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Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino

Evangeline Downs, 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas, Louisiana  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Casino opened:April 26, 1966
Gaming machines:1360
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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Guest Posted on May 12th, 2014
Meet Isaac at a recent visit to the casino. He was very polite, entelligent & of great assistance to me & my wife.

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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 1,360 slots and a full racing calendar. There are plenty of good restaurants ranging from The Cafe to the Spotted Horse.

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 an indoor music festival. Be sure to check out Fast & Lucy's Pub 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 parlors 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 about 1,360 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 quick eats.

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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 (think carving stations), with side dishes, freshly baked breads, and post-appetite stimulating deserts.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the The Cajun Buffet chain
  • Reservations: (337) 594-3035
  • Buffet


Sunday11:00am / 9:00pm
Monday11:00am / 9:00pm
Tuesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Wednesday11:00am / 9:00pm
Thursday11:00am / 9:00pm
Friday11:00am / 10:00pm
Saturday11:00am / 10:00pm

The Cafe

  • Serving: American (Traditional)

As their name implies, The Cafe at Evangeline Downs 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
  • Reservations: (337) 594-3023


Sunday7:00am / 1:00am
Monday7:00am / 1:00am
Tuesday7:00am / 1:00am
Wednesday7:00am / 1:00am
Thursday7:00am / 1:00am
Friday7:00am / 3:00am
Saturday7:00am / 3:00am

The Spotted Horse Tavern & Dining Parlor

  • Serving: Steak, Bar/Pub, Seafood, Cajun

The Spotted Horse offers a unique and refreshing dining experience with modern variations on classic Louisiana flavors. The setting is elevated and elegant yet whimsical. To dine here is enough of a reason  to visit Evangeline Downs. Enjoy a 14 ounce sirloin or share one of the many small plates meant to be savored by your party. Gumbo dishes, pork belly and prawns, and beer can chicken are just a few of the items on the menu. Hot sauces are another draw here, and of course the tavern provides for all of your comestible and libation needs.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (337) 594-3023
  • Alcohol: Full Bar


Sunday5:00pm / 9:00pm
Wednesday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday5:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday5:00pm / 11:00pm
Saturday5:00pm / 11:00pm

Fast and Lucy's Pub

  • Serving: Cajun, Snacks / Hotdogs, Bar/Pub, Burgers, Nachos

Located in the middle of the Evangeline Downs Casino Floor, Fast and Lucy's Pub features ice cold beer and good old Louisiana comfort food and pub fare like gumbo and boudin to juicy burgers, nachos and wings. In addition to a birdseye view of all the action, the centrally-located pub has 32 big screens so you can catch all of your sports events and features live entertainment and DJs throughout the month.

Late Night
11pm - 1am  Sun. - Thurs.
11pm- 3am | Fri. and Sat.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (337) 594-3023
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday11:00am / 12:00am
Monday11:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday11:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday11:00am / 12:00am
Thursday11:00am / 12:00am
Friday11:00am / 2:00am
Saturday11:00am / 2:00am

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.

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Contact information


Address: 2235 Cresswell Lane Extension, Opelousas, LA 70570, USA

Phone: (337) 594-3000

Toll-free: (866) 472-2466


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Twitter: @EVDRCH

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