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The Hammond Horseshoe

by Bob Ciaffone |  Published: Feb 04, 2015


The second part of my trip took me to the Hammond Horseshoe Casino, which during that time was hosting a World Series of Poker Circuit event. Between Michigan and Illinois, there is a piece of Indiana that borders on Lake Michigan, which has some fair-sized cities such as Gary and Hammond. The Indiana state laws, which allow riverboat gambling, were modified in the 21st century, enabling a casino to have gambling that was not on an actual floating boat. Harrah’s, which operates the Hammond Horseshoe, took full advantage of this legal change and completely remodeled its hotel. The new Horseshoe opened in 2008 and it is a magnificent facility. One of the local poker players told me the first day the cardroom opened, a large group of poker people went there to check it out. They loved both the hotel itself and the way the cardroom was being operated. The ...

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