TYPES OF INDIANA CASINOS
There are three types of Indiana casinos: riverboat casinos, pari-mutuel casinos, and one Indian casino.
Riverboat Casinos in Indiana
In June 1993 Indiana became the sixth state to legalize riverboat gambling. All of the riverboat casinos in Indiana offer dockside gambling and, unless otherwise noted, are open 24 hours. The minimum gambling age is 21.
Unless otherwise noted, all casinos offer: blackjack, craps, roulette, slots, video poker, video keno and Caribbean stud poker. In addition, some Indiana casinos offer the following games: baccarat, mini-baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, three card poker, Mississippi stud, pai gow, four card poker, Spanish 21, big 6 wheel and let it ride.
The payback percentages on electronic gaming machines at all Indiana casinos (riverboats and pari-mutuels) are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Indiana casinos.
Pari-Mutuel Casinos in Indiana
In April 2007, the Indiana state legislature authorized the state’s two horse tracks (Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand) to have up to 2,000 electronic gaming machines.
There are no casinos in Indianapolis, but the two racetrack casinos are the closest casinos to Indianapolis. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is about 30 miles southeast and Hoosier Park Racing & casino is about 45 miles northeast.
Both casinos are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21. The minimum age for pari-mutuel betting is 18.
Indian Casinos in Indiana
Indiana has one Indian casino (Four Winds Casino South Bend) which opened in early 2018. This casino only offers Class II gambling which consist of electronic gaming machines which look like slot machines, but are actually games of bingo and the spinning video reels are for “entertainment purposes only.”
If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that state gaming regulations do not allow Indiana casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages.
NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more in Indiana, the casino will withhold 3.4% of your winnings for the Indiana Department of Revenue. You may, however, be able to get some of that money refunded by filing a state income tax return. The $1,200 threshold also applies to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
Want to See a Map of all casinos in Indiana?
Visit our Indiana casinos map page to see a detailed map showing all casinos in that state.
Shown below is a list of all Indiana casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Ameristar East Chicago
- Belterra Casino Resort and Spa
- Blue Chip Casino & Hotel
- Four Winds Casino South Bend
- French Lick Resort & Casino
- Hollywood Casino & Hotel – Lawrenceburg
- Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
- Horseshoe Casino Hammond
- Horseshoe Casino Hotel Southern Indiana
- Indiana Grand Casino
- Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel
- Rising Star Casino Resort
- Tropicana Evansville
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For more information on visiting casinos in Indiana, or general tourism information, call (800) 289-6646, or visit www.visitindiana.com
TOP THINGS TO DO IN INDIANA
Indiana offers a balanced mix of mind-blowing art with serene natural getaways which attracts diverse tourists from all over the world. The state also houses vibrant cities like Indianapolis and stunning small towns like Santa Claus. Indiana offers varieties of outdoor activities that you can explore or you go sightseeing at the varieties of museums and historical towns to see. Some of the best things to do in Indiana are listed below.
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
This is among the top attractions in Fort Wayne and it offers tourists and residents the chance to enjoy animal exhibits. The zoo spreads throughout distinct ecosystems and it spans from African Serengeti to Indonesian rainforest and you are going to see varieties of animals like Tasmanian devils, Komodo dragons, red pandas, and Amur leopards. Some of the other attractions here are the endangered species carousel, you will also get to enjoy close-up interaction with some animals like giraffes, ponies, and goats.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
This is the largest children museum in the world and it covers 472,900 square feet of land. The museum is 5 floors of exhibits and more than 100,000 artifacts to see. The museum is divided into 3 different sections like the cultural world collection, American collection, and the natural world collection. Your kids will surely love their time here and you will also get to enjoy a simulated dinosaur at the Dinosphere exhibit. The museum also houses the largest water clock in the world. You will also be amazed by the interactive displays at this museum which are education and entertaining.
WonderLab Museum of Science
This is among the best attractions of Bloomington for families and it offers hands-on and immersive learning experiences. The muѕеum fеаturеѕ fаmоuѕ реrmаnеnt exhibits whісh іnсludе thе Bubblе-Aіrіum, the Fitzgerald Hall of Nаturаl Sсіеnсе, and thе outdoor WonderGarden thаt connects the nеаrbу pedestrian corridor. The museum also hosts varieties of active events calendar which is targeted by both adult and children like STEM Sundays, science talks, and the WonderLab After Dark series. Some of the other places that you can enjoy here are children’s Discovery Garden, coral reef aquarium, and lots of facilities that can be used for birthday parties or events.
Falls of Ohio State Park
The park can be found in Clarksville and it is located on the banks of Ohio River and across from Louisville, Kentucky. This was also the meeting point for Lewis and Clark before they embarked on their expedition. The highlight of the park is the fossil beds at Jeffersonville Limestone which dates back to the Devonian period. The park also has wildlife visitors like crocodiles and alligators. This attraction is a great place to go if you want to take Instagram-worthy picture while you are in the state. You should also make sure you do not miss the interpretive center where you will get an insight into the natural history of fossil beds and also the history of an early settlement of the surrounding areas.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
This is a unique landscape that you will not find anywhere else in the state, it can be found near the border of Illinois overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan. The dune offers tourists a wide array of activities to try out like hiking, beach-going, biking, and so on. If you are lucky to be here during the winter season, you can also try out activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Some of the other notable activities not to miss here are fishing and boating at the lakeshore and camping at the seasonal Dunewood Campground. The highlight of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is the mesmerizing sunset views at Lake Michigan.
This cave is located beneath the town of Marengo and it is a popular tourist destination for the locals and tourists. It was discovered by two young children that entered the grotto by candlelight in 1883. The cave is located on private land but a company was established for protecting and preserving this unique landmark in 1900. At the original entrance of the cave, there is a 160-step staircase to take if you want to explore the cave. A new entrance was created in the early 1900s and you can easily explore the cave by tour groups or self-guided. You are going to find mind-blowing formations and interesting ecosystem in this cave.