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A statewide mask mandate is in effect in Indiana. Masks must be worn inside businesses, in public spaces where you cannot socially distance and on public transportation.

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Casinos in Northwest Indiana are open!

Located along beautiful Lake Michigan, the South Shore's lakefront casinos rival no other in the Midwest for excitement and action! Test your luck at one of the casinos: Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago, Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Horseshoe Casino Hammond, and Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City. These dockside casinos are open 24 hours a day and have thousands of slot machines, table games, video poker and keno.  The action doesn't stop there; South Shore casinos feature upscale restaurants, live entertainment and special events year-round. 

For guests interested in non-smoking areas of the local casinos, we've created a blog post with more info for you here.

Please note: The Indiana Gaming Commission has outlined health and safety guidelines for the casinos. Click here for more info.

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      Casino Health and Safety Protocols

      • Players and employees at table games are required to wear masks and over-the-shoulder play is not permitted at all casinos. At Horseshoe Casino, everyone indoors at their property is required to wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking.
      • Occupancy will be limited to 50% during Phase One and efforts will be made to enforce patrons from congregating in violation of the six-foot social distancing guideline.
      • Clear barriers may be installed throughout the casino where patrons would be closer than 6 feet from an employee.
      • Hand sanitizer will be required before gaining admittance.
      • No more than three individuals not traveling together will be permitted on an elevator at any time.
      • Smoking will be limited to designated areas with increased fresh air inside facilities.
      • Electronic gaming devices and sportsbooks will be marked off to ensure patrons are not within six feet of each other.
      • Table games will be limited to three players each.
      • Roulette games will be limited to four players each.
      • Craps games will be limited to six players each.
      • Cards will be replaced before each shift and chips must be disinfected at least every two hours. Dice must be disinfected for each new shooter.

      Activities prohibited at Indiana casinos until further notice:

      • Food/drinks on casino floor & buffets
      • Live entertainment
      • Valet services
      • Coat check
      • Poker rooms and Pai Gow
      • Other activities that create challenges in meeting social distance requirements

      For more information, click here.

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