Shreveport

Last Modified: September 8, 2009Shreveport Casinos

Ever since gambling’s gory glory days between 1840 and 1860 when card sharks and cowboys fought gun battles over the results of poker games on the Red River’s paddle-wheel steamboats, people have enjoyed the picturesque kind of fun offered by Shreveport’s casino riverboats. Nowadays all the fun is safe and nobody loses because gambling has been developed by modern resort hotels into an exciting vacation experience that feels like a winner. There are 5 stationary riverboat casinos in Shreveport and Bossier City and the resort hotels that operate them offer luxurious room accommodations, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, health spas for relaxation, and so many different fine dining experiences that guests can have anything they desire without leaving the premises.

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Casinos in Shreveport

The Eldorado Resort Casino in Shreveport features a 3-story entertainment pavilion with more than 1,400 slot machines and 60 gaming tables, a 6,000 sq. ft. spa and fitness center, and a wide variety of restaurants. The Vintage is the Eldorado’s gourmet dining attraction featuring a most extensive wine list, prime steaks and fresh seafood. The Eldorado’s 326-seat Market Place Buffet provides a Mexican and Margarita Fiesta on Tuesdays, a generous steak and seafood buffet on Fridays, and a luscious champagne brunch every Saturday and Sunday. At the Sportsman’s Paradise Café, people can select from a mouth-watering array of Asian style appetizers, fresh salads, classic Southern entrees, and 3 daily steak specials 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Sam's Town Hotel and Casino Shreveport contains 30,000 sq. ft. of entertainment space featuring performances by popular acts in the Grand Ball Room, over 1,100 hot slot machines and 30 tables with various games for people to play, plus 18,000 sq. ft. of available business convention space with full banquet facilities. Sam’s Town’s restaurants include the elegant William B’s Steakhouse, Smokey Joe’s Café specializing in hot and spicy “Cowboy Creole Cuisine”, and the International Buffet with an eclectic variety of delectable ethnic foods. For relaxation, the Rose Spa offers men’s and women’s steam rooms and saunas, private showers, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a beautiful swimming pool.

Bossier Casinos

Harrah's Louisiana Downs features world-class horse racing on its 350-acre facility from May through October. Quarter Horse racing is showcased from mid-November through mid-December and plasma televisions in the entertainment complex show year-round horse racing simulcasts while guests enjoy playing on more than 1,300 new slot machines in Harrah’s casino in Bossier. Specializing in classic Southern style cooking and Creole cuisine, Harrah’s restaurants include Harrah's Club, Fat Tuesday, Pepper Rose Too, The Buffet, and Fuddruckers for hamburger aficionados.

Diamond Jacks Casino Resort in Bossier City contains a special high limit area for high rollers, more than 1,000 slot machines including hundreds of new loose slots, 3 video poker bars, and 22,000 sq. ft. of available space for business conventions and banquets. Diamond Jacks also contains a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool bath, a fitness center and a full-service spa. Residents of Shreveport-Bossier City share with tourists many opportunities to see popular entertainers who perform at Diamond Jacks’ 1,600-seat Legends Theatre. Legends Buffet offers all-you-can-eat breakfasts, lunches and dinners while DJ’s Steak House specializes in Certified Angus steaks, thick chops and succulent fresh seafood accompanied by a fine wine list.

Also located in Bossier, the Boomtown Bossier has three floors filled with more than 1,195 slot machines and 30 gaming tables spread over 30,000 sq. ft. of non-stop entertainment space. Boomtown’s 1800° Prime Steakhouse is named after the extremely hot broiling method that produces the finest steaks cooked to suit each diner’s individual taste. At the Cattleman's Buffet, the Meat Lover's Buffet and the Seafood Spectacular Buffet are special featured attractions while the Sundance Cantina specializes in southwestern style hamburgers, fajitas and sizzling plates of large size shrimp.

The Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Bossier City offers a large entertainment area where guests can win at various games on more than 50 tables and hit jackpots on more than 1,600 slot machines. Intriguing restaurants include Four Winds where gourmet Asian cuisine is featured, Jack Binion’s Steak House and the Oak Creek Café and Grille for meat lovers, and the Village Square Buffet for people who enjoy sampling a little of everything from the world’s many different cuisines.