Indiana Live! Casino celebrates millionth guest
December 9, 2008
SHELBYVILLE, IN - As reported by The Shelbyville News: "Indiana Live! Casino
welcomed its millionth guest to the Shelbyville temporary gaming facility since
its opening in June.
"Richard Allen Sherman, a 25-year-old insulator from Lawrenceburg and first-time
visitor to the casino, walked into the casino to the blast of sirens and a drop
of balloons and confetti.
"This is truly overwhelming. I can't believe this happened to me," he said of
the spectacle. "This will make Christmas a little brighter this year, that's for
"Since its opening day, the casino has paid nearly $16.7 million in state
"...After the initial fanfare, Sherman then had a choice to make. He could
select as his prize either 1 million credits on penny slot machines, $10,000 in
free slot play or $5,000 in cash. He picked the cash -100 crisp, new $50 bills.
"...Indiana Live! Casino opened doors to its 70,000-square-foot temporary
facility that includes more than 1,900 slot machines and electronic table games
on June 9. Since, the casino has welcomed guests from as far away as California,
New York, Georgia and Texas..."
"Construction continues on the permanent Indiana Live! Casino, which will be a
233,000-square-foot site connected to Indiana Downs that will feature more than
1,900 slot machines and electronic table games and dining and entertainment
destinations including Maker's Mark Steakhouse, NASCAR Sports Grille, the Live
Market with international cuisine and the Mosaic Bar and Lounge, featuring live
entertainment. The permanent facility is expected to open during the first
quarter of 2009."
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