The Manhattans headline the New Year's Eve party at Mardi Gras Casino this year, with a free concert.
Mardi Gras also will have food, live entertainment, party favors and, of course, the chance to win jackpots.
For $65, patrons get a buffet in the French Quarter Restaurant with a glass of champagne. Then comes The Manhattans at 10:30 p.m., followed by a 15-minute fireworks display and more champagne. Guests can pick up complimentary tickets for reserved seating at will-call at 7 p.m. the night of the concert. Slot players who earn 14 points on a slot machine get an entry for a $2,014 cash giveaway at 1 a.m.