Southwest and Central Louisiana's Casinos and Racetracks

Find gaming, live music and horse-racing at Louisiana's casino resorts. 


If you’re looking for hot slots and fast horses, you'll find plenty of options along Louisiana’s southern shores. The southwest and central regions of the state offer a variety of places to test your luck. And with resorts offering everything from golf and spas to shopping and fine-dining, there’s plenty of entertainment and more after you leave the gaming floor.

Casinos in Lake Charles

  1. L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles: Ready to combine luxury with luck, relaxation with excitement? L’Auberge spans 227 fun-filled acres on Contraband Bayou, featuring a shimmering 26-story hotel, 70,000 square feet of gaming, 70 table games and more than 1,600 slot machines. After enjoying a day at the full-service spa and salon, two pools with a lazy river and boutique shops, have dinner at one of eight restaurants before settling into your luxury suite or villa to rest up for the next day. You’ll need it to take on the 18-hole Tom Fazio-designed golf course, cardio fitness center and, of course, more gaming action. 
  2. Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel: Enjoy great gaming with a taste of the tropics at the Isle of Capri, offering more than 1,100 slots, 30 table games, 13 poker tables and all of your favorite video games. For culinary bliss, Farmer’s Pick Buffet serves up local farm-to-table flavors and Otis & Henry’s Bar and Grill is a popular gathering spot for food, drinks and watching the latest game. A variety of rooms and suites await, including pet-friendly options, along with a fitness center, sauna and seasonal pool.
  3. The Golden Nugget Casino: The Golden Nugget Casino in Lake Charles was recently built in December 2014 and features 1,100 luxurious guest rooms and suites featuring great views and plenty of entertainment that comes in all forms. World-class casino games include 1,600 slots, 79 table games and six live-action poker tables - you won't be bored! Additionally, nine destination restaurants, rocking bands, concerts and comedians fill the entertainment lineup, and shopping and nightlife options are just a sampling of the vibe at the Nugget. Step outside and you will be greeted with a championship golf course, private marina, lakefront beach, and a huge two-acre tropic pool paradise with slides and lazy river.

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Casinos in Southwest Louisiana

  1. Coushatta Casino Resort Louisiana boasts great gaming and entertainment at several Native American-owned casino resorts, including this gem in Kinder featuring more than 100,000 square feet of gaming with 2,800 slots, 70 table games, live poker and bingo. Amenities include more than 900 luxury hotel rooms, an RV resort with chalets, children’s activities and an expansive two-acre pool with slides, a lazy river and swim-up bar. Koasati Pines offers 18 stunning holes of golf along rolling hills and glassy lakes, and live entertainment runs the gamut – from top national musical acts and comedians to Vegas-style shows and sporting events.
  2. Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel: For thundering excitement too good to pass up, indulge in live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing, luxurious accommodations, winning slots, live entertainment and off-track betting at Delta Downs in Vinton.

Casinos in South-Central Louisiana

  1. Paragon Casino Resort: Located near Natchitoches and Alexandria, this hot spot in Marksville excites guests with more than 1,000 slots, plus table games and a poker room. Lavish hotel accommodations include more than 500 rooms and suites, and the resort offers a dizzying array of amenities. Three pools, a full-service spa and salon, movie theater, delicious dining choices, retail shops, a championship golf course and top entertainment all await in the south-central part of the state.
  2. Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel: The Chitimacha Tribe in Charenton presents everything from live-action poker and high-stakes Indian bingo to more than 1,000 slots and dozens of table games. Top-notch entertainment and a bounty of dining choices (five restaurants and 24-hour service!) round out the appeal.
  3. Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino: With more than 1,300 of the latest slots, multiple dining options and exciting entertainment – plus nearly year-round live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing complimented by off-track betting options – there’s plenty to do at Evangeline 24/7. It's located in Opelousas, just minutes away from Lafayette.