Guide to Louisiana

The State of Gambling in Louisiana

All around the world, Louisiana is known for its famous riverboat casinos. Ask any tourists, they will tell you how you need to experience gambling on a boat, it’s a must! Did you know that Louisiana was only the fourth state in the United States to approve the use of riverboat for gambling purposes? Indeed, only 15 boats are allowed to operate state wide. That way you won’t see any boat owners getting ideas of creating a casino of their own. Due to many regulations, those river boat casinos rarely set sails off the docks so don’t expect some aquatic creatures sightseeing because what you’ll probably see is the flashing lights of slot machines. These boats don’t close, you can enjoy playing at the games 24/7. Those casino boats will generally include a restaurant and a bar so you don’t have to leave the premise to fill your belly.

 

The Many Gambling Options in Louisiana

 

In Louisiana, you can also find a few First Nations owned land-based casinos with slot machines and video poker. Generally you will find a restaurant or two inside the casino, that way you don’t have to leave the premise to get something to eat. Don’t be surprised to find a bar there as well, gambling and alcohol go together like peanut butter and jelly. Louisiana truly deserves its party state status, what happens in Louisiana stays in Louisiana. Although you have to be careful with your winnings, for any jackpot won of over $1,200, the casino will withhold 6% to pay the taxes on gambling revenues.

 

Roulette Table

Playing at Online Casinos

Gambling regulations are actually pretty strict in Louisiana so make sure to familiarise yourself with the law before gambling. You have to be over 21 to enter a casino with a bar and your options are limited if you want to play online. Online players from all over the world have the option to gamble online with their phone or tablet with famous casino applications. Zodiac Casino Mobile is a popular casino app from Casino Rewards. You can learn more here at or try Golden Tiger Casino

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Revel in the Music of New Orleans

Let the music fill your ears and take you away on a magical journey guided by the beat of the drums. Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana, home of many great musicians and creators through the years. The music in New Orleans has been influenced by many cultures: French, Spanish, Creole, African, and Native American. With such a melting pot of culture, it’s easy to understand why this city has become one of the music capital of the world.

The Birthplace of Jazz

While associated with many styles of music, the most famous style has to be Jazz. That’s right, this city has long been considered the birthplace of jazz, from the original Dixieland, from its infancy to a fully developed music genre. Its earliest form was in the 1800’s when slave would congregate in the streets with strand instruments and play. That would be the origin of the “jazz band”. The Creole people influenced greatly the style of music with famous musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Sydney Bechet.

Many musicians bought their instruments second handed from the military as instruments were mostly used at the time by soldiers. The first jazz bands derives from these early marching bands that used brass instruments. Those marching bands influenced heavily the city has they were present in every single major social event happening in town. Whether it was carnivals, funerals, birthdays or parades, you could expect a marching band to make an appearance.

 

The New Styles Emerges after WW2

After World War II, a new style of music emerged from New Orleans: Rhythm and Blues, one of the main ancestors or Rock n Roll and more recently pop music. Let’s not forget about funk music as New Orleans has been considered as a prominent centre of this style of music by being the home of some of the earliest funk bands in history.

Do yourself a favour and listen to New Orleans music, proving once again that music can transcend the ages; you will not regret it.

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Eat the Most Famous Dishes of New Orleans

If New Orleans is not number one on your list of foodie town to visit, you should be ashamed of yourself. With its mix of Cajun, Creole, Spanish, First Nations and French roots, it’s easy to see why this is one of the culinary capitals of the United States, if not of the world. With an unrepresented access to exotic spices and influx of influences from many countries, this lead to an array of dishes so different from one another yet so tasty. Don’t waste your time and visit a typical New Orleans restaurant when you have the chance. You won’t regret it.

Discover the Chargrilled Oysters

You heard that right, Oysters on the grill. By adding spices, butter, cheese and garlic and putting it on the grill, this heightened the naturally salty flavour of the oysters. It is beyond tasty and unctuous. It won’t be like anything you’ve tried before and they’re not as expensive as regular oysters. Everyone wins!

Oysters Shop

The Famous French Beignets

It might be a New Orleans delicacies but every French people know what I’m talking about: the famous French Beignets. First introduced by the French settlers in the early 1700s. A more sophisticated version of its cousin the “doughnut”, it’s a yeasted dough deep fried and covered lightly in powdered sugar with some vanilla spices. It’s sweet, fresh and fills you up French style. Definitely a good choice for our friends with food limitations as it is a vegetarian dish as well as kosher.

French Beignets

Rice and Red Beans

We’ve got to admit this meal doesn’t sound too appetising. It sounds and looks like a meal made from a broke freshman in university kitchen on a $2 budget.  Don’t be fooled by its simple name, it is one of New Orleans most famous dish. It tastes like home and paradise. Made with leftover pork, beans and rice, this will fill you up for days and create a special foodie memory. I’m eating them now while I research casino reviews online.…

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Imagine walking the streets of New Orleans on the day of Mardi Gras. You can hear the soulful music that entices your feet to tap and your body to dance. The cheery crowd surrounds you, the atmosphere is electric. Everyone has only one thing on their mind: celebrating! Celebrating life, celebrating the culture, celebrating the people. The whole city of New Orleans is alive for Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday” if you’ve studied some French. Generally, this event is celebrated on the last day before Ash Wednesday. Every year, it happens around February before the first day of Lent.

Parade

Enjoy All The Attractions Of This Town

This is one of the most touristic season for Louisiana with visitors from all over the world flocking to experience the carnival season. If you’re in town, make sure you catch the most popular parades such as Bacchus, Rex, Zulu and Endymion. They might sound like they’re straight from a Star Trek episode but you won’t regret witnessing the celebration in the streets. Make sure while you visit New Orleans that you discover its local cuisine, music and talent.

While you’re at it, make sure to stop at the Casino boat famous in Louisiana. If you’re interested in gambling while you’re there you have a few options of land-based casinos and boats, otherwise, online gambling at Grand Mondial Casino is another options if you don’t have enough time to visit the real casinos.

The History of Mardi Gras

Mardis Gras was originally celebrated through Europe in the medieval times from France to Rome and Venice as early as the 17th century. The French explorers brought the custom to the new state of Louisiana. The first celebration of the festival in the early 1730s did not resemble the street parades we know and love today. It looked more like elegant high-society ball where the elites would dress up in fancy costumes.  The first daytime parade was introduced in 1872 when a clan of rich businessmen financed the event where all citizens were invited to attend. They called it “the greatest free show on earth”…

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