Indiana Grand expansion to create more than 100 jobs

Caesars Entertainment is planning to add more than 100 jobs at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville as part of a $32.5 million expansion and renovation project.

The 25,000-square-foot expansion will provide space for 100 new slot machines and 25 additional gaming tables.

Rendering of the new poker room courtesy of Caesars Entertainment

Currently, Indiana Grand has about 100,000 square feet of gaming space.

The project also will add a 5,000-square-foot World Series of Poker room with 20 tables and a 20-seat video poker bar.

Construction is set to start April 1, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Mike Rich, senior vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand, previously told IBJ that the racino has seen strong interest in live dealer table games, which prompted the expansion.

Prior to Jan. 1, the state’s two horse track racing casinos were only allowed to have computer dealers, as opposed to live dealer table games.

“Since the implementation of table games in early 2020, we have looked forward to expanding our gaming operations,” Rich said in a written statement. “This growth will allow us to accommodate more guests and add more talented team members to the Indiana Grand family, and with the addition of a state-of-the-art Poker Room, we will expand our casino offerings to include some of the most notable programs in the United States, including World Series of Poker.”

Caesars, which was acquired by Eldorado Resorts earlier this year, owns and operates Indiana Grand. The merged company operates under the Caesars name.

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