Indiana Casinos

by Steve Bourie Learn more about the author 

In June 1993 Indiana became the sixth state to legalize riverboat gambling. All of the state’s riverboat casinos offer dockside gambling and, unless otherwise noted, are open 24 hours. The minimum gambling age is 21.

Click HERE to see a list of Indiana casino slot machine payback statistics.

Unless otherwise noted, all casinos offer: blackjack, craps, roulette, slots, video poker, video keno and Caribbean stud poker. In addition, some casinos off the following games: baccarat, mini-baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, three card poker, Mississippi stud, pai gow, four card poker, Spanish 21, big 6 wheel and let it ride.

If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that Indiana gaming regulations do not allow casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages.

NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more in Indiana, the casino will withhold 3.4% of your winnings for the Indiana Department of Revenue. You may, however, be able to get some of that money refunded by filing a state income tax return. The $1,200 threshold also applies to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.

For more information on visiting Indiana call (800) 289-6646, or visit their web site at


Pari Mutuels

In April 2007, the Indiana state legislature authorized the state’s two horse tracks to have up to 2,000 electronic gaming machines.

Both casinos are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21. The minimum age for pari-mutuel betting is 18.




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