Hoosier hot spot exclusive: Horseshoe Indianapolis casino review

May 28, 2024
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The Indiana casino trek continues as Gaming America pays a visit to Shelby County.

Horseshoe Indianapolis, which is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment, certainly had its charms. This location is one of Indiana’s two racinos. Horseshoe Indianapolis is home to a racetrack, 65 table games and 1,500 slot games, as well as a high-limit room, sportsbook and poker room.

Since the brand’s formation in Reno, Nevada in 1937, Caesars Entertainment has expanded over the years to include facilities that operate under the Caesars, Harrah's, Horseshoe and Eldorado brand names.

Upon walking into Horseshoe Indianapolis, this casino’s décor and aesthetic gave off a stunning first impression. The Horseshoe theme was present throughout the gaming floor, which sported horseshoe patterns on the carpet.

A nice touch indeed!

Restrooms in this casino were placed in easy-to-access locations throughout the facility, including just off the main casino entrance and close to the cashier’s station.

Though smoking is permitted inside this Shelby County destination, Horseshoe was clean and well-kept.

In fact, the presence of clean ashtrays and an occasional player lighting up was the only evidence that this is not a smoke-free casino.

As with many other Hoosier State casinos, Horseshoe Indianapolis had a complimentary drink station where players could grab a soda, tea, lemonade or coffee. This is a nice feature and can be a great way to relax and take a break after a big win or thrilling session.

Attendants were helpful and friendly here, too. My cash voucher became jammed after I had cashed out on a slot machine. An attendant was close by and ready to help so that I could collect my ticket and be on my way to the next game.

The selection of slot machines and table games did not disappoint either. Horseshoe Indianapolis had more than one version of player favorites but was not saturated with any specific game or brand.

Another plus was that many slots had the option to select different denominations. I found several games that offer one, two and five-cent denominations at one station, a great way to maximize game time.

While visiting this casino, I was also able to try some of the dining options available. During my trip, I ate at Brew Brothers, one of the four restaurants available on the casino floor. This restaurant served classic Hoosier staples like a breaded tenderloin sandwich, which I highly recommend to visitors stopping at this casino from out of state.

This casino gives patrons four dining options, which include Brew Brothers, Jack Binion’s Steak, Clubhouse Dining and Sidewalk Café.

The restaurants here had digital menus posted just outside of their entrances, giving guests a way to check meal prices when deciding where to eat. Horseshoe Indianapolis offers great meal options at reasonable prices that can accommodate most budgets, while still providing opportunities for fine dining in celebration of a jackpot win.

This casino ranks among Indiana’s finest and was definitely worth visiting. Where to next? You'll find out soon!

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