Gambling in Louisiana

Lottery: 21
Parimutuel: 18
Casinos: 21
Charity Bingo: 18

Louisiana is a big gambling state, all kinds of gambling is legal here at either 18 or 21 depending on the type of gambling that is available. Louisiana is in the top 6 gambling friendly states. One of the forms of gambling that is found within the state is riverboat gambling when Louisiana became the fourth state in the nation to approve it in 1991. As far back as gambling history in Louisiana goes, there has been at least 1 casino that was approved in New Orleans as a tourist attraction. Since the legalization of that casino, more & more land based tribal casinos have been constructed. Players can find casinos scattered throughout the state like Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, Casino Magic, Isle of Capri Horseshoe Casino & more. Casinos in Louisiana allow players to participate in any kind of gaming including tables, card games, slots, video slots & more.

Gambling Types Found in Louisiana

Parimutuel horse racing is also available in the state of Louisiana for players who are 18 and over to bet on horse racing. There are two current racetracks within the state, connected to the Harrah’s casino, is a racetrack in the Northern part of the state. In the Southern part of the state there is another racetrack called Evangeline. The state also has a state-run lottery which welcomes players who are 21 and over. Most states that feature a lottery welcome players at 18 however, Louisiana is different. Louisiana offers games like Pick3, Pick4, Easy5, Mega Millions, Powerball & lotto.

Online Casinos Louisiana

Louisiana does not have any laws against online gambling. Players are eligible to participate in any kind of gambling per federal law if their specific state allows it. Players can begin playing online at 18 where they will find an array of many different casino games like blackjack, poker, keno, slots, video poker, table games & card games. Online casinos offer many more promotions than land based casinos as well. One of the best kinds of promotions available is the deposit match bonuses because it allows the player more chances to win big. Players can either download the software right to their computer which allows constant game play with realistic graphics and sound or they can play instantly right on the website without downloading a thing. Per the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act or the UIGEA, players are not able to deposit using their bank account or credit card information. Instead, many different deposit options are available such as eWallets & many other money transfer systems.