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    by Virtuous_Tourist
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    Signs on the Slot Machine Room Door
    by grandmaR
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    The Great Gaming Conspiracy

    by grandmaR Written Aug 8, 2005

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    Signs on the Slot Machine Room Door

    Favorite thing: The Louisiana laws prohibit gambling and slot machines. So the politicians redefined and renamed gambling. In Louisiana, gambling is now called gaming. In 1992 a provision was added for one land-based casino in New Orleans - Harrahs. (The state also has three land-based Indian casinos.)

    But slot machines are not restricted to Harrahs. Throughout Louisiana, video poker is permitted at Louisiana truck stops, racetracks/OTB's and bars/taverns in 31 of the state's 64 parishes (counties). There is no limit to the number of machines permitted at racetracks and off-track betting locations, however, truck stops are allowed no more than 50, while bars and taverns are permitted a maximum of three.

    So you will often see this little rooms in restaurants.

    Fondest memory: The papers posted on the doors say:

    DOORS MUST
    REMAIN CLOSED
    AT ALL TIMES

    The blue sign says:

    GAMING DEVICES INSIDE
    _________________
    NO PERSON UNDER THE
    AGE OF 18 ALLOWED
    INSIDE (BY LAC TITLE 42)
    ___________________
    NO PERSON UNDER THE
    AGE OF 21 ALLOWED TO
    PLAY GAMING DEVICES


    Apparently children under 18 will be contaminated by the very sight of a slot machine, but they can look but not touch if they are between 18 and 21.

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    Harrah's Casino

    by Bela_LUng Written Mar 27, 2005

    Favorite thing: Harrah's operates a casino on Canal Street near the french quartier and riverwalk. It has the usual machines and tables and stuff. Go loose some money or drop acid and walk around.

    Fondest memory: Being attached by a beaver.

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    Land-based Casino

    by Virtuous_Tourist Written Mar 11, 2004

    Favorite thing: What can I say about Harrah's Casino?
    Well, its monstrous and they'll probably take your money.
    If you're into gambling, give it a try.

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