Those who choose to take the time to visit the Hoosier State will find the chance to play at casinos and horse racing tracks, as well as racinos which combine the two. Indiana is known as the crossroads of America, making it a great place to visit in order to get a feel for the Midwest. The Indianapolis 500 mile race is the largest single day sporting event in the world, which makes it a great place for sports betting – and indeed it is sometimes called the amateur sports capital of the world! The minimum age for gambling here is twenty one, but it is a very popular pastime amongst the locals.
Many of the casinos here are open twenty four hours a day with only a few exceptions, and there are plenty of riverboat casinos which you can choose from, many of which include great poker tournaments for you to choose from. It is thought that the casinos of Indiana rank third in the US in terms of the gambling revenue that they bring in, with a lot of appeal to gambling here thanks to the excitement and the atmosphere engendered by the people of the state itself. There are twelve betting venues in total throughout the state, with each of them spread out in a different city – so that you can enjoy gambling in Anderson, Belterra, East Chicago, Elizabeth, Evansville, French Lick, Gary, Hammond, Lawrenceburg, Michigan City, Rising Sun, and Shelbyville. The biggest casino in all of the state is Caesars Indiana, which has two thousand four hundred and twelve slot machine games as well as one hundred and forty five table games. It is also the biggest venue in terms of floor space, as it has ninety three thousand square feet of gaming space for you to enjoy while you are here in order to give you room to stick out your elbows at that slot machine! The next biggest venue is the Argosy Casino and Hotel in Lawrenceburg, which has two thousand slot machine games on offer as well as ninety eight table games for you to play. There is a state lottery which you can play here if you would like to, so make sure that you buy a ticket for one of the weekly draws if you want to be in with a shot of getting the big prize for that once in a lifetime win.
The other casinos that we have not yet mentioned include the Belterra Casino Resort, the Blue Chip Casino and Hotel, Casino Aztar, Grand Victoria Casino and Resort, Ameristar Casino and Hotel East Chicago, the Hoosier Park at Anderson horse track and racino, the Horseshoe Casino Hammond, the Indiana Downs horse track, the Majestic Star Casino, and the French Lick Springs Resort and Casino, all of which offer excellent gaming at a level that you are sure to enjoy and appreciate easily as soon as you begin to play. Then there is also online gaming to appreciate too!