New Thing #47 – Indiana Grand Casino

A couple years ago, I won a casino package at a raffle I entered at a fundraising event for CHIP – the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention.  The package included $300 in dining credit and $100 in slot play for up to 4 people at the Indiana Grand Casino.  This is a very nice package but we can’t go as a family since the restaurant is inside the casino and we have family members under the age of 21.

This summer, I decide that we should use the package as one of my “New Things” so we invite another couple and drive to the casino to spend an August evening.  The Center Cut restaurant is an excellent steakhouse and we have a complete feast to utilize our dining credits.  The ladies enjoy filet mignon that is cooked perfectly.  The guys share a Porterhouse steak and get lobster tails, really an incredible amount of food!  I take part of my dinner home for my teenage son to enjoy the next day.

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Following dinner, we venture into the casino to use our the $105 in slot play that each of was given when we turned in our voucher.  I am surprised that this is a new thing for all of us and we have to get some staff assistance to get started with the slot machine.  It does not take long to use a card with $105 in value but we all get back some money.  I go home with the least amount at $40 and my girl friend gets about $60 but the guys win about $149 – $196.

Not bad for $20 in raffle tickets and what a great evening with friends!



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