Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana, includes both a casino and a popular racetrack that features live harness racing each year from March through December.
Owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, the casino at Harrah’s Hoosier Park features 92,000 square feet of gaming space, with close to 1,300 slot machines and more than 30 table games. There is a Caesars Sportsbook for wagering on sports. In addition to live horse racing, daily simulcast wagering is offered year-round.
You’ll also find several restaurants and bars, multiple entertainment venues and other amenities. There is no hotel on site, though the property has several nearby hotel partners with shuttle service to and from Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Here’s a full rundown of all you can expect to find when you visit Harrah’s Hoosier Park.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino details
- Address: 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson, IN, 46013
- Phone: (800) 526-7223
- Operator: Caesars Entertainment
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Casino games: Slots, table games
- Live horse racing: Yes
- Sportsbook: Yes
- Poker room: No
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Casino games at Harrah’s Hoosier Park
Slots are the primary focus at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, although you’ll find plenty of table games, including many classics and favorites. You can also wager on sports and horse races in the Caesars Sportsbook conveniently located just off the main casino floor.
Currently, Harrah’s Hoosier Park has 1,274 slot machines in operation. The casino sometimes has more slots and, indeed, advertises having as many as 2,000 slots.
These include traditional slots and video slots with all of the most popular real money titles represented. Stakes range from just a penny up to $100 a spin. Favorite slots at Harrah’s Hoosier Park include:
- Buffalo Grand
- Elvis Shake Rattling Reels Slots
- Fate of the 8 Power Wheel
- Heat ‘Em Up Power Wheel
- Pac-Man Wild Edition
- Texas Tea Pinball
- Top Dollar Premium Slots
- Wonder 4 Tower
There are also many video poker machines on the floor at Harrah’s Hoosier Park for fans of Jacks or Better and other varieties.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park additionally has 31 table games on the casino floor. Available table games include:
- Baccarat (3 tables)
- Blackjack (18 tables)
- Craps (2 tables)
- Roulette (2 tables)
- Mississippi Stud (2 tables)
- Three Card Poker (2 tables)
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em (2 tables)
Those blackjack tables include both traditional blackjack and variations such as Blazing 7’s Blackjack, Double Deck Blackjack and tables featuring EZ Bust and Trilux side bets. There are a couple of high-limit blackjack tables as well, one featuring Double Deck Blackjack and the other Hand-Shuffle Blackjack.
The roulette tables include Blaze Roulette: the fun electronic variant with an LED gaming surface and nifty animations that add a little extra excitement to each spin.
The Caesars Sportsbook at Harrah’s Hoosier Park is located next to the Terrace Showroom, close to the casino and horse racing. There is ample seating and a large wall of high-definition screens where bettors can follow all of the action.
Betting windows open each weekday at noon and at 11 a.m. on weekends. The windows remain open until late evening depending on demand. Meanwhile, bettors can use the betting kiosks to place wagers 24 hours a day.
You can bet on practically any sport at Caesars Sportsbook, including collegiate and professional contests. Available sports at the Harrah’s Hoosier Park sportsbook include:
- Rugby League / Rugby Union
You can also place all the usual wagers, including moneylines, spreads, totals, individual and team props, parlays, futures and more.
Note also that Indiana has legal online sports betting, which means you can place wagers from anywhere in the state using the Caesars Indiana Sportsbook. Meanwhile, Harrah’s Hoosier Park has entered a partnership with another online sportsbook, Tipico Sportsbook, which plans to launch in Indiana soon.
Poker at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Casino
Harrah’s Hoosier Park had live poker in the past. But there’s currently no poker room in the casino. You can, however, play video poker as well as several different poker-based table games.
Horse racing at Harrah’s Hoosier Park
The racetrack at Harrah’s Hoosier Park is another major attraction. World-class live harness racing starts each year in late March and continues through early December. The schedule includes several days of racing each week, typically starting either Tuesday or Wednesday and continuing through Saturday.
Promotions include Road to the Derby, which invites bettors to pick horses in races each week leading up to the Kentucky Derby in May. Picking each week earns participants 2,000 Caesars Rewards Credits (discussed below). Meanwhile, the top scorers split prizes of race wagering credits totaling $3,500.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park also offers on-track simulcasting wagering on races happening at other tracks around the world. There are 65 betting carrels and a wall of TV screens to watch the races. Bettors are able to place wagers right from their seats. You can also place bets at either the mutuel windows or using self-service kiosks. The windows are open Sunday through Thursday from noon to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park also offers off-track betting at four other locations in Indiana:
- Winner’s Circle OTB Clarksville
- Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub Downtown Indianapolis
- Caesars Race & Sportsbook Clarksville
- Winner’s Circle Race, Sports, Pub New Haven
Amenities at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
There is no hotel at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. However, the casino has partnered with multiple hotels in Anderson and nearby Noblesville. The agreement includes free shuttle service to and from Hoosier Park.
There are five restaurants at Hoosier Park providing a nice variety of dining options:
- Homestretch Steakhouse — an upscale dining experience with steaks, seafood and more
- Homestretch Clubhouse — more casual fare with burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads, along with steak, meatloaf and Chicken Alfredo entrées
- Dog n Suds — a “quick bites” option with hot dogs, burgers, fries, soft drinks and the like
- The Big Deli — another fast-food option with fresh deli sandwiches, soups, salads and a selection of cakes for dessert
- Slice Pizzeria — serving New York-style pizza, bread sticks, salads, waffle ice cream cones and more
For entertainment options, the Terrace Showroom is an indoor live event center where top musical and comedy acts regularly perform. Also on site is the large 5,500-seat Outdoor Music Center with ample seating. It’s surrounded by full-service bars, merchandise tables and a gift shop.
There are also plenty of destinations on site for those seeking to enjoy the nightlife, highlighted by three different spots:
- Pegasus Lounge — drink cocktails with a great view of live racing
- Double R Bar — beers, wines and more with plenty of screens showing sports and races
- The Shoe — another prime spot for beers and cocktails with a view of the track
Race fans can also rent Terrace Showroom suites to watch live harness racing. The property additionally has banquet spaces available for rental for meetings or events.
The Caesars Rewards loyalty program is perhaps the best known in the entire casino industry. Those who come to play at Harrah’s Hoosier Park are eligible to participate.
The program rewards members by giving them both Reward Credits and Tier Credits when they play slots, table games, bet on sports or horse races or otherwise spend money on the property.
Members are able to redeem Rewards Credits for free casino play, earning $1 of free play for every 200 Rewards Credits. They can also redeem their Rewards Credits in other ways, including for discounts when dining or shopping on the property.
The Tier Credits members earn then determine their Caesars Rewards status on an annual basis (resetting to zero every Jan. 1). There are six tier levels in the program:
- Gold: 0-4,999 Tier Credits
- Platinum: 5,000-14,999 Tier Credits
- Diamond: 15,000-24,999 Tier Credits
- Diamond Plus: 25,000-74,999 Tier Credits
- Diamond Elite: 75,000-149,999 Tier Credits
- Seven Stars: 150,000+ Tier Credits (invitation only)
As you move up the tiers, you become eligible for increasing rewards. These include a wide range of discounts, free hotel stays at participating Caesars Rewards locations, various travel packages and gifts, special VIP benefits and more.
There are dozens of Caesars properties around the US that participate in the Caesars Rewards program. Therefore, the credits you earn at one property can be used at any other one, too. Other Indiana casinos within the Caesars Rewards program include Caesars Southern Indiana, Horseshoe Hammond and Horseshoe Indianapolis.
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Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino history
The Hoosier Park pari-mutuel racing facility first opened in September 1994 to great fanfare, with the first-ever Indiana Derby run there in 1995. The track was owned by Churchill Downs, the first outside of Kentucky hosted by the company.
In 2007, Centaur Gaming acquired the track from Churchill Downs. When Indiana lawmakers authorized racetracks to add slot machines soon after, the facility was renovated into a racino. With approximately 1,900 slot machines and electronic table games newly installed, the property reopened as the Hoosier Park Casino in June 2008. The popularity of the new racino was proven right away with more than 10,000 visitors coming to gamble that very first day.
The number of slots soon increased close to the 2,000-slot machine maximum allowed at Hoosier Park. It remained there for several years until 2018 when the number of slots was scaled back to about 1,600. The 2020 pandemic then saw that number cut in half. Afterward, the facility settled on just under 1,300 slot machines and about 30 table games.
Meanwhile, Caesars Entertainment acquired Hoosier Park from Centaur Gaming in 2018, and the following year the property was rebranded to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. That transaction also involved Caesars acquiring the former Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, subsequently renamed Horseshoe Indianapolis.
Currently, the casino is undergoing yet another expansion to add 38,000 square feet to accommodate 100 more slot machines and 25 more table games. The expansion will also entail another new restaurant and bar.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino FAQ
As is the case at all Indiana casinos, you must be at least 21 years old to enter the casino and play the slots and table games or place wagers at the Caesars Sportsbook. Meanwhile, there is no age restriction to visit the racetrack at Hoosier Park, although you must be at least 18 to wager on races. You must be 18 or older as well to attend ticketed events at the Terrace Showroom.
Yes, there is one other horse racing casino in Indiana, Horseshoe Indianapolis (formerly known as Indiana Grand Racing & Casino), also operated by Caesars Entertainment.
Harrah’s Hoosier Park is in Anderson, less than 40 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Anderson is south of Fort Wayne, from which the racino is about a 90-minute drive down I-69. Meanwhile, it is about a two-hour drive from Dayton, Ohio, to Harrah’s Hoosier Park, and it takes about two-and-a-half hours to get there from either Cincinnati or Louisville.
The only casino closer to Indiana’s capital is Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville which is about a half-hour drive away.