Terre Haute casino receives nearly 1,000 slots

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Terre Haute casino receives nearly 1,000 slots
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The Terre Haute Casino Resort is busy installing its slot machines in anticipation of its April 5 grand opening.

Mike Rich, vice president and general manager of the casino resort, said this week all but 32 of the 1,000 slots that have been ordered have arrived. The rest are expected next week. All of the equipment will be factory fresh.

”We will be the only casino in Indiana with 100% new product,” he said.

Data is abundant in compiling a list of the most popular slots — Churchill Downs’ other properties provide the information, as do third parties.

Rich said that manufacturers creating the most popular slot machines include Aristocrat, Light & Wonder and Bluberi, a company that recently entered the slot business.

”Bluberi is very popular and they’re new to the scene,” Rich said.

Some of the games that the casino will offer are popular games like Black Diamond Deluxe, Blazing 777, Triple Double Cash, Target Lock Keno and Quick Hit as well as newcomers such as Mighty Cash Ultra and NFL Super Bowl Jackpots.

Rich said there are several pieces to strategizing where to place slot machines in a casino space.

”You want to put the super-popular product at the entrances to make them pop,” he said. “But you also have to spread them throughout the casino to that people will venture in and visit the entire casino.”

In addition to the 1,000 slot machines, the Terre Haute Casino Resort will feature 34 gaming tables and nine food and beverage venues.

Rich said all of the casino’s other gaming product has arrived and that three restaurants — the Rockwood Bar and Grill, the diner called Soda Shoppe and The Four Cornered Steakhouse — will all be open April 5, with others to come.

Rich added, “Interior construction is making great progress and will be ready for our opening on the 5th.”