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Louisiana Downs

8000 East Texas Street, P.O. Box 5519, Bossier City, LA 71171-5519
800-551-2361, 318-742-5555
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Bossier City
Type: Horse Tracks
Description: Home of the Super Derby is a world-class track offering both quarter horse and thoroughbred racing.
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

80% of the time that we play at Louisiana Downs we have won but I think this was the worst. Even when it let you get in the bonus it didn't pay you but $2-$4 out of 15 free spends. This was the first time I did not enjoy the casino.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This was the first time I have ever been to a live horse race track. It is a lot of fun and completely free if you want it to be. You can sit outside and see the horses up close and hear them as they race by the finish line or you can sit inside in the cool a/c and... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you've never been to a live horse racing event, be sure to check out the Louisiana Downs. It's an exciting time, even if you're not wanting to place bets. The minimums are $1.00, so it can be an inexpensive day if you want it to be. Highly recommend!

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Dallas TX
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband is a big horse racing fan but had never been to Louisiana Downs, even though we live in DFW. We bought a new Cadillac and decided it needed a "road test" so we drove to Bossier City for the weekend. We stayed at Springhill Suites right by the racetrack (reviewed separately) and spent Saturday afternoon at the races.... More

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Denton, Tx
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I saw the reviews regarding the casino portion on this venue, but the real reason to visit Louisiana Downs is to watch the horse races during race season. We have visited the track off and on for the past 25 years and its improvements since acquired by Harrah's is significant. The lobby is now well laid out and visually inviting,... More

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Enid, Oklahoma
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

machines didn't pay out well. I forgot my umbrella at one of the machines I was playing on and it wasn't turned into lost and found. The chairs and machines were dirty, holes in the chairs and the machines had ashes, dirt and dust on them.

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great fun, clean nice place...love this track! Oh...and the casino attached is awesome too! Good buffet...but mainly...we come here for the Race Track...its very nice and a great time...anytime!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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254 reviews 254 reviews
74 attraction reviews
348 helpful votes 348 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Too far from everything and extremely tight slots unless you play the minimum; once you raise your bet they shut down tighter than a drum...we did not enjoy going there at all.

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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went to play there and had pizza at one of their restaurants. Pizza was good. We were there for more than 45 minutes playing in the casino before anyone came to offer drinks. The slots were also tight and lost a lot of money.

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Cuero, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed at Horseshoe and drove over to Louisiana Downs 5/31 and 6/1, to play some comp coupons. The horse races were going on both days. There were a lot of cars in the parking lots, but the casino wasn't crowded. Guess everyone was watching the races. In previous trips they gave you a free meal after earning 30 points... More

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