Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (formerly Indiana Live!) is a racino (horse racing track and casino) in Shelbyville, Indiana. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It is the closest casino to Indianapolis. It offers gaming, restaurants, a gift shop and entertainment. The 233,000-square-foot (21,600 m2) facility has over 2,300 slot machines, and as of Jan 1 2020, Indiana Grand features live table games. It was built at a cost of more than $250 million.Our Shelbyville day trip tool makes visiting Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and other Shelbyville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The facility's racetrack is named Indiana Grand Race Course. Dining options include Clubhouse Dining, El Grande Taco Lounge, Bear's BBQ, OTB Bar, and The Backstretch Cafe. The casino also offers dining at a brewpub with off-track betting, (and as of September 1, 2019, the brewpub was approved to offer Sports betting). a buffet, a cafe, and a steakhouse.
Indiana Grand has hosted musicians such as The Buckinghams, Grand Funk Railroad, Duke Tumatoe of REO Speedwagon, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Box Tops, Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Kentucky Headhunters, Fuel,
Marc Cohn, All-4-One, Color Me Badd, Ginuwine, Ludacris, and comedian Mike Epps.
The racetrack was previously known as Indiana Downs. The casino opened on March 13, 2009 as Indiana Live! Casino. It was renamed Indiana Grand Casino in June 2012, and rebranded as Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in February 2013. Centaur Gaming purchased the casino in February 2013. Caesars Entertainment acquired it in 2018.
Indiana Grand offers live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing from April through October. The track is affiliated with three OTB parlors around Indiana, in Clarksville, Indianapolis, and New Haven.
Indiana Grand is the home of the Indiana Derby.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino reviews
My experience was not to bad on my recent visit. My biggest issue is the fact that I had to spend 20 minutes trying to track down a member of floor staff to help me with some minor issues I was having with a slot machine. The buffet is absolutely amazing, and is worth a trip just to come and eat. The selection and freshness of the food is absolutely amazing.
Big and spacious! The new live tables are a big draw and make the place more lively. The food buffet is good but the cost is higher than it should be. I'm sure the casino is making enough money to be able to afford lowering the cost of the buffet. If they would do that people would come to eat and gamble more often.
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