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article September report shows casino revenue inching back up
(10/21/2020)
(Indiana) -- The casino at French Lick Resort showed some slow progress in the Indiana Gaming Commission Summary of Wagering and Supplemental Tax for September....
article September report shows casino revenue inching back up
(10/13/2020)
(Indiana) -- The casino at French Lick Resort showed some slow progress in the Indiana Gaming Commission Summary of Wagering and Supplemental Tax for September....
article Indiana Casinos Handle Record Amount Of Sports Wagers In September
(10/12/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos and racinos handled a record amount of sports bets in the month of September. More than $207 million was wagered at Indiana’s 11...
article Indiana shatters sports betting record with $207.5m in September wagers
(10/12/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana sportsbooks used the return of the NFL to launch into new territory in September, surpassing $200m in bets in a single month for the first time, as...
article Indiana Sportsbooks Enjoy September to Remember with Handle Topping $200M
(10/10/2020)
(Indiana) -- So much for Illinois putting a dent in Indiana’s sports betting business. On Friday, the Indiana Gaming Commission reported the state’s...
article Indiana Sports Betting Hits Record $207 Million In Wagers In September
(10/9/2020)
(Indiana) -- If returns out of Indiana and Iowa are any indication, the US sports betting industry is in for a big month. Both states saw record handle last month as NFL...
article Indiana sports wagers top $200 million in September, a new record
(10/9/2020)
(Indiana) -- The one-year anniversary of the first month of legal sports wagering in Indiana saw a record amount of money bet on the outcome of professional and college...
article Former state senator, casino executive indicted in alleged straw donor scheme
(9/30/2020)
(Indiana) -- Former state Sen. Brent Waltz and casino executive John Keeler have been indicted on charges of campaign finance violations in an alleged straw donor scheme...
article Former state senator, casino executive indicted in alleged straw donor scheme
(9/29/2020)
(Indiana) -- Former state Sen. Brent Waltz and casino executive John Keeler have been indicted on campaign finance violations in an alleged straw donor scheme that...
article Former Vigo casino investor Keeler indicted on campaign finance violations
(9/29/2020)
(Indiana) -- A former investor in Vigo County's new casino venture has been indicted on federal charges related to violations of campaign finance laws. John Keeler,...
article FBI serves arrest, search warrant at home of former Sen. Brent Waltz
(9/28/2020)
(Indiana) -- The FBI executed an arrest and search warrant Monday morning at the home of former state Sen. Brent Waltz of Greenwood, who was tied in January to a federal...
article Terre Haute gets its license, casino in works
(9/26/2020)
(Indiana) -- After winning approval from Vigo residents in last year’s fall election, leadership of the proposed Rocksino worked in 2020 to curry that same favor...
article New general manager takes helm at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino
(9/25/2020)
(Indiana) -- An experienced casino marketing and property leader is the new boss at Indiana's most popular gaming destination. Kathryn Jenkins last month took over...
article Football betting dynamics change with legal sports books
(9/24/2020)
(Indiana) -- According to a new survey conducted by the American Gaming Association (AGA), interest among the public to wager on NFL football games remains high. Thanks...
article Jahnae Erpenbach named CEO and chair of Spectacle Entertainment and Spectacle Gary
(9/24/2020)
(Indiana) -- Gary casino leader Jahnae Erpenbach has been promoted to chairwoman and chief executive officer of parent company Spectacle Entertainment and Spectacle Gary.
article Woman chosen to lead parent company of Gary's Majestic Star, Hard Rock casinos
(9/23/2020)
(Indiana) -- The general manager of the Majestic Star casinos is taking on an added, historic role as chairwoman and chief executive officer of the casinos' parent...
article Despite months without sports, Indiana sports betting reaches $1 billion mark
(9/17/2020)
(Indiana) -- Despite not having games for a chunk of this year, sports betting has done well in Indiana. Blue Chip brought in Bears hall of famer Brian Urlacher to make...
article Indiana generates $9M in taxes in 1st year of sports betting
(9/13/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s sports betting industry marked its first year on September 1, but the anniversary is marred as the business continues to recover from the...
article One year milestone since sports betting became legal in Indiana
(9/13/2020)
(Indiana) -- It’s been one year since sports betting became legal in Indiana. In the first 12 months, Indiana generated more than a billion dollars in wagers,...
article Return of professional sports spurs increase in Indiana sports wagering
(9/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- The return of professional sports amid the COVID-19 pandemic is reviving Indiana's nascent sports wagering industry, notwithstanding new competition...
article Sports betting rebounds to pre-pandemic levels in Indiana
(9/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- Sports betting in Indiana rebounded to pre-pandemic levels last month with Hoosiers placing wagers totaling more than $169 million. According to a revenue...
article COVID-19 tax payment delays muddy Indiana's revenue picture
(9/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- Hoosier budget officials are keeping a close watch on Indiana's volatile tax revenue as various payment deferrals and delays associated with the COVID-...
article NWI casinos report August dip in revenue in 2nd month of COVID-19 restrictions
(9/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- Total year-over-year revenues at Northwest Indiana’s five casinos dropped more than 12% in August, a percentage consistent with July’s numbers...
article Indiana’s Sports Betting Handle Doubles from June to July
(8/21/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana has become the latest state to see a surge in sports betting activity in July after a long hiatus and the suspension of most sporting events back in...
article Indiana sports betting surged 138% in July thanks to MLB, NBA return
(8/20/2020)
(Indiana) -- Sports betting across Indiana soared in July as sports began coming back for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic exploded in March. Total sports...
article Sports gambling surging, surpasses $1 billion in Indiana despite pandemic
(8/16/2020)
(Indiana) -- When sports came to a halt in mid-March, it was right before one of the biggest gambling weeks of the year. Instead of four days of nonstop college...
article Casino numbers up from June, but still down from July 2019
(8/15/2020)
(Indiana) -- Released Aug. 10, the Indiana Gaming Commission Summary of Wagering and Supplemental Tax for July shows the casino at French Lick Resort is rebounding from...
article Longtime Southern Indiana casino riverboat Glory of Rome makes final departure
(8/15/2020)
(Indiana) -- A riverboat that was a floating casino for more than two decades left its southern Indiana dock. Caesars officials said it was going to its new owners in...
article Casinos report $71.9M revenue in July: ‘It’s more normal at the slot machines’
(8/14/2020)
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s five casinos are getting back on track, showing only a slight dip in year-over-year revenues in July, their first full month since...
article Indiana casinos see a comeback despite COVID-19 challenges
(8/14/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s casinos are making a comeback. At the end of the fiscal year, gambling revenue in the state fell short of projections by $145 million but...
article Indiana Legislature Likely to Consider Online Casino Gaming Next Year
(8/13/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana may consider legalizing iGaming as early as next year, according to a casino executive and a key legislator behind the state’s 2019 expanded...
article Caesars Southern Indiana workers demand better working conditions in downtown caravan
(8/12/2020)
(Indiana) -- It first started last month with hundreds of workers signing a petition, demanding their employer, Caesars Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Indiana, to better...
article Casino numbers up from June, but still down from July 2019
(8/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- Released Aug. 10, the Indiana Gaming Commission Summary of Wagering and Supplemental Tax for July shows the casino at French Lick Resort is rebounding from...
33 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Carolina Castoreno-Santana won't stop fighting to change Indianapolis baseball team name
(10/19/2020)
(Indiana) -- The bus rides to Clinton Prairie High School can sometimes take close to an hour, so students brought along decks of cards or Game Boys. Anything to pass...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Hard Rock casino project leaders bulldozed land they don't yet own, attorney claims
(10/9/2020)
(Indiana) -- The firm assembling land for the city’s prized Hard Rock casino project contended with land speculators and a heir to an estate for ownership of land...
article Terre Haute casino will be smoke-free
(9/13/2020)
(Indiana) -- Citing Vigo County and Terre Haute's strict non-smoking ordinances and poor health metrics, Spectacle Jack LLC announced Friday it will make its Terre...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Snoqualmie Tribe

article New Veterans Memorial Dedicated at North Bend City Hall
(10/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- On Thursday morning, October 1st, in a very small outdoor ceremony, the City of North Bend, along with representatives of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Four Winds New Buffalo offers revolutionary way to play craps
(10/1/2020)
(Indiana) -- The world is at everyone’s fingertips with touch screen technology, a fact of 21st Century life that has changed commerce in many startling ways....
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Donald Trump's tax woes derailed his casino dreams in Southern Indiana
(9/29/2020)
(Indiana) -- If you live in a two-bedroom apartment in Evansville, your rent is probably higher than the president’s tax bill. That’s what The New York Times...
1 Article on this Issue

COVID-19

article BENNETT: Former Hautean helps group supply Native Americans with crucial handwashing stations
(9/26/2020)
(Indiana) -- The harsh realities of COVID-19 have illuminated difficulties that Native Americans have faced for decades. Coronavirus hits hardest in people with diabetes...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Casino in Terre Haute will feature outdoor ‘smoking patio’ with slots
(9/18/2020)
(Indiana) -- A planned casino in Terre Haute will be smoke-free inside but will feature a heated outdoor patio with up to 117 slot machines and eight table games to...
article A "smoke free" casino with an outdoor smoking patio is coming
(9/12/2020)
(Indiana) -- You would not normally find John Gerth at a slot machine, for one main reason. "Me, I'm a non-smoker so if there would be anything that would drive...
article New Terre Haute casino to prohibit indoor smoking
(9/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- The new casino set to begin construction this year in Terre Haute will be Indiana's first to permanently prohibit indoor smoking when it opens next...
article Vigo casino to be smoke free, feature outdoor smoking patio
(9/11/2020)
(Indiana) -- Citing Vigo County and Terre Haute's strict non-smoking ordinances and poor health metrics, Spectacle Jack LLC announced Friday it will make its coming...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump’s Execution Spree Continues at Federal Killing Ground in Indiana
(9/9/2020)
(Indiana) -- Sister Barbara Battista entered the death chamber and walked toward Keith Nelson as he lay strapped down to the gurney. Wearing an N95 mask and a light blue...
1 Article on this Issue

Labor & Unions

article Caesars casino's union employees in southern Indiana rally for better health insurance
(9/4/2020)
(Indiana) -- Caesars Southern Indiana Casino's union employees are calling for better health care coverage. Dozens of union workers held signs and chanted for proper...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Appeals exhausted, Navajo double-killer executed despite tribe’s objections
(8/27/2020)
(Indiana) -- Lezmond Mitchell on Wednesday became the first Native American in modern history to be executed by the federal government over the objections of a tribal...
article 'I have waited 19 years to get justice': Lezmond Mitchell executed inside federal prison in Terre Haute
(8/26/2020)
(Indiana) -- Lezmond Mitchell, the only Native American on death row, was executed Wednesday evening at the federal prison in Terre Haute. Mitchell, 38, was a member of...
article U.S. executes only Native American on federal death row
(8/26/2020)
(Indiana) -- The United States executed the only Native American on federal death row on Wednesday over opposition from the Navajo Nation, which accuses the government...
article Catholics pray for Navajo man scheduled for federal execution
(8/19/2020)
(Indiana) -- Catholics are speaking out on behalf of a Native American man on federal death row, who is set to be executed this month. The man’s tribe, the Navajo...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article ‘Tecumseh and the Prophet’ Review: Brothers in Arms
(10/23/2020)
(Indiana) -- In 1808, on the Wabash River—just downstream from where the Tippecanoe River flows into it—a new settlement was being built, in what is now...
article Carolina Castoreno-Santana advocates for inclusive health, recovery options for Native people
(10/15/2020)
(Indiana) -- Carolina Castoreno-Santana says there's an urgent need to make health and recovery services more inclusive to Native Americans in Indiana. "Almost all of...
article Casino gives $25,000 for East Washington Alley project
(9/22/2020)
(Indiana) -- Indiana Grand Racing and Casino donated $25,000 to the Blue River Community Foundation so it could complete the renovation of the East Washington Street...
article Virus causing financial pain even for people still working
(8/8/2020)
(Indiana) -- Getting her job back should have been a relief for Leesa Huddleston. A kitchen worker at an Indiana casino, Huddleston returned in June after a three-month...
article When the Culture Wars Hit Fort Wayne
(7/31/2020)
(Indiana) -- One chilly February evening last year in this Midwestern town where I grew up, a city council member named Jason Arp proposed a resolution: Starting that...
article Probation for man who called in bomb threat to Horseshoe Casino
(7/17/2020)
(Indiana) -- A Chicago man was sentenced Friday to a year on probation after admitting he called in a bomb threat last year at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
article COLUMN: A closer look at the cost of playing casino games
(7/9/2020)
(Indiana) -- Have you ever taken into account the impact that "house edge" has on playing casino games? You may not feel it, but it's always there, like a...
article Governor not considering renaming Indiana, hopes to promote state's diversity
(7/8/2020)
(Indiana) -- Gov. Eric Holcomb is not considering the possibility of renaming the state of Indiana, even as sports teams and other entities with Native American...
article COLUMN: Casino safety measures create Blackjack opportunities
(7/2/2020)
(Indiana) -- The safety measures that have been implemented at casinos in the Region include limiting the number of players at blackjack tables to three. Fewer players...
article The FBI’s Repatriation of Stolen Heritage
(6/24/2020)
(Indiana) -- The first day of April, in 2014, dawned “gray, cold, rainy, ugly,” recalls Supervisory Special Agent Tim Carpenter of the FBI’s Art Theft Program in...
article Eiteljorg Museum opened Saturday to members only
(6/20/2020)
(Indiana) -- The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is joining a growing list of cultural attractions reopening their doors in Indianapolis as part of...
article Eiteljorg Museum to Reopen With 'Quilts: Uncovering Women's Stories' and More
(6/16/2020)
(Indiana) -- Three months after it closed to visitors due to the pandemic, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art plans to reopen for business on...
article Film explores life of Lakota who could become Catholic saint
(5/24/2020)
(Indiana) -- Sr. Judith Ann Zielinski was surprised when she learned a Cause for Canonization had been opened to consider making Nicholas Black Elk a saint of the...
article Eiteljorg Museum chosen for two nationally known museum programs
(5/17/2020)
(Indiana) -- Results of assessments of artworks and audiences will guide planning The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art received some important...
article South Bend's NewGroup Media creates film about a Lakota who could become a Catholic saint
(5/17/2020)
(Indiana) -- Sr. Judith Ann Zielinski was surprised when she learned a Cause for Canonization had been opened to consider making Nicholas Black Elk a saint of the...
article Director Richard Kwietniowski offers insight on gambling movie
(4/16/2020)
(Indiana) -- The 2003 Sony Pictures Classics release “Owning Mahowny” is based on a true story that delves into the mind of a 24-year-old banker from Toronto...
article Hoosier Lottery offices closed, but winnings will still be paid
(3/23/2020)
(Indiana) -- If you're lucky enough to win the Hoosier Lottery, you won't be able to claim your prize in the usual way. Effective Monday, the lottery's prize payment...
article Man tries to take boxes of steak and shrimp from casino restaurant freezer
(1/28/2020)
(Indiana) -- A man is charged with burglary, theft, and public intoxication after police say he tried to take boxes full of meat from the freezer at the Kitchen Buffet...
article Is allowing Indiana to bet on the Oscars going too far?
(1/24/2020)
(Indiana) -- It’s now legal to place bets on the winners of the Oscars in Indiana. While some feel this expansion of gaming is going too far, others are excited about...
article COLUMN: Slots are fun but table games can be easier on the bankroll
(1/23/2020)
(Indiana) -- Visit any casino in the Region and the evidence is clear: Slot machines, dominate the gaming inventory. Slot machines are the "chosen ones" of the...

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