The new Caesars Sportsbook and World Series of Poker Room at Harrah’s New Orleans will open this autumn.
The openings are part of the ongoing $325m transformation of Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans.
The 5,700-square-foot sportsbook features four betting windows and 12 self-service betting kiosks, and will be located next to the largest poker room in Louisiana, with the 5,000-square-foot space to have 20 poker tables.
“Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will provide sports fans with the opportunity to watch and bet on games in a luxurious environment worthy of a Caesar,” a statement from the group read. “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.”
Caesars is also currently rebuilding its Lake Charles resort to soon reopen as Horseshoe Lake Charles, and is constructing a new sportsbook at Horseshoe Bossier City.
“Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans will be the foremost sports betting and viewing destination in the southern United States,” said Caesars Entertainment Regional President Dan Real.
“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 recognise how important sports, entertainment, and hospitality are to Louisiana, and this sportsbook will showcase our continued commitment to the state and its people.”
The poker room will offer several varieties of live poker, with weekly tournaments to be held on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays.
Harrah’s New Orleans General Manager Samir Mowad commented: “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.”