Day Trip out to Horseshoe Hammond Casino

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Whether or not you gamble, consider Horseshoe Hammond Casino the next time you are looking for a fun escape for a day trip or an evening out. It is more than just a casino. The complex offers live entertainment, restaurants, and activities in an easy to get to Indiana spot which is just outside the city of Chicago.

Ideal Location

Horseshoe Hammond is actually located in Indiana, but your best bet for traveling there is through Illinois because of the proximity to Chicago and transportation options.

 The casino actually provides free shuttles from various locations around the Windy City. While there is no hotel here, they have arranged deals with a number of Chicago hotels, including the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place, Sheraton Chicago, and the Hyatt Regency on Wacker, so you can make a vacation out of it. ​We recommend checking the official website for updated information on the complimentary area shuttles. 

Staying in Hammond, Indiana, may seem like a better option, but it isn't necessarily. Check the distance and directions before you book a Hammond hotel that because you may end up with a long car or cab ride. None of the "local" hotels are within walking distance of the casino.

For a really scenic trip to the Horseshoe Casino, sail into Hammond and park at the marina, which is attached to the complex.

Top Concerts & Events

The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond is a fantastic facility that attracts top names for concerts that appeal to all groups.

Some performances held there include Staind, Journey, Gladys Knight, and The Band Perry. You’ll also find comedic performances like Chris Tucker, David Spade and Penn & Teller on the stage. Check the calendar to see what’s coming up there. 

Also keep an eye out for events being held at this complex.

The Brews at the 'Shoe is an annual beer festival held each March and Horseshoe hopes to add more yearly events in the near future at this Indiana hotspot.

An Array of Food

The top draw when it comes to meals at the Horseshoe Hammond is definitely the acclaimed Jack Binion's Steak House. In addition to a fine dining experience, the restaurant offers beautiful views of the marina. On a clear day you can even get a good look at the Chicago skyline while you feast on some of the best beef the Midwest has to offer. 

Other options for food here include the popular Village Square Buffet, JB’s Gourmet Sandwiches, and Foo Noodle Bar for authentic Asian cuisine. The Sixth Street Bar also offers a selection of craft beers and snacks in a casual atmosphere. For drinks and dancing, you’ll want to check out Push Nightclub, which has a DJ spinning tunes every Saturday night.

VIP Experience

The Seven Star Lounge is reserved for the casino’s top guests, whether it’s a celebrity, a frequent visitor, or a top roller. At this Horseshoe Hammond location you’ll find complimentary food and drinks in the lounge during evening hours. The wine and liquor selection is huge and contains just about anything you can think of.

The service is also top notch and the bartender can also provide you with a fine cigar, if you wish.

Horseshoe Indiana also offers VIP suites for their concerts. You can watch a show while you mingle with a small group of other guests (or rent out a suite of your own). The suites include food and drinks for throughout the performance. Prices are very reasonable for these rooms.

A Variety of Gambling Options

This is, after all, a casino and you’ll find nearly every gaming option you can imagine at Horseshoe Hammond. While there are 1,500 penny slot machines here, you’ll also see machines that take up to $1,000, as well as Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Poker.

Le Cheng, a large Asian gaming room, is designed to take you to Silk Road with décor direct from China. Le Cheng includes Pai Gow Tiles, Big Baccarat, Mini Baccarat Dragon Bonus, and an EZ Baccarat room.