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Harrah’s New Orleans in New Orleans, LA

History

Established in 1999.

Located in the heart of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, near the foot of Canal Street a block away from the Mississippi River, Harrah's New Orleans is the area's only land-based casino. Harrah's New Orleans features more than 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games and a poker room spread out across 115,000 Sq. Ft.. The property includes dining and cocktail outlets including Besh Steak, Harrah's Buffet, Acme Oyster House and the Hoodoo Lounge. The premier destination for gaming and entertainment, Harrah's offers concerts, theatre and comedy in Harrah's Theatre, and an ultimate nightlife experience at Masquerade Nightclub.

Harrah's New Orleans is also a part of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.30

Address: 228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
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Comments (368):

1. peter b.
Casinos suck! This was the first time i've gambled legally. I was down the entire night, but came home with a nice 2 dollars. Unlike other lamers, I was able to leave while ahead. Angel had a nice set of "chips!"

15/03/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
2. Zachary A.
Casinos are ugly to keep you looking at the tables or machines and not at your watch.  Harrahs has a huge poker pit and several massive slot areas, but the coolest places are those most people dont get to go.  The underground parking area is massive, Superdome massive, and you'd never know it was there.  The Upper rooms at Harrahs are private, but D O P to the E. Drinks in the slot areas are crappy- stay with bottles or go to the bar or vending machines.  Always split aces.

10/07/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
3. patrick g.
Why are all casino's ugly?

17/05/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
4. Dan B.
Dude, I made like 8 dollars in profit at harrah's.  I beat the system man!

15/03/05 | Link | Rating: 3.0
5. Dan C.
This review is specifically regarding the buffet. I feel like I shouldn't complain since I was going on a friend's gift certificate - however, normally, not having to pay lots of $$ makes it EASIER for me to enjoy a meal, and yet still just two stars. WAY overpriced at $30 a head - the best of the selection was ok at best, and lots just wasn't appetizing. The rnage of choices not anything special either. If you've ever been to Vegas, you can get buffets 5 times as good at 2/3rds the price.

05/06/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
6. A. M.
My trip to Harrah's was the first time I have ever gambled in my life. I am not experienced in casinos, so I don't have much to compare it to. It sucked. 2 stars for the free drinks. Woo.

26/01/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
7. Mark D.
For all its stale smoky nastiness...I left with more money than I walked in with!  So they earned my four star approval.  But I agree with Ed to the M., except that I'd add downtown Vegas to the mix.

06/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Howard P.
Not the biggest fan of casinos but I had time to kill and it was the only game in town. Nothing special about gambling in  this place, especially compared to big casinos for other cities. I'd recommend to check it out as long as you're in the neighborhood.

11/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Dan W.
Who knew right outside the French Quarter, right off of Canal St would be a casino?  Hearing the gambler in me screaming, I decided to check it out.  Through the front doors I ran and man, this was a nice facility.  Designed to fit into the surrounding landscape, Harrahs adopted a New Orleans French Quarter Jazz theme to compliment the city as well as to give its patrons a true New Orleans experience.  The casino was roomy and comfortable, but that cigarette smoke.  I wished the ventilation was better.  All in all, still a place to hang and "spin the reels!"  3.5 stars:-)!!

06/11/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. Leigh K.
This was my first time actually gambling in a casino, so when my Mom and I walked into Harrah's, it was a sensory overload. Restaurants, dancers gyrating to Christina Aguilera, a bunch of loony characters...wow. The carpet was extremely soft though, so it helped  ease me into some sort of a comfort zone with all the craziness going on around me.

Many of the customers here were jack bags. I couldn't even try my hand at playing one of the Price is Right machines since they were all occupied by the same people the two hours we were there and there were a ton of these machines scattered around. Then I started to sit down at one slot machine and a woman came up out of nowhere and said "I was sitting there" even though there were no signs of anyone occupying that seat like a purse or credits still showing up on the screen.

Overall, I had a good time since I stuck to my Mom's gameplan at casinos. She only brings a certain amount of cash and anything she wins, she puts aside, and when the money she started with is gone, she leaves and cashes in her winnings. Between the two of us we came out $160 ahead, so that was pretty rare and great. Once in awhile, a New Orleans Jazz Funeral Procession comes through the aisles to lighten the mood for those losing their fortunes. It is sad to me that so many people have those cards which are linked to credit cards. My tip is to play the Sizzlin' Sevens since my Mom and I both had multiple wins on these machines.

13/07/06 | Link | Rating: 3.0
11. Nicole G.
I really enjoyed this casino. I was surprised that it had such a verity of games to play. It offers a selection of all the fun games I enjoyed playing in the casino's in Las Vegas into one. Now of course there aren't as many of each machine as you'd find in Vegas, but then again it's not Vegas. You take what you can get. Sometimes you may have to wait for a machine you want, but I think it's worth it. Much closer for east coast people like myself. We drove from Florida and it wasn't bad at all.

17/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. K W.
if i had epilepsy, this place would have triggered 3.725 seizures in the one hour that i spent in this fourth circle of hell.  i guess i would have liked it if i was (a) a large cowboy hat wearing, poker-playing texan or (b) a retiree with a penchant for fanny packs and caribbean cruises.  since i am neither and prefer much less sensory overload, i shall not return.

26/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
13. Arthur W.
I really like this place. It's high energy and fun. Great location. The buffet has yummy New Orleans style food. It's a fun and different vibe from the Quarter. The Quarter is WONDERFUL and has its own great vibe, this is just different.  It's a bit of Vegas right in downtown New Orleans. Add that to Bourbon Street, the French Quarter and the Garden District and it's a great additional ingredient to the wonderful gumbo that is New Orleans.

25/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Kevin R.
Their buffet is reasonably decent with a selection of New Orleans style food. Not a bad starting point to sort of take a tour of the different types of food available in the area. But obviously going to small, local places will yield vastly superior versions of this food at a cheaper price. So I wouldn't necessarily recommend eating there unless it is your first meal in New Orleans or you are too drunk on gambling to want to leave to explore the culinary scene of the rest of the city.

19/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Laurel W.
In a very inebriated state, I decided to stumble in here and try my hand at the slot machine. I had never been in a casino before prior to this, so as soon as I walked in here, it was instant over-stimulation, with all the lights and sounds and everything. I played the slot machine, pressed a few buttons, and somehow walked out with $100. Call it luck of the draw, but any place that I can leave $100 richer is OK with me! :)

19/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Cynthia P.
srsly, WHERE ARE THE LO-ROLLER TABLES? the cheapest blackjack tables are $15, which is about $5-10 over my limit, at least to start.

+1 star for the friday night buffet, which brought a friend and i much amusement.

07/08/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
17. Alison H.
Definitely the nicest Harrah's I've been to.  The service is above and beyond that of Las Vegas or any of the Nevada sites.  We had an incredible bartender from Scotland who although being from another country truly embodied "southern hospitality", plus I may be biased because I won quite a bit of money.

29/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
18. Justin H.
Guy walks into a Casino and knows the kind of gambler he is. So he hands BOTH his wallets to a freind and keeps just 2 $10 bills to have fun with inside. So I start out at a slot machine. Really just a standard slot machine. Loose $10 in 5 minutes, no big deal. Then I walk around for a bit and find my friends who are there playing some of the bigger tables. I am wandering the floor and come across a Rapid Roulette setup. Full Roulette wheel in the center and 10 video stations circle around. A low $3 minimum is what interested me. Started off just betting on red and black but then when my winnings went above $20 I decided based on the cool and hot numbers being displayed that I would bet on a set of 4 numbers that had 2 hot numbers in it. #27 was one of the hot numbers and it hit! All of a sudden my winnings jumped to $55. I was done. Cash out now! Walked out with a cool $50 in my pocket. The best casino on Earth is the one in which you win. To me this is the one!

08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Mike G.
Games and slots are ok and cocktail service is fine  but I am disappointed in the other staff from top to bottom.

24/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
20. Jason S.
A typical casino with slots that never produce a winner.  Perhaps it was a bad day for me.  The security area was quick and all the employees I encountered were friendly.  Tried the buffet too--nothing exceptional, but a $10 lunch after free drinks on the casino floor so I won't complain.

16/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
21. Norman S.
so nola is where they invented craps.  fun to watch, pass the dice, and bet no come.  walk away while you're ahead.

the buffet is insane.  i think more people come here for that than anything else.

14/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Andy K.
look, it's a casino. right downtown, no need for a flight to vegas. is it vegas?  of course not. but you can walk there, gamble, smoke, and receive free booze, with a friendly smile. sure, that deserves a "yay I'm a fan" rating.

when gamblor calls me
it's easy to appease him
just walk to harrah's

14/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Vincent V.
Thank god for the ultra-cold air conditioning they pipe in here. I think that keeps people inside and gambling more than the drinks or the potential for winning money. It's definitely not the decor.

Harrah's isn't bad as casinos go: flashing lights, ugly carpets, and a cast of sketchy characters in all shapes and sizes.

One thing: it's significantly smokier in here than most casinos. Even with the air blasting in there, you notice it a lot.

02/07/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
24. Marebear P.
Theres a club inside this casino and its kind of a weird set up, and the music can get really old schooled, but there are huge screens where they show the music video for the songs they play which I thought was cool. The dance floor is like 2 feet ....and people are all drunk in there and guys are watching girls like stalkers. Kinda scary.

11/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
25. Kevin L.
As you open the front door, the first thing that hits you is the wave of ashtray odor. Second, they have a serious carding procedure that involves a blacklight, a mag stripe reader, and some ID bending.

$15 minimum at the craps table on a Thursday afternoon? No thanks!

13/03/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
26. Sammi D.
This casino is tucked into a wonderful part of the city. It's located at the end of Canal Blvd with fancy hotels surrounding it. I don't go here as often as I used to, but when I do go, I always have so much fun. Now, I am not a big gambler to begin with so if I'm in a gambling mood, I will usually just hit up the slots or maybe if I'm feeling frisky that night, I will go play some Blackjack. I love the dealers on the table games, they are always so fun and engaging. The Masquerade Club inside of Harrah's is always a late-night blast, complete with dancing girls, music, gambling, and of course lots of drinks. The buffet is usually pretty good and I also love that they have Bambu (a sushi restaurant), Mccallisters deli, Starbucks, and Fudruckers all tucked away inside this casino. There also is a small.... like REALLY small gift shop for touristy gifts. The valet's are also very nice and efficient.  All in all, a stop at Harrah's on a weekend always proves to be fun for my friends and I. We love it.

10/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Jake N.
I liked this casino. It was a short walk from our hotel. I can't even knock it because I lost all my money. I actually liked it better than Las Vegas casino's because it had the same things with better service. So Kudos...you thieves.... I'm kidding. Really though, the casino is big. It's clean. They have live music bands playing some great music. The buffet is also fairly good, not spice market in Planet Hollywood good, but definitely passable.  And yes, if you tip the cocktail waitress they will keep them coming. I will have my vengeance next time, but either way I'll walk out with a smile.

23/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Kori M.
**There will be a reference to Osam Bin Laden in this review. If this bothers you...um...well I guess you shouldn't read any further. Yes i'm telling you this because I care about you THAT much! Kori loves the kids. Ok read on....

I guess this is pretty average as far as casinos go. I mean New Orleans is not Vegas so I wouldn't expect or compare it to Vegas. BUT....if I DID HAVE to compare it to Vegas I would have to say Tropicana. Oh and for those of you who don't know that's not a good comparison. :-)

The midnight $10.99 buffet was pretty bad. The highlight would have to be the omelet station. Anything else was pure crap.

Ridiculous amount of smoke. Watered down drinks. The cocktail waitress forgot my friend's drink, said she was sorry and would be right back with it but never came back. Oh and don't even think about ordering a red bull mixer. That costs 3 dollars extra. So yes they will charge you even when they're sucking you dry at the tables/slots.

Finally, I think they're worried about a terrorist attack or something because as soon as you step foot in the casino there is a person waiting to check your ID. Now I'm not talking glancing at the D.O.B. I mean they take your ID check your picture, D.O.B. hair and eye color. Then they swipe your ID, scan it, and hold both sides under a blacklight. Trust me I'm not kidding. So Osama...if you're reading this don't even try it dude. This one is not gonna happen.

24/12/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
29. Gerald T.
Pretty typical casino.  Pretty much if you've been to one you've been to them all.  Plenty of slots and table games.  Played some slots..didn't hit much.  One plus is that if it's your birthday you can get a chance to spin a special birthday slot machine where you can win up to a grand.  i only won a free buffet.  We actually came back the following day for the breakfast buffet.  Pretty lackluster.  Much of the food had been sitting out for a while.  Maybe if we had gotten there earlier...who knows??  Not the best casino, no the worst.

08/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Donna R.
The first night my boyfriend and I went to Harrah's, we had a blast. I was actually questioning the fact that it received such bad reviews here. I went to the place almost expecting it to be like a tent set up with games like War and Go Fish as table betting games. I left on Saturday feeling that the reviewers were somehow expecting something on the level of Vegas, and you really won't get that outside of Vegas.

The place was clean, well lit and not too skeevy inside. Our dealers were pretty awesome on Saturday, we played a lot of Let it Ride and the dealers had a great energy and were very fun. i was fully prepared to give it 4 stars here. Then came Sunday.

We sat at a table of Pai-Gow-Poker. i had a bad feeling about our dealer when we sat down, but didn't say anything. We were not drunk (just mildly buzzed) but since neither of us were that experienced with Pai-Gow, we asked opinions from other players on our cards. I assume that's why the dealer thought she could get away with saying that a three of a kind beats a straight.

In my entire gambling experience, online and off, I've never played a game where a three of a kind beats a straight. Ever. No matter what rules. Thankfully, everyone at our table called her on it and she had to pay us the money owed when her pit boss came around. She actually acted annoyed! Then she said "Well, i play so many games, i can't remember which one is which" Are you serious?? I didn't even GET the rules Pai-Gow and I knew she messed up. It's listed on the little card on the table what hands beat what! If it was Vegas, that dealer would have lost her job.

The waitress was scarce, as well, even though the casino was nearly empty and half the tables were not open.

By about 3, they cranked up the AC so cold that i felt like I was in the arctic and was about to go into hypothermia death sleep.

All in all, it was fun. If you get dealers that know what they are doing (I'm assuming just stick to Friday and Saturday), you can have a ton of fun there. But always make sure you know what you have in your hands at all times, because the dealers may try some BS excuse about taking your money wrongly.

28/08/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
31. Kenneth P.
It had a Vegas feel to it; however, since it is the only casino within the New Orleans downtown area, everyone and their freakin mother was in there. It was almost impossible to get on a table under $25 at night, or to get anywhere near a slot machine. People would be stalking others as they played the machines. It was very uncomfortable and very uneasy.

Oh, and not to mention the liquor service was a joke. Hello...I am losing 100's of $ at your casino, and then you're gonna make me pay for my Miller Lite? They had all these ridiculous alcohol policies, such as you can get a free drink if you're a Platinum/Diamond member, or doing $25 bets.

Whatever...I will save my money to spend in Vegas.

25/03/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
32. Melissa G.
Big, beautiful casino definitely worth the visit.  They have an amazing bar right as you walk in that has to be seen to appreciated.  The room itself is a huge multi-story environment with a gigantic tower in the middle that changes color with the music.  The bar is made of ice which is really "cool" to put your drink up on it and keep it cool.  We were there in the late afternoon but I bet that place is rocking on Friday and Saturday night.  They have escalators to a second level and stages to dance on - the place is really cool.  The casino has a ton of machines and tables.  I, of course, didn't win but it was fun trying.

15/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. Lady J.
Great casino...got $50 free vouchers for my birthday. Not big on gambling but it was a thrilling experience. Really nice and exciting casino!!

15/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Mark M.
I hate casinos.  This one is no exception.

23/11/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
35. mark m.
Harrah's is a fun place to duck into, but $12 for a pack of cigarettes?!

19/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
36. Angela M.
What a place! Right on the Mississippi river, a block away from the fresh quarter, you'll find yourself at this beautiful new Orleans casino. Free drinks when playing too :) just make sure u bring 5 types of ID before they let u in. The lady at the front was dumb.

10/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Brian G.
F You Harrah's. I hate you. Your slots are far from loose and you took my $60. Some of the roulette tables have broken screens too, what the hell, what was I thinking. I could tell, no one wins at this place. And now I'm poor and smell like smoke.

14/01/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
38. Heidi L.
Not as nice as the casinos in Vegas, but it will suffice if you have the urge to gamble. Not my favorite place since minimum buy in for craps was $15 and I lost $30 because these stupid batches were unlucky.

02/02/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
39. Tobi D.
I went in here to find my husband who was playing cards in the poker room.  I've been in casino's before and it's sensory overload - bright colors, chimes of the one-armed bandits, smells of food and smoke.  I like the design of this casino... it's like a nucleus with a bunch of passages off of the nucleus.  At the end of one of those passages is a gift shop.  Where I bought a black canvas bag.  With a big gold fleur de lis on it. (Who dat?)

After another 10 minutes of looking, I didn't find my husband so I put $20 in a nickel machine.  Thirty minutes later I was $20 poorer and felt a headache coming on.  I finally found the poker room, on the opposite side of the casino where I entered.  He was no where to be found.  

As I was walking out, I passed the buffet and seriously considered going in - I needed food pronto.  Everything smelled so good.  I decided not to eat anything because buffets are the devil's dinner table.

13/01/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
40. Nan C.
Kind of cool place. Went here during Mardi GRAS weekend. Kinda dead but hey, it was a Monday night. Service was kinda slow. Never got a drink or was never asked for a drink.... And lost $20 playing slot machines! Lol. Probably first and last going there.

14/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
41. Nick P.
Always crowded and table minimums usually never dip below $10. The only land based gaming facility in New Orleans though. Close to CBD and the river - good parking facility across the street so I wouldn't valet.

19/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. J J E.
To be fair I only played in the poker room, mostly because I think if you play anything with a house advantage your a moron. The poker room was always full with little to no wait time. Although being this is the only game in town they do not treat the players well. They comp soda but nothing else, not even if you are playing for many hours. I am used to AZ and vegas where you are given many more comps.  That being said the dealers were friendly and the players (mostly locals) were easy to deal with. If you play cards my review wont matter one way or the other as this is the only game in town, but I'll stop back next time I in NOLA.

07/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
43. Tonitini C.
It's not Vegas, but it sure is a fun place to gamble. It's right in the middle of it all, the french quarter twisted with a little bit of the Vegas Strip, not to mention ALCOHOL is still themed in everywhere! I heart Harrah's, and it's the only one of its kind in the area...Nice place!

23/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Jake S.
Almost all casinos feel the exact same to me. I like them, so it's not like that's a problem or anything. This one, while not gigantic, is definitely bigger than it looks from the outside. They have all your standard tables games, slots, and video poker machines, and they had video blackjack too, which is always fun.

The cocktail waitresses are also on top of their shit... I never sat at a machine for longer than 10 minutes without them asking me if I needed a drink... definitely different than the ones in AC, where it's impossible to get service.

Long story short, I lost a decent chunk of money here, but I had fun doing it. Recommended for the gambler or the guy who really likes flashing lights, noise, and sensory overload.

05/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Julie A.
This is getting one more star than it deserves because they flew us out there and put us up for the weekend. I play slots so I don't have any info on tables for you. The slot selection is huge, hotel is beautiful and within walking distance to the French Quarters.The rooms in the hotel are very nice, except that when we got there the desk  had sticky stuff all over it, so I asked a maid to come take care of it, upon arrival back to my room I could see that she ran a rag over it.. it was still dirty. I cleaned it up myself. all in all rest of stay was good!

11/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Dee W.
Stars for its location since it's right there on the Riverfront and surprisingly the food here was decent for it being a casino (nothing to compare with Vegas casinos and their buffets)

However, the staff here wasn't altogether friendly compared to the other customer service that we have received in New Orleans and that was pretty disappointing.

06/03/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
47. Vannie N.
Harrah's is a pretty good casino if you want to gamble, look good, and dance =) People actually dress up to come here to go to the small club located in the casino (which surprises me). We went here in the summer after going down Bourbon street that night. The place has a good selection of slot machines if your more passive in gambling. My favorite games is roulette, so I mainly stayed there I think its a $15 or $20 minimum to play. Overall, the casino is not that big. Also, cocktail waitresses do come around often please be sure to tip them. I would say its a place worth going to get away from the summer heat in New Orleans at night. Oh, be warn it smokey in there since lots of ppl smoke in there.

30/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
48. Sara G.
Great casual casino with a fancier feel. The atmosphere really makes it, though it could use a few new penny slots. As close to Vegas as you're gonna get in the New Orleans area. The valet is more expensive than most casinos I've been to but there is a garage around the corner that you can get validated for and not have to pay a dime.

23/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Andrew M.
decent casino

08/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
50. j c.
If I could give NEGATIVE 5 I WOULD. This is the worst casino on the planet. They have the most unprofessional staff I have ever dealt with. If you've ever been to Vegas you will be disgusted by this place. In Vegas they know how to treat a customer. At this place they DO NOT. I would avoid this place at all costs. Harrahs should shut it down if they care about their brand, because having been here, when I go to Vegas, which is about once a month, I WILL NEVER GO TO A HARRAH'S CASINO EVER AGAIN. And I recommend that you do not either. The dealers are unprofessional, the croupiers are unprofessional, EVEN THE PIT BOSSES ARE UNPROFESSIONAL. THIS PLACE IS A JOKE. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Honestly, I don't write many reviews, but this place was so pathetic that the moment I got home from it I felt the need to tell everyone on yelp to AVOID AT ALL COST.

07/04/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
51. matt h.
You can tell this place has a monopoly on casinos in the city by the fact that there are not nearly enough employees (the cashier lines were ridiculous every time I wanted to convert chips back into actual currency), the limits at all the tables are high, and they give poker players NOTHING per hour of play.  That being said, the dealers I did interact with were nice and professional, the cocktail waitresses come around often enough, and the place is clean and has lots of action.

04/04/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
52. chris m.
POKER ROOM REVIEW:

They Rake 6$ from every player every 30 min. 120$/hour per table and provide ZERO service in return. This rake was on a 1/2 no-limit table. I imagine it's more on higher stakes tables. The dealers are angry (I think because they get next to no tips due to the high rake) and there was no-one willing to do anything from getting a rack for chips to a drink. I walked away up 600$ but couldn't enjoy it due to everything else mentioned above. I've heard of raking the POT but if you're not winning, you still have to pay to play. WHACK!

10/12/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
53. Christine D.
I am definitely not one to gamble. It's just not enjoyable to me at all. But I was brought here and given free money- so, I gambled. I love that you can order drinks right from your machine. But it also freaks me out a little to see a bunch of adults sitting at video machines hitting the same button over and over and receiving drinks without having to look up. I definitely did not enjoy the cigarette smoke that clouded around my head. But, the inside looked nice, the staff were attentive, and I could see how if you liked gambling you would like to come here. The outside is pretty and in a central location so those are pluses.

25/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
54. John M.
I enjoy gambling I mainly played Blackjack andRoulette.  Watched some poker and craps.  My gf played the slots.  I didnt eat any food or stay in the hotel.  The drink servers were very slow.  Dealers were good. Pretty good casino.  Nothing more really to say.

07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
55. Michelle D.
Booked and prepaid  two king rooms in NOLA while we were in town for a work seminar.  Looked great online and my co-worker loved the idea of a casino downstairs. First... the hotel appearance from the outside is nice. Not glam like Vegas glam but nice. We did book and PAY for 2 "king" rooms but at check in was told no rooms with king beds were available.  She gave us the option of either staying the 3 days in a double room or staying one night in a double and then 'possibly' moving to a king if they got openings.  Seemed ridiculous since I had already booked and paid for the king room but we were there and in hard spot since I pre-paid.  We took the double rooms and just stayed in them.  Stayed in room 1817 on 18th floor. The rooms were clean and nice. I didn't have a river view as I asked at the booking or check in but once again... what was I to do.  The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a large size with a soaking tub. Loved the tub. Housekeeping was good. Barely knew they were there. Not like in Vegas when they come and go all night slamming doors and such.  Room service was quick and food was good and warm.  As I stated previously... my only complaint was the room mixup.  If I pre-pay and book a king bed.... that is exactly what I should get.  I would probably try a new hotel in the area next time just due to the mix up.

19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
56. P S.
The is the nicest Harrah's property we have been to - better than Las Vegas, Tahoe or Reno.  Very cool new slots which allow you to order drinks while you play,  Wish we were High Rollers so we could get good deals on rooms, like we can for Vegas, Reno and Tahoe...

13/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
57. Rocky K.
Hot Hot Penny slots aka adult video games but with money involved + crazy ladies throwing down money in the penny slots during their lunch breaks + free drinks = guaranteed fun time.

Another reason NOLA is my #1 city in the US. Sorry San Francisco, I love you but you gotta take a back seat to this one.

05/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
58. Nick S.
I love going to harrahs whenever I visit New Orleans. The slots are my thing lol.  I always look for a certain bartender when I am there by the name of Shaun. He is very friendly and makes your visit as pleasant as possible!

24/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Jeanie M.
Attention to detail is everything................................this is where Harrah's falls short.  I spent a week in NOLA with 5 other friends in 3 rooms. On the 24th floor we heard no complaints. This is also the room booked with the players card.   Two robes plenty of towels and washcloths and the bed was made daily. On the 9th floor our visit was not quite as wonderful.  Our room was not ready when we arrived (at 5:30pm)   On the plus side the room are beautiful and the bathrooms splendid with a hugh soaking tub and separate shower.  Unfortunately, we had no wash cloths, only 1 coffee mug and no regular coffee upon check in (and the coffee for the room SUCKED!).  Day 2 we came back from wandering at 4:30 to chill and get ready for dinner to find our room had not been made up yet.  So we had to pass on made beds in favor of showers before dinner.  Day 3 my room mate had her bed made, I did not.  WHO MAKES ONE BED AND NOT THE OTHER????!!!!  Day 4 Good.  Day 5 my bed was not made up????WTF?  Our friends down the hall have robes, we don't.  Our friends on the 24th floor have a Hotel notebook with room service, breakfast buffet info, we don't.  Our toilette rocks when we sit down AND we ran out of toilette paper.  Shouldn't the housekeeping staff check to make sure you have a back up roll?  Maybe 3 stars is too generous????????

04/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
60. Chris L.
Pretty solid for a casino in one of the nastiest city's in America.

29/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Chris M.
Decent casino near the end of the Quarter. Lots of slots and the free booze is always a plus.

28/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
62. Kevin M.
get cash before you go... they dont except cards at the tables, and there is a $5 fee on the atm.

lowest stakes tables are $10 for blackjack

05/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Chris L.
Ok, obviously I was bitter when writing my first review of this place.  Subsequent trips here (and other trips to Vegas) have simmered me down.  Not a bad casino.  Friendly staff, big ass gaming floor.

13/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Dan B.
This is my favorite casino.  They have a good selection of slots and VP to play.  They have video black jack as well.  Slots range from a penny to five hundred and VP was a nickel and up.  Video BJ was a quarter.  Table games started out a ten dollars a hand and up.  

Roulette had a ten dollar minimum and it mad for a more enjoyable game to have $40 on the table instead of $20.  You might be able to tell I am a low ball gambler.  They also have rapid roulette for five a game.  I am glad they have RR. while you dont get to see just what is on the board, if you have enough people at the game it does start to get exciting.  I hope they put in a rapid craps table as well lol.  

One good feature was that they allowed you to order drinks right at the machines so you don't have to flag down a waitress.

24/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
65. cake e.
Do not go to Harrah's. Went last night and a man tried to get in my purse at the craps table.When security was called they were so incompetent. They saw the tussle on camera but said the guy was a chef in the area and it couldn't be him. When confronted the guy didn't claim his innocence at all. The place is a trap with no security for their patrons. BEWARE!

28/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
66. Molly K.
Recently visited this casino/hotel in June of 2010.  As soon as you walk in the door of the lobby, you realize this is a great place.  All employees are helpful and treat you like royalty.  Room is clean and current with a great bathroom, large tub, marble shower and his/her vanity.  Room are great with down pillows and a perfect bed, a safe and a refrigerator.

The casino is large and offers lots of variety.  We traveled about the French Quarter and Bourbon Street with no worries for our safety (on foot).  A great casino with lots to do nearby.

07/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
67. Jessica M.
Nice way to start off the afternoon/night with a good buzz - Just get a reward card, park yourself at a quarter Black Jack slot machine, and play for little to no money... slowly.... while the waiteresses just keep bringing the drinks.  Then you can hit the rest of NOLA and not have to buy expensive drinks.

Downside for a cheapskate like me?  I love craps, and the lowest table was $15 bets... too rich for my blood this time around, so I didn't play.  Oh well.

12/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
68. Robert R.
I guess it's about time I reviewed harrah's, considering how common a stop it is for me if I happen to be in new orleans. Naturally, when it comes to a casino there are a lot of factors to review. I've experienced just about everything here except the hotel rooms, though I hear those are nice. First off, the gambling. Not my favorite part of the casino, I come for the drinks clearly. But I do enjoy a good game of chance now and then. That being said, the slot machines aren't my favorite. Sometimes I will pop in and play on the penny ones if I just need to kill some time with mindless repetitive motion and a cheap drink. I do like the "new" drink order screen on the machine, beats having to wait 30 minutes for a waitress to walk around. I realize they aren't exactly new, but they are relatively new compared to most of the things in the casino. If I'm going to actually gamble, I generally go for the video poker machines. I actually tend to win money on those. However, you can quickly wear out your welcome at the bar when the bartender sees that you aren't losing money and gets pissy. I have been treated VERY rudely by some old hag bartenders at the poker bar before. I think they are under strict orders not to serve drinks to people who are making money, and to more or less be rude and obnoxious until said winning gamblers leave. The drinks are mediocre. I can't ever actually get drunk at harrah's without bringing in outside liquor. The drinks are generally mixed well, with some exceptions, but quite weak and you usually have a long wait between drinks. Don't order the margaritas, they're awful here... all sour mix, nothing else. I'd have to consume approximately 35 harrah's drinks before I could be as intoxicated as I usually am upon leaving pat obriens. Trust me on that figure, I've almost gotten to it before... but it took so long to get that many drinks we were all ready to call it a night. or morning, whatever. The buffet is pretty awesome. Breakfast is kind of weak and flavorless, but lunch is where it's at. Hands down, harrah's makes the best fried chicken I've had, and I am one fried chicken loving kinda guy. The chinese part of the buffet is pretty nice too. There aren't many places you can go wrong, but I really don't recommend the pizza. Masquerade is like a mini-club inside of harrah's, and can generally be a fun place to meet up with some nice girls. The overall atmosphere here is pretty nice, it's a really well decorated place. The parking garages are pretty dingy and cluttered though. I definitely recommend it, just watch out for the angry poker bar hags.

09/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
69. Shawn J.
The Hotel was really nice, our room was clean and spacious. Service was excellent.

It's pretty close (walking distance) to anything you might want to see in The French Quarter but far enough away that you don't feel like you will be mugged or overwhelmed with the stench of the FQ, when you walk out the front door. (The doormen are pretty "tip eager" so you do have to be prepared for that.)  

(Also, I think if Holiday Inn Express can afford to offer Free WIFI, Harrah's could, too.  They charge $11.95 a day to use their WIFI in the room.  Lame.)

The Casino... Well, don't play there if you are doing it to actually WIN anything, because you won't.

If it's just to get the gambling bug out of your system, it will do the trick. The slots are tighter than the ones in the Vegas airport and the table mins are really high. (Getting a drink is next to impossible.)

Meh, we wouldn't stay there again unless we had a comped room. Between the room price and what we dropped at the Casino, it was a pricey trip, we could have done Vegas for longer and cheaper. It's not that we would have, we wanted to check out NO, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone who was going for the gambling.

20/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
70. Greg B.
Good luck finding any poker tournaments at this casino, despite what it says on their website.   Great city, but pass on the casino.

17/10/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
71. Steve R.
Whoo hoo... you are about to get two reviews for the price of ONE. You're welcome!

Hotel- Stayed here two nights. Um...thanks for NOT sweeping out the bathroom, cleaning-staff! Its always nice to be using the toilet and looking at someone else's pubes. YUCK. Table in room was sticky, someone spilled a delicious daiquiri or something. Chair in our room smelled like BUTT, needed to hit it with some fabreeze. The lobby employees were cool though. Also, cleaning staff kinda bugs you to GTF out of your room come check out time. I liked the view from the 22nd floor, where our room was.

Casino- Lots of out of service slots. LOTS. The drink thing, where you can order right from your machine, was handy. I asked a drink lady for a drink and she looked at me like I just dropped a fresh turd on her foot. "You have to order it from the machine" she said, not nicely, and stormed off. I wanted to donkey punch her in the back of the head but she moved away too fast and I am pretty sure I would have gotten arrested. They tend to frown on stuff like that. If you stay at the hotel, make sure you play at least 30 minutes AT THE SAME DAMN MACHINE, and you can validate your parking. Its 30 bucks a day if you dont. Each 30 min play sesion gets you 24 hours of free parking. Now...Buffet, if you hit it at the wrong time, will be old food, and the service was pretty lousy. We didnt even leave a tip. The underground tunnel from hotel to casino is cool, especially if you dislike being ran over by a car.

We will be back, but just wanted to point out a few things to ya. Good luck!

02/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
72. Ashley D.
YA'LL NEED A POOL. What the hell???

16/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
73. Robyn R.
Decent casino centrally located in New Orleans. We wanted to play some table games, but didn't see any. After reading some reviews - I guess we just missed them!

15/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Paul H.
Large Vegas style casino with a good mix of tables and slots.  Definately will be back.

16/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
75. Samuel C.
Yuck! Stay here is you are a cheesy gambler who wants a small room and bad service. It's not even attached to the casino. It makes no sense. Half the time you book in they have to put you up in another hotel because they are overbooked with...cheesy gamblers. Stay at the W Hotel across the street. It's nicer, cheaper and the people at Harrah's may put you there anyway as an overflow situation. Even their suites are small with toilets that flush so loudly that you'd better sleep alone or not sleep at all. It sounds like the space shuttle taking off in your room in the middle of the night.

26/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
76. Kevin L.
Oh, how times have changed. Back in 2000-2001, during my senior year at Tulane, I had many great nights playing the tables at Harrah's.  $5 craps and $5/10 blackjack were available on weekend nights. The slots would even hit from time-to-time, when I wanted to sit and collect free drinks. As expected I didn't win much, but I always had a great time with my friends.

Fast forward to 2010 and the only thing I can find is $15 tables. I was just looking to play a couple of hands of $10 blackjack (or a couple rolls of the dice at $5 craps) and see how it went, but no such luck. The slot machines quickly sucked down the bankroll of my wife and I, and I was only able to get one vodka tonic. You just can't win here, don't even bother.

I also hear that Harrah's is lobbying against the construction of a new Trump casino in downtown New Orleans.  Take your money elsewhere, perhaps the boats on the West Bank, or even Shreveport.  This place is no good (apparently it's the only profitable Harrah's as well). My money is no good here, and I wouldn't want it to be.

20/09/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
77. Lindsay A.
I'm not a big gambler, but I enjoy having Harrah's in the city on occasion. Most of my family likes to do the occasional gambling and Harrah's suits their needs just fine during their visit. The staff is friendly and always quick with a drink. For the most part, the dealers are very good with dealing with non-experienced gamblers and card players and are pretty patient by casino standards. Do I recommend you come to New Orleans and spend all your time in the casino? Absolutely not, but if you want to try your luck for an hour or two, it can be a good air-conditioned escape from the heat. Plus, if you join their rewards program, you can gamble for 30 minutes, have a few free drinks and park for free in their garage. This is sometimes a great way to park when heading into the Quarter. Oh, and clean bathrooms are always a good thing to have access to. They also have one of those mega-buffets if you're into that kind of thing. The biggest downfall is that, like most casinos, it's smoky, not well lit, and depressing as all hell.

25/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
78. Mandy R.
First time in New Orleans, Hotel was very nice, but if you're expecting good customer service you will be disappointed. The staff at Harrahs was not helpful at all, I arrived at check in time and our room wasn't ready, the receptionist asked for my number so she could call me when it was, I was like ok, what am I suposed to do until then? SHe looked at me like I was crazy, I asked is there somewhere I can park, she says yes right around the corner and then she walked off. 30 minutes later I was called for our room, I was given the room key and thats it, no info on where my room was , where the elevators were, where and how the parking situation worked. I couldn't believe the lack of customer service. Anyway the next day I was explained the parking situation/ rewards program for gambling by the janitor in the casino LOL and of corse I had to pay $30 for the first night because I wasn't informed of the "Rewards Program"
 Overall I have to say New Orleans was interesting, but what was so funny is that, the best customer service we got was from a waiter at The Crazy Lobster and he was from Texas ;-)

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
79. Sophia H.
Came here to have fun..

29/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
80. kevin l.
Excellent hotel rooms with nice views of the river. Close to everything.  Extremely clean and well maintained, and the staff is very welcoming. Would highly recommend as a place to stay.

27/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
81. Andy D.
My first casino experience, so you shouldn't take this review too seriously, but Harrah's was pretty good to me -- this time around, at least!

You step in (21+ to even enter the building, here) and are immediately met with tons of slot machines covering the floor.  The atmosphere is pleasant, the facility is clean enough, the bathrooms are just fine, etc.; if you're a gambler, this place will do the trick for you, and if you're new like me, it'll be wonderful.

Won about $40.00 on the $0.30 slot machines and that was enough for me to call it a day.  Small money, I know, but it paid for dinner!

My Harrah's experience was enough to get me thinking about spending an upcoming birthday at one of my local St. Louis casinos.  For that, I think, the place deserves a generous handful of stars.

03/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
82. Joshua W.
Dropped about $120 here in about 10 minutes.  Very average feeling casino and nothing to get excited about.  Hope you have better luck than I did if you go.

26/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
83. Steph C.
OK I realize that two trips to Harrah's in a New Orleans trip that only contained two full days probably make me some kind of a degenerate.  But, I'm a degenerate who had a great time and walked away with some cash to show for it.  I stuck mainly to the poker room, but I wandered out to the black jack tables as well.  The place is up to par with casinos in Vegas, with skilled dealers and easy access, if a few less pairs of out-for-air boobs.  The people at my $1/$3 no-limit table were generally very nice, with a couple of unpredictable bozos, but there's no avoiding those anywhere.  The poker room is well-run and well-organized, with $6 rakes at $1/$3 every half hour.  I had a great time at Harrah's.  It was a swell place to spend some time when my stomach needed a break from the constant influx of food.

04/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Tom A.
This was a change up compared to the nitelife you will find on the Mardi Gras street downtown.  My friends and I came here for the club nite and we had a blast.  We met a bunch of people both local and out of town that we ended up partying with the rest of the nite.  My friend and I split a tab we ran that nite.  We probably bought over 40+ drinks for our new friends and ourselves that nite and the tab came out to only $60 for the spit between the two of us.  That is cheap!  I lost count but it was around there.  The venue was very nice as well and there were card tables inside the club as well which I thought was pretty dope!

04/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Jando S.
For its location and gaming purposes, Harrah's in New Orleans is fun, convenient, and easy.  Its now privileged to sport its own hotel (the Harrah's Tower) instead of relying on all of the hotels across the street.  The property itself has gotten a small makeover, with some minor renovations to a new Jazz club, steakhouse, and some touchups in the casino.  

Despite its vast improvements, the property could still use some work in other departments.  The people working here are friendly for the most part, but the service in many forms is far too slow.   Casino credit, the dealers, and VIP services seem to take their sweet time doing virtually everything.  Food service is prompt, but that doesn't save the measly experiences to be had at either the steakhouses or on property deli / cafes.  That explains why many patrons will wonder off property to enjoy the delights that downtown New Orleans has to offer.

The standard rooms and 1 bedroom suites are not as big as they may seem on the website, but mega size here is hard to come by without jacking up the prices.  The inventory is limited for the rooms as well, for this location is sold out on almost any given day or night due to all of the events that happen in New Orleans on a monthly basis.  And if there is any relief, at least its scheduled for more renovations and is probably the best casino option in the area, outranking the nearby BoomTown casinos for amenities and game play.

04/12/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
86. El B.
Great casino, nice and spacious. Clean, had plenty of tables to choose from. Good experience all around.

03/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Dennis M.
I came here to stroll around, gamble at the casino, and visit the Nightclub called Masquerade. It's quieter than staying in the quarter and there are a lot of restaurants nearby. It's still within easy walking distance of the quarter. If you like to gamble, it's definitely the best place to stay so you don't have to walk far to get back to your hotel.

28/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
88. Kyle H.
I stopped in here on New Years, and thought it was pretty good.  The best part is definitely the free drinks which you can easily order from the screen on the slot machines.  Order drink, wait 5 minutes for it to arrive, drink, and repeat.  Much better than having to wait for somebody to come around yelling "Cocktails? Beverages?".  Also, after getting back home to Illinois, it looks like they actually give out some really good coupons for the rewards club: I got like 4x $15 free slot play, and 2 free buffets (and I definitely didn't gamble that much, so those weren't rewards for my play).  

Overall it's definitely worth the stop... if for nothing else than the free booze!

18/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Jess M.
This is a nice casino right in the middle of downtown NOLA. I have been here many times and I usually win something. A few years ago I won $1800.00. On this trip I only won $50. The casino is nice, they take care of the tables and the building. The bar area is very cool. The table minimum bets are high. The cheapest I saw was $20, but most were $25 or more. The only really  bad thing here is the smoking. It smells like an ashtray and everywhere you go there is someone smoking (even in the bathroom).

24/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Matthew R.
I was here for a conference, and didn't spend time in the casino.  The hotel is pretty nice.  Rooms are great for the price point.  It's very clean and the staff was very friendly.  

It's about a 5 minute walk from Bourban street and the French Quarter.  

The only negative was that the Internet is painfully slow - almost not worth the effort.  This is important for those of us on business travel at conferences.

13/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
91. Scott S.
I might be biased by this being the only casino I have ever been to, but I really had a great time and lost enough money to understand that I shouldn't come back often!  I was very impressed with what I saw at Harrah's.  It was very clean, even with smokers inside the casino.  I would love to come back on my next trip to Nawlin's.

15/05/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
92. Raymond F.
Casino seems a little run down
Lack of tables other than blackjack
Cocktail service is sporadic

04/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
93. Michael W.
Place is a dive...but there wasnt any casino near my hotel...this was across the street from the hotel i was stayin at.
I lost over 500$ from Blackjack and Roulette...
not gonna lie i was playin reckless!!!
after losin $$ i went to buy a hot dog at the Lucky Dogs stand inside the casino...made my night @4am lol =)

30/04/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
94. Kristi L.
1st time visit to New Orleans for me :o)

I booked the room thru Orbitz for $124 a night Sun-Thurs.. except on Thurs I think it jumps up to$145ish.

I was told to stay in a "nicer or newer" hotel in New Orleans because of the humidity the bathrooms/room can be a bit mildewy. So I went with a newer hotel b/c some of the nicer ones had mildew problems. I had checked out other review places and thought the bathrooms looked nice at Harrah's. I book it for the bathroom and not the room appearance, which is kinda cheesy with purple and gold colors. Plus not ever being in New Orleans before..I figured if I totally goofed up in regards to the location of things to-do..at least I had a Casino to kill time in.

Pull up and you have 2+ people greeting you...everyone is so NICE!!!! Omg I love it here...and I haven't even seen the room!

Walk in to room ..wow...I have to say it was nice and clean..and new!

I called my co-worker who I was traveling with me..and asked "did I do good?" after he checked out his room. He always try's to stay a the Ritz when he comes to NO...and he said that this place was BETTER than the Ritz!

Its clean and the people are professionals and extremely nice. Its fairly close to a lot of things...imagine a triangle...well this hotel is at the tip when it comes to the layout of the city and things to do..so you can go right...left or center or even behind a bit ..like to Drago's or the Aquarium which is 1 block away ..you can find your way back to the Hotel with no problem...as Harrah's is the only casino in town.

There is a Ruth's Chris steak house in the lobby..or you can cross the street (or underground tunnel) for the Casino where you can win a few hundred..and then lose it all the next day (like me)...the people at the Casino are just as pleasant as the people at the hotel. There are several places to eat in the Casino as well and there is a Starbucks for us WA people :o)

Its a few blocks from the French Quarter..I've walked there 3 times so far since I've been here so its not that big of a walk.

If I had the choice of Vegas or New Orleans...it would be New Orleans all the way!!!

Here are a few things to see and do in New Orleans:

1. WWII History Museum - You have to see the movie Beyond All Boundaries. YOU HAVE TO!

2. Have a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's (FQ) only 1 as 2 will knock you on your ass.

3. Go to Drago's (one block away from Hotel) and have their world famous Charbroil Oysters....they are a bit small right now b/c of the oil leak but still well worth it. For dessert have the Brownie A la Mode and try to keep your self composed while eating it.

4. Feet killing you from your walk in the french quarter? Hit up the Riverwalk (In door shopping w/ A/C along the river 2 blocks from Hotel) and visit Relax Center for a foot and body combo 50mins-$60..Its a Brother and Sister that work there..Chinese I think and they are good! My back was a bit tender the next day from the message..so maybe just get the 30min foot rub or go the whole hour on your feet if you can't take a deep rub on your back.

5. Go to the Casino!!

29/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
95. Janice R.
My good friends live in New Orleans, and we always take a trip into Harrah's when I am in town visiting.  To be honest, the reason that brings us in is the fact that you can get free parking if you gamble for 30 minutes with your membership card.  I love gambling so I am always down!  Also - their slot machines have drink ordering capabilities on it!  Genius!  The drinks come out pretty speedy, but seem pretty weak.  What do you expect for a free casino drink?  Their other major selling point is that they have a McAlister's Deli inside!!!  You will leave smelling like an ashtray but that is just the price you pay for free parking, drinks and access to the best deli in the south!

20/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. Eddie F.
I'm not into the casino thing, so this is more about Masquerade.  I've been in several times, and I have a ball every single time.  I LOVE to dance, I love being around a diverse crowd, and I love being around energetic people; so Masquerade does it for me.

One of the DJ's is my boy, Rob Nice, and he keeps the vibe HOT with a great mix of up-tempo, melodic tunes.  Harrah's is a class act, so the other DJ's do a great job, as well.

When you're ready to get some grub, the buffet, which is only steps away, is second to NONE.  Grab friends or that special someone and have an awesome time in Downtown New Orleans!

06/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Brandy M.
Slots were hitting and drinks flowing freely this Saturday! Harrah's in New Orleans is a great time and beautiful as well! Definitely worth the trip! The only reason this casino doesn't have higher ratings is because of all the 3-star people who don't even like casinos!

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Sean T.
It's a casino.  If you've been to one, you know what to expect.  If you have never been to casino, this is a nice small casino to ease you into the craziness that you'll experience when you go to Las Vegas or Macau.

I'm used to Atlantic City, New Jersey, so this Harrah's, even though it is enough to cater to the surrounding area and tourists, is still quite small for a casino.

It has all the games you would expect anywhere else, just on a smaller scale.  From being used to seeing over 10 roulette tables in the same area at Taj Mahal or Caesar's in AC, there were only 3 at this one.  The poker room was also small, as it only held 20 something tables, once again, smaller than many other casinos in the country.

So overall, it helps satisfy your urge to gamble a little if you're visiting NOLA but definitely not a casino destination all in itself.

16/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
99. Mike W.
i enjoyed the casino and all but I had some issues with a few of the slot machines, needed to be fixed...also, the change machine ate my money then i had to go find customer service on the opposite end of the casino and lose my machine to get my money. The drinks were extremely watered down, even for casino standards.

29/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
100. Maile N.
Harrah's nickel poker machines are fun for awhile, but I'm not a big gambler and I'm not too fond of the second-hand smoke that penetrated my lungs....but...

I have to say though that the Harrah's lunch buffet is the BOMB!!  What a great way to get your fill on yummy New Orleans food for a reasonable price!  We filled up on fresh shrimp, mac n' cheese, fried chicken, corn, collard greens, sweet tea, ice cream.  Oh gosh, we rolled out of there with fat, round tummies by-passing the nickel poker machines and into our hotel room where we slept like two full-bellied babies.  

And the guy who served us was super sweet all with that great Southern hospitality!  Thank you!

18/05/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. Rene D.
I've stayed in the hotel several times, so I'll keep it brief.

Pros:
Card key access for every floor
Very quiet
Huge bathrooms - with separate room for toilet only
Great curtains to block any hint of light.

Cons:
Very stingy with late checkout
Wi-Fi too expensive
Actual room very cramped
King beds never available at check-in, although requested at booking
non-smoking rooms still smell like smoke - boooo.

23/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
102. Jason R.
Ground-floor rest rooms with no hassles. No further comment, as that's the only reason I know this place.

20/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
103. Cecile S.
Money money money! We walked to harrahs which fortunately was across the street from our stay at the Loews. We originally wanted to stay here but rooms were booked. Their were several jazz bands playing in the hall. As we made our way to the slots I was excited to see several I like. You can get free drinks if you place your order on the slot machine. Unfortunately I never got mine. :-( but I did make double my money! So if you are near by stop in and play a few rounds. You may win win win!

30/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
104. Brian B.
I don't understand why everyone is bitching about losing money here.  Seriously?   What did you expect to happen in a casino?   Everyone goes home a millionaire?  

Disregard the poor reviews on this place - this is as close as you're going to get to Vegas without actually going there.   I have no idea how they got around the "casinos can only be on a boat" rule, but I'm glad they did.   The well decorated casino is very large with loads of table games and slots - literally something for everyone.   On a busy night, expect $15 to $25 dollar minimums at the table games (keep in mind that this isn't a truck stop and they have bills to pay).     Dealers were friendly and free cocktails came relatively quickly.    I managed to drop a couple hundred bucks at blackjack but had a great time doing it.   Definitely recommended for your next visit to NOLA.

06/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
105. Brooke B.
As far as casinos go in New Orleans, Harrah's is the best game in town. Or maybe it's just because they are pretty much the only game in town.

The gambling is okay. They've got a little bit of everything from a designated poker section to roulette. I'm partial to blackjack and slots, myself. Slot machines are pretty much slot machines wherever you go. You put your money in and you pull the lever (or press a button).

However, having been to Las Vegas and other casinos, I find their black jack tables to be lacking. There are never enough reasonably priced tables ($25 and under) available, and yet I find that there are always plenty of $50+ tables available. What's even more frustrating is when they have tables completely closed down during some of the busiest times. For these reasons, I tend to stick to the slot machines.

Fair warning... There are lots of people with little personal space available. Chances are you'll be sitting/standing near someone smoking a cigarette. it can get really smokey at times.

But, you can't beat the prime downtown location. It has become one of the unofficial hubs of the city during hot happenings such as Mardi Gras. And it does have other amenities...

The buffet has a very reasonably priced $9.99 lunch.

John Besh's steakhouse is perfect for those looking to get a perfectly cooked steak (and willing to pay the price). I suggest the ribeye.

The club, Masquerade, is quite often one of the most happening spots from Thursday - Saturday nights.

There are other little food vendors available as well. Fuddruckers, McCalister's Deli, Lucky Dog stand and more!

A few insider tips:
$10 in a slot machine (and playing at a reasonable pace) will get you more drinks than $10 at Masquerade will. Just don't forget to tip your cocktail waitress ($1 or $2 per drink) or you may not see her for a while.

Bathrooms, especially CLEAN bathrooms, are far and few between downtown. Harrah's always has nice and clean bathrooms available... provided you're over 21, of course.

If you join Harrah's total rewards club (FREE) and you register 30 minutes of playing time on your card, you can get free parking in their garage. Just ask them to validate your ticket. Especially nice if you don't mind the short walk to the French Quarter.

18/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
106. Crystal C.
Fun enough for a casino, but who wants to spend all day or night in a casino when you're in New Orleans?

15/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
107. Daniel B.
On Friday, we moseyed on down to the roulette table and placed a split bet on 28 and 29.  17-to-1 payout on a split bet, 19-to-1 odds of winning.  Resulting three spins: 28, 29, 28.  Thanks Harrah's for paying a big chunk of our bachelor party weekend!

11/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
108. Janene M.
This review is only about the buffet.  I ate like a PIG!!  It was awesome, crab claws, shrimp and grits, etouffee, prime rib, I was in HEAVEN!  Plus the casino was not engulfed in a big cloud of smoke like most of them are, so I was able to enjoy my meal without being suffocated by second hand smoke, which was a win for me since the dining room was in front of slot machines.

30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
109. Charles B.
Great news! The Harrah's poker room has officially gone smoke free! So for those of you that would rather play cards & not leave smelling like an ash tray, you are in luck! Sorry smokers.

We also played at the $10 blackjack tables on this most recent visit. Had a great time!

13/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Rob J.
Awesome dealers! Not the best place if u wanna win tho...

24/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. Jen S.
FREE DRINKS.
VALIDATED PARKING.
GREAT STAFF.
****SEX AND THE CITY SLOT MACHINES***
CLOSE TO THE QUARTER.

I haven't tried the food but casinos generally have great buffets. But as close as it is to downtown just try something authentic and in the quarter.

15/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
112. Anabel V.
Free drinks, that's all you need to know. The drink is service is FAST!!!!

05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
113. Risto D.
nice and very big casino. the only bad thing i've to say is that it's a smoking facility. but its NOLA after all lol. winning made it all better lol. even though their night club wasn't open at the time we went there it looked amazing. wish our casinos here have something like that. who wouldn't like to listen to the band playing and playing blackjack? yes they actually have games in their club

06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Rebecca P.
Great room, fantastic bed and pillows. And, unlike my previous hotel stay at La Quinta, this room had a loud toilet but it was buffered by two doors from those in the rest of the room. Plus, the room was set up and large enough to kill the sound from other rooms. The only noise remaining was a dull (but slightly annoying) sound of the train outside at 10am; if it happened earlier, I slept right through it. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the A/C and fan are rather quiet and don't dull the sound of other noises.

The breakfast here is not free, which is a drawback, but other than that, this is a very nice hotel with a rather nice casino (at least the ambiance, not the actual slots, which seem a bit outdated).

14/10/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
115. Becky W.
This review is strictly for the hotel. Had a great stay there during the Kiwanis convention this past June. The staff was sooooo friendly but I have to single out the doormen...they went out of their way to give us recommendations for dining and for fun. Each time they truly seemed to care that we had a great time while visiting their city. The room was great, housekeeping extra helpful, giving me a couple extra towels when I asked. Couldn't ask for better service.

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Kory R.
Lots of machines! Boyfriend came away with +$60 and my Dad came away with +$350 which made him even. My Mom lost $150 and I lost $40. Still lots of fun and we would order multiple drinks from the slots for all of us, the waitresses didn't care!

03/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
117. Annie H.
Yelp, why would you ask if this is "Good for Kids"?!

Anyways.

This is the only casino in the NOLA area, and it is very apparent as it is almost always full on the weekends.

You go in, and your ID goes through a couple of a different swipes, checks and lights.  It's more secure than Fort Knox, I assure you.  Kids pretending to be over 21 don't even need to try -- we had an underaged younger brother in our group who tried to use a real, fully valid driver's license of a friend back home.  For some reason it did not go through one of their checks (or maybe they really checked the picture or something?!)  In either case, the security guard told the kid that if he tried to come in any other entrances, they'd call the cops.

Yikes.

Smoking is allowed in NOLA but the ventilation is great in Harrah's that you don't stink like smoke when you leave.

Tables are all spread out; unlike the Mohegan and AC casinos where they have sections for blackjack, poker, etc, the tables are all interspersed with each other.  Which makes it very hard to find a friend that texts you "I'm at the blackjack table".

11/11/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
118. Mel P.
I think this is the only casino in the city.  I didn't win anything but I did get $10 worth of free slot pulls on my birthday, so YAY!

10/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
119. Lacy D.
Great for insomina, bad if you are broke! Know your limits!

26/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
120. Daniel S.
A couple of weeks ago when we vacationed in New Orleans,  we spent sufficient time in Harrah's New Orleans.
I took in a late night cup of coffee in their Starbucks. Past the time that the other Starbucks closed.
We took in one dinner at their buffet, their Fuddrucker's, their Ruth Chris Steak House.
 We spent a lot of time at the digital game maker machines. It was at these machines, where we  had the most fun. For the first time at any casino, and I'm talking all the Vegas casinos,  I ordered an alcohol beverage from the gaming machine. It worked like this. I scrolled through categories of alcohol beverages, put my finger on the beverage that I wanted,  and a few minutes later the cocktail waitress delivered it to me. The info center at the machine informed me when they picked it, and when it was on the way. Plus, the info center displayed a picture of what the beverage looks like. This came in handy when I wanted to try something new. The upshot was that I was feeling good a few minutes after sitting at the machine. And I recommend the Blue Hawaii.
My ears appreciated the great songs playing overhead.  
Harrah's played the spectrum of classic rock and oldies from Frankie Lymon to Bon Jovi. Songs that are upbeat.
 I am the type of person who appreciates themes. This Harrah's has a cool Mardi Gras theme. The Mardi Gras statues and decorations are upbeat, especially after a few drinks at the game maker machine. It kind of looks like the Rio in Las Vegas.
 Harrah's is located near the Canal Street and Warehouse District hotels. So tourists like myself were a stones throw away. By the way, I noticed that Harrah's recently put up a Harrah's hotel across the promenade.
Harrah's has expanded with a new promenade on Fulton Street. Restaurants and a future sports bar are rejuvenating the nightlife in this area.
 My biggest complaint is that I spent more time here than at Bourbon Street.

08/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. Brian M.
First off let me say that I am not writing this review based on any gambling experience, granted I did lose however I must say that this place is quite possibly the WORST casino I have ever been too. I firmly beleive that this is where old slot machines go to die, because they hardly had any new machines. It was seriously depressing, next the food was nothing great especially considering the buffet was priced at over $30/person, extremely over priced. Also where was the beverage service, I know that the machines had beverage service buttons but I couldn't find a single drink station to get a soda while walking around.

07/09/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
122. Jeremy S.
I don't come here often, because I lived in Vegas for years and this is a far cry from the casino's that I've spent time in there. That being said, it's what passes in New Orleans, is clean, reasonably decorated and never overwhelmingly busy (from what I've seen). I like it more than I do the Harrah's in Las Vegas, actually, but that's a low bar.

One of the greatest things about it is that they have clean public restrooms. These are hard to come by in New Orleans, so take note! Also, you can order drinks from your slot machine interface!

17/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
123. Alexis L.
Free trip + beautiful hotel + winning at the blackjack tables = WIN!!  

When Harrah's offered us a free trip to NOLA, we were convinced there was a catch.  Nope!  They flew us out, picked us up in a stretch limo, put us up in a beautiful room, and comped everything we did in the hotel.  PLUS we won!!  Then they drove us to the airport and flew us back home to the Philly area.  We got to spend 4 days enjoying the city and only had to pay for whatever we did outside of Harrah's itself.  The room service was great - especially late night - and the staff was fantastic!  I don't think anyone should gamble anyplace but Harrah's...they take care of their customers!
BTW - we are NOT gamblers and only go to AC once or twice a year while on vacation.  You definitely don't have to be a high roller to reap the benefits.

14/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. Lan D.
The go-to place for clean bathrooms if you're on the edge of the French Quarter. But seriously, this casino is alright, though it is lacking compared to Vegas casinos. The smoke is kind of overbearing.

09/10/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
125. David N.
I was happy to see that our hotel was literally steps away from this Casino.  I was expecting a trashy run down casino but nope. This place is legit.  It's not vegas but it blows all of the casinos in Lake Charles away.  

They have 4 roulette tables, plenty of blackjack tables, craps, all the games you would want to play.  The limits are decently low and the tables are full but not overly crowded.  The people smoke but the ceilings are high enough where you don't smell completely like an ashtray.  

I like how it's not on water, not on Indian land, and not in Nevada yet it's still legal.  Gotta love shady business.

31/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
126. William T.
This place will keep you happy if you like to gamble.  It feels like you are in Las Vegas.

09/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
127. Trey W.
Very upset after spending super bowl weekend here and thousands of dollars they could not even try to help send me my keys I forgot in my room. Called 4 times and got the run around every time. Emailed 4 times and none were ever returned. Room service is also garbage. The bed's headboard is designed so that it make the bed to short for anyone near 6 feet tall. Thanks for absolutely no help harrahs!

25/02/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
128. Jenn M.
The table min for craps is $10 or more. Not too bad, but I'm a big fan of lower mins. So many slot machines!!

I really like that you can order drinks with the touch of a button on some machines. Also, they have a machine that will break your bills and can cash out tickets which is convenient.

High ceilings cut down on some smoke, but hey, it's still a casino

10/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
129. Gregg M.
New Orleans has drunken debauchery, gratuitous nudity, and gluttony down to perfection.  What other "sin" has been underrepresented in the Crescent City?  Why gambling, of course!  

Harrah's New Orleans represents and brings the full-service gaming experience to New Orleans.  The casino is a large stand-alone structure without an attached hotel.  Harrah's hotel is nearby across the street.  Once you step inside, it looks, sounds, smells, and feels like Vegas.  You won't find any clocks and the only natural sunlight comes from the entrances.  There are plenty of slot and video poker machines filling the gaming floor.  Table games are at the center of the casino offering a range of table minimums.  I tried my hand at a blackjack table and proceeded to add to Harrah's bottom-line at which point I moved on...a little lighter in the wallet.  Oh well, that's why they call it gambling!  As for food, Harrah's has the stereotypical all-you-can-eat buffet as well as the high-end, classy, Besh Steakhouse.  So you can fill your belly regardless if you're a big winner at the tables.  

Truth be told, Harrah's New Orleans, as a casino, is as nice as most any in Las Vegas and certainly nicer than Harrah's Las Vegas.  The French Quarter and Bourbon Street do a good job replicating the 24-hour party that is Vegas.  While Harrah's New Orleans may not be the complete Sin City experience, it comes closest.  Call it "Sin City" with a small "s".

10/04/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
130. Geri B.
This review is of the hotel. My husband and I stayed at Harrah's New Orleans May 2013. We were supposed to get a Premium King, River view room. The woman at the desk said it wasn't available for some reason and gave us a Luxury, Double Queen, instead. This trip was booked months in advance. This should not have happened. after spending an hour in the room we found that the sink was clogged, there were hairs on the bathroom floor, a candy wrapper and a used cup were on the floor, the toilet seat didn't align right, we had no pen, and no shower cap. We asked that our room be changed and the man at the desk called his Supervisor who said there were none available. Later while out to dinner, we looked online to find there were plenty of rooms available. The day before departure, we went to the desk to ask for a late check out for the following day and the man there told us that they were completely booked and could not accommodate us. Then we spoke with a female Supervisor who gave us a late check out. We were very disappointed in our "no frills" stay at Harrah's. I sent at least two emails to Harrah's and never heard back from them. Will never go there again.

21/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
131. Lo S.
DISCLAIMER:  I DONT GAMBLE!  So, I'm writing about everything else.

I have a love hate relationship with Harrahs.  It's fun in here during one of the many events held in the N.O.   You can literally spend hours in here, without knowing if it's day or night, rain or shine.    I HATE THEIR BUFFET BECAUSE IT'S FUGGIN GREAT, WONDERFUL AND DELICIOUS.   A woman has to watch her figure, you know.  That's not fair to put all the food up there...

mmm mmm GOOD Gumbo-check
Raw Oysters-check
FOOD SO GOOD THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO WAIT IN LINE AFTER ANYONE BECAUSE IF THEY TAKE THE LAST PIECE THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES AND REPERCUSSIONS- CCCCCHHHHHECK!

You can find just about anything in Harrah's.  Celebrities, Live Bands, Drunk People fighting, old people in the same spot for 6 hours, all of that!  Harrah's isnt like the stinkin Vegas clubs where you have to buy in at some of the bars to drink free.  WHEN YOU GAMBLE....YOU DRINK FREE!!!  We sat at a bar not too far from McCallisters and GOT THROWED!  AND WAS WINNING MONEY ON VIDEO BLACKJACK (HEEEEEYYYYY)  Harrah's is a guaranteed good time!!!

14/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
132. Derrick S.
It looks good very good but I didn't notice hardly anyone winning and those that did it was not big, I like to party there and sleep but not slot gamble. Good for me I watch and observed and decided against it.

08/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
133. Adrian S.
This casino not only was a great place to spend any amount of time in the casino environment, but that buffet it had was one of the best spots for fresh seafood in all of New Orleans!  I have never had so many king crab legs in all of my life;  this buffet station kept them coming in excess and my wife and I sat there for at least an hour just eating those things!  The casino was also a great environment for gambling and taking the risk with the slot machines and all, I felt very happy here and it is a great escape from the realities of the world for a while!  We have gone there twice already while in New Orleans, and the second time was just as good as the first time.

25/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
134. Tarra T.
I also stayed at the hotel and had a great experience. The staff is very nice and accommodating, almost too friendly - I was tired of saying good morning to everyone in the lobby everyday.

It's in a good location - near the casino obviously, the W (stop by the bar there), the Riverwalk (there's a little shopping center there) and the convention center - which was good for us since we went to the Essence Expo there. It is a little far from the French Quarter, about at 7-10 minute walk, but it wasn't bad especially since cabs are expensive ($5 per person, or metered, whichever is higher.)

08/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
135. Heather H.
This is already going to be a very biased review. I'm not a fan of casinos generally unless there is a great food buffet going on. Harrah's is disappointing. I expected to get at least some good southern food or seafood dishes but it was left with few and far between. The only plus side is that the bathrooms are pretty clean.

30/11/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
136. Mike D.
Won money on the slot machines. At night he gets really packed about midnight. Watch out for the ridiculously drunk people at night. Tables and slot machines were kind of pack at night

29/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
137. Louie T.
This is a great location and not too far from the French Quarter. Came here for Mardis Gras and got a great view of the parade, fireworks and the river. Hotel was very clean as expected and service was great. Also have a nice variety of places to eat downstairs and of course there's always the casino.

04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Heather P.
Great Casino! Great card games! One of the best guy ass kickin' card game I had ever! So fun! Most of the guys still believe women do not know how to play poker! Very gratifying wins here! Players are very friendly and staff are very nice!

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
139. Ben R.
As casinos go, I'd say this one is small but pretty good. The drinks come fast, there is a decent variety to the slots, but the min bet on most table games is high (sometimes $25 for busy times during the year).

Try coming on off-hours to find the low min bet tables.

23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
140. Ryan P.
My opinion on this place is one-sided, like every good casino review should be. I've been several times, sometimes I lose money, sometimes I win a menial amount of money. While the urge to gamble is in my blood, the professional gambler spirit is not paired with it. The bottom shelf alcohol is always comforting, as well as nauseating. If you are at Harrah's New Orleans, you know why you're there (vices).

You come excited, you leave devastated, you have fun somewhere in between the former and the latter. Protip: the buffet is good if you get comp'd one, other than that I'd say save your money and eat a lucky dog across the street if you're in search of real quality.

23/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
141. Joe N.
It's like the only casino in the area.  They'd get 4 stars even if they were one of those casinos that offer 99 cent shrimp cocktails or $1.99 steak and egg dinners.  

The dealers here are really nice and talkative and there are a bunch of food options around.

The bar is cool.  They occasionally have live bands performing there and drink prices aren't bad.  I guess, they're not bad anywhere in NOLA.  

My lone complaint was that they only had one Pai Gow poker table, even though their lone Pai Gow table was always full.  I figure it wouldn't hurt to add another Pai Gow table, since most of the games didn't need as many tables as they had.

20/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Michael J.
Had a great experience here! Won a ton o money and was lucky as heck! All i can say is more electronic craps and roulette please!

13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Iam A.
I had the worst customer service experience I have ever had in any casino.  I was in the casino on an "off night."  Monday early evening.   First, I had dinner at the Fuddruckers in the casino. It took forever to prepare my order - I never saw a more in efficient kitchen staff.  But I didn't mind that too much.  Then I went to the only game I play in a casino the game I played the night before.  The table was closed.  I was ignored for 45" while I sat at the table to indicate my interest while trying to get the pit boss' attention.  Dealers who were completely idol acknowledged me but did nothing and the pit boss ignored me.  For 45 minutes.  Finally they opened the table but raised the table minimum way too high.  Above what I have ever seen it for this game.  I spoke to the pit boss' manager explaining how bad he was at service and service recovery she wasn't so great at it either and left never to return. There are far better places in New Orleans to spend your time and money.   I give it one star because I can't give it zero stars

19/11/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
144. Kristen R.
I wish you could review separate for the hotel and for the casino on here. The hotel beds are really comfortable, Jacuzzi tubs in the rooms, and amazing views of the city. Nice location, close to the quarter and I definitely recommend mothers for breakfast.

Downsides:
1. no pool
2.they charge for the gym
3. you have to pay for parking even if you're a guest

The casino was nice, I can't comment on the night life there and all and all this would have had a 4th star if I hadn't lost a half an hour of my life having to argue with the parking attendant who wouldn't take my paid parking pass without the original pink ticket, very rude and tried to screw me out of $50 bucks

18/08/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
145. Sheri C.
i like this place. right on canal street, right on the cable car line. anywhere you need to go, you can easily get there from here.

also, the rooms are cute. nice bathrooms (always a plus).

only thing that sucks is that you have to go out of the hotel, under the street, then back up to the casino. i can imagine this being a bit of a jaunt when inebriated.

haha. otherwise, it's great.

11/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
146. Veronica D.
This casino reminds me of the older low budget casinos on the las Vegas strip.  It is the epitome of a tourist trap.  It is huge and it houses a a large awkward dance club in the center of the casino.  If you dare to walk into this club you will find all the drunk over weight people that just left the buffet,  dancing in the center of an empty dance floor.....very strange.  
In summary: keep walking to bourbon street this casino is really not worth the time it takes to take out your ID and show it at the door.  .

28/11/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
147. Donna D.
We had a wonderful stay here. Everyone was so nice from the moment we walked out the taxi cab. We arrived at 10 am & we headed straight to the front desk to check into our room. We were warmly greeted right away with smiles from ear to ear. Everyone at the front desk was friendly. We checked in early & were able to get our room keys which was great cause we just wanted to put our bags away & start the day in New Orleans! Our room was nice & the bathroom was big... During our entire stay when we passed the lobby we were always greeted with a smile.

The location is perfect walking distance to the French Quarters. The casino is separated from the hotel which is great! It's across the street.

Date: Mon Feb 13 2012
Taxi Ride to/from airport $33

03/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
148. Bryan R.
Have an hour or two to burn?

Harrah's is great for burning some time on the slots, playing some cards, or getting a few drinks.  I wandered in to kill some time on a Saturday night, tripled my money (from a high-roller $5 to $15), dusted my shoulders off like the pimp I am, and enjoyed a few watered-down free drinks.

It was a blast.  Highly Recommend.

14/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
149. Colin P.
Loved the corner suite. Very friendly and helpful staff.

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
150. Sara T.
A great place to stop by if you're trying to watch a game on TV at the bar.  The bar has a cool iced strip that goes along the counter of the bar so you can rest your drink on there and keep it cold.  This is probably the coolest thing about this place.  Drinks are their usual price and service was okay.

If you happen to be there on a Thursday, hit up the buffet on this night because it's the dungeness crab night & you will be sure to get your money's worth.  Otherwise, the rest of the buffet food sucks.  This isn't your typical Las Vegas crab legs where they are cut in half, tiny and barely any crab meat.  These legs are whole and huge!

04/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
151. Nikki F.
Very nice casino. I won...So I am biased. hahaha!

We had a great time here. Randomly went in because there were a bunch of LSU players in there. Ended up staying to play.

My dealer was very nice and fun. That is basically all you need when you are playing blackjack. The other people were nice and so was my server.

You have to drink gross wine if you want free stuff while gambling so I just got a gin and tonic and while it was weak as cricket piss it was free.

Had fun. Will go back.

08/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
152. Hannah S.
Like a little baby Vegas in the heart of NOLA, it's nice to take a break from Bourbon Street and waste a little money on good-time gambling. My companion enjoys blackjack, so we strolled in for a couple afternoon hands.

I'm not much of a gambler, so I watched - and learned. I think I'm a fan, and next time I'm in a casino, I'm gonna give 21 a go. The dealers were friendly and my partner in crime was able to play for awhile on $50. Not a bad deal.

We played some video poker and killed some time. This place is definitely a fair way to wile away a few hours on a hot afternoon.

01/09/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
153. Adrian E.
Satisfy your gambling craving (or addiction depending on who you ask) with this casino conveniently located next to the French Quarter.  They have all the standard stuff for a Louisiana casino: slots, roulette, craps, blackjack, etc.  Just like in Vegas, they have drink service for players.  You get the best bang for your tip by sticking to beer in my opinion.

Overall an average casino.  For every time I've left up, there were probably two times I left down.  At the end of the day I can at least say I was entertained during my visit.  Bet big, win big!

21/09/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
154. Terry F.
Just when you thought that there wasn't enough places to burn your money ... Well, here's a casino!

A surprisingly nice casino in the heart of New Orleans.  It is open all night, but a lot of the table games are shut down after midnight.  So you may be forced into higher minimum blackjack tables as the night goes on.  

Also, the high stakes slots area was a hoot.  Where else can you blow $50 a pull on the Wheel of Fortune machine.  It worked out okay for me, by the way, when I won $750 on that machine.  Unfortunately, I gave it back later at the very tough Blackjack tables in the Masquerade area.  Stay away from that area, the dealers are tough.

It is definitely worth a look, just watch your wallet!

17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
155. David A.
Nothing much negitive to say about harrahs they do a great job, there is some good food in harrahs but your better off going around the corner to mothers(401 Poydras) and really having a meal.

BRING ID. they id to get in an they dont care if your a 17 or 71 if its slow u will get id'ed... during busy times the security guard may wave the geezers along

18/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
156. Christina S.
Close to French Quarter (5 minute walk) and nice sized casino.  Also, very close to Riverwalk on Mississippi (5 minute walk).

01/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
157. Henry F.
Pretty big buffet dinner with snow crab legs or dungeness crabs during the weekends.  

Military personnel (with ID) get a discount.

All you can east buffet dinner includes soft drink and desserts.  Sometimes there is a line, but things usually move along in less than 15 mins.

01/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
158. Evan H.
I don't know If I have the right to fully review this place.  I only went to gamble.  I saw half the casino.  The part I was in was exactly what I wanted.

13/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
159. Jessica M.
I have a love hate relationship with this place.
Its convenient if your staying in the french quarter. The ventilation system sucks and everyone seems to be chain smoking, bleh I hate smoke

I never seem to win at this place and neither does anyone else that I know.

I prefer Lauberge Du Lac on the way back to Texas.

01/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
160. Allison L.
If I were to be REALLY subjective, I would give this place 1 star since it took all my money.  But alas, I can't do that since I did have fun nonetheless.  The cocktail waitresses in my opinion are better than Vegas, there are more of them and visit you frequently.  My liver thanks you.  Clean casino and actually the workers there are surprisingly very nice.  Usually they are all like "ugh, I hate my job."  These people seemed happy, at least to me.  Weird.

I left my Harrahs player card at home, so when I got into the casino I made my way to the Service counter...they were happy to help (obviously) and in under 2 minutes I was out with my new card and ready to hit the floor.  The tables were really crowded so we mostly played the slot machines.  It seemed like there were 1,000s of them...I sat at one of the Blackjack machines for literally over an hour...so much fun!!!

Basically just gambled and drank...I mean what else do you want? Gimme money.

22/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
161. Toya D.
E-yuck!

Bland City.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
162. Tom R.
Great place to stay if you're on a Business trip, Vacation, or just in town to catch a Saints game. The staff was extremely helpful and always had smiles on their faces. The deluxe room had a flat screen tv, nice stereo alarm, soak tub and walk in shower. The bed was beyond comfortable and the views from the 22nd floor were amazing.
Believe it or not I used the Harrah's gym located on the 3rd floor which was awesome. It was super clean because I'm sure no one uses it and the equipment was state of the art.
The Casino is great!! I actually liked that they separated the hotel and the casino from one another. The casino was huge and they had a ton of tables and slots available for our enjoyment. The casino isn't 24 hours all week long which helps keep the place clean.

Only Negative;
The maids were a little ghetto when they thought no one was around. At 11am they'd get super loud in the hallway (yelling and laughing) which actually was our wake up call during the week.

12/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
163. Jessica A.
Eh....I've been to better casinos. It was a quick visit for me, cause my cash went FAST in the penny machines. :(

It was a Friday evening and the place was packed!! I didn't really like their machines... seemed liked typical ones.

But since I lost my money so quick and cause I was so tired, I didn't really scope the place out too much.

But there sure was a lot of people inside!

31/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
164. Julie M.
plusses - they have a lot of games and the payouts seem fair.  there are a ton of options for the lower-end slot user, and a nice seperate area for the high-rollers.  free drinks that you can order from any slot machine, just tip your server and its yours this includes a full bar like margaritas, hurricanes, mojitos that actually taste good. not the bottom end crap you get for free at a lot of casinos.  air-filters keep the smoke levels reasonable.
minusses - more broken machines than i have ever seen in any casino.  problems ranged from machines that didn't work at all to machines that printed unreadable vouchers, which had to be taken to the cashier for redemption.  broken sinks and missing towels in the bathroom, spilled drinks on some machines and the areas between the machines.
overall it was fun and i would definitely go back and bring friends.

14/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
165. Aaron M.
I've only been here once, and I actually won money, so I have kind of a biased opinion.  Nevertheless, I had a lot of fun.  Lots of slot machines, where I lost money.  Blackjack tables were fun, and that's where I won back the money I had lost.  Oh, and FREE DRINKS while your playing?  YES PLZ.  

Also, if you play for 30 minutes, they even give you 24 hours of free parking!  What great fun in Downtown New Orleans

25/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
166. Dennis H.
The riverboat casino!!  I guess that's how they get around the laws of the bayou with the floating casino on the Mississippi.  I was disappointed since they didn't have a sports book.   Damn laws!

29/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
167. Richard D.
Any place that has air-conditioning in the New Orleans summer is A-okay with me.
I'd rate higher, but I don't like the smell of cigs.  They really need to ban smoking from the whole place.  I only saw maybe 20% of the people smoking but the place smells like cigs.  I guess cigs, booze, and gambling all go hand in hand.

02/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
168. Sonia R.
Bathrooms are nice, place is cold & atmosphere is fun. I played blackjack for several hours during my stay. So many nice, friendly & awesome dealers! Try to sit with Dylan, Charles or Vincent, they'll keep yah laughin' all night & were super helpful. 5 stars for dealers. 2 Stars bc they let me play a $1 side bet at several tables across the room but said $5 at that table. At least 10 dealers didn't know what the rule was for that since they kept changing it over the past month. Managers need to better disseminate new rules to all workers so the place doesn't have two different things going on at once. Frustrating scenario, but at least the managers hire good table dealers!

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
169. india r.
I am not a gambler.  I went here for Sunday brunch.  I left about five minutes after paying.  Service was given with an ample side of f$&k you.  After paying we were told a hostess would come and seat us.  She did not.  She yelled "over here" and waved to us to come to her , at the same time another hostess came to us and said to follow her.  She took us to a small table behind a post.  We asked to sit at a booth, so my husband could rest his back (walked here from Frenchman and Esplanade) she said no those sections were closed.  Sooooo on the other side there was one booth empty we asked to sit there,  no that section was closed, although there were people sitting all around this spot.   Mind you I am no cheapskate, Harrahs was not my first choice but I was having a laid back day and did not get into Brennan's early and Arnauds and Broussard's could not get us in before 2:00.  but still for 75.00 (for a buffet)I think it is fair to expect a fair bit of service. But I suppose Harrahs makes enough money that they don't care if you like it there or not.   This place sucks the big one the supervisor did not even inquire as to why we were leaving.   "Screw you, here is your refund"
Will never be back,  I will not go to Harrahs again for any reason.
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19/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
170. Helen L.
Paradise for the gamblers. Everyone else not so much unless you like to people watch, game watch, or grab a bite. Though I don't see why you won't grab a bite outside instead. Overall, it's a casino. It is what it is.

24/02/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
171. Paul H.
*Mobile Review*

Came here because I've never been to a casino

Decor: 3.5/5
-Endless with slot machines
-Heavy smoke smell. I had to leave in 10 minutes

Service: 2.5/5
-Didn't get any service, default rating of 2.5

Casino Presentation: 3.5/5
-Too many slots I guess
-A few tables for poker and blackjack
-I'm wondering how people have money to gamble
-I did come out a winner so I was happy (beginner's luck? nah :p )

Vegas, here I come!

31/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
172. Libby V.
Rooms in the hotel are large and wonderful, bathrooms are one of the best I've ever had in a hotel. Front desk staff are very efficient, and the doorman never misses an opportunity to make you feel welcome or offer advice on where you want to go. Rooms are very clean for a hotel - you will see an occasional spot on the carpet. We always used to stay at a boutique hotel while in NO, but wouldn't want to stay anywhere else now.

Request a river view room - my husband can sit by the hour and count the countries represented by their flags on river traffic. And get a cheese and fruit tray from room service - you can eat on it all week long!

I laugh everytime I see a review that someone lost in the Casino. It happens - that's why they call it gambling. I usually lose, but won this trip! Well, won more than I lost playing blackjack and slots.

There were one or two $5 tables early in the morning, plenty of $10 tables during the day, and mostly $15 tables at night when the crowd picks up.

The bar is covered in ice. I love, love, love it. And it turns into a nightclub several times a week. The Mardi Gras theme is just fun...and not as crazy as the real thing.

It's always cool in here, and the restrooms are clean. It's hard to ask for more than that from a casino. Oh, that and FREE drinks you order right from your machine!

22/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
173. Guy S.
Harrah's is just like the casinos in Vegas, I am a Roulette player so that is the only thing I do there, drinks are free flowing, the people working there are pleasant and its a fun environment.

23/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
174. Jessica A.
Love playing craps and at this Harrah's, it is even better. Dealers are extremely helpful and willing to help you out. Always been clean and well kept.
Park in their parking garage with 30 minutes of playing --- great deal.

08/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
175. Felicia M.
This Casino is located in the center of New Orleans right next to the river. A great place to hangout with friends.

18/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
176. Faby P.
We walked up the steps and smelled the disgusting stench of smoke coming from the inside and turned around. Hell no.

24/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
177. Tamara F.
Ok, so I like to gamble. This casino just doesn't seem to have any specials or any pay offs whatsoever. My boyfriend and I went there and were playing the slots. He won a few bucks on the video poker machines, and I lost big. I looked all around me and didn't see any of the slots paying. After being there for about an hour, FINALLY, a waitress came over to ask us if we wanted a drink, and it took almost another 30 minutes for her to get over to us with one. I just think that they can do a whole lot better on pay offs, player rewards, and service, especially with Mardi Gras and Superbowl around the corner.

20/01/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
178. Andrew T.
Update: Stayed at the actual hotel during a convention using a promo on the website and presented my Harrah's card; got upgraded to a 1bed suite. Very nice accomodations, great bathroom, flat screen TVs, bathrobes, similar to say a Westin or Venetian/Palazzo, nothing like Harrah's Las Vegas at all. Good location between the convention center and the french quarter. Definitely a great deal considering that said convention was boosting hotel rooms to $300/night.

Tables: most of the craps tables were $10 min all night, bumped up to $15 during peak time. Pretty dismayed, i normally play 5 min, but since it's the only game in town I guess they can do that. I still think they could at least run one $5 min table for locals who just want to throw down a couple bucks or for conventioneers who wanna try shooting on the cheap. blackjack wasn't much better.

Slots: limited sample size obv but seemed pretty loose, a lot of my friends made money.

Drink service: on point, double crown & cokes flowing like water, glasses/ashtrays/garbage picked up quick. cocktail servers were very friendly even though a lot of cheapskates. tip your waitresses people!!!

Starbucks: insanely expensive!!!! like 6 bucks for a latte. par for the course relative to many casinos, though.

Clientele: ranging from locals who wanted to play hardways and prop bets with 20 bucks to legit high rollers with markers and trophy women. since there's no high/low limit craps tables it's literally everyone.

Smoking: it's a casino in the south, what do you expect? i mean really...

25/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
179. John F.
Clean bathrooms, great air conditioning, big bar in the center.  Took all my money fast and that was on the penny machines .  They know that they are the only Casino here, so the odds of winning are greatly slanted to the house.  Other than that bunches of cute girls.

17/08/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
180. Loren B.
5 stars! Why?!? I was in town for Mardi Gras and won the most $$$ ever and so did everyone I know. Enjoy!

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
181. Nikki C.
They don't check everyone's id's. i was the only one thar was carded. Flattering and annoying all in one :)

08/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
182. Marsha B.
Not a gambler, but I do like the atmosphere.. Free drinks at any machine!! Whoot whoot!! Plus the nightclub mascarades is pretty awesome!

06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
183. Laura R.
Pretty casino. Was very surprised that you can call for a drink girl from your slot machine. I wish all casino's would do that, instead of having to wait for a girl to go by. Played just the slots, about 5 in all. Didn't win anything.

27/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Eunice T.
It's a casino. Idk how to actually review it, since I don't gamble. Yet everytime I'm in N.O., I inevitably venture to Harrah's. Why? Bc inside it's sinful walls is Masquerade, a decked out club with no cover. You just have to be 21 to enter, since, its in a casino. Duh.

I like that when you're tired of dancing & wasted on henney shots, you can escape the loud music & sit at a slot machine. Or a black jack table. Or other gambling tables.

Oh, and if you gamble, you can validate your parking. It's a win-win. You know, unless you lose. Then you still technically paid for parking.

28/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
185. David R.
1.  If you eschew the buffet (either because you're bankrupt from the tables or because you're so hungover that you won't eat nearly enough to justify the $30 price tag), your only lunch options are a deli, a Starbucks, and a Fuddrucker's.  That sucks.  However, I can tell you that the Fuddrucker's turkey burger is far better than it has any right to be.

2.  You can park in the garage for free in exchange for only thirty minutes of gambling per day.  That's a great deal.  What they don't tell you is that during the Mardi Gras parades, the garage exits are blocked off and entry/egress is impossible.  My friend found this out the hard way, as he got stuck--in his car!--for FOUR hours on a Sunday afternoon.  Harrah's--how about extending some courtesy to your customers and warning them about the parade restrictions?

03/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
186. Jen W.
A fine but very smokey place to lose your money. Also a good place to use the bathrooms if you are down by the river walk!

13/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
187. John M.
Lots of cigar smoke fills the air, too much for my liking. If you can get over the grape flavored smoke, not a bad experience. Tons of slots, and all have electronic drink service. It takes a while to get your drinks, but it sure is convenient.  The floor is pretty crowded, but I never had any issues finding an open table or slot.

For the record,
I broke even :)

05/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
188. Jason V.
I only spent a couple of hours at Harrah's New Orleans, but I walked away pretty impressed at what I would consider the best casino I've been to outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City (i.e., better than MGM Grand Detroit and Presque Isle Downs in Pennsylvania).

Most of my time was at the blackjack tables--limits were $15 and $25 per hand for Hit Soft 17 & No Surrender rules.  I was disappointed that I didn't see any tables with good rules.  Dealers were okay--they could deal well enough but weren't particularly customer friendly.

It was the opposite with Craps, which had $10 and $15 minimum tables with...wait for it...100 times odds!  Granted I didn't see anyone play that much more than 1 or 2 times odds, but knowing it's available is enticing.  Make sure to stay clear of their Crapless Craps variant table.

I only looked at a few Video Poker machines, which happened to be in the higher limit area.  Saw a few 9-6 Jacks or Better pay tables at $1/credit 10 play ($50 max per deal) and $5/credit single play machines ($25 max per deal).  Unfortunately, I didn't see my personal favorite, Super Times Pay.  The baccarat tables in the high limit area had $100 minimums with $25 mini-baccarat also available.

The gaming area as a whole has the look and feel of a lower-tier Las Vegas Strip casino--like a Monte Carlo.  I saw a buffet with what appeared to be a pretty large dining space, and there was the typical circular bar area in the middle of the casino floor.  Drink service was slightly less frequent than a casino on the Strip, but if you tip modestly you are sure to get the servers checking on you more frequently.  The restrooms could have been cleaner and were too crowded for just an average Saturday afternoon.

While Harrah's New Orleans certainly has the tools to contend for four stars, I lowered it to three stars based on the lack of good blackjack tables and that the casino was part of the Harrah's Total Rewards program--a comp system that only seems to get stingier and stingier every year.  Still, with those 100 times free odds in craps and 9-6 multiplay VP machines, combined with the great restaurants and spots you can visit while in New Orleans, it is definitely worth considering for a future one or two day trip.

27/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
189. Betsy M.
Even though I lost all of my money - well not all of it, but enough to matter - it's a fun place to gamble. I stopped by this casino probably 3 or 4 times in the 24 hours that I was in NOLA.

The bar area turned in to a full blown club on the Saturday night that I was there. You can find a live DJ, go go dancers and a dance floor to get your groove on.

20/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
190. Stephen T.
I've gotta say, I love casinos.

Why is that you ask?

Well it's pretty simple really. Casinos thrive almost solely on the quality of their amenities. Sure ... they have gambling. But they also usually have top notch hotels, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs attached to them, not to mention shopping.

Harrah's New Orleans falls somewhere in the middle of the casino category. I'd rank it as "best in New Orleans" and possibly "best in Louisiana."

Dealers - Nice and talkative
Clubs - Decent - go to the Masquerade bar with the ice top
Restrooms - Clean! Awesome
Buffet - Pretty good - no slouch

The only thing I missed out on was the hotel, but I signed up for the comp plan while I was there so perhaps I'll get some offers worth taking.

04/11/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
191. Justen L.
Just recently got back from a summer road trip I took with my partner of six years. My plan was to stop at many of the Harrah's properties. The first property I stayed at was the Harrah's Biloxi my next stop was the Harrah's New Orleans. We arrived to the Harrah's New Orleans at around 3:30 am. I was hoping to get a room. When we arrived a lady and what looked like a security guard were at the door and asked for our ID's. The lady, an employee of Harrah's, claimed me and my partners ID's did not look real.
I am a 34 year old male and my partner is 27. My partner also showed his passport. The employee asked him to smile and starting sassing at him, "show me your dimples!" We were then told to get lost by the security guard. So we went out the door to the main entrance hoping to speak with management.
At the main entrance we had the same problem with being denied entry after the woman, Omega, was radioed and told not to let us in. At this point I requested to speak with management just before another security guard came out to tell us to "get off my property".
Waiting outside management finally came but not to address the situation. Instead we were told to "not even step foot into the building" by Leroy and Tina, who were acting as management. After describing our situation and providing them our multiple forms of identification they claimed they were unsure of the validity of our California issued Driver's License. Leroy even began to make subtle threats of calling the police. I'm as unsure as to why just as unsure as to why we were denied entry. Given the late hour of nearly 4 in the morning we decided to give up and stay else where.
As someone who frequents Las Vegas multiple times per month during the summer at least once a month during the year. We play/stay across multiple resorts; I've never experienced this before.  Never has this been an issue in Las Vegas or even in Biloxi or anywhere while we were in New Orleans except for at Harrah's. If you are gay stay far away from this property unless you want to be denied entry.

11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
192. Lica N.
Gambling time!  Winning!!

Well it wasnt for me on this trip but its all goooooood!  I come here to cool off and to gamble.  Its not a big casino but big enough.  Obviously like all casino's the smoke gets to you, stinky!!!  I am a X 2 pack a day smoker so I think im entitled to bitch about the smoke!!!

Anywhooooo, they have totally phased out all the wheel of fortune slots so I was stuck playing the monte carlo which was similar.  Wanted to play 21 but the min was $10 and I wasnt really feeling the gambling but so I stuck with the slots.

I like this place,  It has a starbucks at the entrance along with a few other fastfoody joints.  But if you must in while you take breaks in your gambling session may I suggest you head on over the the buffet!!!  Holy crapper they have a good one.  Lots of crab and they got some good ass friend chicken!!!

Lets roll some dice!

03/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
193. Krista M.
Definitely very vegas-like casino, I almost forgot where I was. Awesome slot machines with the ability to order a drink from a touch screen and then your drink is brought to you..greatest invention ever!  

There are lots of smokers which kind of sucks since the air is not so good, but the place was packed and very energetic. It's a large space filled with machines and table games so you are sure to be able to play.

17/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Mark E.
We haven't been to a casino in 15 years.  The slot machines made us feel like we were in a Chucky Cheese.  Lots of computer sound but not the coins like slot machines are supposed to be.  Only one restaurant and bar was decent and that was John Besh's.  The rest of the casino smelled of stale smoke and was a total let down.  If this is the example of a modern casino, we will never step into one again.

31/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
195. Mel N.
If there was a negative rating, I would start with that. We really had our hearts set on having our destination wedding, reception and all room blocks at Harrah's. However, we have been trying to make these plans for over two months and the event sales manager has been impossible to work with or even get ahold of. Our calls and emails have gone unanswered and once we are finally able to reach her (after being rerouted through someone else because no one else has been able to help either), she has said each time that she took at least a week or two to get back to us because she was at a training, having surgery, busy, etc. Last we heard, our room blocks have jumped up 200%. Harrah's you lost our business and I hope you find a more competent employee or hire her more help with events. Very unprofessional and I would never recommend Harrah's to anyone having an event.

30/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
196. Jon G.
While wandering the streets looking for something to do, my group spotted Harrah's and decided to go in. We were approached by beggars as we ascended the stairs, and then upon entering, had out IDs scanned by a woman with a computer. We all passed, but the machine wouldnt read one of our IDs and so he was held up at the front. Some of us grabbed some food and drinks while they tried sorting out the problem. Drinks are way too expensive. $5 for a miller light in a bottle! The food seemed limited to greasy junk food as well, and the giant tray of pickles left out for you to pick through smelled terrible and was a nasty sight.

Since we werent making any headway with the ID situation, we decided to leave and try classier, more exciting adventures.

10/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
197. Peter D.
Most people spend their 21st birthday at a bar, getting incoherently, embarrassingly drunk. Not me. For me, that was the day AFTER my birthday. When the clock struck midnight and I was officially of age, I was here, at Harrah's New Orleans, because I used to have a gambling problem. (I mean, I still do, but I used to, too.*)

I sat down at a 2-4 Hold-Em table where I was dealt trip aces, my very first hand. I won a few hundred dollars that night, and then feasted at the damn fine buffet. I suppose that what I'm saying is that Harrah's New Orleans holds a special place in my heart.

Sure, from that moment on, it has been straight downhill. But not because of Harrah's; this place is solid. Easy to get to (too easy) with courteous, attentive cocktail waitresses, and all the gambling you could ask for:

-Plenty of blackjack tables, lined up by street names (but I don't like that sometimes the blackjack minimum is $15 at all of 'em).
-A great poker room; I believe they've even hosted the World Series once or twice.
-All the obligatory slot machines, although I don't plan to play slots until after I have my 2nd heart attack.
-And craps...craps originated here in New Orleans. If you've never had the pleasure, craps is absolutely the most fun game to play with a large group of friends. And if you win once, you'll be hooked for life and you'll love it so much and play and play until you lose that money that was supposed to pay for clothes, rent, and your children's food.

So maybe you shouldn't play craps.
___________

*Apologies to the late, great Mitch Hedberg.

08/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
198. Heidi S.
Ok its a casino..seen one seen them all!  But I did enjoy that they had a lot of penny slots!  I think that is a plus for them!

I myself didn't win but still enjoyed the place.  

Although they have a great club inside of this casino!  The music was just great and my boyfriend and I did dance a little bit!

Definitely will go back on my next visit to NOLA

22/12/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
199. John S.
The rooms were big and clean. Great New Orleans location too. Everywhere we wanted to go was within walking distance. The staff was very friendly.

05/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
200. Brandy W.
Harrah's is a beautiful casino. The gaming is not as varied as other casinos and don't go in expecting to enjoy the slots.    We still go back and enjoy the clean atmosphere.

16/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
201. Madi F.
I have been to a lot of money eating casinos and NEVER written a bad review but this place is crazy. $60 gone in a slot machine in fifteen mintues.  I'm no stranger to slot machines, I know u generally lose but at least most places fake u out and let u play for a while w that 60... Not here! Pretty casino...but take your money to bourbon or the french market, you'll have more fun that way!

18/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
202. Cesar G.
I lost all my money here and I now need some money to get home. Jk had a blast here it was my first time to a casino

01/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
203. Johnny W.
Harrah's is a grand casino in the middle of New Orleans.  When you're indoors, it's hard to think that you're not in Nevada.  This is a great Casino outside of Nevada, but it's lacking a Sportsbook!  There no place to see the lines or bet on the games.  When I came here one year, it was during the NFL playoffs; so I was very disappointed when I couldn't find a Sportsbook in this grand Casino to see the odds, point spreads or the over/under on the NFL match ups.  Now since the New Orleans Saints have finally won their very first Superbowl for their city, maybe they'll finally reconsider constructing a Sportsbook in this casino!

Other than that, they have a wide variety of tables & slots and a very nice poker floor.  The casino had a lot of room, clean and had very friendly employees.  Although I was surprised that they wouldn't allow me to take any initial pictures when I entered through their front door.  That's not a problem in Las Vegas!  If you're in the gambling mood while you're in Louisiana, Harrah's has a very nice casino for you!

08/02/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
204. Chris S.
Tons of slots, poker machines, poker tables, blackjack tables, roulette, everything you want. Also inside there is a burger place, Starbucks, sandwich shop, fine steakhouse, and buffet.

My wife, will also point out, they have some of the best bathrooms in New Orleans. Drop in, spend a few dollars, order drinks from your machine, hit the restroom, then jump back out on the town. Around Christmas time, they had a snow machine they would fire up from time to time, it was great.

30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
205. Jennifer B.
It's pretty smoke-filled inside of Harrah's, but I guess it's a good place to go if you're into gambling.

I've been here twice in my 3+ years of living in NOLA. Once was for the Wheel of Fortune auditions, and then the fiance and I recently attended a fundraiser for the kidney foundation. The Harrah's staff was very accomodating and poured lots of fantastic free drinks.

We gambled a little bit with the penny slots, using the $10 voucher that we each received at the event. After losing that money, we wandered around for a while. The club in the middle of the casino had some women dancing on some platform thing... surprisingly, not many people watching them. I'm not sure if this is a regular thing or not.

I should have read the reviews before coming here, so I would have known to order a drink from the slot machine. Oh well. Something to try next time.

I'm giving this 3 stars. Not because there is anything wrong with Harrah's, but because there isn't really anything overly spectacular about Harrah's compared to any other casino I've ever been to.

29/08/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
206. Scott G.
Harrah's Casino in New Orleans was actually a lot better than I had expected.  For whatever reason before I entered I was thinking it was going to be like some middle of the road Indian casino that we have out in California.  Upon entering I could tell it was quite nice inside and had a nice Vegas casino type feel to it.  There were lots of table games as well as a ton of slot machines.  I am a blackjack and 3 card poker player so I did not pay much attention to the slots.  The dealers were really cool and friendly as well.

27/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
207. Albert K.
The Harrah's is a totally decent casino by all means.  The dealers are friendly and the crowd is generally pleasant.  The buffet is also very good, albeit quite pricey.  

Even though there were some local and mardi gras-ish themes to the decor, I wish there had been some more local charm to the place, it felt generic.

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
208. David D.
Love to play... They provide the rooms for our trips, but they also take our money. It's worth it; plus free drinks!!!!!!

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
209. Jon D.
HOTEL REVIEW ONLY

First world problems aplenty at this place. We'd arrived on a friends preferred player card rate.  If I had to pay the list price, I certainly would not stay at this hotel.  It's the little things that count, the little things that add up to big things.  If you're paying around $300 a night for a hotel room you'd expect the following:

1. A shower head that has pressure.
2. A flat screen television, not a low-def tube.
3. Housekeeping that see's the "housekeeping please" light on, and tidies the room.
4. More than two large towels.
5. A pool.
6. A bar that wasn't a national chain. Come on, this is New Orleans, not Cleveland.
7. An ironing board to go with that iron.
8. A follow through with that advertised iPod dock/radio.  That wasn't present.

The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfy.  The main lobby area is clean, and the staff are welcoming.  There's an underground passage to get to the casino if you don't want to walk across the street.

The toiletries are sub-par for a nice hotel. I don't think I saw a hairdryer in the room, but this may have been overlooked.

11/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
210. Gigi S.
As with everything else here- "it's under construction". So that makes it a huge, empty place to lose money. I tried some slots, and skipped the poker and roulette. It was more depressing than anything. Explored a bit and found the gift shop in some corner and they actually had Astro-Pops! I bought every one of those they had, so at this point you can probably skip it altogether, stop messing around and head straight to the Beau Rivage.

20/11/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
211. Vida A.
Saturday night here is mayham!!!  It seems like everybody is here from bachelor parties to locals.  Gambling was ok and the tables are packed, lucky to get on one.  We did the buffet which for $38 bucks, the food sucks and is bland but crab legs were edible.

27/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
212. Larry D.
Average casino, pretty large for outside of Vegas. long wait to get to the cashier seemed like the didn't care. Very smokey. Did win so extra star.

29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
213. John G.
Haven't been to a casino since '98 and had a fun time.  I'm not hip to the rules of casinos or the tables, so I was a bit intimidated and just watch my lady play some black jack and the dealers were cool as were the folks sitting at the table.  I blew about 60 bucks, but it's about the third best way to lose your money as they play you with free drinks and you can smoke.  The slots were a waste of time, but I enjoyed playing the video poker.  It's a cool experience and seems to fit right into the vibe and spirit of New Orleans.

31/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
214. Tamara K.
I stayed at Harrahs for a long weekend.  It's nice bc the rooms are in a boutiquish type of hotel and the casino is across the street.  Not a typical AC or Vegas type of casino layout.  The rooms were nice and clean.  The art in the room was all done by a local artist...all originals and quite pricey!  Not a far walk to Bourbon street...and not a far walk to Cafe Du Monde and Jackson square.

11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
215. Amanda K.
I want to point out, I am a huge Vegas snob. I went to this Harrah's and was very disappointed. The machine were not even close to being loose at all. Free drinks anyone???

One thing that made me happy was the fact they had the machine BlackJack dealer machine. :)

13/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
216. julie n.
Self parking was hard to find, typical Harrah's.  Can't complain.

07/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
217. Dona W.
We recently stayed at Harrah's for a week. We didn't stay for the casino but for the location. It's right outside of the French Quarter. What makes this a 5 star for me is that the customer service was exceptional! The hotel is beautiful and our room was nice and roomy. We had one little small issue with our housekeeper but a young lady who greets in the lobby every morning (Keonna or Kianna??) hopped right on it and got us an apology, as well as, $15 to spend anywhere on the property. It was a small gesture but it went a long way in terms of service. I hope to visit again when she's running the place :-).

26/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
218. Cristy C.
HOW CAN THIS PLACE HAVE THREE AND A HALF STARS??!?!?!!?!?!

Take it from a local that has traveled the world a little bit, this casino is a joke compared to  all the other casino's I've been to. I may have high standards now, after taking a trip to Macau - casino utopia.

I'm not saying you can't have a good time. I've had plenty of great night here. I've never made any money, but I'll spend a few bucks here and here. But one thing is for sure, it is the best casino in New Orleans. (cough cough:: because its practically the only one in New Orleans that isn't a truck casino:: cough cough)

01/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
219. Shercole K.
It was a while since I been to Harrahs, but the first thing that was amazing to me was that I had cell phone reception, It truly amazed me lol I never had reception in there ever.

I went to Harrah's for a show in the theater for Tom Kaz, HypNaughty.  The theater was cute and small, I liked it. Service moving throughout to keep the drinks flowing during the show.

Parking was free, which is the most important thing in life for me.

I had a favorable experience here, it wasn't all extra smoky it was actually very chill day at Harrahs.

10/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
220. Brad T.
Overall a great stay here at Harrah's Hotel. The rooms were all very nice, staff very friendly and great location just off of the french quarter. Personally, I think the next time I come down to NOLA, I will stay in or around Harrah's as I do not mind walking and because it is so close to Bourbon street, there are a ton of great restaurants nearby and the convention center is not that far off.

The casino portion of the hotel is connected via an underground tunnel which you have to exit the hotel for and cross under the canopy to get to. Fortunately it was a very quick walk and this is where you will find all the restaurants, gift shop etc...

One tip: Parking is very pricey if you valet $34/day (you really do not need a car to get  around NOLA as taxi's are plentiful.

05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
221. Olivia C.
Review of the casino, not the hotel. Not sure when it was built but everything seemed very clean and new, with nice plushy carpet.

All the employees were extremely helpful as to the closest restrooms/best exits to get to certain parts outdoors (I only had a limited amount of time since I decided to hit up the slots while my friends were in the aquarium across the street hahaah).

The casino was tiny compared to the ones in Vegas. I was able to circle the whole thing twice in 10 minutes, before deciding what to play. Machines also had the option to order drinks/call for a server to come to you! Wutttttt. I just wish there were less 1 and 2 cent slot machines- had trouble finding $1 ones.

Full o' old people on the machines and some younger people on the tables. I just kind of wish there were designated areas for smoking, since I was literally walking and coughing. Won some $$$.

Just don't get the Starbucks there. It smelled funny.

17/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
222. Cub M.
I always do good @ Harrah's casino in NOLA.  The only drawback is that the gaming floor is kept ice cold, so just prepare yourself for the shock.

Staff is really friendly & helpful.

The hotel is nice

23/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
223. Mala H.
Fun casino with table games and the usual electronic ones. Staff is very friendly.

11/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
224. Monique L.
The lunch buffet stinks. They recently remodeled the buffet, and upon reopening, jacked the price up from $12 to $17!! Not worth it! The only reason I am even giving it two stars is for the breakfast buffet, which is very good.

The only thing worth eating on the buffet was the salad bar. Fried and baked chicken, corn, macaroni and cheese were bland. Lo mein and crab rangoon were okay but not worth the price. Desserts were blah, the ice cream they serve has a texture like frozen foam.

It's close to where I work, so I come here a lot for lunch. This was my final trip, never going back for lunch. Breakfast only!

11/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
225. Ed L.
I noticed Harrah's while commuting from the airport to downtown New Orleans. I decided to check this place out when I had the time after completing the 2012 Rock and Roll New Orleans Marathon. When you enter this place, it feels like I was in Las Vegas again, but any casino I guess has that feel to it. The security personnel did not stop me and card me, so that was cool. Maybe I guess I look old, so they let me through. I don't know if that's a good thing or what, but whatever, I guess. Harrah's is pretty much on Canal Street and near the gateway to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. I guess that's cool for the casino to make money off of people this way. I'm glad I did find Harrah's to just kill sometime while in The Big Easy. Bourbon Street gets kind of old after a while.

It's a casino in the heart of New Orleans. Plenty of stuff to do, gamble, and whatever you want to do. I just killed time here, and while I didn't gamble, there was plenty of opportunities to watch people lose their life savings, and just enjoy being in New Orleans without losing your shirt.  I came to the Buffet and burned $33 on it. While the selection wasn't that great, it was a good assortment of food. It was kinda of like the Rio, where they did the World Cuisine theme. Or was it the Bellagio. Oh well.

Will come again.

B+

09/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
226. Thuy L.
F***  this shit... Almost half an hour before we got our car. People who came after us got their car before us.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
227. Roxanne C.
I usually stop through here when I'm trying to get from the Quarter to the Warehouse District or vice versa to use the bathroom.

It's really smokey in here, and I don't like cigarette smoke.

It's also kinda expensive for a casino (a $15 minimum to play Black Jack is ridic). Even though it's nicer than Treasure Chest, their Black Jack minimum is $10,which is more affordable for me.

Because of this, I don't go to the casino that often and when I do, I stick to the penny slots.

28/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
228. Jenn F.
Woah! First casino that I've ever walked away with more money than I had before? You win Harrah's.

This isn't Vegas, but only vegas is vegas. We took shelter from the storm here and enjoyed some slots and Irish coffees. Not a bad casino at all.

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
229. Steve B.
It is a nice size casino that is in full circle. The masquerade bar in the center is a nice place to watch the games, listen to music and play some 21. This casino is always packed whenever I go there. I like what it has to offer entertainment wise.  Excellent restaurants.  Tremendous location at the bottom of Canal & Poydras.  Cool with the black jack tables.  Affordable tables under a dub.  So you can make up on a few hands if in a hole.  

Ok the bad. No me gusta fuma! Got it. Good!  The

Grade: B

02/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
230. Joe L.
The Shrimp at the buffet was great and plenty good selection

18/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
231. Rich B.
First, let me say that I loathe casinos, so skip this review if that is your thing. The casino at Harrah's is as tired as their patrons - and as others have noted, the place reeks of cigarette smoke.

The hotel itself is fine (I stayed here for almost a week). Front desk staff were friendly and did their job. The actual room was spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable, although the sheets seemed a bit cheap and rough. I'd avoid room service - like the front desk staff, the room service people were friendly and did their job, it's just they are delivering some of the most depressing, institutional grade food ever. The croissants will break your heart.
Also, I'd avoid the restaurants on premise. The Ruth Chris there is nothing special. There are two other ones that are churning out the same chain restaurant style food (including Mannings with their depressing 'easy chair seating in front of a large TV screen area').

The do a ton of conferences here. The conference staff ranged from on-the-ball to, well, whatever the opposite of on-the-ball would be. If they try to book part of your conference in any room in the casino area, protest. You don't want to be there. First, anything in the casino smells. Second, there is the constant electronic din from the machines outside that will slowly drive you crazy.
Otherwise, their conference space in the actual hotel is fairly handsome and clean.

To summarize: Why in the world are you coming here? This is New Orleans with lots of interesting hotel options. Why would you eat here? I mean, why come to New Orleans if you are going to eat at  Ruth Chris or the other on-premise restaurants? If you came here for the casino, well, roll your little bandit in there and have some fun with the saddest members of the 'Greatest Generation'.

11/03/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
232. Amanda W.
Haters gonna hate.
I love Harrah's because I love to sit at the penny slots and repeatedly order "free" drinks while taking in the trashy atmosphere. Anyone who comes to Harrah's expecting a classy time will be sorely disappointed. Those that come to Harrah's to have fun and gamble will have a good time.
I think there is a buffet or something, but I've never tried it. Harrah's is the place you go to when you've been gallavanting about the Quarter for hours and need to sit and chill somewhere for a while.
As long as you don't take it too seriously or have too many expectations, you will become fond of Harrah's as I have.

05/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
233. Wes D.
Been to many casinos.

Great heavy pours while playing bartop VP.

All the games desired available, both Texas Holdem Bonus AND Ultimate Texas Holdem, Craps, etc.

Drink service at table games were great too and overall a nice short walk from the French Quarter.

23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
234. Tyler H.
This was the nicest casino that I have ever been to, but that is definitely not saying very much.  I have been across Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and now Louie playing cards in as many different places as possible.  By the way, Indian casinos suck hard.  ante?  Not here my friends!

 I am a blackjack man and was able to take over a grand of their money at the single deck table.  The dealers were really great and would help me out if I was questioning what to do with the dreaded 16...  Fernados was hilarious!  I left several nice tips with the staff to let them know I only want the Casinos money and help others do the same.  My girlfriend let me go six times in four days with minimal guilt trips.  She did freak out when I tried to play a $500 hand.  Advice:  know when to walk away.

The buffet is nasty though, so only four stars.  The casino comped my meal, but I got sick later. $ 15.99 for shoddy food and possibly a parasite, no thank you.  If there is a next time, i will eat at the fuddruckers, mcallisters or even Starbucks for half the price.  All are at the front of the casino floor...

16/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
235. Dalan C.
This is a decent casino for the area.  It's definitely the nicest one.  They have a bunch of table games, and for the most part the table limits generally start at $15.

Dealers are pretty cool, and you can usually find a spot at the craps table.  The lowest is $10 for the craps table but usually the limits go up to $15.

If you have a harrah's card, they will give you 24hrs of free parking if you gamble for 1/2 hour.  So, this is great if you want to walk around the quarter and not pay for parking.

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
236. Ashley H.
Let me preface by saying I do not gamble, so stop reading now if you're looking for a review of the casino facilities.

My weekend ritual typically consists of getting up early on either Saturday or Sunday (or, on a good weekend, both) and going out for breakfast. Harrah's has a breakfast buffet, which means it makes an occasional cameo in the rotation.

They have a decent variety of breakfast options, which is perfect for those mornings when you can't make up your mind. It's usually not very crowded during breakfast, which is also nice. They also have a parking garage with easy access into the inside, which makes it pretty darn convenient.

+1 star for decent breakfast and a parking garage.

Harrah's is a good spot to use the bathroom if you happen to be wandering in Woldenberg Park/Canal Street and the urge strikes. They're usually pretty clean (depending, of course, on the time of day or night.) They're free/don't require a purchase, which is a definite bonus for the area.

They have a Lucky Dog cart inside that is regulated by the health department. If you have a hankering for a Lucky Dog but can't quite bring yourself to buy one on the street, stop in to Harrah's and pick one up. (Of course, if you're squeemish over a Lucky Dog, you probably shouldn't be walking around in the Quarter at all, but I digress.)

Finally, if you happen to be in the area and for whatever reason you can't find a cab on the street (i.e. French Quarter Fest), go to Harrah's, tip the valet and they'll get you a cab.

+1 star for free bathrooms, Luck Dog cart and access to cabs.

So, why only two stars? Because the transistion from breakfast to brunch can just be downright shady. And breakfast is the primary reason I go to Harrah's. Their web site says breakfast ends at 9:45 and brunch begins at 10:00. I typically get there right at 9:00 and have no problems. However, on my last visit, I got there shortly after 9:00 and they had the entrance completely roped off with a sign saying they would begin seating again at 10:00 for brunch. Thanks, Harrah's, but I'll pass on waiting an hour to pay twice as much for basically the same meal. But thank you for still making me pay full price to park in your garage for maybe 10 minutes, tops.

07/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
237. Mark A.
Nice layout festive and lively , stepping inside made me want to start drinking as the hotel screemed let's party,  my room was nicely laid out and had a nice large bathroom,  the casino floor was pretty busy,  I left Pretty quick to goto Burban Street to eat but plan on partying at the big night club masquerade

13/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
238. Denise L.
Spent WAY too much time here during my New Orleans trip! And lost too much money!!! Very large casino, as it's the only in the area. Their security is top knotch, as they have someone carding at each entrance, and they scan your ID 3 different ways.

Played craps, lost. Played blackjack. Barely lasted a cigarette. So, I wasted the rest of my time on slots. Drink servers don't come often, but they have a function on the slot machines to request what kind of drink you want, and 3 minutes later, voila! Drink lady with your beverage! Such a great feature. Had one too many Jack and Diet Cokes this way though!

There's also some eateries inside the casino, and oddly, it's not connected to the hotel.

28/03/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
239. Gangy G.
Decided to pass some time while in NOLA for spring break.  Was shocked to see that we could order drinks right on the slot machine using our rewards cards.  Vegas doesn't even have this technology.  I was amazed.

I enjoyed playing video roulette with min $1 bets which kept me in a trance for several hours. Had a blast!

13/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
240. Amber A.
I'm not a gambler. I hate smokers. Only went in because they have a Starbucks and my husband wanted to play roulette. I decided to give a "pretty slot machine" a try.  Put in ten bucks and five minutes later won $14.60. Immediately cashed out and hit the door. Lol.

25/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
241. Krystine S.
It's the only casino worth going to. They have it all. Buffet, a night club, poker tables, slots, hotel, restaurants, shows.

06/06/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
242. Eira T.
So, I've never actually gambled at this Harrah's. However, it is an EXCELLENT location for when you need to use the facilities and you're stuck in the CBD/FQ. You just have to be 21+ (I think? You will get carded). Bathrooms are along the perimeter closest to Canal Street. It also has a Starbucks inside.

26/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
243. J D.
Since we were attending a conference in Biloxi, we decided to stop by a couple of casinos on the way there from New Orleans.  This casino is located in downtown New Orleans.  It's been over 10 yrs since I've visited the casino.  I remember when it was brand new and visiting it the weekend after grand opening.

I was pleased to see that it was very similar to what I remember.  It's large with a lot of slot machines  and table games to choose from.  The casino lacked the "vibe" that I remember from a long time ago.  It's not as exciting as it used to be.  It seemed like everyone in there wasn't having any fun.  There was no "electricity" in the air.  Perhaps I was there on the wrong night?  I don't know.

We didn't stay long.  Just long enough to lose a few buck giving Lady Luck a chance.  We left empty handed.

Return Factor - 70%

02/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
244. Daniel B.
Look, it is a casino. In the middle of a city (not at least an hour away as seems to be the case for most everywhere else in the US except for Vegas and AC). And I would definitely rate NO way above those 2 cities.

On par with the casino's in Vegas, this place is a great escape from the heat in the surrounding area.

24/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
245. Desiree M.
The seating in this place is horrible, unless you are sitting very front row or in the tables in the front...and not all the tables just the first 2/3rd in the middle I would say.  There is no stadium style seating so you wouldn't be able to see in front of you.  

I would have to say being a casino junky myself, I usually get comped tickets to shows, this is really the only way to go.  However, my mother wanted to visit the Royale show (not sure what it was called specifically).  We paid $34.99 per ticket and got stuck behind a pillar.  After a bunch of complaining they finally moved us down to an empty table.  We were here on a sunday night and it was not crowded at all.

The show itself was okay.  The comedian was funny and interesting...the bow guy was something ive never seen so he was entertaining and the magician got my wow's i am not one to even want to watch magicians but he was very good!  I would recommend the show itself but the venue needs a major updue!

24/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
246. Carrie R.
My husband and I had a lot of fun playing the various games and winning some money! It was nice to have some New Orleans flair added to the ambiance.

28/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
247. D B.
Love all Harrah's hotel/casinos.  We are looking forward to 3 days in December.  Does the Casino now have video Game King machines that include Multi-Card Keno, straight Keno or 4 Card Keno?  (5 cent denomination?).

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
248. Sarah J.
Let's start with the absolute best part about Harrah's: for 30 minutes of gambling, they give you 24 hours of free parking. Parking is crazy expensive in the French quarter (parking at my hotel would have cost me $42 a night), so it was well worth it for us, especially since we were planning on gambling anyway. Like many casinos, you get free drinks as you gamble, and the table minimums are pretty reasonable. Harrah's New Orleans is part of a larger chain of casinos, so your rewards can be applied to any one of the chain (this is more than just the other Harrahs, it includes Caesars and a variety of other casinos as well). There are a good number of table games to play, including craps, despite not listing it on their website. The one thing I really don't like about casinos in general is that they typically allow smoking everywhere, so I usually have to leave after about an hour or so just to get a little fresh air.

01/01/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
249. Molly V.
I would go again.  Good music, but weird that they constantly change the song to another song right in the middle of it.  Blew too much smoke on the dance floor.  Bartenders were good.  Overall, nice visit.

29/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
250. Jessica H.
About the casino only:

Smokey Smokey!

Prepare yourself if you aren't used to being around smoke (aka us northerners).  They allow smoking at most bars in New Orleans so Harrah's does to.  The casino is big, takes you a good 5 minutes to walk through it all.  They also have a hotel and a lot of restaurants.  It covers a few blocks and was near my hotel - The Marriott at the Convention Center.

I went a few nights when I was in New Orleans after Mardi Gras.  My friend and I played a few slots just to get a "free" drink to start the night and say that we gambled. I also went another night to hang out with friends spending  a lot of $ at the poker tables.  We left after they lost a lot.  I LOVED the unicorn slot machine.  We got pictures taken with it.

The servers and staff seemed nice. They will check your ID when you enter.

If you are vegan there isn't much to eat. There is a Fuddruckers there - I was desperate for vegetarian protein in New Orleans so I got a veggie burger there (but they aren't vegan).  And the line was INSANE, took forever to order and then wait for my order.  But I was glad I could get a veggie burger. There is also a Starbucks.

They have an Asian restaurant there that serves shark fin soup. BOOO!! That breaks my heart. Seriously are we in Hong Kong?  Shark fin soup is super cruel and kills more than 70 million sharks a year causing many species to be endangered.  I wish Harrah's would take a responsible stance and discontinue serving shark fin soup.  You can however get some vegetarian and vegan dishes there. They also have  buffet restaurant but it was closed each time I went.

Anyway the casino is wicked ghetto and dirty, with America's best spending all their money.  The combination of smoke and stained floors and sticky slot machines makes it an interesting scene.  Not to mention the prostitutes walking around.  Go because it's an experience but don't plan to spend multiple nights there.

22/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
251. Cory C.
This is the best casino in Louisiana. I'm not a drinker, but the center bar is a really cool bar. The table variety is great, and the dealers are always polite and helpful. I've also had some good winning nights here.

14/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
252. Alexander W.
Blackjack steals my money and I hate it...  but I still love it... hence 3 stars.  Big casino with all the bright and shiny lights.

20/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
253. Nola K.
Beware the Harrah's Parking Garage for Non-Validated parking on weekends.  For any time over 15 minutes, it is a flat rate of $30!!!  Little signage about that on the front end; major surprise on the exit.

22/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
254. Trina J.
Harrah's hotel is one of my favorite places to stay. I am not a gambler at all. In fact, it pains me to lose $2 dollars, which is part of reason I have a great appreciation for coupons. But anyway, this hotel is very nice. It is always very spacious, clean and the amenties are very nice. All rooms include a refrigerator and separate shower and garden tub. The bedding is very comfortable and each room has a good bit of lighting.

The staff members are friendly and go out of their way to make eye contact and acknowledge you when you enter or exit the hotel. The bellman are usually very quick to open doors and their is always nice music playing in the lobby. During the holiday, the lobby is festive. The hotel sits on the corner of Convention Center Blvd and Poydras to it is rigth next to Christmas on Julia. It is also steps away from Cafe Adeliade which is inside of Loews hotel.

This location is about a 15 minute walk from the French Quarter. I see this as a plus when you want to be close to the thriving area but desire quiet when you are ready to sleep. The only drawback to this location is the cost of parking. You have the option of parking in the self garage, parking valet or finding a space at a nearby meter which needs to be fed every two hours 7 days a week. I believe the metered parking is free after 7p. I try my best to locate free parking and this can at time prove to be a challenge.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to a return stay in the near future.

28/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
255. Ryan Z.
The Theatre at Harrah's leaves a lot to be desired.  The venue is small so no seat is really that far from the stage, but the sightlines are just awful.  The 101 and 104 sections might look like they are right in front of the stage, but they actually face a curtain, so you'll have to look to your extreme left or right to even see the stage, and your view will be very obstructed.  Depending on the show, the seating might be theater-style, long banquet tables, or round cocktail tables.  Because the venue was built for table arrangements, the floor is mostly flat, so seeing the stage is even more of a challenge because there is no slope.  Just hope that you're not sitting in front of a tall person.

Harrah's gave me a lot of misinformation.  First they told me that the box office was open every day starting at 3:00pm, then they told me that it was 3:00pm on show days, and then on another call they told me that it opens only an hour before showtime.  The correct answer:  the box office is open on show days only starting at 3:00pm.  Also, nobody ever answers the box office phone, whether or not you are calling during box office hours or not, which is very annoying.

And... to add insult to injury, the box office charges you the same $7/ticket service charge that Ticketmaster does.  That is so outrageous, and of course not advertised anywhere.  I would have asked when I called, but that couldn't happen since they don't know how to answer their phone.

14/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
256. Geoff C.
Thank you Harrahs for curing me of my desire to enter a casino. After spending an annoying hour inside this location where I was subjected to loud noises and obnoxious people (and those are the employees!) I am certain I shall never set foot inside a casino again. I tried to play poker at your hold em tables and even bought $100 worth of chips. After spending 45 minutes of getting hands like 2-6 and 4-10 I finally got a decent hand worth playing. Joke was on me as the dealer declared a mis-deal! He had only given two of the players one card each! Amateur hour for sure!  He then dealt me a 4-6 and I told him he had to be joking and got up from my seat. I took my $96 in chips with me and waited on a line for 10 minutes and cashed out down 4 bucks and an hour of my life.
Casinos are depressing, and this one is very much so. Especially the slot areas because you can just sense that most of these people should be paying rent or buying food and not throwing their money away.
Again, thank you Harrahs for being so incompetent as to not even hire dealers who know how to take people's money.

28/12/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
257. Joi B.
Know that I'm definitely not a casino-lovin' gal.

-I hate gambling (I prefer to spend my money than play with it and likely lose it)

-I can't deal with the slot machine zombies (depressing)

-I hate seeing people crying outside (saw this outside here years ago and haven't been back since)

-All that extra shit they pump in the air to make you less tired (maybe that's just in Vega$?) has a paradoxical effect on me and makes me want to curl up in a corner somewhere with fuzzy dice and a pillow.

-I find the interiors rather garish and dated and despite my overall lack of love for Vegas, really, this place can't even compete with their shabbiest casinos

-buffets make me suicidal for a bunch of reasons that I won't get into here

OK, I think I made my case. I don't like casinos.

That said, I'm giving Harrah's a fair rating because of a delightful encounter with the security guard checking IDs. You see, not only did she check my ID, she didn't believe my age! And made a big enough production of it that she called another guard over to guess my age.

That's pretty cool. It brought back memories of hitting up a casino in Atlantic City when I was just 21. And that was *not* just five years ago.

(it was just as depressing a place, however. That much hasn't changed).

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
258. Karen L.
I had so much fun here! There is a Starbuck's and McCalister's inside. The rice crispies treats at McCalister's are giant and delicious. There is also an all you can eat buffet. I didn't try it because I did not hear good things about it.

I'm not big on gambling so I limited myself to $10 and as I predicted, I lost it all to the slot machines. On the bright side, you can order free drinks from the slot machines so I won back all my money in free drinks! I had a Strawberry Daquiri and Kahlua Coffe. My favorite machines were Goldfish, Goldfish 2, and the Mermaid Machines. My friend played $5 on the slots and won $80! I would scope out the machines and play one that someone has been losing a lot of money to. People will also leave their slot machine receipts around if there isn't a lot of money left on them so I would be on the look out for those as well.

16/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
259. Aaron T.
I've been to several Harrah's properties around the country and this is below the standard. In general, it is more crowded here than other locations primarily due to the cluttered nature of the floor and volume of gaming devices and tables.

I've visited this property for the second time during this work trip and the experience, although good for my wallet, was far best I've experienced at a casino.

Drink service was satisfactory. The casino floor is loud and distracting (more so than other casinos). They have a variety of table games especially a variation of craps that has points on all numbers (with the exception of 7), something I haven't experienced at any other property I've visited. Table games have modest limits for the most part, so you don't need to break the bank after only making a few bets.

It's location in New Orleans is easily accessible. However, if you walk to the location from a nearby hotel doesn't feel safe. You'll likely be solicited, in more ways than one, if you walk to your destination after a visit at night.

15/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
260. Bryan S.
Not much of a gambler anymore, but this is a great downtown hotel with plenty of parking and the buffet is great cause they can make custom omelette and past dished for you.

07/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. Brent H.
Harrah's New Orleans is an a-okay place to play poker.  They don't judge you if you stumble in from Bourbon Street reeking of hand grenades and other overpriced novelty drinks.  Heck, they prefer it.  Drunk people are loose!

The poker room is well sized and they generally have about a dozen tables in play at any given time.  That means there are usually at least a couple of 1-2 NL Hold'em tables going, which is the most accessible game and the one most tourists will make a beeline for.  They used to have a ridiculous system whereby they would send someone by each table to collect money ($6?) from each player every half hour, but they recently replaced that with a standard rake.  Thank goodness.  That's how poker rooms should make money.

The food here is not great.  I've only had a sandwich or burger here twice.  People at the tables constantly complain about the buffet and the steakhouse so I've steered clear of them.

Most of the staff members I've interacted with have been terse but efficient.  They aren't particularly friendly but they do their jobs well.  Not a chatty bunch.  But that's okay--neither am I.

I can't speak to any of the other table games or slot machines.  There seem to be a good variety of them but I really only play poker.  If you also like to play poker, Harrah's would be a good place to kill some time in New Orleans.

30/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
262. Dee Y.
It's a casino, albeit not Vegas fancy, but suitable if you need to kill an hour before your flight. All tables with low minimums are completely packed. No free drinks at the slots, and unless you are packing serious chips in front of you, the waitresses will ignore you and give you attitude.

03/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
263. Domenic M.
Absolute garbage stick-man called a valid roll on dice (7-out) that didn't even pass the 50 yard line. Trainees shouldn't be on the stick without backup. A LOT of money went down with that pathetic call.

28/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
264. Honest R.
I'm not a gambling junkie, so I dare to say that this casino has every game there is to offer in every way possible. Also, attached is a nightclub called "Masquerade" that really appeals with its flashing colors and lights, complete with go-go dancers on platforms. The drinks I ordered on the screen at the slot machines were made very weak. The word is that Harrahs has an amazing buffet, but I have yet to try it.

21/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
265. Jeffrey S.
Nice clean rooms - CHECK
Casino next door - CHECK
Walk-able distance to Bourbon Street and all the sites - CHECK
Leaving New Orleans with more money than you came with -

30/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
266. Mr. B.
I love Las Vgegas and the gambling ambiance. However once stepping into this place the vibe felt wrong in so many ways. I felt sorry for the people who seem to go over their means, on the tables and the ATM machine. The place and air quality is not very clean and some of the people seems to have live on the casino for a long time. Ghetto was my first impression, but I believe the casino probably does more harm than good for the people of NOLA. I played a little craps, won and left with a few dollars. I think Vegas is probably 10x better. Get 10 x bet-ter. Stayed less than 30 min and went back to the hotel to shower.

28/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
267. Cassie L.
Usually love this place; however, came here to see the winner of the new car and were held up for over an hour with only 1 update. Would have been nice to get more than 1 update. I would like an explanation about why they communicated so little during the event.

05/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
268. Shaquira B.
This casino is really beautiful inside and out. It's clean and not crowded. It's great to just go visit and see the things inside and it's also great if you love gambling. Second time in the city and my second time visiting it, and I love it.
Quick tip sign up for their card and you get a comp we got free buffets and the buffet it's amazing.

17/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
269. Nambie S.
Only giving it 4 stars because I lost tonight;) love all of the dealers, they're always friendly and entertaining. I just wish I could win one of these days,haha.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
270. Nataline J.
Harrah's gave me the worst casino experience of my life! The casino staff treat you like their herding cattle, the drinks are watered down, and on one of the busiest weeks of the year (Mardi Gras) they wouldn't open up more tables even with the higher minimums! Make the drive to Biloxi, it's only an hour and half away and the machines are MUCH newer.

05/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
271. Gene M.
Well this will be short. I am from vegas so I was optimistic at the very least. But in a nutshell this was worse than any downtown vegas casino. No wheel of fortune slots anywhere and minimum $15 table games every where. I will not be back.

05/04/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
272. Wendy G.
The casino was very average, didn't impress nor did it irritate.
Got a starbucks inside and played some poker plus roulette.

Their buffet, on the other hand, was pretty decent:
All the ethnic Creole food in one go, babe!!
Plus a million kinds of desserts including Mardi Gras King Cake!!
All for $22 per head!!
oh and that includes drinks too!!

I enjoyed it. ;)

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
273. Jessica K.
Pretty big and fun casino! Lots of slots and black jack tables. The roulette is always fun and the craps table is pretty popular. If you need to waste a few hours id definitely hit harrahs at least once!

06/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
274. Tonia B.
Why do I have to inhale stink ass smoke. I'm spending money just as they do also. In Atlantic City, They have a section for the smokers and non-smokers. I want to gamble also I shouldn't have to inhale second hand smoke. Give the smokers a section for themselves so us non-smokers can be free from second hand smoke. If they want to puff on their cancer stick OKAY, but why I have to inhale the toxic fumes from it? But other than that me and the hubby had fun gambling & ordering drinks from the slot machines. We also enjoyed the buffet.

17/04/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
275. Shannon S.
Its the best casino in the NOLA area... they also really need to step up and upgrade this joint to prime Vegas standards!  For what it is its ok and they know on average they will make about $75 bucks off all the suckers that walk through the door because they are in the business of gaming and not gambling as they make sure the house will ultimately always win and all games statistically give the edge to the casino.  Go here and enjoy the entertainment value of the gaming, the buffet, the restaurants, the shows and other attractions and you will be fine.  Go here expecting to change your life with your "winnings" and most likely you will be unhappy.  A very rare few can be professional gamblers but the only sure fire way to know what your profit margin will be is to own the casino.

Think you can work hard and develop card counting skills?  Card counting isn't illegal but if the casino catches you doing it they can and will kick you out and permanently ban you as they don't like giving up ANY of their edge!  As a privately owned business they can ban whoever they want for any reason.

Firmly grasping the statistics and odds I will still occasionally be a sucker myself and play roulette and craps here as who doesn't like beating the odds sometimes!

The buffet is always open so regardless of the holiday or virtually anything else short of a mandatory evacuation or shut down you can always find some food here.

11/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
276. Dan M.
I guess I should have checked the reviews before I went.  It had been a number of years since I had been to the buffet here and my first time to the breakfast buffet.  Staff was nice enough but my issue is with the price for what you get.  Boom town casino has a far better buffet for the money.

If I'm gonna pay 17 bucks I damn well ought to get a glass of skim milk.  All they had as an option was whole milk.  The pastry selection was poor.  They had something they were trying to pass off as a  beignet. Ham was dry.

Of course the manager wasn't available.

I should have walk through the rain and gone to Mothers.

24/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
277. Cristen F.
Great options for any gambler as for as game choices although the tables have been high recently, such as the craps and blackjack having $15+ minimums.

24/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
278. Casey K.
Not usually a big casino girl. I am just too nervous to gamble, but our bachelorette party ended up here and it was quite fun. I broke even after being down for an hour and once I was back up to my starting amount, I quickly backed away and decided to watch the other girls partake.

Harrah's has super friendly staff and it is very very clean, much better than some other nasty casinos I have been in. I would highly recommend dropping by if you are looking for something to do.

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
279. Stuart S.
This casino was surprisingly beautiful!  I am a frequent visitor to Las Vegas, so I figured I would check out this Harrah's casino while in town.  Here are a few things I will bring attention too that struck me as cool over their Las Vegas counterpart:

1. Interior was very stylish.  You felt like you were in a 5 star Casino
2. I don't like that they scan your IDs at the entrance. Long lines as a result of the slow process, but I suppose they have to do what they have to do...
3. Very few dollar slots.  Most of them are penny slots at this casino.  They consider the dollar and up slots to be "high roller."
4. The order drinks straight from the machine option is so awesome.  I really hope all the casinos employ this tech into their slots.  I just pressed the button, ordered my drink, and it would arrive a few minutes later.  No more waiting around for random drinks to walk by...on call is the way to go!
5. Charging stations for your smart phones.  They charged a nominal fee to plug your iphone or andriod device into a little locker thing, and then you could forget all about it until you were ready to go--and you'd have some battery life in your dead device.  Another awesome feature I hope to see more common in Vegas.

The tables weren't every hot.  I didn't have much luck either at this place overall though--I lost about 600 dollars.  Either way it was a great way to get drinks for tips, and have a good time gambling.

19/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
280. Rick R.
Nice hotel with friendly service and clean rooms.   I enjoyed the stay here.  But boy, does the casino need some help.  Everything about the casino smells like sweaty body odor.   All of the chairs, restaurant booths, etc.   I could go down with fresh clean clothes and they would stink an hour later just from sitting in the Casino chairs.   Really disgusting.  They need a tanker truck of fabreeze and some deep cleaning.

Disappointing that they literally lost my clothes that I gave them for cleaning.   They never did resolve that or get back to me.  They admitted losing the cleaning. But never followed up with me.

21/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
281. Leigh P.
Only visited to gamble. The only machine I wanted to play wasn't there (Wheel of Fortune). But had a great time. Place is well ventilated and has a good selection of penny slots. Saw a lot of winners (I was not one).

23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
282. Rachel H.
It was our first time to go to a casino and to gamble and we had a pretty good time! There was a lot going on.. for a first timer it was hard to know where to start..... so we started with food. Hah

We had the buffet which featured seafood on the weekend. It was good!  Most of the basic dishes you can get at any restaurant/buffet, but the all you can eat oysters, snow crab legs, and shrimp is what we stocked up on.   It was pretty expensive though...

After that we headed over to the guest services and they hooked us up with a players card - with this you earn points which will eventually add up to discount the hotel rooms and to earn free buffets. (Which would have been nice since we had just spent $79 on the buffet)!

We spent the rest of our time playing black jack and roulette. The buy-ins seemed high (on average about $15-$20 a game) We won some.. we lost some... But I ended up with a little bit of a gain!

All in all it was a great time for a couple of hours.  Yes it was a little smokey, but not as bad as most of the reviews say (and we are non-smokers)... but that is part of the casino atmosphere!

20/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
283. Alicia B.
This review is based on a bartender who made us have a blast at the hoodoo bar while we played joker poker! Wendy is her name and she was so much fun she blew on our money to wish us luck, always made sure we always had a drink, was singing and dancing while she worked her ass off and managed to give us a huge list of her favorite places for food and drinks! Her ambiance will bring us back time and time again!!! Thank you Wendy

08/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
284. Jon L.
Nice for table games.
They have $15 Black Jack.

28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
285. Val M.
Loved my stay here, the regular suites as well as the penthouse exceeded my expectations! And got a nice deal through casino comps! Even put me in hilton when rooms were sold out at harras! Hotel staff made me feel at home and even offer complimentary water! Handy when your exploring the city on foot!

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
286. Jennifer M.
3.5

Gathered from my short visit to this place, what's great about it is that they check your ID's at the door. You don't have to show your ID card again and again at the tables, when you buy a drink. I wish more of Harrah's branches did that.

The downside to this place is that the dealers aren't too friendly. You'd think in the Big Easy where everyone is friendly, the dealers would be too. Sheesh!

18/04/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
287. Edgar B.
If I could place no stars I would; however, I gave them the lowest rating. First, the staff members at the hotel stole $2,500 from the safe in my suite. Even though a maintenance guy entered my room for no reason, they would not reimburse me. Then, some one placed my account on collections, and no one knows why. I affected my credit and I had to pay a collection agency. Then, I called them to find out and they played dumb. So in essence, they stole from me twice. I am a Seven Star Members and I will NEVER stay at this dump again.

DO NOT STAY IN THIS PLACE!!!

26/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
288. Kendra E.
SERVICE: 4/5

This review is primarily for their table games.

The dealers were nice and helpful. Unlike California, this casino is allowed to use dice in their games so I was able to play craps Vegas-style! ;)

Minimum bet for craps on Tuesday morning between the hours of 1am-5am is $10.

Other table games available that I was able to play this morning were Pai Gow (Min. bet $5) and 3 Card Poker ($Min. bet $5).

Harrah's is conveniently located on Convention center drive and close to many of the major hotels such as Double Tree, Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott.

23/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
289. Nicole H.
Con: Their slot machines are extremely tight. There was only 1 game that actually paid out and that wasn't until I had played for close to an hour. The good thing was that I kept getting drinks "for free" so I was feeling pretty good when the payout finally happened.

Pro: lots of games to choose from and I didn't feel overwhelmed why cigarette smoke.

27/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
290. Bradly G.
We dined in on a Friday night which is their Seafood Extravaganza night and let me tell you....DEEEEELISH!!  They had oysters 5 ways, large boiled shrimp, crawfish, snow crabs and about 50 more items I couldn't even get to!  This is a must try for seafood lovers!

09/04/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
291. Mitch E.
I am not a big fan of Casinos. Never has and never will. Though there is something special about this one. No it wasn't the scantily clad dressed women, though that did help.

Where to start? Lets talk about gambling, seeing how this is a casino. Played lots of roulette while I was here and the waiters do a good job of making sure you lose your money..... I mean get you drunk. They don't serve you booze so you make bad decisions do they? What a thought.

The nightlife is good. They have a small club inside called Masquerade, which was alright. As I mentioned it is small and tiny. You can do a lap around the place in three minutes flat but there isn't much of a club scene in New Orleans do it's a nice bit of variety I guess. Gives you a reason to take out the blazer.

If you want a buffet, you got it. New Orleans style. Quality wasn't amazing but we all know a buffet is about quantity, time to pig out!

I had a great experience here hanging out with friends and making some new ones.

26/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
292. Chad C.
This review is primarily for the buffet - specifically the Seafood Extravaganza on Thursday nights.  The casino itself is just like any other big casino, so I don't have much to comment on in that respect.  If you've been to a Harrah's before, you know what it's like.

Unfortunately, this buffet is not worth even close to the $30+ price tag it carries.  It takes the quantity over quality approach.  The seafood is not seasoned well and everything overall tastes very bland.  By the looks of everyone else's table, the people were there for the crab legs.  If you are into paying that price for crab legs, this might be your thing.  If you want a huge variety of food to choose from (seafood, asian food, comfort foods, desserts + more), this might also interest you... but I don't feel like anything was really delicious... just mediocre.  

If you're going to spend $30+ on dinner in New Orleans, you're going to get a much better tasting meal at many many other restaurants.  Please go to Jacques-Imo's, Dick & Jenny's, or an Emeril or Donald Link restaurant instead.

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
293. Mark H.
This place is HUGE!  Other than that, unremarkable.  That's probably because I'm not much of a gambler, but I am familiar with the ins and outs, the pros and cons, etc.  Big pro here, the size of the facility and it's location, which is smack dab in the middle of downtown and the warehouse/French Quarter districts.  There were more slot machines and tables in this place than you could shake a stick at, for real!  It's a smoking facility, and you can tell.  Their ventilation system could probably use some work.  The smoke doesn't bother me at all, but some smoke-friendly facilities have much cleaner air.  It could be a problem for someone who is sensitive to the smoke or that has allergies.  Con, I only have one; drinks aren't free as they tend to be at some casinos.  The prices weren't bad, they just weren't free.

If visiting NO again, I probably wouldn't return.

19/11/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
294. Lindsay C.
They are not familiar with all state IDs...including Hawaii's. Wouldn't let us in!

07/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
295. Candace L.
Holy Hell! I've never been to Atlantic City but I have been to Vegas nearly 100x in my lifetime and this casino blows some of theirs out of the water. HUGE, massive casino. If gambling is your thing you will surely want to make your way on over to this gem on Poydras. I love the interior decor, VERY New Orleans! If there wasn't so much else to see and do in this city I'm sure I'd be in here more. I love the machines, you can order drinks right from the screen, nice! Security check ins at each entrance which I don't mind at all. They do however, need to upgrade their Willy Wonka slot machines to match my fav's in Vegas. I want the motion seat folks! not just the Bose speaker system.

25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
296. Marielle S.
I have zero experience with casinos.  I don't gamble and I've only been to two casinos in my entire life.  Harrah's is one of them.  Really big and geared towards tourists with Fleur de Lis on everything and a brass band that does a second line through the casino every few hours.

There's a restaurant in the casino and I'm pretty sure it's a buffet.  I've never tried it, but it must be pretty good because there are always people in there.

The best section of the casino is probably the poker room.  It's huge and there's usually a waiting list to sit at one of the tables.  It's one of the regular locations for the "World Series of Poker", so everything in the poker room is top notch.  The cocktail waitresses are super attentive and the section has it's own bar, if you want to get your own drink.

I agree with Jeremy S, in that the restrooms are always super clean, and I don't think that I have ever been in there when there wasn't an attendant keeping things neat and tidy..

24/06/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
297. Tammy R.
Huge hotel! Table limits where high and not very loose. Very smokey inside but clean. We might go bsvk but not sure.

03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
298. Chris C.
Wendy Wendy Wendy!!! Oh how I love thee. She is extremely full of energy and will serve you an awesome mimosa. I made a point to go and visit her everyday I was in town.  I also hit $500 at the bar she was working cause I got 4 Aces on Double Double Poker! The Masquerade Bar was playing the greatest music on Sunday afternoon.  Thanks for the good times Harrah's!

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
299. Boku S.
Very nice, it's smack dead in the middle of downtown and only a few blocks from Bourbon St. It's a little pricey but what do you expect, you get what you pay for and this is NICE

13/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
300. David K.
No one else seems to appreciate the subtle oddities that occur here. It's really quite remarkable how busy this place is (in the RuPaul sense - like gossipy and/or shady, not busy as in lots of people).

I played virtual blackjack for the first time here and I left a winner both nights. Technically, the last time was the morning, but I digress...

Having a direct view of the front door from my room at the W next door probably didn't help matters. I feel like I helped the local economy and got a great show. Unfortunately, some of what went on was likely illegal (even in New Orleans) and the full stories aren't safe for Yelp.

Hey girl, hey!

13/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
301. Danielle R.
I'm not sure if you guys have been to the Harrah's in Vegas, but this place is a PALACE compared to that. The dealers are young and fun, drinks flow, and even when you lose your money you still had a good time.

The decor is kinda all over the place, but it's something fun to do vs getting drunk and throwing up on Bourbon Street.

27/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
302. Scott M.
Normally a casino like this would get 3 stars however it is your only option in New Orleans. I have been coming here for years and it seems table games are becoming more scarce which is why they are not rated higher than 3 stars. The dealers are friendly and its is in a great location.
Downsides are there is really no true smoke free gambling and they use an auto shuffler.

Free drinks come frequently and if you are in New Orleans you cant beat the location if you want to gamble.

15/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
303. Nichol F.
Positives:
1. The casino valet parking is pretty cheap 2-4 hours is $10.
2. Bathrooms are clean.
3. Great decor.
4. Able to order drinks right off the slot machines.

Negatives:
1. Rude workers. Was standing in line for the buffet and no one even acknowledge us. They were counting money so we waited and then one of the cashiers rudely commented "you have to be over here" a simple "I can help you on this side" would have suffice. The workers at the tables were also rude they would roll there eyes if you ask for another card.
2. We asked for some steak knives and they gave us three dirty steak knives that still had food on them.
3. While at the craps table the waitress never once came and asked us if we wanted a drink. We asked another waiter and he simply reply "the girl that's walking around is your waitress"
4. Had to wait a long time to be able to get on a table.
5. On the craps table they took a long time to give people there winnings.
6. Tables start at $15 and higher so for those wanting the $5 tables it is almost impossible to find.

30/03/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
304. Jamie F.
Found voodoo lounge daiquiris!! This is a huge casino with so many things to do. The buffet is decent but nothing to write home about. I had the mango pina colada daiquiris from the Voodoo lounge. I found this casino very accommodating in terms of variety of machines. However, they only had 4 Tarzan machines. The minimum bet on black jack changes depending on the house and times. I suggest cabbing it to the casino instead of parking in their lot. I am very happy they have a Starbucks too. You can ask for a waitress or waiter from your slot machines. Overall, it is a great time. It's all about ENTERTAINMENT.

16/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
305. Vik V.
Hotel is new and well built.  Hotel services are horrible, operator just transfers you somewhere.   Managers are also non responsive and don't care.   Will not stay again.  

Casino was not bad but some dealers were way too amateur( dropping cards, poor table manners ).
BJ dealers were happy when there were novice players and would not give tips to players making everyone mess the cards.

I did make some money but it was not very entertaining.  Prefer AC /las Vegas anytime.

20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
306. Jermaine J.
Had a great time....the hotel is across the street  from the casino..won big$$$ can't wait to come back..food was great as usual..hotel room was gorgeous

26/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
307. Steve F.
Very nice casino.  Dealers were nice and not as stuffed shirt as in some places. We spent about 6 hours total there and were suprised as how helpful the staff was. We were told how to park for free and where the best places to eat were.  Both my father and I more then doubled our money there and left very happy.

14/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
308. Chris L.
Much belated review.

Beautiful and nice casino. Lost 40 bucks playing roulette here a while back. Never played roulette before until now.

Of all the casino's i've been to this one is the most straightforward and open. It's easier to navigate and the aisle way's are pretty spread out and the ceilings are quite high and open so you don't feel trapped.

Also, if you get hungry they offer a food stand area with several other fast-casual places to eat and a starbucks.

23/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
309. Christine L.
Harrah's became part of our daily walk from our convention hotel to Bourbon St. mainly due to the AC. It's so incredibly humid outside!!!

There's a nice selection of slot machines and table games, but it isn't so giant that you will lose your friends if your cell phone happens to run out of battery. Some dealers were friendly while others were simply no fun. I learned to play Pai Gow and 3-Card Poker at quite a hefty price.

Sign up for the rewards card which you can use at any other Harrah's nationwide, if you forget your card, don't worry! They will print you a new one in a jiffy. The rewards card gets you a discount at their buffet (weekends not included).

The center club looked POPPIN' a couple nights, probably full of people from cruises and other conventions!

26/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
310. Larry G.
Went new years eve.   Terribly managed entrance.  Everyone was carded whether they were loyal 80 year olds or kids in for the sugar bowl.  Incompetent, at times, very disrespectful security staff.  Went to get coffee at Starbucks with hopes of staying and playing.   They closed 15 minutes early and could care less about our group.  Been going to harrahs since the preview prior to its opening.   Will never go back again, ever.  The casinos on the Mississippi coast are far more hospitable

01/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
311. Yoan L.
I like the poker room with the Jackpot set up at 200k !!!
The service is horrible, ok it's free if you play but you have to wait forever to get a drink!
I will be back...

21/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
312. Christopher K.
I'm not a huge fan of casinos, but Harrah's is actually pretty nice. I hate that you can still smoke inside here, but it's generally bearable if it's not too crowded. I pretty much only pop into Harrah's after a long day of walking, and only then to cool off, breath some of their pure oxygen, enjoy a cold drink, rest, and get back on my way. I'm not much of a gambler, unless it's with my life.

One point to note is that John Besh has a restaurant here called Besh Steak. If it's as good as his other place Lüke, then it's probably worth giving a try if you're in the area.

11/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
313. Debbie D.
DISAPPOINTED. So we had a reservation for 5 people for two rooms... when we got there, the door man greeted us super nicely but then the concierge was too busy and frantic about a previous guest who was checking in... we got in the seven stars line (there was no line) but there was no concierge either... then when she was finally done doing whatever she was doing she came to check us in. OH VEY there was only one room reserved and they were booked to the max! so we all crammed into one tiny room and my parents decided to spend the night at the tables because the room was SO UNCOMFORTABLE FOR 5 ADULTS! WAS THAT THE INTENTION? TO SHOVE US IN SUCH A TINY ROOM THAT WE'D BE FORCED TO GO OUT AN GAMBLE ALL NIGHT?
Of course I couldnt take it so I complained in the lobby after we settled in and after probably annoying the crap out of the lady, she offered us a free room in the adjacent hotel until she could get things sorted... I JUST GOT SETTLED IN! COULDNT YOU HAVE OFFFERED US THIS FIRST WHEN WE WERE SCREAMING IN THE LOBBY ABOUT YOU MESSING UP OUR RESERVATION?!
But by 4 am, they found us a second room.
Then the host helped us make a reservation for 48 hours later at the restaurant inside the hotel aka Chris Ruth's Steakhouse... when I went to check the morning of to confirm our reservation, LO AND BEHOLD NO RESERVATION... and the hostess was such a SUPER SNOB like "no you can't eat here without a reservation and no we are full you cant get a reservation" SO I PROCEEDED TO THE SEVEN STARS CONCIERGE LINE and within 10 minutes, we had our reservation! DUMB HOSTESS! What a fail...... at least the rooms were clean and nice and the door man always was quick to get us a taxi!

25/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
314. Jamie S.
The first casino that doesn't smell like cancer. Hooray! This casino was nice but what was even nicer was the Rewards Card. I highly recommend you pay a little visit to the Customer Service desk and obtain this card. As soon as you sign up for the Rewards Card, you are instantly entered into a raffle. You'll have a chance to win: 1 buffet, 2 buffets or a $10 playing card. I was with 4 people. Three out of the 4 won a total of 4 buffets and the other won the $10 playing card.

Buffets are not always great at casinos but this one was actually pretty good. There were several stations - from meats to salads to desserts to CRAB! It happened to be crab night and I was in heaven. You can never go wrong with seafood in New Orleans. Always fresh. Staff was also attentive and friendly which was great. Aside from that, you get free well drinks if you order them from the slot machines. Overall, it was pretty much a night of free food and drinks... what more could a girl ask for? ;)

26/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
315. Willie T.
Nice casino and loved the location as we could walk to both Bourbon St/French Quarter area as well as the casino from our hotel. Having been to Vegas several times I am use to as good as it gets with casinos but Harrah's New Orleans is pretty solid.

We were in town for a bachelor party so we didn't spend a lot of time in the casino but enough to get somewhat of a feel. Nothing too special or different beyond a solid casino I suppose other then the decor which takes a lot of New Orleans type themes.

Nothing to complain about, things could be a tad better but nice experience overall. Masquerade nightclub was fun, we saw a buffet, although we didn't eat at it I would  ASSUME it's a solid casino buffet and worth trying.

Not much else to say, loved the location and will definitely visit the casino anytime I make it back to New Orleans which I hope is again soon!

24/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
316. Dale H.
I'm not much of a gambler, but the husband is, so we wandered in to Harrahs to escape a rainy day and play the dollar slots.

We go out to Vegas on a fairly regular basis so I'm pretty familiar with casinos ... and a casino is a casino is a casino. They're all (deliberately) difficult to navigate, they all sound the same, and you'll never find a clock because they want you to forget how long you've been there.

Harrahs is a pretty standard casino.

The husband got hypnotized by flashing lights and bells for a little while, and actually came out ahead $150. Hmmm. Not great ... but not bad. The only real criticism I have is the lack of variety in the dollar slots. You'll find plenty of lower denomination slots and games (with lower payouts), and few higher denomination ones.

Oh well. *shrug*

03/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
317. Ian C.
It's been awhile since I've been here and I can honestly say they're better than ever

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
318. Daniel F.
They have a nice club area in the center of the casino, "Masquerade" with some go-go dancers the night I went.

The table games have pretty decent minimums for the broke. I saw the following mins.  $5 for 3 card poker, $15 for black jack, $15 for craps, $15 for roulette.  Overall a pretty decent casino, but too many tables closed on a saturday night.

Plus smoking is allowed all over the casino, but ventilation in the space is terrible.  You can not see or breathe comfortably after an hour or 2.

I would return , but i'll be uncomfortable for sure.. well unless I win some good amount of money :)

15/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
319. Christopher C.
Andrea, the overnight bike security was great. After a VERY trying night he was the most helpful  person in that place.

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
320. Eric And Jennifer R.
It's a casino.  It wasn't too smoky so I liked it.  I didn't walk out smelling like an ashtray.  This place was difficult to find by foot!  We walked around town looking for this place.  I don't gamble so I was bored.  Hung out in starbucks and at the bar.  The bar was the best part of the casino.  The ceiling represented the night sky with stars twinkling. They had a freezer trough to keep drinks chilled.  My friend won $2500 in less than an hour.  I probably would go back if I won $2500 or enjoyed gambling.

27/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
321. Chris C.
This casino is actually quite small for casinos I frequent in the Northeast. This casino offers all the games such as blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, and slots that you would expect one to have. However, the place feels old and dingy.

This is definitely one of those places where if you happen to be in New Orleans, and you want to gamble, go to the Harrah's. It's located within walking distance of the French Quarter on Canal St.

However, if you're looking for an amazing casino experience like Las Vegas, forget about it.

Also, smoking is allowed inside the casino so it reeks of smoke. Your clothes will be smelling like smoke if you're there for only an hour.

07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
322. Tonja F.
As close to Vegas as you're gonna get in the SouthEast and I was pleasantly surprised. Various gaming options, both tables and slots. Several restaurants and bars. Music in the common areas and a nice club (line to get in can get long). Decor was on par with MGM hotel casino-about average. It gets very crowded since its the only one in the city.

Parking available at casino or at various parking lots in area (fees apply-$15/20 average but during special event it could be $30+).

20/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
323. Angelica M.
Sooo smokey in there!! Got a huge headache :(
You can order your drinks of the slot machines wich is cool, But they were very weak.
Parking is a rip off $20 for 3 hrs across the street!
Slot machines are alright.
Laburge and Coushatta have better ones in my opinion.  
Probably won't be going back any time soon.
Oh and the waitress was angry to be at work I guess.
A bit disappointed, Blah.

09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
324. Mark K.
Christmas morning in New Orleans.  Yeah, life sucks... We got out of bed late, starving, and headed out to find some breakfast.  I knew not much would be open, but counted on NOLA being a party town and having something, anything.  The hotel clerk offered a list of a dozen or so places, but they were all dinner restaurants and not open yet.  We noticed about half of the bars were open, and later there were indeed a fair number of restaurants open, but where to get breakfast food at 10am Xmas morning?

Well, the casino was open, of course.   Went in and asked about food, and they pointed us to the buffet.  $33 each... Ouch.  But we were hungry and didn't have many options.  And: the buffet was darn good.  I mean, really good.  A wide variety, all of it very tasty.  Cajun stuff, breakfast stuff, Italian, Chinese, carving and omelet stations, soups, salad... Dessert- all kinds, even some sugarfree.  I was very pleasantly surprised, and enjoyed an assortment of incredible items.

Drink service, and empty plate pickup, was good and friendly.  The meal wasn't quite worth that high price, but it came close.  I bet it's a little cheaper most days, and if the spread is as big, it would be worth it.  I almost want to go back right now.

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
325. MrsTrue T.
Very nice staff, loss my money though all $2.00 to be exact. Felt just like Vegas to me! The smoke took away a star, these people light up a case on the penny machines.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
326. Dustin Brawler P.
Pretty decent size casino with a club/bar in the middle.. Don't expect Vegas and you'll be fine..

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
327. Elizabeth C.
I love New Orleans. This hotel is very nice. I like that the casino is a bit separate from the hotel portion (you have to either cross the street to the casino, or walk underground through a passage). The rooms are spacious a good looking and comfortable. It is in the center of everything, right on Cana St. I would stay here again the next time I go to New Orleans.

20/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
328. Gavin P.
As if NOLA's party scene wasn't better than Vegas already, NOLA also has a fantastic casino. Harrah's is large, theme based, with multiple distinct gambling rooms and even comes with a 5 star dance club. Seriously, this casino is exactly like a Vegas casino. Enjoy your time here but watch your wallet. Don't gamble your savings away.

03/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
329. Michael L.
6/29/14 and here at 8:50pm waiting for the car drawing that was supposed to start at 8:00. Citing "computer issues" and only have updated us one time.   I think as a publicly traded, large company, they would have reliable systems.  Maybe they need iBM support on hand going forward?   They should at least give out free drink tickets or something.   I find this very rude and complete dis regard to our time.  
I would like management to contact me immediately to discuss this.

29/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
330. Duane D.
Usually when you are the only game in town, that is not a good sign.  However, Harrah's seems to be a pretty decent casino, all things considered.

For the most part, you would think you are in a casino in Vegas (or more likely, Atlantic City).   There are free drinks, a nightclub, and the obligatory buffet.

All the table games you would expect are there, and there was usually at least one table with a $10 limit.

My only issue with this casino is the slot machines.  I don't love slots, but I play them occasionally.  I could not find any of the cool modern machines that you see all over in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.  The few modern machines I saw were in an area reserved for high rollers.  I would say the slots are definitely sub-standard.

Nevertheless, a decent casino for table games.  We won some $!

15/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
331. Darrin W.
Awesome casino atmosphere alot of gaming space and machines. Come here somewhat often never really won anything but still alot of fun . I love the virtual blackjack dealer. U can park in there garage and its comped after 30 minutes for 24 hours.
Buffet is also a decent affair somewhat pricey on weekends but use your players card and points for discounts.
Never stayed at the hotel since i live within 8 miles.
Only thing i dont like compared to other casinos ive been to is the free drinks you can order are usually well cocktails . Pay for anything else like bud light bottle, 2.00 last time i was there so decent price but most casinos will comp a simple beer.i guess cause its downtown new orleans.

17/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
332. Reyna C.
Best brand name casino amongst boomtown and treasure chest. The bar service is phenomenal, I only wish that they had a no smoking area.

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
333. Xerxes N.
I lost $70 on Thursday evening in just a few rolls at the craps table. The following night I won $900. Damn right... What a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank God this casino was in town because it made for a free weekend of food, drinks and a cover for five at the Rick's Cabaret.

Casinos are the shit and I love them even more when I'm winning money.

09/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
334. Bart U.
The Harrah's New Orleans Hotel experience was top notch. The service from beginning to end was fantastic. Check-in was speedy and very easy. The front desk worker, Jasmine was courteous and willing to accommodate all of our needs. She was able to hold our bags for several hours prior to our room being ready. The parking  for the casino/hotel was great. You just play 30 minutes on your Total Rewards card and get 24 hours of parking for free. I would suggest this to anyone who may be attending a conference at the conference center or in that area. A short walk to Bourbon Street was very convenient. Lots of restaurants in the area.

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
335. George B.
The Casino has lots of slots and tables. Table limits are not too bad, around 10 to 15 dollars. Gambling area is clean, dealers are friendly, and there is a Starbucks in the casino for a douse of caffeine.

Why I gave it 3 stars. The bathroom are down right disgusting, most casinos I go to the bathrooms are kept very clean but not here for some reason. Also the hotel is WAY overpriced at $300 to $500 dollars a night on the weekends. Also I wouldn't play in here after 10 PM, the young crowd who over drank on Bourbon street wonder this way and are so loud and crazy it takes away from the experience.

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
336. Pallabi G.
Harrah's: A Haiku

Strong drinks if you tip
Virtual Blackjack's the bomb
Where did the night go?

06/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
337. Dee N.
Buffet is better than average, very friendly staff.  Rooms are nice and clean.  Hotel staff goes above and beyond to assist and ensure you're taken care of. Would definitely come back again.

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
338. Holly K.
Maybe I was just in that French Quarter kind of New Orleans mood, but I really liked this casino and the decor of jesters. It was very ornate and clean despite it being jammed wall to wall with Mardi Gras peeps.

We weren't going to eat here, as we wanted this to be a unique experience, fast forward to a long week of cruising behind us that was very busy and previous mardi gras fun before that and we were wearing down to the nub, so we went in to try the buffet. It was $75 for two and I nearly had a small stroke, as I didn't even bother to look at the price. Of course it was seafood night, duh. Truth be told, small stroke and all, we still would have paid it and ate.

The line moved quickly and we were in, score. We were going to rest our feet in here until the Bacchus parade. We got there at around 4pm and by 5 pm, the lines for food around the place was getting to be too long and slow to be worth it. People were kind of vicious too, so to make sure I wasn't spending the night in the New Orleans city jail, we waited out the crowd. The menu had many local flavors, such as crab, red beans and rice, pralines and king cake.

We were going to play keno, but it turns out they didn't have it, so we walked around after we ate and then went outside to find a big party out front. The parades come right by this corner, so it is a central location for viewing.

24/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
339. Lina F.
Harrah's is cool, it was a nice break from the shopping, eating, touring.. i feel like we did it all in New Orleans.  Willie is lucky, we played craps all night, i actually think we went there three nights while we were there and he won every night.  Me, not so lucky.  I'd win at the poker machine then put it back in.  The crap tables i'd play at for a bit but the money came and went too quick, i have to learn to walk away when i'm up.  But him, he plays big and wins big, i'm too scared.  He won so much they comp'd us a room and meals.  He goes every year so they know his name, that's kinda scary.  

The casino is clean, but smokey, pretty much everything you'd expect at a casino.  Oh, the last night we were there we were at the crap table playing, actually i just walked up, he was playing and he was telling me about this obnoxiously drunk lady that was out of control and causing a scene talking $hit to all of the dealers and harassing the customers and i was laughing at his story and when he turned to tell me more he said oh, oh, there she is, so i turn around and she's in my face drunk as a horse, WREAKING of alcohol barely standing and says "hiiiiiiiiiii" with all that air in my face.  There was no room between us.  She said, so HOwz tHE TabLe DoinnnngGG, HUh????  I said BAD, everybody's crapping out throwing 7's.  She said oh, okay, well lemme play i got some money here and opens her wallet and out flys $500 and $100 dollar chips.. She picks them up and throws them on the table and everybody laughs at her so she laughs.  I look at the dealer and he helps her place the bet?!!!   She grabs me around my shoulder and kisses me on my neck and looks at my boyfriend and says is he yours?  I just looked at her and answered yes.  She yells WELL OWN UP TO IT, why won't you say he's yours?  I break away, tap my boyfriend and tell him i'll be back.  As i'm walking away she screams, WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!  BUT WE'RE BEST FRIENDS?

Nawlins.. lol...

28/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
340. Charles W.
Most God awful experience I have ever had at a casino hotel/resort.  People trying to  rob you in the parking lot, long waits to check in. Exceptionally rude front desk clerk, front desk supervisor, the main supervisor was standing about 10 feet away texting....issue with accepting credit cards (poor TRAINING) horrible atitude the whole time from desk clerk (12 midnight on thurs 5th)  

OUR room, which we had booked several days ago wasn't available.  They did not have the high floor king that we reserved, they "only" had a double, , with a big dog next door barking.  NO nice view,  NO Robes, NO Jacuzzi boooooooooooooo!!  Funny thing is, that the LADY  in front of us got her exact room plus a bunch of free stuff, the  MAN and   woman behind us got their exact room (a high floor king .....No less)  difference?  They are both  diamond members,  I'm ONLY a platinum with 7900 tier points in two months...damn.  Elevators broken, took about three attempts to get up to our new crappy fourth floor room...Room was as expected, the crap room you get when you have no reservation...would've been ok but my wife was very dissapointed, she was anticipating a more luxury experience than we normal get in North Carolina,  didnt happen!  I'm going to play exactly THIRTY minutes to get my car out without paying the $30 fee for parking...normally would've valet'd but that was $38 unless you are a magic DIAMOND  member.  
Overall, awful experience, don't try to contact management anywhere else, they aren't there till 8am Pacific.  Called for the manager here..guess who I got, the same rude girl that checked us in...she transferred us to the HR manager so we couldn't talk to a human.  TRY HARDER HARRAHS , unlike North Carolina here there is competition...I'll see you at the Boomtown!

CHARLES WILHITE
865-258-6171

Contact info on the off chance that someone somewhere in the system gives a crap!

06/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
341. Jay R.
Decent.  Gambling.  Machines are very tight.  Club was cool, DJ had great songs but only played them a few seconds at a time.  Overall fun, GREAT people watching.  I would go again, but not be in a rush to go.  If I were in NOLA I would stop there.  I wish downtown New Orleans had more casinos downtown, but if you're hungry go to DRAGOS!  Not far away, best seafood.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
342. P M.
Update 3/9/15. Thanks Harrahs for acknowledging my brief review. You are the real deal thanks for making my bday a fun getaway ! Will return and hope to win ten bucks next time!

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
343. Shane J.
Whenever I am in New Orleans, I stop by Harrah's to gamble a little and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter.  This visit I got to stay there with a friend who is a 7-Star member.  This experience was absolutely 'THE BEST"!!  We had a casino host assigned to us to ensure that we had everything we need during our stay.  The room on the 21st floor reminded me of a boutique hotel.  It was a grand foyer, the bathroom had a deep bathtub and steam shower.   There room itself was decorated with art work from the NOLA area and it was clean and bright.  

The casino is clean is wide open, dark, smokey - you know - a place where they keep you hostage to play, play, play.  Because my friend is a 7-star member we were able to visit many restaurants in the casino and used his rewards credits.  We ate in the Palm Room - that was awesome!!  We had unlimited food and drinks.  The waitstaff and bartenders were so friendly and made you feel that any request was welcome.  

Location is great - Close to the Garden District by St. Charles Trolley.  2 Blocks from Famous "Mother's Restaurant" - Gotta try the Baked Ham.

Regarding the service and my experience throughout the casino and hotel - I enjoyed that every time we went out and came back we were welcomed by front desk staff.  The house keeping staff on our floor were so attentive during our stay.  We had a bit of a rough night and our house keeper brought up ice, made a cold wrap for our heads and gave us "hang over" suggestions to improve our drunken conditions.  I guess they are used to seeing the after effects of the tourists from nights out on Bourbon St...So Friendly and Awesome -if that's not good service - I don't know what is!!

05/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
344. Trevor W.
If you've been to Harrah's Las Vegas, expect the same on a smaller scale. The one upside for this location, is there isn't much competition so it's pretty good when it's the only show in town. Decent table minimums ($10-15) on weekends and a friendly staff are pluses. I'd stay away from the clubby gambling area although. It may be filled with gogo dancers, but the music is far too loud (and I love loud music) and it's a bit sketchy.

Lastly, if you have a Chicago Bulls jersey, you'll feel right at home. Bulls fans were everywhere this halloween.

10/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
345. Daniel L.
A tourist trap to end all tourist traps. The security guards are way too big for their britches and enjoy separating one person out of a huge party, just to show they can. What a miserable little dickholster that greets you at the front of the house and introduces the casino to you.

Avoid. There are other places to gamble, use your yelp app to find them.

11/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
346. Nam P.
Since I'm a diamond member, I came here for a stay when I visited NOLA.  My only complaint was that I was not able to get a hotel room at the Harrah's for my entire stay but had to go to the Marriott was the second half of my trip.  The hotel was very nice and well above my expectations.  All the employees were very courteous.  My only gripe besides all the double downs I got smoked on (that's why they call it gambling) is that the casino allows smoking.  I come from Illinois where smoking is prohibited so I its very irritating to me whenever I go to vegas or any other casino and have to deal with second hand smoke.

Also for the blackjack players, I do not like the fact at the double deck high limit tables, you cannot double down after a split

20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
347. Rita B.
Perfect location to have accessibility to everything in downtown NOLA! Friendly staff, great rooms and the best Po'Boys I ever had in NOLA!

20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
348. Mike B.
I always stop in wherever I (or the wife and I) are in town. Just can't help myself. They have a good selection of machines, employees are always courteous and you can get free beer!!! Order anything you want straight from the machine!!!

As for the hotel itself, the wife and I have stayed there once and the room was clean, spacious and best of all... Free!!!

Only gripe (if I want to be an a-hole) is that the hotel is actually across the street from the casino and quite a walk away but that's really being picky...

Love Harrah's!!!! Now let us win...

03/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
349. Kathy J.
Don't bother with the buffet.

Had a coupon for $20 for use at the buffet.  Decided to give it a go, big mistake.

Food was lukewarm and just not good.  Saw the reviews raving about the shrimp, if you like mealy mushy shrimp this is the place for you.

For hot vegetables, you had your choice of overcooked carrots, broccoli, green beans or corn.

The few things that were okay were the cream if mushroom soup, salad and dessert bar.

Definitely not worth the $21.99 they charged.

Service was excellent though.  Servers were right on top of keeping beverages filled and dirty plates removed.

As for the slots, I should have known better.  I usually have pretty good luck, but never at Harrahs!

They are getting two stars due to the service.

Also, if you are planning on using the play 1/2 of slots for free parking, beware if your vehicle is 6'6" or over.

They supposedly have an area for vehicles over 6'6".  You scrape getting into the garage and the area marked for above height vehicles was full of small cars.

There are signs everywhere saying if you park in this area and are not oversized you will be ticketed or towed.  Not the case.  We were in the casino for about four hours, when we came out, same cars were there.

17/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
350. Susan C.
A little ways away from the French Quarter but still walkable if you want to stray from the "cleanliness" that is Bourbon street and get your gambling fix in. Also, the Fuddruckers that's right inside the Canal street entrance saved our 3am hunger cravings...

Someone from my group ordered a water from the cocktail waitress...she only had a $20 to tip and the waitress "promised" she'd be back with change. That didn't happen...lol.

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
351. Kent M.
Pros: you can gamble your money away in a smoke-filled cesspool of debauchery

Cons: you can gamble your money away in a smoke-filled cesspool of debauchery

TL;DR: they've got all the games you'd expect in a normal casino. If you wanna throw some scratch away, this is the place to do it.  Don't worry, they'll be more than accommodating and take all your money. At least you'll get to smell like cigarette smoke when you leave.

10/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
352. Jerry C.
This review outlines the casino portion of Harrah's only.

Coming from Texas, of course I have to stop by Harrah's since I was in the French Quarter and can't gamble in the Lone Star State. Harrah's is pretty standard - tables for cards and craps and a multitude of slot machines. There are also numerous food options aside from Harrah's offerings, such as Fuddrucker's, Acme, Starbucks, and so on.

I'm not entirely sure what it is, but the layout of the casino floor doesn't really make sense to me. It makes a big circle, with the club Masquerade being the centerpiece, whereas I feel like the main tables should be in the center? Also, non-alcoholic drinks aren't free, which is a bummer when you don't want to pay for a soda.

I do love that you can insert bills into slots without having to exchange for chips, and you can cash out without the teller judging you for cashing out less than $100. Having a little partition for non-smokers is a nice gesture, too.

I think Harrah's, overall, is just an okay casino. It's definitely worth stopping by for the experience, but once you've been, you've been all the times you need.

12/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
353. Lydia B.
Typical casino... The cocktail waitresses in the poker room are beyond friendly and talented. The casino was doing about booming business on Sunday night. The poker room had several tables working.

28/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
354. Jacinta Y.
I can't say anything in particular about the games and such because I was only here to eat with some friends at the buffet. Buffets are another type of place at which I generally have lowered expectations. The food here was decent overall, but some things were definitely far better than others. IMO, most of the things that would be considered NOLA specialties were things to be avoided. However, the steak was unexpectedly good, the mac n cheese was pretty good, the abundance of desserts were delightful, etc. I do think that it was overpriced though, even for being a casino buffet.

12/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
355. Christopher G.
I am not a gambler, but won a voucher for $25, so we decided to go. Wow, over the top gaudy, but in a tasteful way if you can feel me. And the size? I have no idea how many square feet this cavernous, seemingly endless array of color and glitter structure it is, but it big...real big!

Turning in the vouchers to get you "gamble card" was a bit of a bitch, then figuring out ow to use it (we just did dime slots) was equally confusing, but we made it through it, and by time my card was "empty", I was $16 the richer! LOL!

We also had lunch there, and while the buffet was big, it suffered the same short-comings of other buffets...dry, cold food, thats mediocre at best.

But it was fun I guess, so I give it an "A-OK".

22/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
356. Mindy T.
Just came by to check it out since we were in the area.  They were carding people to get in on a Friday night.  It was probably around 10:30-11:00pm and there was a line.. to get into the casino. LOL

We didn't stay to gamble, but people looked like they were having fun. Lots of tables and tons of slots to choose from.  I also noticed they have an ACME oyster house there! But the reviews don't look that good.

18/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
357. Sharee M.
I am not one to gamble, but I did enjoy their pralines! Three for $4 is a deal in this area. They stop selling them about midnight.

31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
358. Andrew B.
It's a small casino and a step up from playing video poker in the back of a dive bar.

Table game stakes were a little high given the size and location - I would have preferred some blackjack that wasn't a 15 min bet, you can blow through a few hundred per hour if the luck isn't on your side.

Shittons of slot machines, the bars were ok - I hate paying for drinks when I am gambling but alas you had to here.

23/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
359. Omar S.
I've gambled at Harrah's New Orleans since they opened in 1999. The casino has always attracted a strange mix of tourists and locals, sports fans in for events like the Super Bowl and the Bayou Classic, and conventioneers.

This conglomeration of players, drunks and whoo-hoo girls can make Harrah's New Orleans busy, noisy and crowded, but planning pays off; I visit several times a year, but I'm inclined to check their schedule while making my own, to help me avoid their busiest times.

Also worth mentioning: when Harrah's casino opened, the food was terrible, a particular embarrassment in a town overrun by excellent restaurants. That problem has been resolved. Over the years, Harrah's brought in iconic local restauranteurs like Besh Steak and Acme Oyster House to do what they do so well, and they've renovated and recreated their buffet to provide feasts at a reasonable price. Still not the best food in town, but always a decent alternative to wandering the streets in search of sustenance.

The hotel is great. Not snooty, not uber-cool, not low-rent (those options are all available within a few blocks of Harrah's), the hotel is clean, well-appointed, secure and efficiently run by a team of concierges and support staff who genuinely seek  to make your stay more pleasant and enjoyable.

I mostly visit New Orleans as part of fishing weekends, arriving on a Thursday, fishing in the marshes and bayous south of the city on Friday through Sunday, then returning to San Diego on Monday. Fish all day, eat and gamble all night. My Beloved bride approves, but only because she stays home in control of the remote, all weekend long.

Over the years, the hotel has done a wonderful job of supporting my trips. From providing typical services, like arranging restaurant reservations, to performing unusual ones, like storing a cooler holding my day's catch in their Room Service walk-in, they've helped me streamline my trips into perfect little getaways. I frequently give fish to the staff who help me out. It's the neighborly thing to do, for people who treat me like a neighbor.

19/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
360. Nicole J.
Casino buffet with a Cajun flair. Had all your basic casino brunch buffet fare, plus all the Cajun dishes u would want. Got a mimosa with the meal, had a custom made crawfish omelet, and a ton of oysters among other things. Little pricey but u can get a few bucks off if u have a players card, and make sure you go hungry!

19/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
361. Nawar F.
Recently visited New Orleans and decided to go into Harrah's for some fun & gambling.

The casino was located across the street from Hilton Riverside, I was staying at. I did not have to deal with parking but it seemed there was valet parking provided. This is a busy part of the city so parking can be expensive.

Walking in, everyone must go through security. Each time you go in they take your ID and swipe in their machine. Some clubs have done that in the past, but no Vegas casino does this.

The casino was somewhat dated, you can smell cigarette smoke throughout. Looking around the casino floor, there was two groups of table games and the rest was slot machines. Again, compared with Vegas casinos, this one had a much smaller casino floor. I did not see any shows offered here to make a full evening outing out of this, one central area seemed to have a stage, but both nights I visited nothing was happening there.

I played blackjack twice and same Vegas blackjack rules apply. Waitresses were at our table every 10 minutes and drinks were flowing.

Overall I rate this casino 3 stars. Much smaller casino floor, not lively, no shows or bars there. But you can certainly get your gambling fix!

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
362. Warren C.
So glad they are having a smoking ban in the casino because seriously this place is a train station. I don't even mind smoke but you can't go in here without leaving with irritated eyes-- fun time for gambling -- I have more luck in lake Charles but that's me :)

18/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
363. Sailinyogi B.
It would have been 5 stars but now Harrah's charges for beverages unless you're a certain tier. The only complimentary beer they offer is Miller high life....not Corona not Coors light no Pina Coladas etc.. Lauberge casino everybody drinks for free regardless of tier!!  That's why I go there more often than not!

21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
364. Nick D.
Coming from Philly (and having been to Vegas and Atlantic City, along with mini-casinos around PA), Harrah's was actually surprisingly nice: well-decorated, friendly staff, with a nice variety of games (including poker). It was also really nice that the casino is now completely smoke-free. That said, it was NO Vegas/Atlantic City, and barely matches some of the small casinos in PA.

Drinks while gambling are pretty tough to come by, especially when the casino is busy. Limits were kind of high for daytime on weekdays ($15 for craps, BJ, etc.), but we were there during Jazz Fest, which may have boosted prices.

It's a perfect place to dive into during a thunderstorm (which we ended up having to do twice while we were there) - lots of room to explore (and lose money), but nothing particularly outstanding.

03/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
365. Abigail L.
Not bad -- I ended up spending a fair amount of time here on my last trip because my companions like to gamble. Good selection of games though I did not see many new slots.

I was not impressed with the wine selection on tap. The ONLY wines you can buy by the glass here are the house red and house white, which in my opinion tasted really awful. (To each their own though!) They didn't even have red at several of the bars I tried. The only way you can get around this is to drink at the steakhouse bar, which adjoins the casino and has an amazing beer/wine/liquor selection. The bartender there is a mensch too!

The beer selection is slightly better but nothing to write home about either. I'm sure they want their visitors to stick with hard liquor to keep the cash flowing, but not everyone is into that and it would be nice to have better options for us beer and wine drinkers.

15/05/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
366. Jessica-Marie M.
This is an average casino. I like that it is smoke free and its pretty big. The drinks I ordered were never very good. The red wine was terrible, the white wine was okay, the greyhound and vodka cranberry were both ridiculously sweet. I also had a taste of their champagne which was pure sugar I don't know if it was diluted. We ended up winning some money on the table games. The slot machine selection was pretty weak, although I played some of them. It was nice being able to order drinks directly from the slot machines we were playing, but again it would have been better if the drinks were good.

Positives
- it was a convenient location
- pretty big in size
- recently smoke free! (big plus for me)

21/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
367. L N.
HOTEL RUINED OUR HONEYMOON

What I wrote to corporate 5 days ago without a response. Not even an 'on behalf of Harrahs apology'. #unreal

The title says it all. My husband I were looking forward to our stay at the Harrah's Hotel and Casino New Orleans May 13th-May 17th, but due to the lack of housekeeping care, my trip quickly became disastrous.  
I spoke with 3 Managers (X,Y, Z) all which were understanding and said they spoke with their staff, which I was hoping would allow a better experience.
May 13th- (check-in) Noticed dirt and dust throughout the room including an unclean shower and windows/mirrors. I am an understandable person and was hoping it was just a 'bad day', hopping it would change the following day. *Note- stench of marijuana and ashes in the hallway that evening.
May 14th- The following morning we left the housekeeping light on as we left early for our tour. Walking to the elevator I noticed a beer can and the same ashes in the hallway. When we returned at 2PM our room was still dirty. I called housekeeping for a room clean and no vacuuming, dirt, dust, and dirty shower remained.
May 15th- We left the housekeeping light on and I spoke with X regarding the concern and when we returned to our room, the sheets were not changed as requested and we only received 1 towel. Dirt, dust, and dirty shower remained unclean
May 16th - We went out early, left the housekeeping light on and when we came back to our room, it still was not cleaned, again. At that point, I had Y come to our room so she could see my concern for sanitization. She requested housekeeping services and honored a $50 certificate to Mannings. I also called when we left and came back to the room, still no cleaning services. At that point I was done and spoke with Z the night shift Supervisor that took care of us the best she could, giving a complimentary night, which I am thankful for, but my honeymoon was RUINED and I am extremely saddened and felt my trip was a disaster due to the customer care we did not receive from housekeeping.

* X suggested management walking the rooms after each checkout. Great idea, this could have potentially avoided everything.

The staff I interacted knew it was our honeymoon and were delightful people. I chose New Orleans as a romantic city and wanted to have a good time. Even with the rain, I could have had a good time, but during our downtime we spent time in our room, it was dirty and made me uncomfortable. I had to speak with management three times, that has never happened and I have stayed at Harrah's Tahoe and Reno. I selected this hotel, because I know the brand and was trusting my trip would be memorable for all the right reasons.

With regard

22/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
368. Adrianne R.
Nice casino in NOLA to pass time, seems to be my Nieces spot when she is bored.... I have to watch her(side eye) drinks are nice and stiff enough to keep the money flowing out of your pockets. The decor of the casino is really nice to look at, reminds me of the vanetian in Las Vegas.

I'm not much of a gambler so I just watched my sister play the Nickle and Penny slots.

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0