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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:20,000 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 20,000 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 during racing season, and there is some shopping - but just like with concert entertainment, most will visit Horseshoe Bossier City for big-name concerts, dining 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 can enjoy thoroughbred racing May through September, quarter horse racing January through March, and year-round live simulcast.

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.

Open Saturdays only 12pm to end of races

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


Saturday12:00pm / Close

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. Yum!

  • Price range: Average
  • Part of the Fuddruckers chain
  • Reservations: (318) 742-5555
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday10:00am / 12:00am
Monday10:00am / 12:00am
Tuesday10:00am / 12:00am
Wednesday10:00am / 12:00am
Thursday10:00am / 12:00am
Friday10:00am / 2:00am
Saturday8:00am / 2:00am

Pepper Rose Too

  • Serving: Cafe/Variety

If you've never tried Cowboy Creole cooking, you're in for a real treat at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Pepper Rose Too, 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 colada's, to margaritas.

Open during racing season hours Wed - Sat 2:00pm until after the last race.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (318) 742-5555
  • Alcohol: Margaritas, Hurricanes, Pina Coladas, etc.
  • Ambience: Casual
  • Attire: Casual


Sunday2:00pm / Close
Saturday2:00pm / Close

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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Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino Jobs

BAR PORTER at Louisiana-Bossier City-Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:00:29 GMT

Provide excellent service to all guests who approach the bars and self service stations. Keeps the bars and/or self-service station cleaned and stocked at all…

SECURITY OFFICER at Louisiana-Bossier City-Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:00:31 GMT

Must be able to stoop, bend, jump, twist, crouch, grip, carry heavy loads, and maneuver quickly on level surfaces, as well as, up and down stairs.

ELECTRICIAN at Louisiana-Bossier City-Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:01:30 GMT

Completion and proof of technical training (QE-Qualified Employee), Journeyman Electrical card. 3-5 years field and commercial experience.

MUTUEL TELLER( PART-TIME) at Louisiana-Bossier City-Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 16:02:20 GMT

Knowledge of the Louisiana State Racing Committee regulations. This position is responsible for issuing and cashing customer wager tickets in addition to…

LOUISIANA DOWNS CAGE CASHIER at Louisiana-Bossier City-Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Thu, 30 May 2019 22:02:43 GMT

LOUISIANA DOWNS CAGE CASHIER - (1900067X). Able to obtain Louisiana Gaming License. Responsible for all cash service needs of our casino guests while…

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Contact information


Address: 8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111, USA

Phone: (318) 742-5555

Toll-free: (800) 551-2361


Facebook: Facebook page

Twitter: @HarrahsLADowns


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Phone: (318) 741-7901

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