The casino is located about 14 miles southwest of Louisville, KY. The casino gambling area is located on a permanently moored, four-deck riverboat on the Ohio River. Enclosed ramps and hallways provide connections to the remainder of the Horseshoe resort property.
Each deck has its assortment of slots and table games, but the different decks vary in the presence/absence of table games, food availability, and in provisions for non-smokers.
I have a certain fondness for Horseshoe (formerly Caesars-Indiana), for this is the casino where I learned, more or less, to play blackjack in the casino environment. But, I no longer live in the area and have developed Biloxi, MS connections for most of my play.
My preferred non-smoking area has been relegated to the lowest deck and is only open sporadically. In order to remain in contact with my slots-playing companion, I spent my time on Deck Three, which housed the table games and conveniently placed slots. Unfortunately, this deck is a smoking area. The smoking environment was not as bad as I feared; we were visiting on two light traffic nights, so the number of smokers was at a fairly low ebb.
We found the casino employees to be friendly and helpful. Special thanks to the young lady at the player’s counter (Total Rewards) who helped us get our player’s cards functioning properly. I also want to acknowledge “Mo,” my blackjack dealer. His personality and wit helped make the game thoroughly enjoyable. My time with “Mo” was one of the best table experiences I’ve ever had at any casino.
Unlike most casinos I visit, Horseshoe is subject to Indiana law and cannot offer free alcoholic beverages. (Alcohol is available for purchase, however). They do provide free coffee, I noticed, and probably soft drinks as well.
Except for the hotel room discount (and token discounts on food purchases) I did not receive any specific “comp” for my limited play—about five hours total over two days. I let any points earned accumulate for use at another time.
I have two bits of advice to give potential guests. Whether you are visiting Horseshoe—or any other casino—ALWAYS obtain a player’s card. Earning “comps” is one sure way of getting something back for gambling risks and presumed losses.
Second tip: Save room for an after gambling treat by stopping by Graeter’s ice cream parlor.
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