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Indiana Poker

The Hoosier state offers a number of options for poker players. Recent years have seen major casino companies, such as Caesars, opening poker rooms. In addition to poker, the casino scene is also alive and well in Indiana with many options throughout the state. Horse racing enthusiasts will also find Horse racing tracks within Indiana�s borders.

Indiana Gambling Laws

The Indiana Gaming Commission regulates all casinos that are based in the state. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission oversees all horse racing and race tracks in the state.

Poker in Indiana

Poker continues to grow in leaps and bounds in Indiana. Casinos that traditionally did not cater to poker players are quickly opening poker rooms.

Resorts East Casino in East Chicago features 16 tables of No Limit and Limit Hold Em as well as the occasional Omaha Eight or Better game.

The most popular game is a $2-$5 blind No-Limit Hold Em game where players can buy in for between $200 and $500. The action in this game is fast and furious with many novice players participating. This game is well known for its loose players and overall profitability.

In addition to the $200-$500 game, Resorts East has also begun spreading a $1000 minimum, no maximum buy in game as well. Although it is too early to give a reliable report on this game, it is likely that it too will be a very good game. As well as cash games, Resorts East also runs regular tournaments. The tournament buy-ins are generally around $200.

These rooms stay busy around the clock, with the most popular game being No-Limit Texas Hold Em. Home games are also flourishing throughout the state with the most popular game again being No-Limit Texas Hold Em.

There are a number of poker rooms to choose from in Indiana. The largest is located in Caesars Indiana. The World Series of Poker Room boasts 33 tables. The most popular game is Texas Hold Em in both the limit and No-Limit varieties, although Seven Card Stud and Omaha Eight or Better games are occasionally offered as well. Caesars Indiana runs regular tournaments throughout the week with buy-ins that range from $45 to $200. This poker room features a �Bad Beat Jackpot� as well as occasional events where larger buy-in tournaments are offered.

Notable Indiana Poker Players

Although Indiana has not produced the number of famous professional poker players that some other states have, there are a few well known players that call Indiana home.

Mike Kinney gained notoriety by winning the 2004 World Poker Challenge, which is a World Poker Tour event. In this event he triumphed over 342 players including a final table stacked with the likes of Men Nguyen, Eskimo Clark, Young Pham, and Tony Bloom. This win earned him almost $630,000.

Craig Hartman. Hartman has over $300,000 in career earnings. Craig made an impressive two final tables at the 2005 Third Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic.

Indiana Casino Poker Cardrooms

There are a number of casinos located throughout the state of Indiana. The majority of Indiana casinos are located on riverboats. A full range of casino games are offered in most Indiana casinos including Slot Machines, Video Poker Machines, Craps, Roulette, and other traditional table games. All aspects of casinos in the state are overseen by the Indiana Gaming commission.

Casino Aztar
421 N.W. Riverside Drive, Evansville, Indiana 47708

Harrahs Caesars Indiana
11999 Avenue of Emperors, Elizabeth, Indiana 47117

Harrahs Horseshoe Hammond Casino
777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond, Indiana 46320

Hyatt Grand Victoria Casino
600 Grand Victoria Drive, Rising Sun, Indiana 47040
1-800-GRAND-11, 1-800-472-6311

Majestic Star Casino
1 Buffington Harbor Drive. Gary, Indiana 46406

Resorts East Chicago
777 Resorts Boulevard, East Chicago, Indiana 46312
1-219-378-3000, 1-877-496-1777

Future of Poker in Indiana

Poker continues to grow in Indiana and poker rooms have either opened, or are opening in the near future, in most of the major casinos in the state. Aside from poker there are traditional casino games, as well as horse racing tracks, a state lottery, and bingo games throughout the state. Whatever your gambling preference, Indiana is likely to have what you are looking for.


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