Casinos in Shreveport, Louisiana

By Michelle Hornaday
The Shreveport area, full-service casinos, the Red River
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Known as Louisiana's "Other Side," the Shreveport-Bossier City area draws from its proximity to Texas to offer rugged Southern spirit combined with the Cajun charm of Louisiana, according to the city's tourism bureau. The Louisiana Boardwalk attracts visitors to its shops, restaurants and casinos located on the Red River, which also offers river cruises and water sports. Shreveport area casinos feature betting on live horse races, slot machines, table games and outdoor pools and spas for hotel guests.

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall

Roll the dice at Sam's Town.
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Sam's Town offers gamblers three floors of slots and table games as well as live entertainment and 514 guest rooms in a 23-story hotel. Play a live game of blackjack or craps, slide some coins in one of 1,100 slot machines or settle in for a game of Let It Ride poker at Sam's Town. The casino also offers poker and slot tournaments and promotional events such as cash drawings.

If gambling works up your appetite, have a leisurely dinner at the on-site steakhouse or a quick meal at the cafe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Other dining options include a deli and international buffet serving lunch, brunch and dinner. Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall is located in downtown Shreveport on the river at the intersection of Clyde Fant Parkway and Fannin Street.

Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-429-0711 samstownshreveport.com

Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport

a game, poker, roulette, the Eldorado
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The Eldorado Resort Casino claims to have the "loosest slots and hottest tables" of any casino in the area, according to the resort's website. Within 30,000 square feet of gaming space, the Eldorado features 1,500 slot and video poker machines, a large poker room and more than 60 live table games including casino war, mini-baccarat, roulette and blackjack.

Other entertainment at the Eldorado includes karaoke night, weekly live blues jams, wine festivals and concerts in the lounge. Gamblers seeking overnight accommodations have 403 rooms and suites available to them at the Eldorado with free valet parking, wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs. Four dining options are also available at Eldorado, which is located downtown Shreveport across the river from the Louisiana Boardwalk.

Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport 451 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-220-0711 eldoradoshreveport.com

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

The Horseshoe, 68 table games
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The Horseshoe Casino offers gamblers a convenient casino credit method of playing for those who would rather not carry cash or use an ATM machine. Weekly poker tournaments are open to players in the Poker Room at the Horseshoe, slot machines feature an exclusive line of progressive play on the second floor and 68 table games include blackjack, craps and roulette.

A full-service spa and health club are available to visitors and guests at the Horseshoe, and 606 luxury suites are featured for those planning an extended stay. After a day at the tables, dine at the Horseshoe's steakhouse, Asian restaurant, buffet or casual grill. The Horseshoe Casino and Hotel is located near Interstate 20 in Bossier City, just across the Red River from Shreveport.

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel 711 Horseshoe Blvd. Bossier City, LA 71111 318-742-0711 harrahs.com/brands/horseshoe/hotel-casinos/horseshoe-brand.shtml

About the Author

Michelle Hornaday lives in Edmonds, Washington and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Washington State University and a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University. She is currently a freelance writer for various websites.