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Indiana Gaming

7/11/2018

article Bright start to summer for Region casinos
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos took in $76 million at their table games and slot machines in June, a slight increase over the same month a year ago. But...
article Casino, horse track a proven windfall for Shelby County
(Indiana) -- First there was a horse track – Indiana Downs. That was a huge win for Shelby County but the bigger prize was to follow, according to city officials...

7/4/2018

article Rape at the French Lick Resort & Casino: Is the hotel liable?
(Indiana) -- In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Cosgray v. French Lick Resort & Casino d/b/a/ Blue Sky Casino, LLC, No. 59A01-1710-CT-...
article IHRC approves Caesars' acquisition of Hoosier Park, Indiana Grand
(Indiana) -- Caesars Entertainment has cleared its first of two regulatory hurdles leading to a transfer of ownership with Centaur Gaming. The Indiana Horse Racing...

6/29/2018

article Indiana Gaming Commission approves Ameristar acquisition
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved Penn National Gaming Inc.'s acquisition of Ameristar Casino's parent company, one of several...

6/28/2018

article Gaming commission approves Indiana casino ownership changes
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved deals that allow ownership changes at four casinos. Caesars Entertainment's $1.7 billion purchase of...
article Indiana commissions OK Caesars’ takeover of 2 casinos
(Indiana) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp is a step closer to completing a $1.7 billion takeover of two casinos in Indiana. The Las Vegas-based company received regulatory...
article Three Region casinos have stake in license changes approved by Indiana Gaming Commission
(Indiana) -- State regulators approved the sale of four Indiana casinos to new operators Thursday, including Ameristar East Chicago to Penn National Gaming and the...

6/27/2018

article Votes on Caesars’ purchase of Hoosier Park, Indiana Grand this week
(Indiana) -- Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is set to be rebranded as Harrah's Hoosier Park if a proposed sale is approved by two gambling regulation commissions...

6/26/2018

article Racino owner: State will get $50 million from sale to Caesars
(Indiana) -- State regulators are expected to decide Thursday whether the owners of Indiana's two horse track-casinos will have to pay a $50 million transfer fee to...

6/14/2018

article Caesars Breaks Ground on Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino Relocation and Expansion Project
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana held Wednesday a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of an $85-million project for the relocation of the riverboat...

6/13/2018

article Casino breaks ground on site that will anchor it to southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- Gambling is coming ashore in southern Indiana. Harrison County and state leaders joined staff from Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino Wednesday as they broke...
article Horseshoe Casino Begins Move to Land
(Indiana) -- Construction has begun on the state's next land-based casino. Horseshoe Southern Indiana has broken ground on the $85 million project, which is expected...

6/11/2018

article Indiana lawmakers: Sports betting could bring in big cash
(Indiana) -- In just a matter of weeks, lawmakers will gather at the Statehouse to talk about sports betting, but the gaming option remains a year or more away for...
article Northwest Indiana casinos see small decline in May year-over-year revenues
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has released the revenue earning reports for May involving the four casinos operating in the northwest region of the state....

6/9/2018

article Casino play sluggish in May
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos recorded a slight decline in gaming revenue in May as compared to a year ago, with summery weather likely luring people to...
article Legislators cram on sports betting
(Indiana) -- Pick up your dry cleaning. Check. Grab milk at the store. Check Put 20 bucks on the Colts' game. Check. Is this the future for Hoosiers? Lawmakers this...

6/8/2018

article Bet on Indiana to legalize sports wagering
(Indiana) -- A smart bettor would play the odds that the Indiana Legislature will legalize gambling on sports next year. That will be possible thanks to a recent Supreme...
article SMITH: Indiana should stay on sports-gambling sidelines
(Indiana) -- In a major states’ rights victory penned by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the court struck down a federal law severely...

5/25/2018

article Blue Chip Casino announces expansion
(Indiana) -- Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa has announced plans for a significant expansion of its meetings and events center. Scheduled to open by the fall of 2019,...
article Riverboat casino, county get partial win in tax court
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Tax Court dealt a win and a loss to a county and a casino that were arguing over how much a gambling resort was worth during the Great Recession.

5/24/2018

article Ameristar opens 15,000-square-foot gaming room in East Chicago, becoming 1st NWI casino to operate on land
(Indiana) -- Ameristar Casino in East Chicago opened its new high-limit slots and table games room Thursday with speeches, wine, hours d’oeuvres and some Las Vegas...

5/22/2018

article Blue Chip Casino to expand meeting and event space
(Indiana) -- The Blue Chip Casino is adding nearly 15,000 thousand square feet to its meeting and events center. This gives it more than 45,000 square feet of rentable...
article Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Unveils Plans for Meeting Center Expansion
(Indiana) -- Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa today announced plans for a significant expansion of its meetings and events center. Scheduled to open by the fall of 2019...

5/20/2018

article Expect sports gambling in Indiana and Michigan and a 'growth opportunity' for casinos
(Indiana) -- It’s all but guaranteed that residents in Indiana and Michigan will be able to legally place sports bets in the future. It’s just a matter of...

5/17/2018

article Caesars likely model if sports betting comes to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Soon to own four of the state's five largest casinos, Caesars Entertainment is perfectly poised to win big if Indiana legislators move to legalize...

5/11/2018

article Casino revenue springs to life in April
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos took in $84.7 million at their table games and slot machines in April, a 4.9 percent increase from a year ago and the...

5/7/2018

article An Indiana casino called the Indy 500 a NASCAR race and Twitter almost exploded
(Indiana) -- We're sure they tried. They really, really did. But the tweet the Lawrenceburg Hollywood Casino sent out on Monday (and then later deleted...but we have...

4/29/2018

article $15 million overhaul planned for East Chicago casino vessel
(Indiana) -- The owner of a northwest Indiana casino is about to begin a $15 million overhaul of its four-level boat on the Lake Michigan shore. Ameristar Casino in East...

4/26/2018

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s casino is moving onto dry land
(Indiana) -- American casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation has unveiled a plan that will see it spend around $85 million in order to expand its Horseshoe...

4/25/2018

article Gaming Commission Approves Horseshoe's $85M Casino Plans
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved plans for Horseshoe Southern Indiana to move its riverboat casino operations inland with the construction of an $...
article Horseshoe GM weighs in on inland casino plans, reveals possibility for riverboat
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s move to an inland casino is a move for the casino’s guests, says Senior Vice President and General Manager Brad...
article More details surface on Horseshoe Southern Indiana's new casino
(Indiana) -- An $85 million land-based casino at Horseshoe Southern Indiana could break ground in the next two months and be ready for guests by late 2019, said senior...

4/24/2018

article Horseshoe Casino to undergo $85 million renovation, move operations on land
(Indiana) -- Caesars Entertainment is investing $85 million to move Horseshoe Casino on land, the corporation announced Monday. The riverboat location trademark to the...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana receives permission to build land-based casino
(Indiana) -- For two decades, gamblers in southern Indiana have been boarding a boat to make their wagers, but that will soon change. A change in state law three years...
article Top-to-bottom renovation on deck for Ameristar Casino in East Chicago
(Indiana) -- Ameristar Casino in East Chicago on Monday will begin a top-to-bottom renovation of its four-level gaming boat seeking to improve the player experience with...

4/20/2018

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana appears to have plans for dry land
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana is bringing its plans for a land-based casino to the Indiana Gaming Commission next week. The hotel and riverboat casino received...

4/18/2018

article Construction to link Rising Star casino with Northern Kentucky begins
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts has begun a construction project that will connect its Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana with communities across the Ohio River in...

4/16/2018

article Holcomb Names Gaming Commission Chair
(Indiana) -- Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Michael McMains (pictured) to serve as chairman of the Indiana Gaming Commission. McMains succeeds Cris Johnson, who...

4/11/2018

article Region casinos emerge from winter doldrums with strong March
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos saw their collective gaming revenue grow for the first time this year in March, up 2.8 percent from the same month a year...

4/10/2018

article Casinos show strong month in March, take in $93.2 million
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s five casinos had a strong month in March, with overall year over year revenues up at all but one location. The casinos together...
article State lawmakers address questions at luncheon
(Indiana) -- School security; opioid drug abuse; new law enforcement requirements; the casino purchase: Three elected state officials representing Shelby County spoke to...

3/9/2018

article Why Horseshoe Casino still paid workers when disaster closed the business
(Indiana) -- When the flooding started last month, no one at Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino guessed the Ohio River would put them underwater for more than a week. But...

3/8/2018

article February a bitter month for NWI casinos
(Indiana) -- Bad weather in early February kept attendance low at Northwest Indiana's casinos, helping lead to a nearly 10 percent year-over-year drop in gaming...

3/4/2018

article Horseshoe Casino reopens after flooding
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino is reopening for business after a tough week of flooding. Officials said the river has receded to a point where guests...

2/27/2018

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana Riverboat Casino Shut Down Due to Road Flooding, State Losing $255,000 a Day in Taxes
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe Southern Indiana riverboat casino, known locally as “The Boat,” has been closed since last Thursday, due to dangerously high water...

2/26/2018

article The Horseshoe Casino is closed in the flood, and that actually costs taxpayers money
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino is losing about $731,113 per day — or a total of about $2,924,452 as of Monday morning, according to Courier Journal...

2/20/2018

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino closes hotel amid threat of flooding
(Indiana) -- As the water levels continue to rise on the Ohio River, the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel has temporarily closed the hotel. The hotel,...

1/25/2018

article License approved for casino outside Derry Township
(Indiana) -- The operator of a suburban Philadelphia casino is part of a joint venture that has won an auction to build a Category 4 or mini-casino in — or, more...

1/20/2018

article MARSH: Misleading report about Indiana's new tribal casino
(Indiana) -- I just finished reading an article at jconline.com on the first “tribal” casino in the state. It was one of the most slanted, irresponsible...

1/17/2018

article Horseshoe Casino takes key step to move gambling to land
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino has a taken key step toward possibly moving its gambling operation inland. The proposal calls for an 81,000-square-foot...

1/11/2018

article Casino interests gave to Indiana's Rokita as he pushed bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington collected more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from...

1/10/2018

article Casinos end 2017 on an even keel
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos closed 2017 with a strong December that left gaming revenue for the year essentially level with 2016. A December win of $74....

1/9/2018

article Caesars' Hoosier Park 
purchase clears hurdle
(Indiana) -- Caesars Entertainment's purchase of Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville cleared a federal...
article Indiana bill would give sports leagues 1% of betting handle
(Indiana) -- A new sports betting bill in Indiana is proof that (a) politicians are clueless about gambling, and (b) sports leagues are evil. Monday saw Indiana Rep....
article Indiana House bill includes 1 percent ‘integrity fee’ for NBA, MLB
(Indiana) -- The NBA and Major League Baseball are asking for a piece of the action in an Indiana bill that aims to legalize sports betting, according to an Indiana...

1/6/2018

article Lawmaker On New Indiana Sports Betting Bill: ‘Extremely Shortsighted’ If Online Wagering Not In Final Law
(Indiana) -- Indiana is quickly gearing up its attempt to legalize sports betting in the state, as bills will formally be introduced in the state legislature on Monday.

1/1/2018

article After Big 2017, South Bend Chamber CEO Bullish on 2018
(Indiana) -- The chief executive officer of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce says private investors are sharing his excitement for potential development in...

12/30/2017

article Evansville casino sees big boost with move to on-shore site
(Indiana) -- A southwestern Indiana casino saw a big jump in business with the opening of its new $50 million on-shore facility. State reports show that Tropicana...

12/27/2017

article Tropicana Evansville revenue soars in new casino's first full month
(Illinois) -- Tropicana Evansville revenue soared in November, the land-based casino’s first full month of operation. Gross revenue for November was $11.94 million...
article Tropicana Evansville still making changes two months after opening
(Indiana) -- If you haven't been to the new Tropicana Evansville since it opened, it might look a little bit different the next time you go. Since the opening,...

12/19/2017

article Another Two Indiana Casinos Are Expected To Get New Owners
(Indiana) -- Ameristar Casino and Hotel in East Chicago is set to be sold as part of a $2.8 billion deal to Penn National Gaming, while Belterra Casino Resort in...

12/13/2017

article Caesars’ Big Move In Indiana Could Give An Upside Knock-On Bounce To Full House Resorts
(Indiana) -- A month ago, Caesars Entertainment — still dripping from the bath taken from its long, hotly contested bankruptcy filing in January 2015 — made...

12/11/2017

article Northwest Indiana’s casinos on the up in November following a disappointing October
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s casinos posted positive, yet modest results for the month of November, up 1.3% from the same month a year prior.

12/9/2017

article State awaiting paperwork on potential racino sale
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Horse Racing Commission is still awaiting an application for the proposed sale of the state's two racetrack casinos to Caesars Entertainment.
article Northwest Indiana casinos post revenue growth in November
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's five casinos reported modest year-over-year revenue growth in November, much of which came from the table games portion of the...
article November gains improve casinos' year
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos had a winning November, if only slightly, making $74.6 million at their slot machines and table games, up 1.3 percent from...

12/4/2017

article Casinos stepping up to challenges to lure in new players
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos spent their first decade consistently growing their gaming operations as they became a billion-dollar industry along the...

11/27/2017

article Lawmakers dismiss impact of Caesars’ racetrack plan
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers from Indiana doubt that Caesars Entertainment’s pending acquisition of two racetrack casinos in the state will have a significant impact on...

11/22/2017

article Ameristar Casino shifts high limit slots, table games on land
(Indiana) -- Ameristar Casino in East Chicago will be moving its high limit slot machines and table games out of the casino and onto land as part of a $5.8 million...
article Council talks casino license
(Indiana) -- The next major business opportunity for Indiana Borough may be a gamble — literally. Indiana council Tuesday began discussions on the possibility of...

11/20/2017

article Ameristar Casino to move its high-limit slots and table games onto land
(Indiana) -- High-limit players at Ameristar Casino in East Chicago will be the first to experience land-based gaming in Northwest Indiana.

11/19/2017

article Indiana Grand sale likely postpones live dealers
(Indiana) -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation has placed a big bet on the future of gaming in Shelbyville and Indiana. The Las Vegas-based company wants to buy Indiana...

11/12/2017

article Chief of 2 Gary casinos: Smoking ban would cost city revenue
(Indiana) -- The CEO of Gary's two casinos says a proposed smoking ban would cost the northwestern Indiana city revenue by driving gamblers to other casinos....
article Closed Evansville casino riverboat heading for New Orleans
(Indiana) -- The recently closed Evansville casino riverboat has left its longtime Ohio River dock and will be making its way to New Orleans.

11/11/2017

article Calendar blamed for revenue dip at Northwest Indiana casinos
(Indiana) -- Year-over-year revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos took a slight hit in October, blamed in large part to an unfavorable calendar.
article Indiana Casino Says Smoking Ban Would Cost 400 Jobs, $3 Million Annually
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana casino operator Majestic Star is threatening local officials in Gary on the dangers of implementing a smoking ban that would extend to its...

10/31/2017

article Not just gambling, but dining, shopping and entertainment too
(Indiana) -- Next year, Indiana casinos will see big changes in their state taxes that will help them keep more money for each person that walks onto the casino floor....

10/27/2017

article OP/ED: It's a gamble, but Indiana should look at legalizing video gaming
(Indiana) -- Just 1,200 people live in Monroeville, and back in 2006 it almost seemed as though there was an illegal gambling machine for each of them. “Cherry...

10/25/2017

article Parimutuel reignited Hoosier horse industry in Indiana
(Indiana) -- For the first time since it began more than 30 years ago, the Breeders Crown harness race is coming to Indiana. Hoosier Park Racing & Casino will be...

10/24/2017

article Evansville expects casino revenue growth, but not planning on it
(Indiana) -- Evansville is gambling on its future and local leaders like the odds. Tropicana’s new casino is poised to pump millions of dollars into the local...

10/21/2017

article New $50 million Tropicana Evansville casino comes ashore
(Indiana) -- Evansville's $50 million land-based casino officially opened Friday morning, and it was immediately packed with gamers and dignitaries who couldn't...
article Officials, visitors react to new Tropicana Evansville Casino
(Indiana) -- "We were the first riverboat in the state of Indiana, and now we are the first land-based casino in the state of Indiana," Tropicana Evansville...

10/20/2017

article $50 million on-shore Evansville casino opens to gamblers
(Indiana) -- Gamblers streamed into a new $50 million on-shore casino in Evansville as it opened to replace the riverboat it had occupied since first opening in 1995.

10/19/2017

article Tropicana set to open land-based casino Friday
(Indiana) -- It's a big day on Friday for the city of Evansville. Tropicana's new land-based casino opens to the public. The riverboat casino closed on Monday,...

10/16/2017

article Third Quarter Revenues Bounce Back At SEI Casinos
(Indiana) -- Third quarter numbers exhibit a trend of fewer gamblers at southeastern Indiana riverboats. However, those players are wagering more money, leading to an...

10/15/2017

article Casinos post solid September growth
(Indiana) -- A solid September with a 4 percent increase in year-over-year monthly revenues helped Northwest Indiana's five casinos whittle down their overall...

9/26/2017

article COA rules against card counter banned from Hoosier Park casino
(Indiana) -- A man who has been banned from numerous casinos because he counts cards when gambling lost his lawsuit against Hoosier Park and the Indiana Gaming...

9/14/2017

article Land Ho: Indiana's Tropicana Evansville Riverboat Casino Moving Ashore
(Indiana) -- Tropicana Evansville announced last week it is officially opening its new land-based casino on Oct. 20, 2017. The first-ever riverboat casino in Indiana...

9/12/2017

article Slot machine gaming increase in Indiana in spite of YOY decrease in revenues
(Indiana) -- Casinos in Northwest Indiana have seen a decrease in gaming revenues for the month of August, when compared to the same month last year. Despite the overall...

9/10/2017

article Evansville casino moving to new on-shore site next month
(Indiana) -- The Evansville casino will open its new on-shore facility next month as it moves from the riverboat location it has occupied since 1995. Tropicana...

9/9/2017

article Casino revenue down slightly, but slot play up
(Indiana) -- Gaming revenue at Northwest Indiana casinos was down slightly in August as compared to a year ago, but an increase in slot machine play offered encouraging...

9/7/2017

article Indiana’s first casino to open in October
(Indiana) -- Indianans first land-based casino will be opening its doors to customers by the end of next month, according to Tropicana Evansville General Manager John...

9/5/2017

article Bye Bye Riverboat: New Tropicana to Open October 20
(Indiana) -- For more than 20 years it has floated on the banks of the Ohio River, calling Evansville home. The days aboard the old boat are numbered. Tropicana’s...
article Evansville Casino Set For October Opening
(Indiana) -- Indiana's first land-based casino will open to the public next month. Tropicana Evansville General Manager John Chaszar says the $50 million casino will...

8/28/2017

article Indiana Lottery earns a profit despite decrease in sales
(Indiana) -- Financial results show that the Indiana lottery's private operator still generated income for the state despite a slight dip in revenue. Financial...

8/11/2017

article Northwest Indiana casino revenue down for July year-over-year
(Indiana) -- A less-than-favorable calendar worked against Northwest Indiana's casinos in July, resulting in a roughly 2.5 percent drop in revenues compared to the...

7/19/2017

article Crooks Armed With Baseball Bats Attack Near Horseshoe Casino: Police
(Indiana) -- Police believe a group of five young men is responsible for a crime spree in Indiana that started early Tuesday morning and left some patrons at the...

7/16/2017

article Northwest Indiana casinos see year-over-year revenue increase for June
(Indiana) -- Last week, the Indiana Gaming Commission released the monthly revenue report for casinos in Indiana, with the five casinos in the Northwest region of the...

7/12/2017

article Northwest Indiana casino revenue up 6%
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s casinos reported strong performance in the month of June, increasing their gaming revenue to $75.2m, according to the Indiana...

7/11/2017

article Casinos produce strong June with tax changes on horizon
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos posted a strong month of June, increasing their gaming revenue to $75.2 million, nearly 6 percent more than a year ago. It...

6/21/2017

article Council considers adjustments to racino spending
(Indiana) -- Shelby County is a little behind on a plan to create $5 million in savings from racino money, County Councilman Terry Smith (R - 3rd District) said. However...

5/18/2017

article Midwest Casinos Post Declining Revenues in April
(Indiana) -- According to the latest results, casinos located in the Midwest state of Northwest Indiana, and in the City of Detroit in Michigan saw their revenues...
article Indiana Casinos Rejoice over New Law Kicking Admissions Tax to Curb
(Indiana) -- House Bill 1350, introduced in January by State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Hamilton County), eliminates a longstanding $3 admissions tax that casinos have been...

5/17/2017

article Indiana Poker Rooms Rake $1.5 Million Last Month
(Indiana) -- The 125 poker tables in the state of Indiana raked a combined $1.54 million last month, according to figures from state gambling regulators. That was down...

5/16/2017

article Indiana blames VGT's for downfall in casino revenue
(Indiana) -- Dan Nita, senior vice president and general manager at Horseshoe Hammond, blamed competition from video gaming machines in bars and other businesses in...

5/15/2017

article Casino revenues drop almost 7 percent in April
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos saw their revenues sink in April compared with the same month last year. The five casinos together took in $80.79 million in...
article Casinos see jackpot with new tax law
(Indiana) -- New legislation that changes the way Indiana casinos are taxed is drawing praise from area casino operators, who said it should result in some cost savings...

5/11/2017

article Casinos have rough ride in April
(Indiana) -- The Region's casinos weren't able to build on March's momentum in April, taking in 6.4 percent less in gaming win last month than the same month...
article Casinos see jackpot with new casino tax law
(Indiana) -- New legislation that changes the way Indiana casinos are taxed is drawing praise from area casino operators, who said it should result in some cost savings...
article Donald Trump Has a Shady Casino History in Jlin’s Hometown of Gary, Indiana
(Indiana) -- When talking about the overwhelming support for Donald Trump in her home state of Indiana, the experimental electronic musician Jlin draws a parallel to the...

5/2/2017

article Indiana counties delay bill
(Indiana) -- Whilst Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is about to sign a new gaming legislation, representatives of local counties that host casinos and gaming centers have...

4/23/2017

article Ameristar celebrates 20 years in E.C.
(Indiana) -- Two decades after sailing into the East Chicago Marina and after several ownership changes and rebrandings, Ameristar Casino and Hotel continues to navigate...

4/17/2017

article Poker rooms in Indiana report gainings
(Indiana) -- State gambling regulators released the monthly report where the 135 poker tables collected a combined US$1.8 million in March. Compared to the same period a...

4/15/2017

article Casino revenues up in March
(Indiana) -- March revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos together jumped just over 1 percent over the same month last year, the first monthly year-over-year...

4/14/2017

article Indiana Casino Poker Rooms Rake $1.8M In March
(Indiana) -- The 125 poker tables in the state of Indiana raked a combined $1.8 million last month, according to figures from state gambling regulators. That was more or...

4/13/2017

article Spring brings upturn to Indiana’s casinos
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana‘s casinos are beginning to thaw after experiencing a deep freeze for months, as March saw an increase in their gaming revenue to $90...

4/11/2017

article Construction Continues on Tropicana's Land-Based Casino
(Indiana) -- Construction on one of the largest projects going on in downtown Evansville is still ongoing. Crews have finished installing the steel skeleton of Tropicana...

4/10/2017

article Casinos enjoy positive start to spring
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos emerged from winter with a winning month of March, increasing their gaming revenue from a year ago to $90.7 million.

4/6/2017

article Blue Chip's cutting edge slot floor keeps players engaged
(Indiana) -- A big take-away from a recent visit to Blue Chip Casino, Resort & Spa in Michigan City had me marveling at the tremendous effort it takes to keep a...
article Indiana lawmakers seek answers for struggling casino industry
(Indiana) -- The casino industry of Indiana has been suffering for more than a decade and lawmakers of the state have been trying for some time to keep the struggling...

3/30/2017

article Local Cities Again Asked To Share In Pain Of Casino Business Decline
(Indiana) -- House Bill 1350 had at one point been stripped of a provision that could affect the amount of money the state gives to casino host communities such as...

3/27/2017

article Ex-Dealer at Indiana Casino Charged With Cheating, Theft
(Indiana) -- A former dealer at East Chicago's Ameristar Casino is accused of bilking the casino out of an estimated $26,000. Forty-five-year-old Li Rong Gao of...

3/25/2017

article Reeling casinos seek breaks from Statehouse
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers are working to keep afloat the state’s crippled casino industry in an effort to shore up declining tax revenue and spur investment.

3/8/2017

article February drop caps sluggish winter for casinos
(Indiana) -- A year ago, local casino operators were celebrating the end of a winning winter with a 6 percent jump in gaming revenue in February, their third consecutive...

2/22/2017

article Frye Amendment To Casino Tax Bill Will Help Local Governments
(Indiana) -- It appears that state legislators representing Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun and other casino host communities across Indiana have succeeded in once again...

2/20/2017

article Despite Terre Haute Casino Defeat, Red Lines on Gambling Fading to Gray
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino for Terre Haute is dead for the year, but future gambling bills might face a less hostile audience from the governor's office than in...
article Indiana lobbies against casino tax breaks
(Indiana) -- As Indiana State’s legislators are considering approving the casino tax regulation House Bill 1350, regional governments of LaPorte County and...
article Slot machines or phone chargers? Lawsuit could determine future of ‘gasinos’
(Indiana) -- We've all been there. Your phone is running out of juice and you forgot your charging cable. What if you could pay to charge your phone at the gas...

2/18/2017

article LaPorte County hiring casino lobbyist
(Indiana) -- LaPorte County and Michigan City are teaming up to hire a lobbyist to again fight proposed tax breaks for casinos that would come out of their pockets.

2/16/2017

article Terre Haute casino bill ends in tie vote; dead until next legislative session
(Indiana) -- Wednesday’s vote by the Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee on a bill that would allow a satellite casino in Terre Haute ended in a tie, rendering...

2/15/2017

article No dice: Casino bill dies in committee
(Indiana) -- A pair of fives dealt a fatal blow to efforts to locate a casino in Terre Haute. The 5-5 vote Wednesday of the 10-member Indiana Senate Public Policy...
article Senate panel fails to advance Terre Haute casino bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana Senate panel on Wednesday did not advance a bill that would have allowed a casino to open in Terre Haute. Republican state Sen. Jon Ford’s...
article Terre Haute Casino Bill Fails To Pass Senate Commitee
(Indiana) -- Plans to build a casino in Terre Haute are on hold indefinitely after lawmakers voted against the proposal Tuesday. Senate Bill 354 would have move unused...

2/11/2017

article Terre Haute residents split on casino
(Indiana) -- This week city council voted to approve plans for a casino in Terre Haute. But before it’s heard in committee in the Indiana statehouse, residents...

2/10/2017

article Casino Resolution Passes; Loan from Redevelopment Fails
(Indiana) -- Despite some of the opposition surrounding a casino coming to Terre Haute, the city council passed the resolution, advancing it to the state level.
article City Council Supports Casino And Loan To Cover Short Falls
(Indiana) -- The big topics at the Terre Haute City Council meeting Thursday night was a possible casino and loans to cover temporary budget shortfalls.
article City Council votes in favor of casino to Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- City hall was packed with residents in Terre Haute tonight. The majority of the people were there for one reason – the debate on bringing a casino to...

2/9/2017

article Casinos could start paying less in taxes
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers have eased the burden of a proposed casino tax change on local and state government, but they would still lose money if a House bill...
article House Panel Passes Casino Tax Bill; Amended To Give Local Gov’ts Time To Adjust
(Indiana) -- A bill in the Indiana House affecting casino host communities’ gaming revenue underwent at least one positive change Wednesday.
article Indiana Casino Tax Change to Impact Local Communities
(Indiana) -- Local communities across the state of Indiana stand to lose $18 million in annual funds under a new piece of legislation currently being considered by state...

2/8/2017

article Gambling opponent says Terre Haute can do better than casino
(Indiana) -- Casinos are “a naked money grab by local government and powerful gambling interests” and Terre Haute can do better, a leading gambling opponent...
article Group in opposition to casino holds community forum
(Indiana) -- A proposed development in Terre Haute meets opposition Tuesday. Senate Bill 354 would allow Full House Resorts to establish a casino here.

2/7/2017

article Local group says no to Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- A local group of residents organized as Casino Free Vigo County will be hosting a public forum at the public library at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. During the forum Vigo...

2/6/2017

article Terre Haute Casino Faces Multiple Obstacles
(Indiana) -- A plan to let Terre Haute open Indiana' 13th casino faces a tough road ahead, even if it passes the Senate. The owners of Rising Star Casino in Rising...
article “All in on Terre Haute:” Full House Resorts’ plans for Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- Last week, the Indiana Senate committee on Public Policy heard testimony on Senate Bill 354. If passed, this bill would allow Full House Resorts to...

2/4/2017

article Indiana Casinos’ Unusual $3 Admission Tax Might Be Headed for Exit Soon
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos might soon be allowed to eliminate the $3 admission fee per patron they’re currently forced to impose on visitors. That’s the...

2/3/2017

article Terre Haute Residents Weigh In On Proposed Casino
(Indiana) -- The Terre Haute City Council allowed the public to weigh in on a proposed casino for the area that is being pushed in the state legislature.

2/2/2017

article Terre Haute casino could keep Hoosiers gambling in Indiana, supporters say
(Indiana) -- A bill that would allow a new casino to open in Terre Haute could help keep Indiana gamblers from going to Illinois to spend their money, supporters said...

2/1/2017

article SEI Casino Revenues Went Up In ’16
(Indiana) -- Southeastern Indiana riverboat casinos saw a more profitable 2016, even though fewer people visited them. The three local casinos – Hollywood Casino...
article State casino tax changes could cost Region governments
(Indiana) -- A House committee is considering changes to the distribution of gaming taxes that could reduce the revenues received by local governments throughout...
article Lawmakers consider Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- While talks of a casino coming to Indianapolis appear stalled, lawmakers are considering approving a casino near the western border of the state.

1/30/2017

article Professors challenge wording of casino poll
(Indiana) -- While not challenging the results, a veteran pollster and a college professor who was surveyed say a recent poll about a proposed Terre Haute casino appears...

1/27/2017

article Vigo County casino bill to get first hearing next week
(Indiana) -- It is unclear just how much support exists at the Statehouse for legislation that would allow a casino in Terre Haute, but a committee hearing has been...

1/26/2017

article Proposed legislation for new Indiana casino to be scrutinized by committee
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, recently-proposed legislation that would permit the city of Terre Haute to host a casino complete with up to 700 slots and 17 gaming tables has...

1/25/2017

article Poll done for casino developer shows local support
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts on Wednesday released the results of a survey it commissioned that found local support for its efforts to develop a casino in Terre Haute...

1/24/2017

article Chamber Supports Casino
(Indiana) -- The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has released a statement supporting the idea of bringing a casino to the city. The Chamber's Board of Directors...

1/22/2017

article Would a casino boost Vigo County's economy?
(Indiana) -- With gaming revenues down by nearly two-thirds since 2009, Rising Star Casino and Resort, Indiana's smallest casino, is using only half of its...

1/21/2017

article Evidence linking casino to crime, bankruptcy lacking
(Indiana) -- As casinos have sprouted up around the country, industry critics have raised questions about increased crime, gambling addiction and personal bankruptcy,...

1/20/2017

article Suburbs see growth in tax revenue from video gambling
(Illinois) -- Most south and southwest suburbs that allow video gambling saw tax revenue generated by the machines increase last year, according to new figures from the...

1/19/2017

article Vigo County Approves Resolution Endorsing Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- The commissioners in western Indiana’s Vigo County have unanimously endorsed the idea of bringing a casino to Terre Haute. Tuesday’s vote in...

1/18/2017

article Indiana county commissioners endorse Terre Haute casino plan
(Indiana) -- Vigo County’s commissioners have unanimously endorsed the idea of bringing a casino to Terre Haute, despite local opposition. The three commissioners...

1/17/2017

article Commissioners unanimously approve resolution in support of a casino in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Vigo County Commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution supporting the location of a casino in Terre Haute. It says the community "would benefit...

1/16/2017

article Snow freezes Indiana casino revenues
(Indiana) -- The snowy weather in the Northeastern part of the United States has dampen the revenues of several casinos in December. Citing the recent Indiana Gaming...

1/13/2017

article Mayor Bennett Optimistic About Proposed Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says he’s optimistic about the possible revenue and employment a proposed casino could bring to the city.

1/12/2017

article Chicago a good bet for NWI's casinos
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casino industry illustrates in spades the Region's place in both the Hoosier state and the Chicago metropolis. The official...

1/10/2017

article Grinch steals NWI casinos' December
(Indiana) -- A difficult December for casinos left gaming revenue at Northwest Indiana's down for the year. Revenue figures published Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming...

1/6/2017

article Tribune-Star Editorial: Gambling not a sure thing
(Indiana) -- Casino might bring benefits to Terre Haute, but how much? When a local economy is stagnant, any new initiative to spark business interests or job creation...

12/25/2016

article Terre Haute Senator wants casino in Vigo County
(Indiana) -- A state senator from Terre Haute says he will author a bill in the 2017 legislative session authorizing construction of a casino in the Vigo County city....

12/24/2016

article State senator proposes casino for Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- A state lawmaker wants to clear the way for a casino in Terre Haute. Republican Sen. Jon Ford is proposing legislation to move unused games held by the...

12/23/2016

article Casino funds cover shortfall, Gary road projects
(Indiana) -- Gary Common Council members have approved covering a shortfall of almost $50,000 in Youth Services Bureau programs with casino funds. City Controller Celita...
article Lawmaker Suggests Moving Some Rising Star Casino Games To Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Unused slot machines and table games at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun could be moved to western Indiana if a state lawmaker has his way. State Senator...

12/22/2016

article State Sen. Ford to propose bill for possible casino in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) announced he will author a bill during the 2017 legislative session that would permit the construction of a new gaming...

12/21/2016

article Sen. Ford Proposes Casino For Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) announced on Wednesday that he will author a bill during the 2017 legislative session that would permit the...

12/20/2016

article Ameristar Casino, patrons OK to pursue lawsuit accusing union of targeting, harassing customers
(Indiana) -- A federal judge has cleared an East Chicago casino and a group of its customers to proceed with a lawsuit against a union, saying the union’s actions...

12/16/2016

article Report: Capital investment key to Indiana casino success
(Indiana) -- The future of casino gambling is anything but a roll of the dice. According to a report conducted for The Casino Association of Indiana, operational changes...

12/9/2016

article NWI casino revenue even in November
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana casinos' gambling win in November barely exceeded last year's, but the month's 0.2 percent increase broke a streak of six...

12/7/2016

article Horseshoe's The Eatery adds to casino's food offerings
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Casino will add burgers, pizza, sandwiches and desserts to its food offerings with the Dec. 14 opening of The Eatery, a $5 million food hall...

11/16/2016

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana to undergo $13 million hotel renovation
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana soon will undergo a major renovation that had been delayed. The hotel and casino, located in Elizabeth, Ind., said Wednesday that...

11/12/2016

article Northwest Indiana Casinos Negatively Impacted By Cubs’ World Series Win
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana casinos rely heavily on Chicago crowds, but city residents largely stayed put in October as they watched their Cubbies make a historic run...

11/11/2016

article Cubs to blame for casino revenue decline in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The five casinos in Northwest Indiana together took in USD 77.6M in revenues last month, a 5 percent drop from the USD 80.72M in revenues collected during...

11/10/2016

article NWI casino revenue down in October
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos spun triple sevens in October, winning $77.7 million at their gaming tables and slot machines. But that number continued...
article State Casino Profit Declines
(Indiana) -- Monthly gaming revenue at Indiana casinos dropped in October. The Indiana Gaming Commission is reporting profit of $164.4 million, compared to $170.5...

11/7/2016

article Inside the rebound planned at Rising Star
(Indiana) -- Twenty years ago, the casino in Rising Sun, Indiana was the sole player in Cincinnati's gambling market. But two months after the former Grand Victoria...

11/6/2016

article Decade of casino income has revived heart of Orange County
(Indiana) -- After years of debate in the Statehouse and among Orange County residents about the value and the risk of bringing casino gambling back to revitalize the...

11/4/2016

article Can Christmas save the region's first casino?
(Indiana) -- After years of declining visits and increasing competition, Rising Star Casino Resort is betting on a Christmas miracle to boost its bottom line.

11/3/2016

article Orange County hit the jackpot with French Lick casino
(Indiana) -- They no longer come to French Lick for the waters — unless it’s the water park up the hill from the famous resort that became known for the...

10/21/2016

article Casinos see dip in admissions, revenue in September
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos saw both attendance and revenue declines in September compared to last year, according to a revenue report. The Indiana Gaming Commission...

10/14/2016

article Push for gaming terminals renewed in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Ahead of the next legislative session, efforts are being renewed to allow video gaming terminals in Indiana. A coalition of advocacy groups, including the...

10/13/2016

article Businesses in Indiana want state legislators to amend gaming law to allow gaming in bars and clubs
(Indiana) -- A Video Gaming Coalition made up of trade groups in Indiana hosted a special event at the Patrician Banquet Center on October 12 to promote and push for the...

10/12/2016

article Business groups lobbying for video gambling legalization
(Indiana) -- Trade groups dubbing themselves the Video Gaming Coalition hosted more than 40 area business people Wednesday afternoon at the Patrician Banquet Center as...

10/11/2016

article NWI casino revenue drops slightly in September
(Indiana) -- Region casinos won slightly less at their tables and slot machines in September than they did a year ago, and their year-to-date win remains nearly 2...

9/13/2016

article Groups push for Indiana to legalize casino-like gambling in bars, other establishments
(Indiana) -- The electronic games you play at the casino could be coming to your neighborhood, if some lobbying groups have their way. The Indiana Amusement and Music...
article Groups push for legalize gambling terminals in Indiana bars
(Indiana) -- Casino-like gambling terminals in bars may become available in bars in the state of Indiana if lobby group succeeds in its legalization campaign.
article Editorial: More gambling on the way
(Indiana) -- If you think Indiana headed for the moral dumpster the first time it authorized charities to raise money through Bingo, then you’re really not going...

9/12/2016

article Indiana video gambling fans to plan legislative strategy
(Indiana) -- Advocates of legalized video gambling in Indiana will plot legislative strategy this week in Indianapolis. The (Evansville) Courier-Press reports (http://...

9/9/2016

article Summer doldrums continue for Region casinos
(Indiana) -- A summertime slump in gambling revenue continued at Region casinos in August, when the four lakeshore casinos took in 5 percent less than the same month a...

9/8/2016

article Summer doldrums continue for Region casinos
(Indiana) -- A summertime slump in gambling revenue continued at Region casinos in August, when the four lakeshore casinos took in 5 percent less than the same month a...

8/31/2016

article Vaping firms, casino company have surprising ties
(Indiana) -- Centaur Gaming isn’t a licensed player in the e-liquid industry that produces the “juice” used in electronic cigarettes in Indiana. But...

8/18/2016

article Meeting set for proposed legalized video gaming bill
(Indiana) -- The issue of whether Indiana should legalize video gaming machines is rearing its head again. A coalition is holding meetings around the state on the topic...

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