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March 21st, First Post 11am!

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Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 13 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana.

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Win, Place or Show. Regardless of your wager, there's one bet that's guaranteed to pay off...you are sure to have a blast experiencing live racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, one of the nation's oldest and premiere race tracks.

Live racing now through March 29, 2020!

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Our Casino

With 13 locations to serve you across southeast Louisiana, you are guaranteed to have fun playing the hottest themes in the market. Our friendly team will make you feel right at home plus, you'll enjoy taking part in our free play drawings happening regularly.

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Featured Promotions

Fair Grounds always has a great promotion going on! Check out our promotions calendar to see our current offers.

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February 01, 2020

Hot promotions every day of the week!

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Hot Promotions Every Day!

February 01, 2020

Hot promotions every day of the week!

Featured Events

Fair Grounds hosts a wide-variety of special events and programs throughout the racing season. Check out our calendar and upcoming events to plan your visit.

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Blue Runner World Red Beans & Rice Eating Championship

February 08, 2020

Red beans and rice has been a staple of Louisiana Creole cuisine for hundreds of years, but it has never been eaten with the speed and passion that will be on display at the upcoming Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship. Set to take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on Saturday, February 8th, the event will feature Joey Chestnut, the top-ranked competitive eater in the world competing against Geoffrey Esper, second-raked competitive eater in the world, among other Major League Eating star competitors. Organizers will prepare more than 1,000 pounds of Blue Runner Foods Red Beans and Rice for the competition, which will be Major League Eating’s first sanctioned event of 2020. The Blue Runner Foods Red Beans and Rice Eating World Championship will take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at the grandstands of The Fair Grounds Race Course at 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans. Doors will open at 11am with the first thoroughbred race taking place at 12:30pm. Contest Introductions will take place at 3pm and the competition will occur at 3:30pm. There is no admission charge and Blue Runner Foods will be providing a free bowl of Red Beans and Rice to all attendees.

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Thoroughbred Racing

November 28, 2019

Thoroughbred racing returns Thanksgiving Day 2019! Thanksgiving Day Reservations open October 21, 2019 at 9:30AM.

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Blue Runner World Red Beans & Rice Eating Championship

February 08, 2020

Red beans and rice has been a staple of Louisiana Creole cuisine for hundreds of years, but it has never been eaten with the speed and passion that will be on display at the upcoming Blue Runner Foods World Red Beans and Rice Eating Championship. Set to take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans on Saturday, February 8th, the event will feature Joey Chestnut, the top-ranked competitive eater in the world competing against Geoffrey Esper, second-raked competitive eater in the world, among other Major League Eating star competitors. Organizers will prepare more than 1,000 pounds of Blue Runner Foods Red Beans and Rice for the competition, which will be Major League Eating’s first sanctioned event of 2020. The Blue Runner Foods Red Beans and Rice Eating World Championship will take place on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at the grandstands of The Fair Grounds Race Course at 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans. Doors will open at 11am with the first thoroughbred race taking place at 12:30pm. Contest Introductions will take place at 3pm and the competition will occur at 3:30pm. There is no admission charge and Blue Runner Foods will be providing a free bowl of Red Beans and Rice to all attendees.

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Thoroughbred Racing

November 28, 2019

Thoroughbred racing returns Thanksgiving Day 2019! Thanksgiving Day Reservations open October 21, 2019 at 9:30AM.

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