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Bill to move one Gary casino license inland, another to Terre Haute clears senate committee

Following about three hours of testimony, the Senate Public Policy Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that allows the relocation of Gary’s Lake Michigan casino license inland and moves the city’s second license to Terre Haute.

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2/14/2019

article Gary seeing green with historic gaming bill
(Indiana) -- The City of Gary continues to gain support from Indiana lawmakers in response to the city’s economic development proposal for Buffington Harbor.

2/13/2019

article Bill could allow one Gary casino to move anywhere in state
(Indiana) -- One of Gary's two casinos could be allowed to relocate anywhere in the state, instead of only to Vigo County, under legislation unveiled this week at...
article Report: A million plus might gamble in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- A state analysis estimates 800,000 to 1.1 million people would visit a proposed Vigo County casino annually, generating $85 million to $105 million in...
article Rising waters force closure of Horseshoe Casino, Ind. 111
(Indiana) -- It has almost become a yearly tradition. Ohio River flooding has closed Ind. 111 South in Floyd County. A sign warning motorists that the road is closed was...
article Indiana Spent Over Four Years, Untold Resources To Arrest A Single Bar Owner For Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- Perhaps nothing better speaks to the need for legal and regulated sports betting in the Hoosier State than last week’s arrest of a bar owner for...

2/12/2019

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino closes amid Ohio River flood warnings
(Indiana) -- With the Ohio River rising, Horseshoe Southern Indiana is closing its casino riverboat, 500-room hotel, restaurants and other amenities at 5 p.m. Tuesday....
article Indiana considers gambling moves
(Indiana) -- A shake-up of Indiana’s gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting to start as early as...

2/11/2019

article Indiana betting bill progresses but faces further hurdles
(Indiana) -- A complex gambling bill that includes the introduction of sports betting has been approved by Indiana’s Senate Public Policy Committee, but the...

2/10/2019

article Indiana expanded casino legislation passes first hurdle
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, proposed legislation that would allow local casino operator, Spectacle Entertainment, to relocate one of its riverboat gambling licenses to a...
article Indiana lawmakers considering casino moves, sports betting
(Indiana) -- A shake-up of Indiana's gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting to start as early as next...
article Casino revenue cold in January
(Indiana) -- Casino gaming floors aren't full when it's 20 degrees below zero, and January revenue at Northwest Indiana's casinos made that perfectly clear....

2/8/2019

article Big win for Gary land-based casino proposal in first Indiana Senate committee hearing
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment unveiled plans Wednesday to construct a $300 million boutique casino, including a 200-room hotel, along the Borman Expressway in...
article Sports wagering, casino bill clears first legislative hurdle
(Indiana) -- The major gambling bill at the Indiana Legislature cleared its first hurdle Wednesday afternoon. Senate Bill 552, authored by Jasper Republican Mark Messmer...
article Terre Haute casino bill advances
(Indiana) -- Legislation that cleared an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday would lead to the biggest overhaul of the gaming industry since casinos were first allowed...

2/7/2019

article "Biggest Change In Casino Gaming" Bill Unanimously Passes Senate Committee
(Indiana) -- A bill which could send some of the slots and table games collecting dust at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun elsewhere has passed an Indiana Senate...
article Bill to move one Gary casino license inland, another to Terre Haute clears senate committee
(Indiana) -- Following about three hours of testimony, the Senate Public Policy Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that allows the relocation of Gary’...
article Bill to transform Indiana gaming advances to appropriations committee
(Indiana) -- Stakeholders across numerous industries and professions, from city mayors, business leaders and economic development chambers, flocked to the Statehouse...
article Sports Betting, Casino Bill Moves Forward
(Indiana) -- A bill setting rules for legalized sports betting and paving the way for a new casino in Terre Haute has unanimously passed the Indiana Senate Public Policy...

2/6/2019

article Proposed bill would bring sports betting, casino riverboats on land to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Changes could be coming to the gambling industry in Indiana, including the addition of sports betting, live table games and even riverboats on land. A bill...
article Terre Haute casino, sports wagering bill advances
(Indiana) -- Legislation that cleared an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday would lead to the biggest overhaul of the gaming industry since casinos were first allowed...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana's new casino is starting to take shape
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana's new casino is starting to take shape. Progress can be seen in a time-lapse video posted by the casino on Wednesday. Crews...

2/3/2019

article Indiana legislators, industry experts bet on successful sports betting law
(Indiana) -- Much of the betting taking place in the region over this Super Bowl Sunday is probably illegal, but odds are great that won't be the case by next year's big...

2/1/2019

article Lawmakers, industry experts bet on successful sports betting law
(Indiana) -- Much of the betting taking place in the region over this Super Bowl Sunday is probably illegal, but odds are great that won't be the case by next year...

1/30/2019

article County eyes writing local casino controls back into zoning code
(Indiana) -- Steuben County officials are looking at possibly amending back into the county’s zoning ordinance controls on casinos were there ever to be one...
article Vigo officials back idea of local casino
(Indiana) -- The Vigo County Board of Commissioners Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution in support of a casino in the Terre Haute area. The resolution states that...

1/24/2019

article County eyes writing local casino controls back into zoning code
(Indiana) -- Steuben County officials are looking at possibly amending back into the county’s zoning ordinance controls on casinos were there ever to be one...
article Mayor: Casino revenue needed in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Mayor Duke Bennett sees revenue from a potential casino as a means to improve quality of life in Terre Haute. Millions of dollars a year in tax revenue from...

1/20/2019

article Is casino bill rigged for Gary?
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary, is wagering that by proposing some of the biggest changes ever to Indiana's gaming industry, it will set Gary on course...
article Zent: Wait, see approach on casino
(Indiana) -- It’s going to take a coalition of local government and business leaders working together if the community is going to stand a chance of siting a...

1/16/2019

article 2018 Casino Revenues Don't Fluctuate Much
(Indiana) -- Southeastern Indiana’s three riverboat casinos saw revenues remain flat in 2018. New Indiana Gaming Commission data shows Hollywood Casino...
article County council interested in possible casino
(Indiana) -- Steuben County Council members seemed open to a possible casino license being moved from Gary to the county should that occur in this session of the Indiana...
article Dice begin rolling at the Statehouse on potential move of one Gary casino license; Hammond, Portage may be out
(Indiana) -- The city of Gary would reap an immediate and ongoing windfall if one of the two Majestic Star casino licenses was relocated elsewhere, under legislation...
article Senator Ford Doubles Down on Casino Bill
(Indiana) -- If the idea of a casino coming to Terre Haute sounds familiar, it's because it is. In 2017, Senator Jon Ford co-authored Senate Bill 354, which proposed...

1/15/2019

article Chamber Launches "All In" Casino Initiative
(Indiana) -- The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce launched a "Terre Haute Is All In" website as part of an initiative to show support for a possible casino in...
article Melton bill calls for Gary inland casino, port development
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Eddie Melton has introduced a wide-ranging economic development bill for Gary that permits the holder of Gary’s two riverboat licenses to...
article Senate Bill Concerning Casino Goes Live
(Indiana) -- Senate Bill 552, authored by Sen. Mark Messmer and Sen. Jon Ford, went live during the Indiana General Assembly on Tuesday. The bill, if passed, would...

1/12/2019

article State looks at charity gaming rules
(Indiana) -- More nonprofits could offer gaming and there would be higher prize payouts under a charitable gambling overhaul being offered this session that also...

1/11/2019

article Indiana Senator Files Sports Betting Bill, And Eyes 6.75% Tax Rate
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Senator Jon Ford (R-District 38) took a second crack at legal sports betting this week, when he filed a bill that would allow state-wide...
article Casinos post strong December, end year nearly level with 2017
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos closed 2018 on strong note in December, taking in $77.8 million at their table games and slot machines, a 7.9 percent...

1/10/2019

article Ford to file legislation to allow sports gambling in Indiana (sub req)
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) recently announced he will file a bill during the 2019 session that would allow sports wagering on riverboats and at...
article Portage council passes resolution seeking casino license
(Indiana) -- The Portage Common Council has formalized its hopes of hitting the jackpot landing a riverboat casino license that may become available.

1/9/2019

article Senator Ford Betting On Gambling Bill
(Indiana) -- Last year, a supreme court ruling eliminated a ban on sports gambling. It allows states to create their own laws. Now an Indiana lawmaker is behind an...
article State lawmaker expects Indianapolis to be considered for casino
(Indiana) -- Could a casino open in Indianapolis? At least one state lawmaker thinks it could be possible. The Indiana General Assembly is expected to consider a...

1/7/2019

article Ford to introduce sports gambling bill
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Jon Ford, R-Terre Haute, said Monday he plans to file legislation to allow sports gambling in Indiana. The measure would permit such wagering on...

1/5/2019

article Indiana resident wins $230,225 jackpot at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa on New Years Eve
(Indiana) -- An Indiana resident celebrated more than the coming of the new year Monday night at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa in Michigan City. At 9:32 p.m. Monday,...

1/4/2019

article Is a casino in northeast Indiana's cards?
(Indiana) -- A key lawmaker from northeast Indiana could hold the key to whether one of two Majestic Star casino licenses moves from Gary. And where it lands. State Rep...
article Lawmakers to tangle over sports wagering, Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- Hate-crimes legislation and increasing teacher pay might be the big talking points at the Indiana Statehouse this session, but it’s a safe bet that...

1/2/2019

article Here are questions about legal sports betting lawmakers must resolve before it becomes law
(Indiana) -- Legal sports gambling appears to have momentum to become law in Indiana, but before it does, legislators will have many questions to answer.

1/1/2019

article Sports gambling, moving casinos will make gaming big part of upcoming legislative session
(Indiana) -- The Indiana General Assembly's upcoming session will involve gaming issues more than anytime in years, including bills on legal sports gambling. "I...
article Ohio man struck, killed while leaving Indiana casino on New Year's Eve
(Indiana) -- A Monday night crash outside the Belterra Casino claimed the life of a pedestrian who had been walking across the highway, according to a news release from...

12/31/2018

article A Gary casino license may find a new home. Don't bet on it landing in Central Indiana.
(Indiana) -- Indiana's gambling industry could change dramatically this upcoming legislative session in order to make room for economic development in Gary. Gary...
article Sports gambling, moving casinos will make gaming big part of upcoming legislative session
(Indiana) -- The Indiana General Assembly's upcoming session will involve gaming issues more than anytime in years, including bills on legal sports gambling. "I...

12/30/2018

article Legal Sports Gambling Could Be Coming to Indiana
(Indiana) -- A number of states in the United States of America have already legalized sports betting and many more are considering doing the same in the near future....

12/21/2018

article Terre Haute Casino Unlikely In 2019 Session
(Indiana) -- Some lawmakers in the 2019 session will once again push to put a casino in Terre Haute. But that prospect still looks unlikely. Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute...

12/20/2018

article General Assembly will decide if sports wagering is a safe bet
(Indiana) -- A lawmaker who plans to introduce legislation to legalize sports wagering wants Indiana to be able to cash in on the latest round of state-sanctioned...

12/14/2018

article Rising Star seeks Terre Haute gambling
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts, the owner of Rising Star Casino, announced to stockholders Monday, Dec. 10, its intent to reintroduce its proposal to allow for the...
article State senator now insists he only wants to move one of Gary's casino licenses
(Indiana) -- A Hoosier lawmaker is insisting that he's only interested in moving one of Gary's casino licenses out of the Steel City, despite previously...

12/12/2018

article Two Competing Terre Haute Casino Proposals On The Table
(Indiana) -- Two potential plans for a casino in Terre Haute are on the table. Lawmakers voted against a similar proposal in 2017. Full House Resorts owns Rising Star...
article Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Casino, Cultural Designation
(Indiana) -- The long-awaited Margaret Avenue overpass is open, city council votes on the proposed jail location this week, the city names a new police chief, and talk...

12/11/2018

article November doldrums at Region casinos
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos felt November's chill as they recorded a 3.4 percent year-over-year drop in gaming revenue, to $72.1 million.
article Rising Star Casino eyeing additional location in Terre Haute, Ind.
(Indiana) -- The Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind., a popular gambling destination for Cincinnati-area residents, may be eyeing an additional location.

12/10/2018

press release Full House Resorts Announces Intent to Compete for Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts (Nasdaq: FLL) announced today its intent to reintroduce its proposal to allow for the relocation of unused gambling games from its Rising...
article Rising Star Owner Trying Again For Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- The owner of Rising Star Casino Resort in Ohio County is once again looking to bring gaming to Terre Haute. Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq...

12/3/2018

article Casinos focus on scale, fresh offerings in competitive environment
(Indiana) -- In the summer of 1993, four years of stops and starts in the Indiana General Assembly ended when a bill authorizing casino gambling in Indiana became law....
article Casinos focus on scale, fresh offerings in competitive environment
(Indiana) -- In the summer of 1993, four years of stops and starts in the Indiana General Assembly ended when a bill authorizing casino gambling in Indiana became law....

12/1/2018

article EDITORIAL: New, real casino prospect emerges for Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Challenges are plenty, but support is merited Rumors of plans to build a casino in Terre Haute have brewed since Indiana legalized that form of gambling in...
article More Casino Considerations
(Indiana) -- A local business man has been active in bringing some concrete plans to Terre Haute. Now, he says an investment group he's involved with plans to move...

11/30/2018

article A casino in Terre Haute is possible...but nowhere near a sure bet
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute businessman Greg Gibson says he would really like to see a new casino in Terre Haute, but admits the road to making that happen will be...
article Lake Michigan casinos to be moved inland, new owners say
(Indiana) -- A new company buying two floating casinos at the southern end of Lake Michigan says it wants to move them off the waterfront and into new locations.

11/29/2018

article Casino Acquisition Has Local Ties
(Indiana) -- A local businessman is now part of an effort to acquire the gaming licenses of two casinos in Gary, Indiana, one of which could end up moving to a different...
article Could Terre Haute get a casino?
(Indiana) -- Gaming in gaming in indiana could be *the* topic of the upcoming general assembly sessions. and Terre Haute *could* be back in the discussion. good...
article Updated: Gibson says Terre Haute a possibility for casino
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute businessman Greg Gibson, a principal in a group that intends to acquire two Gary-based Indiana casino licenses, says Terre Haute tops his list...

11/28/2018

article Former Centaur executives to acquire Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- Former Centaur Gaming executives have created a new business to acquire two casinos in northwest Indiana, and have plans to relocate both gaming licenses....
article Indy Company to Acquire Majestic Star Casinos
(Indiana) -- Two riverboat casinos in northwest Indiana will soon be under new ownership. Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment, a newly-formed company led by the...

11/26/2018

article Here are questions about legal sports betting lawmakers must resolve before it becomes law
(Indiana) -- Legal sports gambling appears to have momentum to become law in Indiana, but before it does, legislators will have many questions to answer. Will people be...
article Horseshoe Casino doubles down on efforts to support its community
(Indiana) -- With its bright lights and imposing shoreline presence, the Horseshoe Casino can seem very much a world apart from its north Hammond environs. But when it...

11/17/2018

article Indiana casino boat with effect on Louisville turns 20
(Indiana) -- Two decades ago, a Las Vegas company bet a small fortune — $300 million — that a riverboat casino downriver from Louisville could strike a...

11/16/2018

article Evansville casino made more money by ditching boat and going ashore
(Indiana) -- One key reason gambling analysts predict that Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino will make more money after it launches its land-based gambling venue next...

11/12/2018

article Northwest Indiana casinos report revenue rise
(Indiana) -- The latest figures reported by Northwest Indiana’s casinos indicate that the facilities matched the performance from October 2017 and totalled US$76...
article Key state lawmaker has open mind on Gary casino move, shifting second license
(Indiana) -- Everything is on the table when it comes to the future of casino gaming in Northwest Indiana and across the state. A key Hoosier lawmaker is not ruling out...

11/10/2018

article Horseshoe registers opposition to casino market changes
(Indiana) -- A move of Gary's Majestic Star Casino and the transfer of one of its two gaming licenses to another community would mean a disruption to the gaming...
article Casinos hold their own in October
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos matched last year's performance in October, taking in $76 million in gaming win for the month. The total was less than...

11/8/2018

article Hobart eyes partnership with Merrillville in bid for convention center, casino
(Indiana) -- The Hobart City Council unanimously approved a plan Wednesday seeking to work with the Town of Merrillville to create a "mega destination economic...

11/6/2018

article Hammond asks state leaders for 2nd gaming license: 'It would be an amazing windfall'
(Indiana) -- If Gary gets to move its casino, Hammond officials on Monday made a bid to get a second gaming license. The City Council passed a resolution asking the...

11/5/2018

article 25 years later, Portage may give seeking a casino license a second try
(Indiana) -- Twenty-five years ago, Porter County residents gave a resounding "no" when asked if they wanted a casino. A lot has happened since then, said...
article Hammond council 'all in' as city seeks Gary's second gaming license
(Indiana) -- A unanimous City Council passed a resolution Monday night asking state authorities to transfer one of Majestic Star Casino’s two gaming licenses to...

11/2/2018

article Feds say Horseshoe Casino owes workers back wages
(Indiana) -- Following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Las Vegas-based Caesar’s Entertainment Group will pay...

10/30/2018

article Hammond mayor wants Majestic Star Casino's second gaming license
(Indiana) -- On the same day a state legislative committee endorsed the city of Gary's plans to relocate Majestic Star Casino to make way for development of...
article State committee backs Gary casino move; Hammond officials seek a gaming license shift
(Indiana) -- An Indiana legislative study committee on Tuesday backed a bid to move a Gary casino, but Hammond officials plan to make a pitch to strip the city of one of...

10/29/2018

article Indiana lawmakers move forward on legal sports gambling
(Indiana) -- Indiana could join several states in legalizing sports betting following a committee's unanimous recommendation that lawmakers consider the change. The...

10/28/2018

article Gary hoping Indiana legislature will allow Majestic Star Casino move
(Indiana) -- Gary, Indiana officials are making a big bet on the potential for a Buffington Harbor development and taking a gamble on whether the Indiana Legislature...

10/27/2018

article DraftKings, FanDuel Win Indiana Supreme Court Ruling on Using Names and Stats of College Athletes
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that DraftKings and FanDuel have the right to use the names and statistics of college football athletes despite a state...

10/26/2018

article Gary hoping legislature will allow Majestic Star Casino move, freeing up Buffington Harbor for development
(Indiana) -- Gary officials are making a big bet on the potential for a Buffington Harbor development and taking a gamble on whether the Indiana Legislature will let...

10/25/2018

article NCAA makes sports betting requests to Indiana lawmakers
(Indiana) -- This past summer, after New Jersey legalized sports betting in the state, the NCAA — in conjunction with the NFL — released a joint statement...
article NCCA Lays Down its ‘Model’ Sports Betting Legislation in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers are interested in sports betting which means the sports leagues are interested in Illinois lawmakers. Last Friday, the NCCA submitted a...

10/24/2018

article Study recommends Indiana lawmakers consider sports betting in 2019
(Indiana) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in mid-May to strike down a federal ban that stopped the majority of the states in the nation from offering sports...

10/22/2018

article 'Integrity fee' among likely clashes ahead as Indiana lawmakers consider legalizing sports bets
(Indiana) -- Hoosier lawmakers are likely to get an earful next year from the state's casinos, professional sports leagues and prospective bettors as they attempt to...
article Odds looking good for legal sports betting next year in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports betting could be coming next year to Indiana, and placing a wager might be as convenient as reaching for your mobile phone. A legislative study...

10/21/2018

article Indiana lawmakers move ahead on legal sports gambling, but know lots of questions remain
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers voted 9-0 Friday to recommend legislation on bringing legal sports betting to Indiana, but the committee chair warned there are “many perils...

10/20/2018

article Report: Sports betting could bring $466 million impact to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports betting could generate $466 million annually in statewide economic impact by the fifth year if it's legalized by the Indiana General Assembly,...
article Sports Betting Gets Green Light From Legislative Panel
(Indiana) -- You might be able to place bets on the Colts or the Boilermakers next year, but there are a lot of details left to work out. A legislative study committee...

10/19/2018

article After Spirited Hearing, Indiana Lawmakers Will Continue to Explore Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- Indiana on Friday became the latest state to hold a sports betting hearing, when lawmakers heard from various corners of the industry — a technology...
article Indiana lawmakers recommend legalizing sports betting
(Indiana) -- State lawmakers in a summer study committee on Friday voted unanimously to recommend legalizing sports betting during the next legislative session. In May,...
article Lawmakers move ahead on legal sports gambling, but know lots of questions remain
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers voted 9-0 Friday to recommend legislation on bringing legal sports betting to Indiana, but the committee chair warned there are "many perils down...
article Report: Sports betting could bring $466 million impact to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports betting could generate $466 million annually in statewide economic impact by the fifth year if it's legalized by the Indiana General Assembly,...
article Sports bets to pay off in taxes
(Indiana) -- Indiana could reap $87 million in new tax revenue from regulated sports betting in the first five years, according to a study released Friday. But the...
article State committee recommends Indiana should allow sports wagering
(Indiana) -- The state interim Committee on Public Policy voted unanimously Friday afternoon to recommend the General Assembly consider legislation that allows sports...

10/12/2018

article Casinos see September revenue drop, but remain close to even for the year
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos saw gaming revenue decline in September as compared to a year ago, but after three quarters of 2018 they're still within...

10/3/2018

article Casino hopes for better future by using 1800s technology
(Indiana) -- A southeast Indiana casino is gambling on an idea from the 1800s to help secure a better future for the company. Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, Indiana,...

9/24/2018

article Blue Chip Casino expanding meeting, event space
(Indiana) -- Blue chip casino will soon break ground on a huge expansion project. The Michigan City casino announced plans Thursday to begin construction on their...

9/21/2018

article Blue Chip Casino expanding meeting, event space
(Indiana) -- Blue chip casino will soon break ground on a huge expansion project. The Michigan City casino announced plans Thursday to begin construction on their...

9/20/2018

article Blue Chip launches $11 million expansion of event space
(Indiana) -- Construction begins Oct. 1 on an $11 million expansion of the conference and convention space at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa.

9/19/2018

article Blue Chip Casino to Break Ground on Expansion
(Indiana) -- Construction is set to begin Thursday on an expansion at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City. The project will grow the venue's meeting...
article Delay of casino ferry launch continues
(Indiana) -- Weather has kept the MS Lucky Lady in waiting. August was the expected launch of the Rising Star Casino ferry connecting the Indiana town of Rising Sun with...

9/18/2018

article French Lick Resort planning $17M expansion, sports bar
(Indiana) -- Southern Indiana's French Lick Resort is planning a $17 million expansion that will add dozens of guestrooms and a sports bar to the tourist destination...

9/14/2018

article Casinos report bump in August revenues
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s five casinos saw a 3.5 percent bump in year-over-year revenues in August, helped by an extra weekend day.

9/10/2018

article Bed bug-bitten guest failed to prove Blue Chip Casino's negligence caused injury
(Indiana) -- A Michigan City, Indiana, hotel guest didn’t offer sufficient evidence that proved the hotel’s negligence led to bed bugs in his room, the Court...

9/7/2018

article Sadler encourages NASCAR to make big bet on gambling
(Indiana) -- Elliott Sadler wants NASCAR to roll the dice. Or at least, he figures, a few betting windows can be added to race tracks across America. Amid sagging...

8/30/2018

article Legal sports betting finds its way into the gambling mix
(Indiana) -- In spite of the talk among gaming and sports enthusiasts that surfaced every now and then, the possibility of legalized betting on college and professional...

8/16/2018

article Indiana makes record $306M in lottery proceeds
(Indiana) -- The private company running most of Indiana's lottery operations has generated a record profit this past year, but still falls short of its initial goal.

8/15/2018

article Judge rules in favor of Franklin County to regain Lawrenceburg casino funding
(Indiana) -- Franklin County won a summary judgment decision against Lawrenceburg Aug. 10 in its suit to enforce the Special Revenue-Sharing Agreement that Lawrenceburg...

8/14/2018

article Indiana a Step Closer to Legalizing Online Sports Gambling, Lawmaker Tells Hammer and Nigel
(Indiana) -- Indiana is a step closer to legalizing online gambling, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison. Speaking to WIBC hosts Hammer and Nigel, Morrison said...
article Indiana gaming regulators enlist market experts to study sports betting legalization
(Indiana) -- Regulators behind the Indiana gaming industry are taking steps to gather a clear idea of the possibilities of sports betting in the state, months after the...
article Sports betting in Indiana could arrive soon, lawmaker says
(Indiana) -- Indiana is a step closer to legal sports betting. State lawmakers have decided to discuss the idea during a summer study commission over the next few months...

8/13/2018

article Indiana gaming regulators enlist market experts to study sports betting legalization
(Indiana) -- Regulators behind the Indiana gaming industry are taking steps to gather a clear idea of the possibilities of sports betting in the state, months after the...

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.

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