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Enjoy Gambling and Mardi Gras Anytime

Updated: Feb 22

Mardi Gras has been going on for about a week with the exception of New Orleans. In New Orleans, Mardi Gras seems to never stop. In fact, New Orleans has been dubbed the "Wickedest City in the Union", and they did not mean the "Boston Wicked Good".

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Throughout the 19th century New Orleans was famous for its gambling hells and for being the home of gamblers. ‘The passion for gambling is deeply seated in our natures,’ wrote one Orleanian journalist from the New Orleans Daily Democrat on September 10, 1877. Another journalist named J.M. Scanland argued that gambling to locals was an "inherent mania" that had existed in some from among them from the beginning of the city.

Politicians made laws against gambling, but they were repealed as quickly as they were passed, and the ones that did stick were often ignored or circumvented. Licenses for gambling houses were also periodically issued for large fees allowing the corrupt politicians to line their pockets without ever having to step foot in a casino. Although, they often did.

The forms that gambling took were varied. The first large-scale gambling house was opened in New Orleans in the late 1820s by opera impresario John Davis, Sr., and the games of chance available, roulette, vingt-et-un, and faro were of European origin. This was so-called high-toned gambling where wealthy planters won and lost fortunes and murders and suicides were plentiful. Craps and poker added to these games of chance and both originated in New Orleans. Keno, a lottery based game said to be of Chinese origin, arrived in the 1860s and soon became the most popular game of chance played in the city. One famous gambling den on Royal street in the 1880s according to reports could house a 1000 keno players. There were also poolrooms where bets would be taken on just about anything from horse-racing, baseball and boxing, to the results of elections. In the 1890s the slot machine arrived and flourished in the void created by one of the periodical suppressions of gambling houses. And though the houses remained illegal from the 1890s they still operated openly on many of the most popular thoroughfares as the New Orleans Guide of 1902 helpfully pointed out with addresses to illustrate.

Of course over 120 years later, New Orleans has not lost its luster on those who would like to spend a few days or even a week enjoying all The French Quarter has to offer. However, much like Las Vegas or Atlantic City, New Orleans is best for most to enjoy as an occasional destination, and not so much as a long-term dwelling spot.

But for those of you who like to play your favorite casino games, you can do so online without leaving the comfort of your own home. There are thousands of sites to play, but it is important to do your research when choosing an online gaming site.

Safe Online Gaming has found sites like or and even which have all of the thrills of being at a casino in a safe secure environment.  Players can have hours of fun and a chance to win real money.  Each of these casinos have an operator standing by offering gamblers assistance 24 hours 7 days a week. 


For those operators who need a safe online site who need to purchase credits; visit sites like or

In addition to having a great opportunity to win, you don't have to lift your shirt up to get some beads. Of course you don't have to wear a shirt (or pants for that matter) while you lounge around in comfort and win. Just turn on some jazzy classics and get your Mardi on anytime or anywhere.

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