A little bit of New Orleans resides in Las Vegas at the Mardi Gras themed complex, the Orleans Casino and Hotel. Opened in December 1996 in the suburb of Paradise, it contains a 1,885 room hotel and a sports and entertainment arena. The casino is a haven for serious gamblers and fun gamblers alike. There are more than 3,000 slot machines to choose from, a video poker machine and video keno machines. Dedicated poker players have their own 35-table poker room and there is also a 24-hour Keno Lounge with seating for 60 people. All the popular table games are here, including Roulette, Craps, Blackjack, Pai Gow Poker, Baccarat, Three Card Poker and Let It Be.
Each room or suite in the hotel has a thrilling view of the Las Vegas Valley Mountains or the Las Vegas Strip. The accommodation at the Orleans Casino includes the finest Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Suites. The Stardust Suite can be booked for a business meeting or special function and has seating for 60 guests. A full bar and catering is provided and there are eleven plasma TVs for guests to watch pay per view sports events. A free shuttle service runs between the hotel and the Strip. Various packages are on offer, including the Valentines Love Affair, Room and Spa, and Deluxe Suite and Spa.
In 2003, the Orleans Arena was added to the complex. The multi-purpose space can seat 9,500 people and it can be converted into an ice rink. Concerts have featured top international acts, such as Paul Anka, Chris Isaak, the Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, and Gladys Knight. It's also home to the ice hockey team, the Las Vegas Wranglers, and has hosted boxing, basketball and football games as well as rodeo spectaculars. The Orleans Casino complex also has an 18-screen movie theatre, and a Bowling Center with 70 lanes. There is also a pro shop, video arcade, spa, and a beauty salon. So, there is plenty to do and see. Non-gamblers have a variety of activities to choose from when they accompany their gaming companions.
The choice of restaurants is first class too. One of the most popular is the Prime Rib Loft with a menu that includes ribs, beef, chicken, pasta and seafood. Diners can go Mexican at Don Miguels or indulge in Chinese and Japanese cuisine at the Koji Sushi Bar and China Bistro. The chain, TGI Fridays is also here and Creole and Cajun seafood is served up at Big Al's Oyster Bar.
Families can have a great time at the Orleans Casino complex. There is an area designed for children aged 3 through 12 with supervision by qualified staff. They can have fun on the multilevel jungle gym, watch movies in the movie room or play on the Nintendo Wii or Playstation 2. There is also arts and craft equipment, an arcade room and a snack bar.