From exciting places to visit, historical landmarks, great casino gaming experiences, beautiful cultures, and delicious dining, Indiana is a state that offers just about any kind of entertainment you can think of. You get to have fun, learn new things, witness exciting activities, and so much more! Indiana is pretty much a ‘home away from home.’

The Blue Chip Casino Resort in Michigan City, is one of Indiana’s premier gaming complexes.

  • Fun things to do in Indiana

When it comes to exciting activities, you simply can’t run out of fun and interesting things to do in Indiana. On your next gaming adventure, engage in these activities to make every hour spent there count!

Experience the wonders of nature at the Turkey Run State Park; or make a visit to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which holds over 300,000 people and is the home of the Indy 500.

You can also go for some cycling adventure at the Tour des Lakes, then stop by the Monument Circle or visit any of the 13 casinos in the state for a truly unique and exciting gaming experience.

  • Types of casinos in Indiana

There are basically three types of casinos in Indiana, namely, pari-mutuel casinos, riverboat casinos, and Indian casinos. 

The two pari-mutuel casinos in Indiana, also known as “racinos”, are located at horse tracks.

There is only one Indian casino in Indiana: the Four Winds Casino in South Bend.

Some traditional Indiana casino resorts you shouldn’t miss out on are the Blue Chip Casino & Hotel, Belterra Casino Resort and Spa, French Lick Resort & Casino, and the Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel. You should also plan a visit to the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, which is the state’s closest casino to Chicago!

  • General information about Indiana casinos

All casinos in Indiana are open 24 hours a day with a minimum gambling age of 21.

The two pari-mutuel casinos only offer gaming machines, no table games. The minimum gambling age at these racinos is also 21, but only 18 for pari-mutuel betting. 

The lone Indian casino in Indiana also has no table games. They only offer Class II gaming machines. These machines have the appearance of traditional slot machines, but are actually games of bingo and the spinning reels are for entertainment purposes only.

All of the riverboat casinos in Indiana offer electronic gaming machines, plus a variety of table games like blackjack, roulette, craps, baccarat, pai gow poker, three card poker, let it ride, etc.

There is legal sports betting in Indiana and most casinos offer it. 

If you are among the lucky ones to win a jackpot of $1,200 and above, you should know that all Indian casinos will withhold 3.4% of your winnings for the Indiana Department of Revenue. You might be ale to get some of that tax back by filing an income tax return. 

Want to visit some of Indiana’s best casinos? You can find all the information you need in the American Casino Guide, an excellent resource for casino travelers!

The American Casino Guide has been published annually since 1992. Besides the great information, each book also comes with a great variety of money-saving coupons, including 2-for-1 dining deals and gaming bonuses, plus coupons for shows, rooms, and lots more. 

Click here for more information about the book.