The gaming area at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond is displayed.


Hammond – Poker could be back at Horseshoe Casino by the end of March – about a year after the popular Hammond poker room was “temporarily” closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Horseshoe officials recently confirmed that they are taking preparatory steps to resume poker activities in the first quarter of 2021, including looking for applications from people interested in an upcoming “Dealer School” training program.

Merchant School Graduates receive a minimum signing bonus of $ 2,000 when hired by the Horseshoe. Experienced traders can qualify for higher bonuses, according to the casino.

Additional information and an application are available online by visiting and entering “Hammond, Indiana” in the location search.

“We are excited to be re-creating jobs in the community and we are confident that our loyal poker players will soon have the opportunity to return to their beloved gaming activities,” said Noah Hirsch, vice president and assistant general manager of Horseshoe.

Hirsch said that No-Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha will be the first live games as soon as poker resumes at Horseshoe.

Poker tournaments and additional games will be introduced at a later date.