Harrah’s New Orleans to debut sportsbook and WSOP upgrades

Harrah's New Orleans

A fresh Caesars Sportsbook and World Series of Poker room at Harrah’s New Orleans are scheduled to debut later in the year, the casino and entertainment operator has announced.

The pair will form part of an ongoing $325m transformation of the gaming establishment, which alongside Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino began the company’s sports betting foray in Louisiana, into Caesars New Orleans.

“Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will be the foremost sports betting and viewing destination in the southern United States,” stated Dan Real, Regional President at Caesars Entertainment. 

“This first-class sportsbook will offer an unmatched game-day experience for Louisiana’s passionate sports fans and our many visitors to the area. 

“At Caesars, we recognise how important sports, entertainment, and hospitality are to Louisiana, and this sportsbook will showcase our continued commitment to the state and its people.”

The 5,700-square-foot sportsbook features four betting windows, 12 self-service betting kiosks, and a 147-foot video screen. 

In addition to seating for 140 patrons, the sportsbook will also feature a multi-display Fan Cave with a private viewing experience for up to 10 people, and a bar to accommodate 28 more sports fans.

The sportsbook will be located next to the largest poker room in Louisiana, a 5,000-square-foot space boasting 20 poker tables and complimentary tableside beverages.

“The World Series of Poker brand represents the ultimate poker experience and it’s only fitting we open a poker room that matches its legacy,” noted Samir Mowad, General Manager of Harrah’s New Orleans. 

“We’ll accomplish this by providing a best-in-class place for players to enjoy our games while generating a competitive buzz that builds camaraderie and creates a thrilling sense of victory for our winners.”

In addition to investing millions of dollars at Harrah’s New Orleans, Caesars is also rebuilding its Lake Charles resort that it says will soon reopen as Horseshoe Lake Charles, and is constructing a new sportsbook at aforementioned Horseshoe Bossier City.