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As Caesars Entertainment announces intentions to develop new jobs and millions in extra gambling tax revenue, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will earn a $32.5 million investment for expansion and upgrades.
The Shelbyville facility’s preliminary proposals include a 5,000-square-foot World Series of Poker lounge, a 20-seat video poker bar with 65-inch LCD overhead displays, modern table games, slots, and gaming chairs, a redesigned architecture for the gaming floor, and the development of more than 100 new casino jobs and millions in local and state gaming tax revenues.
Anthony Carano, president and chief operating officer of Caesars Entertainment said: “This investment at Indiana Grand is a testament to our continued commitment to Indiana.
“We are dedicated to enhancing and upgrading our operations at all of our locations, and we’re excited to start on several new phases of renovation and expansion in Shelbyville.”
The casino plans to expand its north end by 25,000 square feet, allowing for the addition of 100 new slot machines and 25 new table games.
Extended gaming floor
The WSOP poker room, which will have 20 tables and provide ways to compete for WSOP land-based tournaments, like the ‘Main Event’ in Las Vegas, will also be part of the extended gaming floor.
Work on the renovations is expected to begin on April 1, 2021, and be finished by the end of the year. More specifics on the latest hospitality, entertainment, and culinary options will be announced in the coming months, awaiting approval from the city and the Indiana Gaming Commission.
Accommodating more guests
Mike Rich, senior vice president and general manager of Indiana Grand said: “Since the implementation of table games in early 2020, we have looked forward to expanding our gaming operations.
“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.”