, fit with 12 self-service betting kiosks, 4 betting windows, a 147-foot video screen, a ‘Legends Lounge’ with multiple displays, and a large bar area.
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Boomtown New Orleans Casino
Boomtown New Orleans Casino is a favourite amongst New Orleans poker lovers, situated just outside the vibrant city in Harvey, promising a memorable and exciting gaming experience.
Spread across 30,000 square feet of gaming space and 29 tables is a range of cash games and tournaments, suited to a mixture of preferences, skill sets, and budgets. Poker games include $4 - $8 Texas Hold’em, $4 - $8 Omaha Hi/Hold’em Half & Half, $4 - $8 Omaha Hi, $5 - $10 Omaha Hi, and $1 - $3 No Limit Hold’em.
Boomtown has over 900 slot machines, programmed with the newest slot technology, with denominations ranging from pennies to $100. Games include classics such as Double Gold, 5 Times Pay, and Triple Double Stars, as well as popular slots like Lightning Link, Mighty Cash, and Wonder 4. The video poker lounge features favourites such as Hot Roll, Ultimate X Bonus Streak, and Ultimate X, with denominations ranging from $0.05 to $2.00.
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Treasure Chest Casino
Treasure Chest Casino is a popular poker room for those visiting the New Orleans area. It is located in Kenner, near the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, and is known for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
Treasure Chest features a poker room with regular cash games and tournaments that caters to both casual and professional players as well as those of different skill levels and playing styles. The dealers at the table are well-versed in the intricacies of the games.
The casino floor is also equipped with a wide range of slot machines with popular games such as Mr. Cashman Betting Zoo, Triple Diamond Haywire, and Double Gold. There is also a FanDuel Sportsbook that includes 16 self-service betting kiosks, sports ticker, 3 betting windows, and a large video wall with over 20 television screens.
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Silver Slipper Casino Hotel
The Silver Slipper Casino Hotel is a vibrant poker room that attracts poker enthusiasts from all over the Big Easy. Although the Silver Slipper is not located in New Orleans, it is only about an hour's drive outside the city in St. Louis, Mississippi.
The Silver Slipper is home to a range of gaming options that suits various preferences, including cash games, tournaments, and video poker machines. There are over 750 slot machines, featuring classics like Pompeii, Sun & Moon, and Wolf Run and newer games like Buffalo Gold Collection, Wonder 4 Boost, and Ultimate Fire Link. Inside the High Limit Salon, there are 33 slot machines as well as 3 Blackjack tables.
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