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Online Casinos in Indiana Although Indiana has a long tradition with some great land-based casinos and a long history with gambling,…

Online Casinos in Indiana

Although Indiana has a long tradition with some great land-based casinos and a long history with gambling, it has not legalized online casinos. There have been discussions of legalizing online casinos, but it has not yet been approved by the senate.

Indiana does allow online sportsbooks, so it is hoped that online casinos will be legalized in the near future as well. At the time of writing, there is no pending legislation for legalizing online casinos.

But, you can still register with a legal online casino while you’re in Illinois. That means you can get the casino’s bonus offers or deposit, and then play whenever you’re in states where it’s legal (even in a layover at the airport). (Do be aware of the casino bonus’s expiry date, though.)

Land-based Casinos in Indiana

Indiana has just one land-based casino. You’ll find nearly a dozen riverboat casinos around Lake Michigan. And there are two racinos associated with the state’s horse tracks.

Indiana has one Native American casino, Four Winds Casino South Bend. It opened in early 2018.

Indiana Land-Based Casinos Map

You can easily see all casino locations by using our Indiana casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.

To move the map of casinos in Indiana, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.

Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.

 List of Land-Based Casinos in Indiana

Ameristar East Chicago
Ameristar East Chicago

Ameristar East Chicago

Make the most of your experience in East Chicago at this waterfront casino hotel overlooking Lake Michigan. Visitors will enjoy a modern hotel, casino, sports book, and a variety of restaurants.

Belterra Casino Resort and Spa
Belterra Casino Resort and Spa

Belterra Casino Resort and Spa

Belterra Casino Resort & Spa is a riverboat casino on the Ohio River. Enjoy more than 700 of the most fun and exciting slot machines, table games, and a FanDuel sports book.

Blue Chip Casino & Hotel
Blue Chip Casino & Hotel

Blue Chip Casino & Hotel

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa is a riverboat casino located in Michigan City, Indiana. This casino features 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with a variety of table games and slots.

Four Winds Casino South Bend
Four Winds Casino South Bend

Four Winds Casino South Bend

At Four Winds Casino South Bend, the excitement never stops. You can play on 1,400 of the latest games ranging from $.01 to $25 including some of the area’s largest jackpots!

French Lick Resort
French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort

The action never stops at this 24-hour casino! You’ll find 1,000 new and classic slots, video poker, progressive jackpots and video keno of all denominations and themes, 37 live-dealer table games, and a high-limit gaming area with tables and slots ranging from 25 cents up to $100.

Grand Victoria Casino & Resort
Grand Victoria Casino & Resort

Grand Victoria Casino & Resort

Enjoy casino gaming of all kinds at Grand Victoria Casino. This casino has 860 slots and table games featuring Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Three-card, Mississippi Stud, High Card Flush, and Baccarat.

Hollywood Casino & Hotel - Lawrenceburg
Hollywood Casino & Hotel – Lawrenceburg

Hollywood Casino & Hotel – Lawrenceburg

Get treated like a star at Hollywood Casino! Here, you’ll find your favorite slot machines and table games along with a wide variety of restaurants and great entertainment.

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Visit Harrah’s Hoosier Park for Indiana’s world-renowned harness racing. The casino features 2000 slots, e-tables, racetrack views, and live music.

Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Horseshoe Casino Hammond

Horseshoe Casino Hammond

Horseshoe Hammond Casino is the premier Chicago casino where you’ll have your pick of the most slot machines in Chicagoland, including 1,500 penny slots!

Horseshoe Casino Hotel Southern Indiana
Horseshoe Casino Hotel Southern Indiana

Horseshoe Casino Hotel Southern Indiana

Go all-in on the best real, authentic action in Indiana! There’s no better place to play table games than Horseshoe Casino.

Indiana Grand Casino
Indiana Grand Casino

Indiana Grand Casino

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino offers wire-to-wire horse racing, slots, e-table games, dining, and live music. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment.

Rising Star Casino Resort
Rising Star Casino Resort

Rising Star Casino Resort

Rising Star Casino Resort features the most popular slot machines from traditional reels and progressives to video poker and video keno. With bigger table limits, you’ll want to let it ride on any of their table games.

Tropicana Evansville
Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana Evansville is located on the Ohio river and offers the hottest table-games, slots and video-gaming in Indiana on their casino floor.

Types of Casinos in Indiana

There are three types of Indiana casinos:

  • riverboat casinos
  • pari-mutuel casinos
  • one Native American casino

There is now some fluidity between these types, however. The racetracks have slots machines, and the riverboats now have land-based facilities as well. 

Riverboat Casinos in Indiana

In June 1993 Indiana became the sixth state to legalize riverboat gambling. All of the riverboat casinos in Indiana offer dockside gambling and, unless otherwise noted, are open 24 hours. 

Pari-Mutuel Casinos in Indiana

In April 2007, the Indiana state legislature authorized the state’s two horse tracks (Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand) to have up to 2,000 electronic gaming machines. 

There are no casinos in Indianapolis, but the two racetrack casinos are the closest casinos to Indianapolis. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is about 30 miles southeast and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino is about 45 miles northeast.

Both casinos are open 24 hours. 

Native American Casinos in Indiana

Indiana has one Indian casino (Four Winds Casino South Bend) which opened in early 2018. 

Four Winds Casino South Bend

This casino only offers Class II gambling which consists of electronic gaming machines which look like slot machines, but are actually games of bingo and the spinning video reels are for “entertainment purposes only.”

They have over 1,400 games.

None of the games are called slots, but many use the term jackpot. For example: 

  • Casablanca
  • Penn & Teller
  • Willie Nelson 
  • Monopoly
  • Million Degrees
  • Wheel of Fortune Big Money

Slot Payback in Indiana

The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all Indiana casinos (riverboats and pari-mutuels) are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Indiana casinos.

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.

History of Gambling in Indiana

Indiana has had a slow growth toward allowing more and more land-based casinos in the state. This began in the late 1980s with the establishment of the state lottery.

The legalization of sports betting in 2019 gives some hope for legal online casinos in the state. There has been talk at the level of the state legislature of expanding into online casinos, but that would not be a reality before 2021.

A timeline of the legalization of gambling in Indiana

  • 1851 Lotteries banned within the state’s founding constitution
  • 1988 Amendment allows lottery
  • 1989 Horse racing legalized
  • 1993 Riverboat casinos legalized
  • 1995 Off-track betting begins
  • 2007 Four Winds New Buffalo casino opens
  • 2007 Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs race tracks allowed to install 2,000 slot machines each
  • 2015 Riverboat casinos to open land-based casinos on their property
  • 2019 Sports betting legalized

Indiana Gambling Laws and Regulatory Organizations

Indiana’s gambling laws are different from several states in that they allow those 18 or older to bet at pari-mutuel venues. 

Gambling Laws

The minimum gambling age at Riverboat Casinos is 21.

The minimum age for pari-mutuel betting is 18.

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

Regulatory Organizations

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For more information on visiting casinos in Indiana, or general tourism information, call (800) 289-6646, or visit www.visitindiana.com.