Caesars Entertainment has announced that its new Caesars Sportsbook and World Series of Poker Room, situated at Harrah’s New Orleans, will open this coming fall.
As part of a $325m renovation of Harrah’s New Orleans’ change into Caesars New Orleans, the openings are set to build upon Caesar’s current presence in New Orleans and wider Louisiana. Caesars Entertainment also intends to rebuild its Lake Charles resort in the state and this comes after a similar renovation project in Atlantic City.
The Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will be a 5,700-square-foot space featuring four betting windows, 12 self-service kiosks and an AV system. The poker room will also be the largest in Louisiana, boasting 5,000-square-foot of space and featuring 20 poker tables and tableside drinks.
“Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will be the foremost sports betting and viewing destination in the southern United States,” said Dan Real, Regional President, 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 recognize how important sports, entertainment, and hospitality are to Louisiana, and this sportsbook will showcase our continued commitment to the state and its people.”
As well as betting provisions, the Caesars Sportsbook will give sports fans the opportunity to watch sporting events on-site via a 147-foot video screen with a high-powered audio system. It provides seating for 140 customers and also features ‘Fan Cave’ – a private viewing area for up to 10 people.
Moreover, the poker room will offer different varieties of live poker to cater to both amateurs and more experienced players. Weekly tournaments will be held at the venue each Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.
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,” said Samir Mowad, General Manager, 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.”
Alongside its presence in Louisiana with casinos and sportsbooks, Caesars also has a local partnership with the New Orleans Saints which gives the firm exclusive naming rights for the Caesars Superdome, the Super Bowl venue for 2025. It also powers local sports through partnerships with New Orleans Pelicans and LSU Athletics.