Horseshoe Indianapolis is a racino located in Shelbyville, Indiana, just a half-hour drive down I-74 from Indianapolis. Formerly known as Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, the property is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment and is known as an especially popular gambling destination located in Indiana’s capital city.
The casino features nearly 1,600 slots from which to choose, plus more than 90 table games and a 20-table World Series of Poker-branded poker room. You can also bet on sports at the sportsbook or head over to the track to watch and wager on live horse racing from April through November. The property also features four restaurants, three bars and an entertainment venue. There are no hotels on site, but the casino partners with several nearby.
Read on for a full overview of what Horseshoe Indianapolis has to offer.
Horseshoe Indianapolis details
- Address: 4300 North Michigan Road, Shelbyville, IN, 46176
- Phone: (877) 386-4463
- Operator: Caesars Entertainment
- Hours: 24 hours a day
- Casino games: Slots, table games
- Live horse racing: Yes
- Sportsbook: Yes
- Poker room: Yes
Casino games at Horseshoe Indianapolis
There is plenty for gamblers to do at Horseshoe Casino Indianapolis with slots galore, many table games, a big poker room, plus a sportsbook and racetrack.
Horseshoe Indianapolis has been steadily increasing the number of real money slot machines on the casino floor. The latest count stood at more than 1,550 slots. These include traditional reel slots and video slots with most of the popular titles available. Some of the favorite slots at Horseshoe Indianapolis include:
- American Idol
- Easy Money
- Fu Dai Lian Lian – Boost Peacock
- Mighty Cash Unlimited – Lion Edition
- The Hangover
- Wheel of Fortune
- Wild Wild Buffalo
- Winline Dragon Dollars
You’ll find that Horseshoe Indianapolis mixes many penny slots among its available games. Meanwhile, for those on the other end of the betting budget spectrum, there is a special High Limit slots room. Keep an eye out as well for the dozens of video poker machines scattered among the slots.
Including the poker room (described below), Horseshoe Indianapolis has more than 90 table games available, with all of the most popular casino games represented. Horseshoe Indianapolis table games include:
- Crazy 4 Poker
- Face Up Pai Gow Poker
- Mississippi Stud
- Three Card Poker
- Ultimate Texas Hold’em
Around half the tables are blackjack (including several variants), with a couple of tables each for craps and roulette. There are also electronic table games on the casino floor.
Some table games at Horseshoe Indianapolis offer Progressive Table Game Jackpots, usually a $5 side bet giving players the chance to win jackpots that sometimes total more than $1 million.
WSOP Poker Room at Horseshoe Indianapolis
Horseshoe Indianapolis also features one of the largest poker rooms in the region, a 20-table World Series of Poker-branded room open 24 hours a day.
Cash games are always running in the Horseshoe Indianapolis poker room with the following variants and limits available:
- $1/$3, $2/$5 and $5/$10 No-Limit Hold’em
- $1/$2, $5/$5 and $5/$10 Pot-Limit Omaha
- $5/$5 and (occasionally) $5/$10 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
There are also No-Limit Hold’em tournaments every day of the week with buy-ins ranging from $85 to $300. The larger $300 tourneys happen every Sunday night and feature $15,000 guaranteed prize pools.
Also available is the Caesars Sportsbook. Sports bettors can place wagers at multiple windows each weekday from 2-11 p.m. and on the weekends from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. They can also place bets 24 hours a day using the self-service kiosks.
The sportsbook accepts all of the most popular types of sports bets, including moneylines, spreads, totals, parlays, props, futures and more. You can bet on a wide variety of collegiate and professional sports, including:
- Rugby League / Rugby Union
- UFC / MMA
Don’t forget you can also bet on sports online from anywhere in Indiana using the Caesars Indiana Sportsbook.
Horseshoe Indianapolis racetrack
Adjacent to the casino is the Horseshoe Indianapolis pari-mutuel horse racing track where visitors can enjoy thoroughbred and quarter horse racing starting in the spring and continuing through early December. Sitting on a 200-acre tract, the track can accommodate approximately 3,000 spectators.
You can bet on live races when they happen, or you can wager on races from around the country at the full-service simulcast wagering facility. Races are simulcast every day of the week in the Caesars Sportsbook where you can bet on them as well.
Amenities at Horseshoe Indianapolis
As noted, there is no hotel on the Horseshoe Indianapolis premises, but you’ll find several hotels nearby in Shelbyville and Indianapolis. The casino partners with four of them, each of which offers discounts and dining credits at the casino. Those hotels are:
- Omni Severin Hotel (Indianapolis)
- Comfort Inn (Shelbyville)
- Holiday Inn Express (Shelbyville)
- Hampton Inn (Shelbyville)
As for parking at Horseshoe Indianapolis, there is a large parking garage plus surface lots that together can accommodate over 3,400 vehicles.
When it comes to food and drink, Horseshoe Indianapolis has several options, including:
- Center Cut — the casino’s primary “fine dining” option serves steaks, seafood, chops and chicken entrées accompanied by a wide selection of wines and decadent desserts
- Sidewalk Café — inexpensive “grab-and-go” food featuring burgers, nachos, pizza, baked goods and an extensive breakfast menu
- Brew Brothers — “pub fare” including pizza, burgers, salads and a large selection of beers on tap
- Clubhouse Dining (open during racing season) — burgers, sandwiches, salads and more, all with a great view of the track
There are also three different bars in the casino, highlighted by the appropriately-named Center Bar located in the center of the casino. There’s also the Founders Lounge, a.k.a. the High Limit Bar, next to the high-limit table games. Then, the WSOP Poker Room Bar sits just outside the poker room. All feature ample seating, high-def TV screens, bar-top video poker and more.
The property also features an entertainment venue, Center Stage, where musical acts regularly perform.
Horseshoe Indianapolis participates in the famous Caesars Rewards loyalty program. It’s one of the best known and most popular loyalty programs in the industry.
Members accrue both Rewards Credits and Tier Credits whenever they play games or spend money at Horseshoe Indianapolis. Rewards Credits can be redeemed for free casino play at an exchange rate of $1 for every 200 Reward Credits. Members can also earn discounts at restaurants using their Rewards Credits.
Tier Credits work differently. They accumulate on a yearly basis (resetting every Jan. 1) in order to determine members’ Caesars Rewards status. Here are the different tiers:
- 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 Caesars Rewards members ascend the tiers, they become eligible for more (and greater) benefits. Those rewards include various gaming credits and free play, discounted and free hotel rooms, travel packages, various VIP perks, discounted merchandise, gifts and more.
Keep in mind there are more than 50 Caesars properties across the US (plus a few international ones) that participate in the Caesars Rewards program. The Rewards Credits and Tier Credits you collect at Horseshoe Indianapolis can be used at those other destinations. Likewise, credits you earn elsewhere can be used at Horseshoe Indianapolis.
There are three other casinos in Indiana that participate in the Caesars Rewards program: Caesars Southern Indiana, Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Horseshoe Hammond.
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Horseshoe Indianapolis history
The racino now known as Horseshoe Indianapolis began life as a racetrack when Indiana Downs opened in April 2003.
In 2007, Indiana lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the state’s pari-mutuel racetracks to add slot machines. In June 2008, Indiana Downs opened a 70,000-square-foot temporary gaming facility with more than 1,900 slots while constructing a permanent structure. By spring 2009, the larger, 233,000-square-foot structure was completed and opened its doors under a new name: Indiana Live! Casino. In 2012, the facility rebranded as Indiana Grand Casino.
Meanwhile, in 2011, the casino’s owner, Indianapolis Downs, declared bankruptcy. Following months of negotiations, the property was acquired in early 2013 by Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings, which renamed the property Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. It was around that same time Centaur also acquired the state’s other racino, Hoosier Park.
In 2018, Caesars Entertainment acquired Centaur Holdings, becoming the new owner of both these racinos. Starting in March 2021, Caesars embarked on a major renovation that included adding gaming space and a new WSOP Poker Room while upgrading the design and architectural features. That work was completed in February 2022, with the new and improved facility renamed Horseshoe Indianapolis.
Horseshoe Indianapolis FAQ
Yes, for Indiana poker players there is a large 20-table World Series of Poker-branded poker room at Horseshoe Indianapolis.
You must be at least 21 years old to gamble on any of the slots or table games at Horseshoe Indianapolis. You also must be 21 to play in the poker room or bet at the Caesars Sportsbook. However, the minimum age for wagering on horse races is 18 years old.
Going back through the history of Horseshoe Indianapolis, the property began as Indiana Downs in the early 2000s. When Caesars Entertainment acquired Indiana Grand in 2018, Caesars renamed it Horseshoe Indianapolis in February 2022.