US – New Caesars Sportsbook and World Series of Poker Room scheduled to open at Harrah’s New Orleans in AutumnBy Phil - 12 July 2022
Caesars Entertainment has announced that both the ultra-modern, new Caesars Sportsbook and World Series of Poker Room at Harrah’s New Orleans are scheduled to open this Fall. The openings are part of the ongoing $325 million transformation of Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans.
The 5,700-square-foot sportsbook features four betting windows, 12 self-service betting kiosks, and a spectacular video and audio system. 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.
“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.”
“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.”
Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will provide sports fans the opportunity to watch and bet on games in a luxurious environment worthy of a Caesar. A 147-foot video screen and state-of-the-art, high-powered audio system will ensure customers don’t miss a single play and have continual access to up-to-the-second odds. 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 massive bar to accommodate 28 more sports fans.
The newly-designed poker room will offer several exciting varieties of live poker, appealing to both recreational players and seasoned pros. The competition will heat up on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays when weekly poker tournaments will be held. The room will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
The arrival of Caesars Sportsbook and the World Series of Poker Room builds upon Caesars’ longstanding legacy of delivering unequaled sports and entertainment experiences in New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. In addition to investing millions of dollars at Harrah’s New Orleans, Caesars is also rebuilding its Lake Charles resort to soon reopen as Horseshoe Lake Charles and is constructing a new sportsbook at Horseshoe Bossier City.
Caesars has local partnerships with the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans, and LSU Athletics, and has a historic 20-year, exclusive naming rights deal with the Saints for the Caesars Superdome, the future home of Super Bowl LIX in 2025.
All bets at the sportsbook and live gaming at the poker room at Harrah’s New Orleans earn Tier Credits and Reward Credits through Caesars Rewards, the industry-leading customer loyalty program. Caesars Rewards members have access to unforgettable VIP experiences at Caesars destinations throughout the country and in Louisiana with partners like the Saints, Pelicans, and LSU.