New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. It is well known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras, dating to French colonial times. The city is often referred to as the most unique in the United States.
The Lively Tourism in New Orleans
Tourism is another staple of the city’s economy. Perhaps more visible than any other sector, New Orleans’ tourist and convention industry is a $5.5 billion juggernaut that accounts for 40 percent of New Orleans’ tax revenues. In 2004, the hospitality industry employed 85,000 people, making it New Orleans’ top economic sector as measured by employment totals.
Casino Gaming in New Orleans
To augment that lively Tourism Market, the New Orleans casino and gaming industry was thus developed as well. To date, there are four (4) premier-class casinos in the city. If gathered together, the five prominent casinos in Louisiana will combine for more than 5,000 slot games and gaming machines, and over 130 table games.
The largest casino in New Orleans, Louisiana in terms of amount of gaming peripherals is the Harrah’s New Orleans Casino and Hotel. It has a total of 115,000 square feet of gaming space. There are more than 3,500 gaming machines and slot games, and over 100 table games in this full size casino and hotel resort.
The gaming centers and casinos in New Orleans feature the following casino game titles: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Slot machines, 3 Card Poker, Video Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Let it Ride, Mini-Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Four Card Poker, Big 6, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, Dragon Bonus Baccarat, Blackjack – Single Deck , Rapid Roulette, Flop Poker, Midi-Baccarat, Blackjack Double Deck, Craps No More, 21+3 Xtreme, Limit Hold ‘em, No Limit Hold ‘em, 7 Card Stud, , Omaha, and Horseracing.