If you’re looking for something different to do this holiday season and want a break from Chicago’s hustle and bustle, then you might want to travel to Northwest Indiana. I recently visited Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond Indiana, and was pleasantly surprised to see a first class venue. I dined at their steak and seafood restaurant, Jack Binions, which offers select cuts of prime rib, steaks, veal and seafood. My Kobe beef steak was tantalizing along with a few appetizers and a couple of desserts. The restaurant overlooks Lake Michigan and attracts a lot of casino goers from Indiana and Chicago. The casino also has a few other dining options, including the Village Square Buffet, housing Italian, Mexican, American, Asian and Seafood cuisine.
Horseshoe Casino has 350,000 square-feet of gaming space and 97 tables with games such as Black Jack, Poker, Craps, Roulette, Mini-Baccarat and many more. The casino features approximately 3200 slot machines including the High-Limit Slot Room. There are a few exclusive private lounges for special guests and high rollers. The Horseshoe’s gaming room rivals any casino on the Las Vegas strip.
The Venue, the casino’s 90,000 square foot entertainment facility, hosts events and concerts. Famous musicians and comedians are showcased weekly. Past performers have included Seal, Liza Minelli, and Bette Midler. Upcoming events will feature Gladys Knight, Jeff Foxworthy and Cedric the Entertainer. The Venue also hosted the World Series of Poker this past October.
The Hammond Horseshoe Casino is about 30-minutes from downtown Chicago via I-90/94 and the Chicago Skyway. For more information log onto www.hammondhorseshoe.com or call 866-711-SHOE (7463).
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