Indiana Casinos

Your guide to casino news in Indiana, including the latest on the Terre Haute Casino project

The top casinos in Indiana feature slot machines and table games, but there’s always something unique to check out at your local gambling spot. Depending on where you’re visiting, that could be anything from a horse racetrack to hosting a World Series of Poker event. There are 13 Indiana casinos for Hoosiers to visit. Terre Haute is adding another option to the list with its brand-new Churchill Downs casino. Construction is underway on Queen of Terre Haute.

There are plenty of traditional Indiana casinos in the state, but Hoosiers don’t have access to legal online casinos yet. That could be changing soon.  When iGaming legislation returns to the Hoosier State, you’ll hear about it from PlayIndiana first.

Read on for the newest info about the Terre Haute casino project, plus the latest Indiana casino news.

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Details of the Queen of Terre Haute Casino project

  • Applicant: Churchill Downs
  • Permanent Casino: 400,000-square-feet building, including 56,000-square-feet casino floor
  • Location: 50-acre site on the east side of Terre Haute
  • Employment: 1,000 construction jobs and 500+ casino jobs
  • Costs: $240 million
  • Table Games: 1,000 slot machines and 50 table games
  • Hotel Rooms: 125 rooms
  • Restaurants: 3
  • Bars: 2, including a rooftop bar

Terre Haute Casino, by the numbers

  • 3%: The amount Churchill will pay of the company’s taxable sports wagering adjusted gross income to the Queen of Terre Haute Foundation. Any revenue over $175 million, Churchill with pay 3.25% to the foundation.
  • $639.9 million: The expected amount of gross gaming receipts in the first five years.
  • $190 million: A Purdue University study expects the property will generate nearly $200 million in annual regional economic impact. That would translate to a 2% increase in the annual gross regional product of the area.
  • 2023: Year the casino will be open for business.

Legal casino games in Indiana

Retail casinos in Indiana offer the following popular casino games. When legalized online casino games come to the Hoosier State, you can expect to find digital versions of these popular games on legal casino apps.

  • Slots: This is the most popular and numerous type of casino game. They range from simple, three-reel games to complex, movie-themed titles with life-changing progressive jackpots. Look out for entertaining bonus rounds and wild symbols with special behavior.
    Blackjack: There are several variations of blackjack in Indiana, including Spanish 21, Free Bet and classic.
    Table Games: Expect to see table games at Indiana retail casinos. Options include every game you can play over the green felt: blackjack, roulette, craps and casino poker variants.
    Live Dealer: Blackjack, baccarat, roulette and poker are commonly offered in live dealer rooms. These are created for people who like the social casino experience without having to leave their homes.
    Keno and Bingo: As themes and computer graphics become more advanced, the gap between keno and slots gets smaller.
  • Poker: Most Indiana casinos have a dedicated poker room for Indiana poker fans. Online poker isn’t legal in the state.
  • Video Poker: From jacks or better on bar-top consoles to today’s complex Double Double Bonus Poker or multi-hand games, video poker is a low-edge alternative to other gambling options and can be found at Indiana retail casinos.

Indiana casino games: Find the best Indiana casino for you

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Top casinos in Indiana

Indiana is home to 13 casinos, including multiple riverboat casinos, two racetracks and one tribal casino. One more casino, Queen of Terre Haute, will open sometime this year.

Ameristar East Chicago, 777 Ameristar Blvd., East Chicago, IN

Docked at the Indiana Harbor on Lake Michigan, Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago is a popular riverboat casino in Indiana. It officially opened in 1997. This property has a room dedicated to baccarat.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 288 rooms
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,000+ slots, 70 table games, including $5 blackjack, roulette or craps and a baccarat room
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Barstool Sportsbook
    • Poker: Live tables but no poker room

Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive

Bally’s Casino Evansville is a combination of casino, hotel and entertainment complex along the banks of the Ohio River. Its 45,000 square feet gaming space features live and electronic table games and a high-limit room. The Tropicana rebranded when Bally’s purchased the casino in June 2021.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 338 rooms
  • Operator: Bally’s
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,000+ slot machines, blackjack, baccarat, three roulette tables and two craps tables
    • Sportsbook: No
    • Poker: The poker room is temporarily closed.

Belterra Florence, 777 Belterra Drive

This riverboat casino is on the Ohio River and a short drive to Cincinnati, OH, making it a great option for Hoosiers and Ohioans. Belterra Casino Resort features 38,000 square feet of gaming area.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 600 rooms
  • Operator: Boyd Gaming
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 700+ slot machines, blackjack, baccarat, roulette and more
    • Sportsbook: Yes, FanDuel Sportsbook
    • Poker: 9-table poker room

Blue Chip Michigan City, 2 Easy St.

The property is near Lake Michigan and about an hour east of Chicago. Blue Chip Casino and Hotel is a 2,000-passenger modern yacht docked in an artificial canal. It hosts 65,000 square feet of gaming space along with a 1,200-seat event center.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 486 rooms
  • Operator: Boyd Gaming
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,900+ slot machines, blackjack, baccarat, roulette and more
    • Sportsbook: Yes, FanDuel Sportsbook
    • Poker: 8-table poker room

Caesars Southern Indiana, 11999 Casino Center Drive SE, Elizabeth, IN

This riverboat casino is on the Ohio River, conveniently located opposite Louisville, Ky. Caesars Southern Indiana Casino was bought by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 503 rooms
  • Operator: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,100 slots, including table games craps, blackjack, baccarat and roulette
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Caesars Sportsbook
    • Poker: 16-table poker room

Four Winds Casino, 3000 Prairie Ave., South Bend, IN

Four Winds South Bend Casino is a tribal casino that hosts slots, table games and live poker. It is operated by the Pokagon Tribe, a 5,000-strong tribe that became federally recognized in 1997.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: No on-site rooms
  • Operator: Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,200+ slot machines, poker and electronic bingo
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Four Winds Sportsbook
    • Poker: 12-table poker room

French Lick Casino, 8670 West State Road 56

French Link Resort Casino isn’t just a casino; the property includes a spa, shopping, horse stables, bowling alley, arcade, and two 18-hole golf courses. It opened in 2006 between the towns of West Baden and French Lick.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: No on-site rooms
  • Operator: Blue Sky Casino
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 700+ slot machines and table games include blackjack, baccarat, craps and roulette.
    • Sportsbook: Yes, BetRivers Sportsbook
    • Poker: Live tables but no poker room

Hard Rock Northern Indiana, Gary, IN

Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino in Gary, IN, opened to the public in May 2021. The “Rocksino” offers many casino games, including baccarat and pai gow high-limit rooms. Hard Rock is only a short drive from Chicago.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: No on-site rooms
  • Operator: Spectacle Entertainment
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,800+ slot machines, carnival games and video poker, and 80 table games including blackjack, craps and roulette.
    • Sportsbook: Hard Rock Sportsbook is coming soon.
    • Poker: No

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, IN

Harrah’s Hoosier Park features live harness racing and simulcast betting if you like to bet on horse racing. Also, Harrah’s is home to 30 live table games, including two high-limit tables.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: No on-site rooms
  • Operator: Caesars Entertainment
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 2,000+ slot machines and video poker. The 30 live table games feature two baccarat tables, two craps tables, four roulette tables and 18 blackjack tables.
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Caesars Sportsbook
    • Poker: Two three-card poker tables, but no poker room

Hollywood Lawrenceburg, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Lawrenceburg, IN

Only a half-hour from Cincinnati, OH, Hollywood Lawrenceburg Casino checks all the boxes for Ohio and Indiana gamblers. There are 62 live table games, including stadium-electronic tables games craps, roulette, blackjack and mini-baccarat.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 295 rooms
  • Operator: Penn National Gaming
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,300+ slot machines, craps, blackjack, roulette and baccarat.
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Barstool Sportsbook
    • Poker: 13-table poker room

Horseshoe Hammond, 777 Casino Center Drive

Originally the Empress Casino, Horseshoe Hammond Casino is a short 25-minute drive from downtown Chicago. The casino boasts a massive gaming floor with special high-limit options, an Asian gaming section, poker and additional gaming space for slot machines and table games.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: No on-site rooms
  • Operator: Caesars Entertainment
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 3,000+ slot machines, table games include craps, blackjack and roulette, and Asian games (sic bo, pai gow and baccarat)
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Caesars Sportsbook
    • Poker: 30-table poker room

Horseshoe Indianapolis, 4300 N. Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN

Horseshoe Indianapolis Casino offers the whole gamut of casino gaming, including year-round simulcasting of thoroughbred and harness racing. Horseshoe is the closest casino to Indianapolis.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: No on-site rooms
  • Operator: Caesars Entertainment
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,600 slots and 92 tables, including blackjack, craps and roulette.
    • Sportsbook: Yes, Caesars Sportsbook
      Poker: Yes

Queen of Terre Haute Casino, Terre Haute, IN

Queen of Terre Haute isn’t open for business yet, but it’ll be the final casino option in the middle of the state once it opens in 2023. Terre Haute is two hours west of Indianapolis.

Rising Star Casino, 777 Rising Star Drive

Rising Star Casino Resort features all the hotel amenities as well as a casino. The riverboat casino features 40,000 square feet of gaming space featuring slots and table games. There are two hotel towers, a swimming pool, theater and spa.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Hotel: Yes, 201 rooms
  • Operator: Churchill Downs
  • Casino Game Selection:
    • Games: 1,000+ slot machines, blackjack, craps, roulette and poker games
    • Sportsbook: Yes,
    • Poker: Three-card and video poker available