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Indianapolis-based Centaur Holdings LLC says its venues in Shelbyville are operating under one name. Indiana Grand Casino and Indiana Downs are now called Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Editor's Note - A previous version of the above paragraph incorrectly stated the company's operations in Anderson were included in the name change. The revision only applies to the facilities in Shelbyville. The copy has been corrected. We regret the error.March 6, 2014
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. - Indiana Grand Casino and Indiana Downs announced today that the once separate gaming and racing facilities will operate as one under the new Indiana Grand Racing & Casino name, effective immediately. The name change is part of a rebranding initiative to combine the racetrack and casino into one property that aligns with parent company Centaur Gaming's goal of providing guests a fully integrated and entertaining racing and gaming experience.
The new name will be phased-in across all aspects of the business over the coming weeks.The Indiana Grand Racing & Casino name and logo will replace all current Indiana Downs mentions and signage. Additionally, a complete redesign of the property's simulcast racing television screen artwork will change what racing fans view throughout the United States and internationally. The old Indiana Downs simulcast screen, which featured shades of red and white, has been updated to the new Indiana Grand Racing & Casino design displaying a black and gold color palette and new graphics technology.
Although the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino name refers to the property as a whole, the race course itself will be renamed to Indiana Grand Race Course in racing publications and specific mentions of Indiana Grand's dirt and turf courses.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino's 2014 meet will follow a split day and night racing schedule, with live racing starting at 2:05 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and continuing at 5:05 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through July 12. Beginning Tuesday, July 15, live racing will follow a five day racing schedule with live racing starting Tuesdays through Thursdays at 2:05 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays starting at 5:05 p.m.
The racetrack casino will celebrate the start of live racing with a festival-themed 'Grand Opening' weekend beginning Friday, May 9 that will include family-friendly activities, live music, multiple specialty dining outlets, and a free community fireworks presentation.
Both Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and its sister-property Hoosier Park Racing & Casino saw significant all-sources handle gains during the 2013 season. Indiana Grand realized a 5.7 percent increase with Hoosier Park realizing a 25.5 percent increase. The 2014 season will continue to build on last year's successful race meets with weekend-long festivals built around Hoosier Park's Dan Patch and Indiana Grand's Indiana Derby signature races.
About Indiana Grand Racing & Casino: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming and dining. Located in Shelbyville, Ind., Indiana Grand features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games in addition to a one-mile oval race course offering live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year. Simulcast wagering is also offered year-round at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino as well as an off-track betting facility located in Clarksville, Indiana. For more information, please visit www.IndianaGrand.com.
About Centaur Gaming
Founded in 1993, Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming's mission is to bring the entertainment and economic benefits of casino gaming and horse racing to communities across Indiana. Centaur, a privately held Indiana owned and managed company, employs more than 2,000 Indiana residents through the award-winning entertainment destinations of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Ind. and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville, Ind. In addition to the two racetrack casino properties, Centaur's operations extend to nearly every corner of the state with the Winner's Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Indianapolis and off-track betting facilities in Clarksville, Fort Wayne, and Merrillville, Ind. For more information, please visit www.CentaurGaming.net .
Source: Centaur Holdings LLC