Nation | Tribe: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana
823 Martin Luther King Road
Charenton, LA 70523
Cypress Bayou Casino is located 45 miles south of Lafayette on US Hwy 90. It is the oldest Native American casino in Louisiana.
Cypress Bayou began operations in 1988 as Bayou Teche Bingo. It was expanded to a full casino in 1993 and changed its name to Cypress Bayou Casino. Table games were installed in 1994 and dining venues were added in 1997.
Over the years more food outlets were added. The hotel was opened in the summer of 2012.
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Open 24 hours daily
180,000 square foot facility
Must be 21 years of age
1,000 slot machines
38 table games - includes Blackjack (Single Deck / Double Deck), Craps, Roulette, 3 Card Poker, 4 Card Poker, Fortune Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Stud Poker
Poker Room - Live action poker, non-smoking room
Bingo - High Stakes Indian Bingo
Off Track Betting - Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, and Greyhound racing
December 18, 2018
On December 18th Cypress Bayou Casino celebrated its 25th anniversary with a reception at Mr. Lester's Steakhouse. Over the past 25 years this casino has been financially successful for the Chitimacha Tribe and has experience substantial growth in its size and operations.
Cypress Bayou Casino opened in December 1993. It had a bingo hall and a casino floor with 450 gaming machines. This was the first land-based casino in Louisiana.
The casino expanded several times over its 25 years. Today the casino floor is 180,000 square feet and features 1,000 slot machines, 38 table games, poker room and a large bingo hall with 1,200 seats.
Five restaurants have been added: Mr. Lester's Steakhouse, Cafe Delphine, Loco Mexican Grill & Cantina, Fresh, and Mabel's Kitchen.
There are three entertainment venues. These are Rox, a 15,000-square-foot nightclub, The Pavilion and Bocat's Lounge.
In 2012 Cypress Bayou Hotel and an RV Park were added.
Cypress Bayou's employment has grown to 686 people over 25 years. It started with 250 employees in 1993.
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