The Indiana Grand Racing and Casino venue is in Shelbyville, Indiana. The horse racing track and casino are about thirty miles southeast of Indianapolis and is accessible off Exit 109 on I-74. The gaming hall is the closest one to Indianapolis.
The venue features a horse racing track, an off-track betting facility, and a casino. There are more than 230,000 square feet of gaming space at the property.
Indiana Grand Racing and Casino has been in operation since 2009. The facility was originally called Indiana Downs and Indiana Live! Casino. It was renamed to Indiana Grand in 2012 and acquired by Caesars Entertainment in 2018.
Horse Racing At Indiana Grand
Indiana Grand is the only place in the Hoosier State that offers live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing. The track hosts live racing seven months out of the year.
The track hosts the Indiana Derby every July. The Derby is a Grade III race for three-year-olds on a 1-1/8-mile dirt track with a $500,000 purse.
What Bets Are Available?
You can place one of many bets while at the Indiana Grand racetrack. These include:
- Win, place, and show bets
- WPS bets that cover all three choices
- Exacta or quinella
- Pick 5; the minimum bet is 50 cents
- Straight Fire Pick 6 with a minimum bet of 20 cents; the jackpot carries over until one unique ticket wins
You can also place bets on races from other tracks around the country while at Indiana Grand. The racetrack simulcasts races from many tracks, including thoroughbred, quarter, and harness racing tracks. You can use one of the kiosks at the track to place a bet on any simulcast. The Pick 5 and Pick 6 bets are only available on races at Indiana Grand and not on any simulcast events.
You can use the FastBet wagering system while at the Indiana Grand track. The system lets you place bets on Indiana Grand races through your tablet or smartphone. You can start your account with a few steps:
- Create a free account with the FastBet system.
- Fund your account with one of many deposit methods.
- Review the horses available for wagering through the FastBet system.
- You can place your bets on whatever races you’re interested in at the track.
The system lets you complete your bets without having to wait in line for a kiosk or teller. You can also complete your wagers closer to post time.
Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille, and OTB Parlor
You can also place bets on horse races and other sporting events even when there’s no action at the track. The Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille, and OTB Parlor features several monitors displaying the latest horse races. You can place bets on various horse races from around the country.
The Winner’s Circle also features a sportsbook run by Caesars. You can review the latest lines on all your favorite sporting events from around the world. The Winner’s Circle has many screens to showcase the biggest games, including all the NFL games under the NFL Sunday Ticket package.
This Indiana sportsbook and OTB center features kiosks where you can place your bets and review the latest odds. You can also cash in your winning ticket through a kiosk or an available teller.
The Winner’s Circle opens at 11 a.m. each day, with betting available shortly after. Racing and wagering are available until 11 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays. Bar and food service are also available throughout the week.
What the Casino Offers
There are nearly two thousand games at the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino property. The casino features many games, including these:
- Video and reel slots
- Video poker
- Three-card poker
- Texas Hold’em
The casino also has electronic table games, including electronic roulette and craps tables with lower table minimums.
Crazy 4 Poker
There are a few specialty table games at the Indiana Grand, including Crazy 4 Poker. The progressive table game is a poker variant where a player makes equal ante and bonus wagers. The player must make the best four-card hand out of five cards while beating the dealer’s hand. You can wager up to three times your ante if you have at least a pair of aces. You will also win an optional $5 progressive bet if you get a three-of-a-kind or greater.
Face-Up Pai Gow
Indiana Grand also offers a distinct version of Pai Gow poker. The Face Up game entails the dealer’s cards being shown face up. There are no commissions for winning, but the game is an automatic push if the dealer gets an Ace High hand.
You can earn rewards while placing bets or playing casino games at Indiana Grand. The Caesars My Rewards system lets you earn points that you can spend on hotel stays, restaurant reservations, and other things at Caesars properties. It is free to set up a reward account.