Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino

2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, Louisiana 

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Casino opened:April 26, 1966
Gaming machines:1400
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:80,000 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:1,000 sq/ft


Hotels: Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Rates: $109.00 - $115.00
Venues: Evangeline Downs Event Center


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Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Review

Evangeline Downs Racetrack,  Casino & Hotel is right in the middle of Cajun country in Opelousas near Lafayette, Louisiana. This is Acadiana’s place to play with over 1,400 slots and a full racing calendar. There are plenty of good restaurants ranging from Cafe 24/7 to Blackberry's Restaurant & Bar.

If you are planning to spend the night, the accommodations at Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member are quaint and always clean. There is a nice events center here that can handle anything from a small get together to in indoor music festival. Be sure to check out Zydeco's Bar in the middle of the 80,000 square foot casino floor too. There is plenty of live racing action and if you can't be there in person you can watch the races live, online. There are several off track betting parlours to choose from too!

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Gaming at Evangeline Downs Casino

Thrill seekers in Cajun country have a place at Evangeline Downs to mix live horse racing thrills with real casino action. There's even off track betting on the best horse races from around the country. YOu won't find table games here, but with over 1,000 slot machines to choose from you might not miss them! There are plenty of options for enjoying a signature cocktail or cool draft beer, as well as four restaurants offering everything from a Gumbo Bar, to Cajun Buffet, to fine dining at Blackberry's.

Casino games available

Slot machines
Video Poker
Horse Racing

Contact information


Phone (337) 594-3000
Toll-free (866) 472-2466
Website www.evangelinedowns.com/
Facebook Facebook page
Twitter @EVDRCH


Box Office

Phone (866) 472-2466
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Group Sales

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Phone (866) 472-2466
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Casino hours

Open 24/7

Dining & Restaurants

Blackberry's Restaurant & Bar

  • Serving: Steak, Seafood, Cajun

An intimate evening with your special one, or any treasured time with friends is well rewarded when you wine and dine at Blackberry's Restaurant & Bar. After all, it's all about the romance of a warm setting, succulent entrees, and the perfect wine to complement your dinner choice. When you've savored all you thought possible, there's still a chorus of desert selections to indulge in that won't stop reverberating in your taste's  memory for a very long time.

  • Price range: Upscale


Wednesday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 11:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 11:00pm

The Cajun Buffet at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel

  • Serving: Seafood, Global, Cajun, Buffet, Cafe/Variety

Busy, busy, busy … that's right, the Cajun Buffet is always busy with preparing the day's spread of fantastic delectables each and every day for your ultimate dining enjoyment. Fresh food is their passion as well as excellence in preparation. There are local-fare specialties here that will delight your taste buds , from mouth-watering gumbo to succulent prime rib, from roast beef to tasty smoked turkey, with side dishes, freshly baked breads, and post-appetite stimulating deserts.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the The Cajun Buffet chain
  • Buffet


Sunday11:00am / 9:00pm
Monday11:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 9:00pm
Friday11:00am / 11:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 11:00pm

Cafe 24/7

  • Serving: Breakfast, Cafe/Variety

As their name implies, Evangeline Down's Cafe 24/7 is here to serve you and meet your hunger craves around the clock. Large or small, no matter what your appetite might be, there's food here to satisfy the greatest to the least's hankerings. Whether it's a juicy burger or cheese burger, whether it's a hot, vegetable-teeming soup –  all is freshly prepared for you when you order it up, and just the way you like it too!

  • Price range: Average


Sunday12:00am / 12:00am
Monday12:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday12:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday12:00am / 12:00am
Thursday12:00am / 12:00am
Friday12:00am / 12:00am
Saturday12:00am / 12:00am

Gumbo Bar

  • Serving: Cajun, Raw Bar

Down here in southern Louisiana there's gumbo, gumbo everywhere. And at  Evangeline Downs Gumbo Bar, there's not just enough to eat, it's a great eat well. As you may know, Gumbo is the official cuisine of the state of Louisiana. It's also the main feature at the Gumbo Bar, where you can indulge in Gumbo specialties every day of the week. Or, maybe its oysters your stomach craves? Either one, besides much more, are served up daily for your greatest satisfaction.

  • Price range: Average


Friday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 10:00pm

Evangeline Downs Casino Venues & Hotspots

Evangeline Downs Event Center

If you're planning something big and impressive for a group gathering that requires expert banqueting service and the flexibility to accommodate up to 600, or an indoor venue to serve and seat 1,200 for a family reunion, comedy show, concert, or musical performance, you need look no further. The Event Center at Evangeline Downs Event is equipped and staffed to handle all the details, and ensure your guests will enjoy a most pleasurable and rewarding experience.

Evangeline Downs Casino Hotels

Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Property Location
A stay at Evangeline Downs Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member places you in the heart of Opelousas.

Make yourself at home in one of the 117 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino and enjoy other recreational amenities including a nightclub and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. Planning an event in Opelousas? This hotel has 800 square feet (74 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

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