French Lick Resort Casino
Situated in Orange County in southern Indiana, French Lick Resort Casino is a favorite destination for those seeking Las Vegas-style gambling, golfing on high-quality courses and a variety of other indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family.
The property features a couple of different historic hotels surrounded by three golf courses and other local attractions. Meanwhile, the casino has a lot to offer, too, with more than 700 slots, 25-plus table games, a retail sportsbook and more.
Here’s an overview of all the games, amenities and surrounding attractions you can expect when visiting French Lick Resort and Casino.
French Lick Resort Casino details
- Address: 8670 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN, 47432
- Phone: (888) 936-9360
- Operator: Blue Sky Casino, LLC (owned by Orange County Holdings)
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Casino games: Slots, table games
- Sportsbook: Yes
- Poker room: No
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Casino games at French Lick Resort
You can try your luck at real money slots, play a variety of table games, and wager on sports at French Lick Resort Casino. Here’s a quick rundown of the different games the casino offers.
Note that French Lick Resort Casino is a fully non-smoking casino, so patrons can enjoy all the games smoke-free. There is a sheltered outdoor smoking patio.
French Lick Resort Casino boasts more than 700 slot machines. In fact, a recent count found there were closer to 735 slots available on the casino floor. These include traditional reel slots, interactive video slots, and some with progressive jackpots.
Favorite slots at French Lick Resort Casino include:
- Blazing 7’s
- Buffalo Gold
- Dancing Drums
- Double Diamond
- Lightning Link
- Red Hot Jackpots
- Wheel of Fortune
The casino also has a generous selection of video poker games and video keno games.
French Lick Resort Casino mixes 28 table games among its offerings, including all of the most popular options. You’ll find the following table games at French Lick:
- Mississippi Stud
- Three Card Poker
- Crazy 4 Poker
- High Card Flush
While the casino is open 24/7, table games do close late every night before opening up again in the morning. Hours for table games start at 10 a.m. each day, closing at 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For those looking to gamble at greater stakes, there is an exclusive high-limit section with both table games and slots with stakes as high as $100.
French Lick Resort in Indiana featured a small, four-table poker room in the past, though it is no longer in operation.
Sportsbook at French Lick Casino
You can wager on sports at the Sportsbook at French Lick Casino. The sportsbook includes eight self-service sports betting kiosks located in the sportsbook proper. You’ll also find a wall full of large-screen televisions with plenty of seating and a bar where bettors can relax and follow their games.
Additionally, there are three more sports-betting kiosks in the casino, one located in the high-limit section, one in Left Field, and one near the cashier’s cage.
You can bet on a wide range of sports at the French Lick’s sportsbook, including:
- Rugby League / Rugby Union
There are other sports available for betting too, with the full range of bet types like moneylines, spreads, totals, parlays, props, futures, and more. The casino also runs a website where you can decide on bets and then create a bet slip with a QR code for fast wagering.
Indiana bettors can also place online wagers using the BetRivers Indiana Sportsbook app. French Lick Resort Casino is the land-based partner for BetRivers in the state through Rush Street Interactive.
Amenities at French Lick Casino Resort
French Lick Casino Resort has a lot more to offer than just casino gaming in Indiana. There are actually three distinct hotels:
- French Lick Springs Hotel
- West Baden Springs Hotel
- Valley Tower
The French Lick Springs Hotel is the oldest and most famous hotel of the three, a historic site first built in the mid-19th century featuring 443 guest rooms and suites. Right nearby is the new Valley Tower, a modern facility adding 71 more rooms and 12 more suites. Not far up West State Road is a sister hotel, West Baden Springs, with another 243 luxury guest rooms and suites. Both the French Lick and West Baden hotels are listed among the Historic Hotels of America.
As far as dining goes, 1875: The Steakhouse is the property’s signature restaurant, offering a variety of fine dining options highlighted by premium-aged Angus steaks. Those seeking an even more exclusive dining experience can reserve Table One, a private table with an exclusive custom menu available Friday or Saturday nights.
The Grand Colonnade Restaurant is the spot for a daily breakfast buffet. Casual dining options include the Power Plant Bar & Grill offering appetizers, salads, burgers and sandwiches. Pluto’s Pizzeria located in Pluto’s Alley offers plenty of pizza, calzones, stromboli and other Italian fare.
On the casino floor, you’ll find Casino Park Grab & Go for sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, snacks and beverages. French Lick Mercantile is the property’s coffee shop, located in the hotel lobby. There is also Spring No. 8, a well-stocked “quick bites” option near the pool.
There are also RV slips nearby where travelers can enjoy the resort and stay in their own recreational vehicles.
The French Lick Springs Hotel and the West Baden Springs Hotel have their own spas with a full range of treatments and services. There are also no less than three different golf courses located close to the resort.
The Pete Dye Course is a championship course that has hosted the Senior PGA Championship and many other top events. The Donald Ross Course is another former PGA Championship host site. There is also the nine-hole Valley Links, which dates back more than a century.
The list of indoor and outdoor activities and events available at the resort is a long one, including:
- Indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs;
- Retail outlets (clothing, jewelry, sweets, souvenirs);
- Historic walking tours, hikes, bike rentals and a rail trolley;
- Stables and trails for horseback riding, sporting ranges with an archery range;
- Fitness centers;
- A children’s activity center with a movie theater;
- A bowling alley and arcade;
- Concerts and other live entertainment.
There is also the 105,000-square-foot French Lick Resort Event Center with more than two dozen meeting rooms for conventions, meetings, conferences and other events including weddings, banquets and more.
French Lick Rewards
The French Lick Resort Casino has its own loyalty program, French Lick Rewards, giving visitors opportunities to become eligible for different rewards and giveaways.
French Lick Rewards is a tiered loyalty program. Its three tiers are as follows:
Joining the program and receiving a French Lick Rewards card enables visitors to earn credits every time they play games in the casino, spend money on the property or stay in the hotel. They can then redeem those credits at on-site dining venues or retail outlets, as well as at the spa, the golf course, stables and more. They can use credits to pay for their next stay in the hotel as well.
Everyone starts with Ruby Rewards and can then progress to Amber Rewards and Emerald Rewards. As you earn credits, you ascend the levels and earn greater perks and benefits.
The casino also runs giveaways for which only French Lick Rewards members are eligible. For instance, the casino frequently conducts a Golden Hot Seat Giveaway: $50 of rewards to players currently playing games with their French Lick Rewards card. Night Out is another version of the same offer with drawings of two winners each hour multiple times in an evening. Recently, the casino conducted another giveaway called The Hot Seat Blitz that awarded $250 in free play to French Lick Rewards members.
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French Lick Resort Casino history
The original French Lick Springs Hotel was built way back in 1845. During subsequent decades, it expanded as golf courses were constructed in the surrounding area. Ownership changed several times during the late 20th century. Then, in 2005, Cook Group, Inc. of Bloomington took over the property, which then also included the West Baden Springs Hotel.
At the time, Indiana had just legalized riverboat gambling, and among those obtaining one of the first casino licenses was Donald Trump, who planned to build a casino resort in French Lick. However, only a few weeks later Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts filed for bankruptcy and the project never began.
That’s when the Cook Group led a partnership called Blue Sky Casino LLC and was able to receive the unused French Lick license. The hotels closed for a time while the casino was built but were reopened for the grand opening of French Lick Resort Casino on Nov. 3, 2006. Technically situated in a pond rather than on a river, the new French Lick Casino became popularly known as a “boat on a moat.”
The casino was renovated and expanded in 2009, the Event Center was added later in 2015, and the Valley Tower opened in 2019. Today the resort is the largest employer in Orange County, Indiana, with the property evolving into an especially popular tourist destination for gamblers and golfers.
French Lick Resort Casino FAQ
You must be at least 21 years old to play slots, table games, or bet on sports in the sportsbook at French Lick Resort Casino.
Yes, unlike several other retail casinos in Indiana, French Lick Resort Casino is entirely smoke-free. There is an outdoor patio for smokers, but the entire casino floor prohibits smoking. Note also that all three of the hotels on the property described above are non-smoking as well.
Indeed, it does. The Sportsbook at French Lick Casino features several betting kiosks and wide-screen televisions to follow the action. Don’t forget you can also bet on sports via the online BetRivers Indiana Sportsbook, for which the French Lick Casino serves as a partner.