Caesars Entertainment Inc. has received approval from the Anderson Board of Zoning Appeals for a $34 million expansion of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The Herald Bulletin reports the gaming company plans to expand the current casino by 38,000 square feet, making room for an additional 100 slot machines and 25 table games.
The publication says the plans call for a new restaurant and bar facilities with a new drive-through area for valet parking.
“We’re super excited about this project,” said Trent McIntosh of Caesars Entertainment. “The additional restaurant and bar facilities will make Hoosier Park a better entity in Anderson.”
Groundbreaking is expected next April, with construction expected to take 13 to 15 months.
Meanwhile, improvements at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville are expected to be completed by the end of this year, according to the publication.
Caesars is spending an estimated $32.5 million at the casino that will create up to 100 jobs.
That expansion of about 25,000 square feet will add 100 slot machines and 25 table games.