Bossier parish is a great place for casino excitement. The Shreveport-Bossier City area, situated along the banks of the Red River, is home to several top-notch gaming establishments that will fulfill your need for entertainment, thrills, and food.

Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino


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Located in downtown Shreveport, this 23-story hotel features a casino with three floors of slot machines, table games, video gaming, and well-known entertainment options. The casino was named Gaming Magazine‘s 2013 Reader’s Choice Award Winner and given Strictly Slots Magazine‘s Best of Slots Award for 2012.

If you work up an appetite, you have plenty of dining options. The hotel’s four restaurants suit any taste from the seemingly endless choices of the International Buffet to delectable upscale entries at William B’s Steakhouse.

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Situated near the banks of the Red River, this casino offers slots, table games, and poker, as well as video poker. Horseshoe satisfies the serious table gamer with 68 of the most popular table games. It also features an Asian room with mini-baccarat and midi-baccarat.

In addition to hot gaming options, this facility attracts nationally known entertainment at the Riverdome, catch your favorite sports and try your luck at video poker at Horseshoe’s Bar 51, or spend some of your winnings at the Horseshoe Bossier City Shops.

DiamondJacks Casino Resort & Hotel

Diamond Jacks has an entire floor dedicated to penny slots and an array of table games to choose from.

Dine at DiamondJacks three restaurants: Legends Buffet, DJ’s Seafood & Steaks, or The Grill. There’s also Agave, DiamondJack’s sports bar with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. With free wi-fi, a resort-style pool, fitness center, and a kid’s arcade area, your family will be as entertained as you are. Diamond Jacks also offers a full-service RV park on its grounds.

Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Excitement is in the air at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. The new 150,000-square-foot entertainment complex features 22-foot ceilings and dozens of plasma screen TVs so you don’t miss your favorite sport or your favorite horse crossing the finish line. Harrah’s offers 1,300 slot machines ranging from penny slots to $100 high-limit action.

In addition to the casino, the property is part of Louisiana Downs which hosts the Super Derby, one of the premier races for three-year-old horses in North America. The track offers thoroughbred racing from May through September and Quarter Horse racing January through March so there’s never a shortage of action.  There’s also simulcast racing so you can catch your favorite races from around the world.

As good as the gaming is, you’ll eventually need some sustenance. When you do, you can dine at one of Harrah’s four restaurants: the Buffet, Pepper Rose Too, Fuddruckers, or the elegant Harrah’s Club.

Shreveport-Bossier City gaming is hot. With luxurious resorts, loose slots, the most popular table games, six riverboat casinos, and live, as well as simulcast, horse racing, you’ll find the type of action that suits you. The hospitable casino staff will make you feel like a winner and hopefully Lady Luck will agree.