In less than 23 days, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will be part of history as live table games come to Central Indiana. More than 40 tables are currently being installed on the 200,000 square foot casino floor, offering in excess of 300 seats. Live table games are set to launch to the public at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.
Seven different types of live table games will be offered, including craps, roulette, blaze roulette, blackjack, baccarat, three-card poker and Mississippi stud. Two areas will be utilized for the tables with approximately 200 seats provided in the main floor area found just off the parking garage. High Limit table games may be found in the former Poker Room at Indiana Grand represented by more than 100 gaming seats.
“Table arrival and setup is still on-going, but the amount of teamwork and effort provided by all of the involved departments has been masterful to watch,” said Colin Skidmore, director of table games and the Sportsbook. “A lot of heavy lifting with deliberate and intricate placement has taken place. The coordination to get to this point has been paramount, and it has been wonderful to see everyone coming together to ensure the launch of table games goes smoothly.”
A full array of activities is planned on New Year’s Day to showcase the launch of live table games. A floor-wide celebration with live entertainment and commemorative gifts, while supplies last, will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:45 a.m. Special guests and VIPs will take their seats for the first live action at Noon. Table games will then open to the public beginning at 1 p.m.
Indiana Grand began conducting Live Dealer Schools in September of 2019, to prepare a new workforce for the expansion. More than 1,000 applications were received for 300 new highly skilled roles as Indiana Grand takes a big step forward in the gaming culture for the Hoosier State. Of the new positions added, approximately 80 percent of those are slated as full-time opportunities. The addition pushes the total number of team members to more than 1,200 with Indiana Grand now the largest employer in Shelby County. The multi-faceted facility is also only one of four companies employing more than 1,000 people along the I-74 corridor between Indianapolis and Cincinnati.