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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 #3 of 18 attractions in Bossier City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Georgetown, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Slow day for the races, weather was chilly and damp but we had a great time. Husband raved about the buffet and I thought we had lost an Uncle, but found him in the Casino. Casino was clean, bright and has a good selection of slot machines. Disappointed that I could not find Video Poker, but I got over it.... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Did not do well at any of the machines, and didn't see anyone else win either. Choice of machines was limited to older games, not many new ones. The decor was nice and the place felt secure. Dining choices very limited, an over priced buffet and a very busy burger place, probably because of the pricey buffet.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Very clean racetrack. This is the off season but they were running quarter horses. Wow, I had never seen these types of races. Short and fast...220 yards. There was a very thin crowd and only a few ticket booths open but we were betting with the electronic machines, no problem. Cold affordable beers and a so so BBQ pork sandwich.... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Large parking lot for tractor trailer drivers. Several hotels onsite with discounts for drivers. Above average odds on slots. Only complaint is they have only one Wheel of Fortune dollar slot. How bout upgrading to 3 more dollar slots and throw 4 or 5 $ 5 wheel of fortune slots in the high limit area. Initially won a total of... More

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Bossier City, Louisiana
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This review is for the New Years Eve party thrown by Louisiana Downs. It was free, great band, drinks for purchase, a clock for countdown and a great fireworks display afterwards! It was busy and full but there was still room to move around. They passed out free hats and party blowers for the guests to ring in the new... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I only spent about an hour in this location. It has a smaller casino area compared to others in the area but it also gives you the ability to gamble on horses. Slot machines only, no table games and no poker room. Clean establishment with friendly employees and self service soft drink stations.

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uncertain, tx
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

loved the drinks servers jungle juice, new video slot games were interesting. I didn't care for not winning, but adding up the hotel stay it came out about even. I can't find any faults with the friendliness or helpfulness of the staff they always greet us with a smile and have plenty of cheer.

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Frisco, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We took a quick road trip to LA for the holiday weekend. We weren't sure about taking our kids to the horse races but we're glad we did. They had (just for fun - not betting or anything) dog racing in between the horse races and the kids loved that. They also had free pony rides, bounce houses, petting zoo,... More

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Dallas, TX
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This isn't vegas but I still liked LAD. We enjoyed betting on horses and there are several betting/viewing areas around the complex. Slots were ok, but we enjoyed betting on the horses more. Got 2 free buffets from playing and was one of the best casino buffet's we've ever had. Drink cart has a balloon hanging from it where you... More

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West Monroe
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Horse racing is always great. Casino is colorful. People always seem to be smiling. We always enjoy our visits to Louisiana Downs. They now have two hotels on the property.

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