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Indiana Casino Guide

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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, 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

land-based casinos

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

 

Casino City Type
Ameristar East Chicago Riverboat
Belterra Casino Florence Riverboat
Blue Chip Casino Michigan City Riverboat
Four Winds South Bend South Bend Native American
French Lick Resort Casino French Lick Land-based
Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg Lawrenceburg Riverboat
Hoosier Park Anderson Racino
Caesars Southern Indiana Elizabeth Land-based
Horseshoe Casino Hammond Riverboat
Indiana Grand Casino Shelbyville Racino
Majestic Star Gary Riverboat
Rising Star Casino Resort Rising Sun Riverboat
Tropicana Evansville Evansville Land-based

Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago

  • Address: 777 Aldis Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312
  • Phone: 219-378-3000
  • Website: https://www.ameristareastchicago.com/

Casino Size: 53,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Spanish 21, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mississippi Stud, Poker

Belterra Casino

  • Address: 777 Belterra Dr, Florence, IN 47020
  • Phone: 812-427-7777
  • Website: https://www.belterracasino.com/

Casino Size: 38,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Mini Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em
Overnight RV Parking: Free (must park in back rows of parking lot)/RV Dump: No
Special Features: 2,600-passenger sidewheeler docked on the Ohio River. Health club and spa. 18-hole golf course. 1,500-seat showroom.

Blue Chip Casino

  • Address: 777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Phone: 219-879-7711
  • Website: https://www.bluechipcasino.com/

Casino Size: 25,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, Poker
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Senior Discount: Various Mon if 50+.
Special Features: 2,000-passenger modern yacht docked in a man-made canal.

Four Winds South Bend

  • Address: 3000 Prairie Ave, South Bend, IN 46614
  • Phone: 866-494-6371
  • Website: https://www.fourwindscasino.com/southbend/

Casino Size: 55,000 Square Feet
Other Games: Only Gaming Machines
Special Features: This casino will offer 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."

French Lick Resort Casino

  • Address: 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432
  • Phone: (888) 936-9360 
  • Website: https://www.frenchlick.com/

Casino Size: 84,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Mississippi Stud
Overnight RV Parking: No/RV Dump: No
Special Features: Two 18-hole golf courses. Full-service spa. 12-space RV park ($60 per night). Six-lane bowling alley. Located on a 3,500-passenger barge in a man-made moat. 10% off buffet for players club members.

Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg

  • Address: Rising Star Dr, Rising Sun, IN 47040
  • Phone: 812-438-1234
  • Website: https://www.500nations.com/casinos/ingrandvictoriacasino.asp

Casino Size: 40,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Big 6 Wheel, Caribbean Stud Poker, Spanish 21, Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker
Special Features: 3,000-passenger paddle wheeler docked on Ohio River. Hotel is Hyatt. 18-hole golf course. 1,100-seat showroom. 10x odds on craps.

Hoosier Park

  • Address: 4500 Dan Patch Cir, Anderson, IN 46013
  • Phone: (800) 526-7223
  • Website: hoosierpark.com

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker
Casino Size: 92,000 Square Feet
Special Features: Live thoroughbred and harness racing seasonally. Year-round simulcasting of thoroughbred and harness racing.

Caesars Southern Indiana

  • Address: 11999 Casino Center Dr SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117
  • Phone: 866-676-7463
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/caesars-southern-indiana

Casino Size: 173,200 square feet

Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Big 6 Wheel, Caribbean Stud Poker, Spanish 21, Poker, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker

Horseshoe Casino Hammond

  • Address: 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, IN 46320
  • Phone: 866-711-7463
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/horseshoe-hammond

Casino Size: 43,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride, Poker, Big Six Wheel, Pai Gow, Baccarat, Mississippis Stud
Overnight RV Parking: Free/RV Dump: No
Special Features: 4,000-passenger barge docked on Lake Michigan. 100x odds on craps.

Indiana Grand Casino

  • Address: 4300 N Michigan Rd, Shelbyville, IN 46176
  • Phone: 1 877-386-4463
  • Website: https://www.caesars.com/indiana-grand

Casino Size: 70,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Poker
Special Features: Live thoroughbred and harness racing seasonally. Year-round simulcasting of thoroughbred and harness racing.

Majestic Star

  • Address: 1 Buffington Harbor Dr, Gary, IN 46406
  • Phone: 888-225-8259
  • Website: https://www.majesticstarcasino.com/

Casino Size: 43,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Spanish 21, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Big 6 Wheel, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Poker, Mississippi Stud
Special Features: Two boats: 1,300-passenger and 2,300-passenger modern yachts docked on Lake Michigan.

Rising Star Casino Resort

  • Address: 777 Rising Star Dr, Rising Sun, IN 47040
  • Phone: 800-472-6311
  • Website: https://www.risingstarcasino.com/

Casino Size: 40,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Big 6 Wheel, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Let It Ride, Spanish 21, Mississippi Stud
Special Features: 3,000-passenger paddle wheeler docked on Ohio River. 56-space RV park ($40-$70 per night). Hotel is Hyatt. 18-hole golf course. 1,100-seat showroom. 25x odds on craps.

Tropicana Evansville

  • Address: 421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708
  • Phone: 812-433-4000
  • Website: https://www.tropevansville.com/

Casino Size: 47,863 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Poker, Three Card Poker, Mini Baccarat

Types of Casinos in Indiana

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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

history
  • 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. 

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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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