- Caesars Entertainment has announced an opening timeline for the revamped retail sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans.
- The Caesars Sportsbook location will open in Fall 2022–likely right around the start of the NFL regular season.
- A World Series of Poker poker room is also scheduled to open this fall.
If you haven’t noticed, Caesars Entertainment is making the Louisiana market a big priority. Their biggest statement in the ‘Bayou State’ to date is a 20 year naming deal with the Louisiana Superdome. They’ve made promotional deals with the Manning Family and Louisiana State University to promote Caesars Sportbook’s retail and mobile sports betting in the state. Retail sports betting is currently available at Harrah’s New Orleans and Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino. They’re in the process of remodeling the Horseshoe Lake Charles property and it’ll have a sportsbook upon reopening.
Also underway is a $325 million remodeling of Harrah’s New Orleans which upon completion will be rebranded as Caesars New Orleans. They’ve currently got a temporary sportsbook on the property but Caesars Entertainment has announced that a new 5,700 square foot state-of-the-art retail betting outlet will open this fall. Also opening around this time will be a 5,000 square foot World Series of Poker poker room. Here’s some of the details of the forthcoming sportsbook/poker room:
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 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.
Dan Real, Regional President, Caesars Entertainment, gave the press release quote about the sportsbook:
“Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will be the foremost sports betting and viewing destination in the southern United States,” said “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.”
Samir Mowad, General Manager, Harrah’s New Orleans, did the honors for the poker room:
“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. 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.”
There’s a lot going on with Caesars at the moment. They’re remodeling Caesars Atlantic City and are in the process of transitioning the Las Vegas Strip property currently known as Bally’s into the Horseshoe Las Vegas. They’ve recently launched the Caesars Racebook app in Florida and Ohio and just completed the Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field. On top of everything, they’ve completed the sale of William Hill’s international assets to 888 Holdings.