Indiana Grand Racing and Casino Sportsbook Review
Indiana Grand Racing and Casino is focused around its one-mile horse track, which is located in Shelbyville, Ind. Racing action includes harness, quarter horses and thoroughbreds, and the location is open 24 hours a day. Caesars owns the Indiana Grand venue, which is located at 4200 North Michigan Road.
Indiana Grand Racino has a 70,000-square-foot gaming space with over 2,000 gaming machines. The Winner’s Circle Sports Bar is the headquarters for the new sportsbook inside the casino.
It does not currently have a mobile app, but Caesars has partnered with Scientific Games, so eventually, it will have a mobile app for sports gamblers. The casino is 21 and over, but anyone can attend the racing action.
You will find promotions not only for the casino but also during the live racing season. Indiana Grand has Trifecta Tuesdays during the seven months where it hosts live races.
Racing starts in April and runs through early November. On Tuesdays, they draw for three $30 free bets.
It is on the casino side where it really gets you excited with promotions. Our personal favorite is the $1 Million NFL pick ’em promotion. You swipe your Caesars rewards card and pick all the NFL games.
The top five players will split the $1,500 weekly prize. You can check the weekly leaderboards, and the prize money adds up to $1 million, including possibly winning a trip to the Super Bowl.
The racino and Caesars have also partnered with the Indianapolis Colts, which has led to many exciting Colts-related promotions. Toyota Tacoma giveaway was an October-November promotion with lots of prizes, but the grand prize was a brand new Toyota Tacoma truck.
At the finale party on Nov. 23, hourly winners were awarded $1,000, two tickets to a Colts game and a chance at the truck. Partnering with a sports team is going to be big in the industry, and Indiana Grand Racing used the partnership for a great promotion.
Inside the casino, it has had promotions such as the Holiday Kiosk Game, Golden Gamers Mondays, High Limit Hot Seat Drawings, Big Red Sled Giveaway and many other contests to keep you coming back.
So far, they haven’t offered a lot besides the $1 Million NFL pick ’em to its sports gamblers. Hopefully, once it gets into mobile sports betting, it will offer more.
Indiana Grand Racing and Casino gives you everything you would expect from a Caesars property. Slots, off-track betting, e-table games, and sports betting are all on the menu. Table games went live on Jan. 1 as it is just getting into the full casino business.
Now that table games are live, there are plenty of choices.
- Blazing Roulette
- Mississippi Stud
- EZ Baccarat
- Three-Card Poker
Caesars properties never disappoint when it comes to slots, and Indiana Grand is no exception. It offers a mix of video, reel and poker machines. The location did most of its business as a racino, so there is no shortage of slot machines, with over 2,000 on property.
Playboy Bonus Blackjack, The Walking Dead, Big Bang Theory, and many other popular games are offered.
Because it didn’t have live table games until recently, its E-table game offerings gave you a lot of variety. The machines are set up on a flat-screen monitor with six seats surrounding the area.
With really small minimums and large max bets, the e-games are great for all levels of gamblers. The electronic blackjack has a lot of side bets if you are a jackpot chaser.
The Winners Circle Race, Sports and Pub is the go-to location for sports betting. It recently opened with the legalization of sports gambling in Indiana. The technology is great, and it has tons of TVs to follow your bet, and lots of seating so you can watch the games with your friends.
Winner’s Circle also operates as a restaurant, so you can grab a bite while you are dropping a few dollars on a game.
Caesars Rewards is one of the better programs in the state. If you travel a lot and choose to stay and play at Caesars properties, this is a great program that is good for all its locations.
With more than 40 resorts and casinos throughout the world, you will have plenty of places to use your points. Rewards members receive special access, no resort fees, exclusive room discounts, free parking and more.
You will receive one credit for every $5 spent on slot machines, one credit for every $10 on video poker, one for every $3 on racing or Keno, and one credit for every $10 bet on sports. You can also give the rewards card to the dealers at the table games to receive credit based on the length of play and the amount of your bets.
Caesars has a four-tier system like many of the other large companies.
- Gold: 0 to 4,999 points
- Platinum: 5,000-plus points
- Diamond: 15,000-plus points
- Seven Stars: 150,000-plus points
Every level has great benefits, but as you climb the tiers, your rewards climb as well.
Currently, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino doesn’t have a mobile application. Caesars properties in Indiana do have a partnership with Scientific Games, so mobile sports gambling is on the horizon.
Online casinos were not allowed with the sports betting legislation that was passed.
There is live on-track racing seven months of the year. Indiana Grand offers the only Quarter horse and thoroughbred racing in the state of Indiana. The premier event is the Indiana Derby, which happens in July with a prize purse of over $500,000.
Indiana Grand is also an off-track betting (OTB) venue, so you can bet on races around the world. You can get handicapping information and picks from the professionals as well. Check the calendar for promotions that run throughout the season.
There are three restaurants and two bars on the property. In addition, the racetrack offers a number of food options that are open during race season. If you plan on eating on property a lot, it does offer a Center Cut rewards program for frequent eaters.
This is the upscale dining option on the property. The menu has a lot of products produced by local Indiana farmers. The steakhouse offers steaks, fresh seafood, cocktails and more.
It is a little pricey, but the food is very good. The restaurant is 21 and over only.
The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday and open for dinner only the rest of the week.
The Grand Buffet
This is one of the better buffets in the whole of the state, and not just at Indiana casinos. With food from all over the world, and three different stations serving food, you will certainly find something you will enjoy.
This is by far the best bang for your buck of the on-site dining options.
Hours of operation
- Closed Wednesday and Thursday
- Sunday – Tuesday: 11 am – 8:30 pm
- Friday and Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm
Winner’s Circle BrewPub
Craft beer lovers will enjoy the local selection. The Winner’s Circle also doubles as the sportsbook, so there are a ton of TVs and simulcast racing to entertain you during your meal or beverage. It is stationed in the center of the casino and has a local-themed menu.
Hours of operation
- Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 11 pm
- Friday and Saturday: 11 am – midnight
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Indiana Grand has live concerts, nightlife, and dancing. You can enjoy the live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights at the center bar. Check the calendar for upcoming concerts.