Introduction to Indiana Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Indiana slot machine casino gambling consists of fourteen commercial casinos, two of which are proposed casinos, as well as one tribal casino.
I’ve dedicated this series to slot enthusiasts such as yourself by using my State-By-State Online Resource for U.S. Casino Slots Enthusiasts to improve your slots gambling performance by reviewing your state’s slots gaming industry.
Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Indiana
The minimum legal gambling age in Indiana depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 21
- Poker Rooms: 21
- Bingo: 21
- Lottery: 18
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
Indiana’s 1851 constitution banned lotteries, historically interpreted by courts to mean all gambling. In 1988, Indiana approved a constitutional amendment removing this ban. Within months, cities with economic difficulties had casino proposals including ten riverboat casinos.
In 2007, Indiana allowed horse tracks to have as many as 2,000 electronic gaming machines. Further, the state legislature approved land-based casinos in 2015 and allowed riverboat casinos to move into a land-based casino facility if located on their current property.
The state of Indiana has a federally recognized American Indian tribe. In 2015, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians successfully negotiated a tribal-state compact subsequently approved by the U.S. Department of Interior.
By the compact’s terms, the tribal casino could only have Class II bingo-style gaming machines. In 2018, the tribe opened a casino in South Bend.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Indiana
It is legal to own a slot machine privately in Indiana if it is 40 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in Indiana
The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) regulates gaming in Indiana.
The IGC has its Gaming Control Division as a law enforcement arm with a primary role to investigate illegal gambling. Enforcement of illegal gambling at bars and taverns is by the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission.
Casinos in Indiana
Indiana has fourteen commercial casinos including two proposed casinos and one American Indian tribal casino.
The largest casino in Indiana is Horseshoe Hammond.
The second-largest casino is Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg.
Commercial Casinos in Indiana
Indiana’s fourteen commercial casinos, including two proposed casinos in Terra Haute, are:
- Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago, 11 miles northwest of Gary.
- Bally’s Evansville, 169 miles southwest of Indianapolis.
- Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, 116 miles southeast of Indianapolis on the Kentucky border.
- Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa in Michigan City, 26 miles northeast of Gary.
- Caesars Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, 123 miles south of Indianapolis across the river from Louisville, Kentucky.
- French Lick Resort, 100 miles south of Indianapolis.
- Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary.
- Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, 43 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, 98 miles southeast of Indianapolis on the Ohio border.
- Horseshoe Hammond, 20 miles northwest of Gary.
- Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville, 27 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
- Queen of Terre Haute – proposed casino expected in late 2023.
- Rising Star Casino Resort, 105 miles southeast of Indianapolis on the Kentucky border.
- Rocksino at Terre Haute – proposed casino.
Tribal Casinos in Indiana
Indiana’s tribal casino is Four Winds Casino South Bend, 150 miles north of Indianapolis directly east of Chicago on the border to Michigan. It offers 1,800 Class II competition-style gaming machines alongside live poker tables.
Unique to Indiana, the table game of poker is a skill-based game and, therefore, just another Class II game as players bet against each other and aren’t betting “against the house” or casino.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Indiana slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Indiana is:
Each of the links above will take you to my blog for that neighboring U.S. state to Indiana.
Our Indiana Slots Facebook Community
Are you interested in sharing and learning with other slots enthusiasts in Indiana? If so, join our Indiana slots community on Facebook. All you’ll need is a Facebook profile to freely join this closed Facebook Group community.
There, you can meet online and privately share your slots experiences with local slots enthusiasts about playing slot machines in Indiana. Join us!
Theoretical Payouts and Return Statistics in Indiana
Neither theoretical payout nor return statistics are available for Indiana’s tribal casino.
The IGC offers comprehensive annual reports on all aspects of legal gaming in Indiana.
Summary of Indiana Slot Machine Casino Gambling
Indiana slot machine casino gambling consists of fourteen commercial casinos, including two proposed commercial casinos, and a tribal casino with Class II bingo-style gaming machines.
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- Horseshoe Indianapolis Casino Trip Report
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- The Ultimate Guide to Tribes and Tribal Gaming
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