Bossier City, Louisiana, is situated on the east bank of the Red River and right across from Shreveport. This growing metropolitan area is home to more than 62,000 residents. There are many diverse attractions in this city. Located within the city limits of Bossier is Barksdale Air Force Base, which is home to the Air Force Global Strike Command, the 8th Air Force, the 307th Bomb Wing, and the 2nd Bomb Wing. This city is also the home of four riverboat casinos and hotels: Boomtown, Diamond Jacks, Margaretville, and Horseshoe. Located on the city's east side is Harrah's Louisiana Downs, with a first-class thoroughbred racetrack and slot machines.