Indiana Grand Racing & Casino launched the latest addition to its expansive menu of entertainment options at noon Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at the Shelbyville, Ind. facility. Several hundred new team members took their place behind more than 40 tables as the stage was set for the historic event.
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place just before Noon featuring several dignitaries just outside the High Limit pit area. Included in the ribbon cutting process was Representative Sean Eberhart, Representative Cindy Ziemke, Representative Heath Vanatter, Senator Jean Leising, Indiana Gaming Commission Executive Director Sara Tait, State Senator Mike Crider, and Indiana Grand Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rich, who provided a brief introduction leading into the official launch.
“We are very excited to launch live table games today,” said Rich. “This event has been a few years in the making and we extend a special thank you to all those involved in making this vision possible for us. We are now a full-blown casino and we are extremely proud of our team for all of their preparations and planning as we take the next step in providing more entertainment options for our guests at Indiana Grand.”
Representative Eberhart made the first official roll of the dice at one of the craps tables to signal the start of a new era for Indiana Grand. His roll of the dice was accompanied by applause and a large crowd of well-wishers taking part in the historic event.
Seven different types of live table games are now offered, including craps, roulette, blaze roulette, blackjack, baccarat, three-card poker and Mississippi Stud. Three areas are utilized for the tables with approximately 200 seats provided in the main floor area just off the parking garage and across from the cashier. High Limit table games are located in the former Poker Room represented by more than 100 gaming seats.