After the incredible destruction that caused Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the city of New Orleans has not been the same. Most of its Casinos were forced to close and the usual lively city became a snuffed city.
Fortunately for everyone, one of the most important Casinos of New Orleans - Harrah´s Casino- is planning to re-open. This is beneficial to New Orleans visitors but also to the residents of New Orleans that were employees of the Casino. "This is a magical city for our nation," said Anthony Sanfilippo, president of the Central Division for Harrah's. "We knew that Harrah's coming back, employing 1500 people, reaching out to our customers throughout the nation, and inviting them into New Orleans, was going to be crucial to restarting the city," he continued.
Harrah's New Orleans Casino features the largest Poker room in the south of the US, more than 2,000 Slot Machines and more than 90 table games. The casino is expected to re-open in September 2006.
The last World Series of Poker were scheduled for September 2005 in Biloxi and had therefore to cancel because of Hurricane Katrina. But now, as the city recovers slowly but firmly, the next WSOP scheduled for May 18th through the 28th will take place in New Orleans.