New Orleans banned smoking cigarettes from nearly all the city's bars and restaurants in 2015, but it feels like the smoky haze never quite left Harrah's Casino in the Central Business District. It's hard to miss this monolithic gambling den, which boasts 115,000sqft of gaming: 2,100+ slot machines, 90 table games, and a sizable poker room. The convoluted history of its construction back in the '90s is local legend for the classic hallmarks of a New Orleans business deal -- strange backroom agreements, natural disasters, building woes. That said, the hotel-casino today is everything you'd want in a place that'll probably end up costing you the shirt off your back. Just remember that on a cold streak, you always win at the ATM.