Anderson, Ind. – Hoosier Park Racing & Casino proved to be the place to be when a guest landed himself in the winner’s seat with a $428,512 jackpot on Saturday, July 28, setting a property record for the largest payout in the 10-year history of the casino.
The mega jackpot hit just two weeks following the official sale of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, along with sister property Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, to Caesars Entertainment.
The guest, who wishes for his information to remain private, was playing the Double Wild Cherry progressive game. He noted that when the third cherry dropped on the pay line, he was stunned. Just moments later, he realized he hit the progressive jackpot and $428,512 was flashing before his eyes.
The jackpot hit on the very same night of the Caesars Entertainment welcome party, where guests had a chance to win a share of $60,000 in cash, prizes and vacation getaways.
“It gives our team at Caesars Entertainment great pleasure to welcome Central Indiana to our empire of affiliated casinos, hotels, resorts, and entertainment venues,” said Hoosier Park’s Senior Vice President and General Manager Trent McIntosh. “We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a nearly-half-million-dollar jackpot payout on Saturday night.”
The Double Wild Cherry game, created by gaming innovator IGT, is a classic reel slot machine with a progressive bonus feature. The progressive jackpot pool, which was seeded with $25,000 by Hoosier Park, grew to $428,512 over the course of four years before being hit on Saturday night. This record-setting jackpot nearly doubles the second largest payout at Hoosier Park, which was $226,736 on the Titanic slot machine in February of 2016.
Hoosier Park has paid out $44,989,706 in jackpots in 2018 alone, and was most recently named the second loosest slots in Indiana by Casino Player Magazine.
In addition to casino jackpot payouts, Hoosier Park also offers guests exciting ways to win through various promotions and giveaways. More information on Hoosier Park Racing & Casino can be found at www.HoosierPark.com
About Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR), holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming, dining, and team member culture. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, a fully-integrated gaming and racing facility, features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games and a 7/8 mile oval horse track offering live harness racing each year. Simulcast wagering is offered year-round at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, the Winner’s Circle Pub, Grille & OTB in Indianapolis and Winner’s Circle OTB & VooDoo BBQ & Grill in New Haven/Fort Wayne, Ind. For more information, please visit www.HoosierPark.com. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing at racetracks and 21 or older to gamble at casinos. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9-WITH-IT (1-800-994-8448). ©2018 Caesars License Company, LLC.