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Harrah's Louisiana Downs

8000 East Texas Street, Bossier City, Louisiana  [view mapview map]  Book your room now.

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Casino opened:October 30, 1974
Gaming machines:1300
Poker tables: 12
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Maximum Bet:$100
Open 24/7:Yes
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:12,855 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:25,000 sq/ft


Poker Room: Harrah's Louisiana Downs Poker Room
Hotels: SpringHill Suites Shreveport-Bossier City/Louisiana Downs
Rates: $109.00 - $119.00
Attractions: Louisiana Downs Race Track


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Harrah's Louisiana Downs Review

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City offers visitors a spacious facility featuring world-class horse racing and a casino with 1,300 slot machines. There is also 25,000 square feet of meeting space ready to accommodate anything from a small wedding or company party to a meeting with 1,200 guests. The racetrack is a sight to behold and the dining and entertainment options offer lavish comforts.

The racetrack opened on 350 acres of grounds to a cheering crowd of 15,000 fans in 1974 and the rest of the area still looks at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs as the grandfather of wagering in this growing area. Visitors to the track or casino have great choices for dining, and there is some shopping - but just like with concert entertainment, most will visit Horseshoe Bossier City for big name concerts and shopping on the new Louisiana Boardwalk and still be able to use their Rewards Card for discounts.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott is located right on the Harrah’s Louisiana Downs grounds.

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Gaming at Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs offers visitors exciting horse racing action year around via simulcasting as well as pari-mutuel wagering on thoroughbred and quarter horse racing January through September.

The Mardi Gras themed casino spans nearly 13,000 square feet and offers 1300 slot machines with denominations running from a penny to $100 machines, but no video poker, table games, or live action poker. There are four restaurants including Harrah’s Club and The Buffet.

The ceilings are 22 feet high, there is a high limit area, and plenty of plasma TVs to watch live races and sporting events. The casino and hotel were renovated in 2008.

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Poker at Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Harrah's Louisiana Downs Poker Room

The nearby Horseshoe - Bossier City has a spacious, 12-table poker room that spreads both NL, limit hold'em and pot limit Omaha.  The NL consists mostly of 1/3 $300 max buy-in and 2/5 $300 max buy-in.  The 'Shoe has a house rule which lets players buy-in for up to 50% of the chips held by the chip leader at the table.


The wait list is automated; players can call up to 2 hours ahead to get on the list for their desired game.  Weekend wait times can be a hour or more for NL games; call ahead!


Tables and chairs (fixed leg) are in excellent shape with auto-shufflers and drink holders on all the tables.  Food and drink service is available table-side.  Special mention to chicken tenders, 'tater logs and club sandwich.


The Horseshoe offers jackpots, splash pots and other giveaways.  Players are also comped on their Total Rewards card at a rate of $1/hour.  Please see the link at the top-right of the page under items of interest for full details on each giveaway as well as the weekly tournament information.

Click here for a virtual tour of the 'Shoe's poker room!

Special thanks to TwoRags reps Landlord79 and BJJIII for help with this review.


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Dining & Restaurants

Harrah’s Club

  • Serving: American

Nestled comfortably above the racetrack on the third level, Harrah's Club features the best in Southern cuisines and fine dining relaxation, with grand views of the racing action. This upscale restaurant serves great regional dishes as well as traditional fare that's the rave of both locals and visitors. Guests wanting to relax for the entire day while taking in the races generally make reservations in advance, with minimum drink and food orders required.

  • Price range: Upscale
  • Reservations: (318) 747-7223
  • Takes reservations


Sunday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Monday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Tuesday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Wednesday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Thursday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Friday12:00pm / 10:00pm
Saturday12:00pm / 10:00pm

The Buffet

  • Serving: Steak, Italian, Seafood, Asian, Mexican, American, Prime Rib, Buffet

Boasting up to 9 interactive cooking stations and 100-plus food entrees, The Buffet serves all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner offerings from the best of American and international cooking traditions. Whether it's Asian, Italian, Mexican, American rotisserie, or other, you'll never walk away hungry. And no matter how much you go for, the desserts are so yummy you'll want to leave room for a freshly baked pastry, cake or pie selection. Weekend specials include Prime Rib at dinnertime, Saturday's Seafood Special for dinner, and a great Brunch on Sundays.

  • Price range: Average

Fuddruckers at Harrah's Louisiana Downs

  • Serving: American, Snacks / Hotdogs, Gourmet Burgers

Fuddruckers is not only famous for their signature world class hamburgers, they also serve a wide selection of mouth-watering entrees sure to satisfied your hunger craves. You can even order a customized burger, choosing from a number of meats along with different toppings, or go for a Dogzilla hot dog, maybe try a Tricked Out Nachos, or dive into their zesty Bacon Cheddar Burger. Whatever you opt for, it all tastes great, especially paired with one of their rich and expertly made malts or shakes.

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Fuddruckers chain

Pepper Rose Too

  • Serving: Mexican, American, Creole

If you've never tried Cowboy Creole cooking, you're in for a real treat at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Pepper RoseToo, where casual dining and good ol' home cooking join hands. There's a wide variety of dishes to settle into here, including chicken dinners, grilled BBQ ribs, and delicious burgers that hit the spot. To top it all off, you'll also find a wide pick of great cocktails to complement this tasty food, from hurricanes, to pina coladas, to margaritas.

  • Price range: Average
  • Alcohol: Margaritas, Hurricanes, Pina Coladas, etc.

Harrah's Louisiana Downs Hotels

SpringHill Suites Shreveport-Bossier City/Louisiana Downs

Harrah's Louisiana Downs Attractions & Entertainment

Louisiana Downs Race Track

Race Track

The racetrack at Harrah's Louisiana Downs opened in 1974 and is one of the premiere tracks for 3 year olds in North America. Thoroughbreds race  May through September and Quarter Horses race from January through March every year so there is plenty of live racing action. There is also a simulcasting , OTB parlor open year around Wednesday through Sundays so every month of the year holds excitement at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

Quarter Horse Meet - 1st post time 1:00PM daily

Thoroughbred Meet - 1st Post time 1:25pm Daily


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Contact information


Phone: (318) 742-5555

Toll-free: (800) 551-2361


Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @HarrahsLADowns


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