The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s plans for construction of an $85 million inland casino.
The 100,000-sq. ft. casino will be one floor and include restaurants, an entertainment venue and retail outlets. It will connect to Horseshoe’s current pavilion, which houses restaurants and stores, according to the News and Tribune.
The casino will have a “modern feel” with outdoor balconies and windows designed to let in natural light. The project also includes renovations to the company’s existing meeting and convention space, according to the report.
The project’s design is in the final stages. Pending design and permitting approval, the casino is expected to open in the second half of 2019.
Construction could start in June or early summer.