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Blue Chip's FanDuel sports book now available on mobile devices in Indiana

Sports fans who enjoy wagering on their favorite teams at the FanDuel sports book in the Blue Chip Casino no longer have to travel to Michigan City for the FanDuel experience. On Tuesday, FanDuel launched the third mobile sports wagering platform in Indiana, making betting on football, basketball, baseball, golf, soccer and tennis as easy as tapping a few buttons on a mobile phone or a computer from anywhere in the state.

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12/12/2019

article Indiana sports betting grows ‘exponentially’ in November
(Indiana) -- Three months into legalized sports betting in the Hoosier state, Indiana’s sportsbook continues to aggressively grow, according to gaming industry...

12/11/2019

article Indiana sports betting handle goes beyond $100m in November
(Indiana) -- Indiana‘s online and retail sportsbooks took more than $100m in bets in a month for the first time, as online betting continued to rapidly gain...
article Sports wagering continues growing in popularity in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Interest in sports wagering continues to surge in Indiana, three months after sports bets were legalized at Hoosier State casinos, off-track betting...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino is reopening with a new name. What else is changing?
(Indiana) -- The ship has sailed for Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The riverboat casino 14 miles downriver from Louisville just closed its doors on Monday. But do not...

12/10/2019

article POV: Caesars has been a good neighbor in southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- Twenty years ago “The Boat” sailed into southern Indiana, but not everyone was in favor. Moral high-grounders protested gambling. These...

12/9/2019

article State Could Approve New Terre Haute Casino Early Next Year
(Indiana) -- Indiana officials could give their approval for a new casino in Terre Haute sometime early next year. Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment was the...

12/7/2019

article Indiana Regulators Could OK Terre Haute Casino in Early 2020
(Indiana) -- Indiana casino regulators could approve the development of a new casino in Terre Haute, Vigo County in the first quarter of 2020, news emerged this week....
article Latest Indiana news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. EST
(Indiana) -- Indiana officials could give the go ahead for a new casino in Terre Haute sometime early next year. Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment was the only...
article State could approve new Terre Haute casino early next year
(Indiana) -- Indiana officials could give the go ahead for a new casino in Terre Haute sometime early next year. Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment was the only...

12/5/2019

article Slot machine bonus rounds keep players coming back for more
(Indiana) -- There’s no doubt about it when you take a tour of any casino floor: The primary appeal of today's video slots is the anticipation of getting into...

12/4/2019

article Gary casino owner only applicant for state approval to operate new Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- The owner of Gary's Majestic Star casinos on Lake Michigan, and its future land-based Hard Rock Casino, is likely to be selected to develop a new casino...

12/3/2019

article Indiana Gaming Commission to review Spectacle's Vigo County casino proposal
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment is a gaming operator with local ties here in Vigo County through businessman Greg Gibson. The company was the only one to apply for...
article Spectacle Only Company to Apply for Terre Haute, Indiana Casino License
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Jack LLC submitted its application on Monday afternoon to operate a land-based casino in Vigo County, Ind., located roughly an hour west of...

12/2/2019

article Spectacle is lone applicant for casino license
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Jack LLC filed the only application for a Vigo County casino as of today's deadline, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission. “No...
article Year in Review: Transformative year for casino industry
(Indiana) -- The past 12 months have seen more transformative change to Indiana's gaming industry than perhaps any year since casinos first were legalized in the...
article Commissioners vote in support of LDA for proposed casino
(Indiana) -- An agreement, for a proposed casino in Vigo County, is getting support from county commissioners. Monday morning, commissioners voted in support of an LDA,...

12/1/2019

article Southern Indiana casino ready to move to land-based complex
(Indiana) -- A southern Indiana casino is preparing to move its gambling operations from a decades-old riverboat to a new land-based casino complex. Horseshoe Southern...

11/30/2019

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana officially says 'Bon Voyage' to the boat
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana officially bid adieu to its iconic boat casino Saturday night. The casino hosted a "Bon Voyage" celebration in honor of...

11/29/2019

article Hoosier Lottery Sees Record Sales, Boosts Tax Reserves
(Indiana) -- he Hoosier Lottery is seeing record sales and sending more money than ever to Indiana’s tax reserves. Data shows that the lottery, in its 30th year,...

11/28/2019

article CASINO SCENE: Ameristar expands land-based gaming in the pavilion
(Indiana) -- Ameristar East Chicago, which in spring 2018 invested $6 million to move its high-limit room into a dedicated land-based position, has taken the next step...
article Gary Chamber of Commerce moves in to new home at Majestic Star Casino
(Indiana) -- The Gary Chamber of Commerce has a new home. The not-for-profit organization was forced to move from its original location at 839 Broadway, the old Sears...
article More details on Vigo Co. casino shared
(Indiana) -- Prospective Terre Haute casino operator Spectacle Entertainment on Tuesday morning briefed Vigo County officials on a proposed $125 million casino that...

11/27/2019

article Horseshoe prepares to say goodbye to the 'Boat'
(Indiana) -- When the idea of bringing a casino to Southern Indiana emerged, there was a lot of uncertainty among the local population. Much of the region's history...

11/26/2019

article Officials share new casino details
(Indiana) -- Prospective Terre Haute casino operator Spectacle Entertainment this morning briefed Vigo County officials on a proposed $125 million casino that would be...
article Covers Media Group licensed to expand partnerships in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Online sports publishing firm Covers Media Group, the corporate owner of Covers.com, has had its application for a Sports Wagering Registrant certificate of...

11/25/2019

article Terre Haute Envisions ‘Tourism Hub’
(Indiana) -- Business and community leaders in Terre Haute say they are optimistic that several long-talked about projects will provide an economic spark for west...
article Sports betting takes off in Indiana, with almost $127 million wagered
(Indiana) -- Men are lounging in easy chairs glancing at their phones while enormous overhead screens broadcast sports highlights and games throughout the new FanDuel...

11/24/2019

article Sports betting takes off in Indiana, with almost $127 million wagered
(Indiana) -- Men are lounging in easy chairs glancing at their phones while enormous overhead screens broadcast sports highlights and games throughout the new FanDuel...

11/23/2019

article Mobile Sports Gambling
(Indiana) -- Since it was legalized, sports betting has become a source of tax revenue for the state of Iowa, with much of it generated via mobile devices. But does...

11/22/2019

article Sports betting revenue growing rapidly for Hoosier Park, other Indiana casinos
(Indiana) -- The success of legalized sports betting in Indiana has surpassed the expectations of casino owners and legislators in its first two months and provided...

11/20/2019

article Might a Vigo County casino be smoke free?
(Indiana) -- An advocate for the American Lung Association said Vigo County may be the first entirely smoke-free casino in Indiana due to strong smoke-free workplace...

11/18/2019

article Sports Betting Numbers Rise In October
(Indiana) -- Indiana saw a significant increase in sports bets in October. According to the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC), nearly $92 million worth of bets were placed...
article Indiana legal sports bets surge to nearly $92M in 2nd month
(Indiana) -- The second month of legal sports betting in Indiana saw nearly three times as much money wagered than in its opening month, with much of that surge coming...

11/17/2019

article Indiana Legal Sports Bets Surge To Nearly $92 Million In 2nd Month
(Indiana) -- The second month of legal sports betting in Indiana saw nearly three times as much money wagered than in its opening month, with much of that surge coming...

11/15/2019

article Rising Star Casino Welcomes New Sportsbook Betting
(Indiana) -- Last night, the new Rising Star Casino Sportsbook celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting. At the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Dinner, Eric...
article Pro-casino PAC in Terre Haute raised $162,500 for election effort
(Indiana) -- A political action committee advocating for a new casino in Terre Haute raised $162,200, according to a pre-election finance report filed Oct. 14 with the...

11/14/2019

article More Mobile Bets Than In-Person Sports Wagers In First Month
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers bet about $48 million on sports online last month, the first time such wagers were legally possible in Indiana. Lawmakers legalized sports wagering...
article Mobile sports wagering platform proves to be smart bet for Ameristar
(Indiana) -- Ameristar Casino's partnership with DraftKing to offer mobile wagering is proving to be a winning gamble, with the East Chicago casino's sports...

11/13/2019

article Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Reelection, Casino
(Indiana) -- Bennett looks forward to his fourth term in office after a close election night, the casino proposal takes another step forward, and the downtown conference...
article Pro-casino PAC raised $162,500 for election effort
(Indiana) -- A political action committee advocating for a new casino in Terre Haute raised $162,200, according to a pre-election finance report filed Oct. 14 with the...
article New $21 million hotel and bar to open at French Lick Resort
(Indiana) -- A new bar and hotel will open at French Lick Resort this week. The $21 million Valley Tower and Valley Bar will open Friday adjacent to the resort’s...
article State’s coffers start to fill from World Series, NFL bets
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s bet on sports wagering is paying off, at least for state revenues. The state took in more than $1 million in new revenue in October, the...

11/12/2019

article Here’s how much Indiana sports gamblers bet in October
(Indiana) -- Sports betting at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg jumped 32% in October. But that growth in the second month of legal sports betting in Indiana pales in...
article Rising Star Casino Resort In Indiana Opens Sportsbook
(Indiana) -- The Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana officially opened its sportsbook on Monday. Since legalizing the pastime in August, sports betting lounges have...

11/11/2019

article Rising Star Casino Resort to open up sports betting
(Indiana) -- Rising Star Casino is joining the Indiana sportsbook game. The casino and resort complex, located in Rising Sun, Indiana, will begin legal sports betting...
article Sports Betting Expands to Second Greater Cincinnati Casino
(Indiana) -- As lawmakers in Ohio and Kentucky mull bills legalizing sports betting, a second Greater Cincinnati casino in Indiana is launching that service today (Nov....

11/9/2019

article Mobile sports wagering already surpasses total sports bets placed in Indiana casinos
(Indiana) -- Indiana saw nearly three times as much money wagered on sports in October — the second full month of legal sports betting in the Hoosier State...
article Horseshoe Southern Indiana opening land-based casino in December
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana will be moving on land in December after completing its $90 million renovation. A press release from Horseshoe Southern Indiana...
press release Horseshoe Southern Indiana opening land-based casino in December
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana will be moving on land in December after completing its $90 million renovation. A press release from Horseshoe Southern Indiana...

11/8/2019

article Indiana sees huge jump in sports betting with boost from mobile wagering
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers wagered nearly $92 million on sports in October—the first month that mobile bets were accepted—according to numbers released Friday by...
article Indiana Sportsbooks Hit More Than $90 Million In Wagers In October, Led By DraftKings
(Indiana) -- Indiana sports betting handle surged 160% in October over September to $91.7 million after the state launched mobile betting at the beginning of the month.
article One of Gary's casino licenses headed to Terre Haute following successful referendum
(Indiana) -- The no longer needed second Gary casino owner's license is poised to move 165 miles south to the west-central Indiana city of Terre Haute. On Tuesday,...
article Vigo County Casino Vote Passes Overwhelmingly
(Indiana) -- Voters in Vigo County approved a referendum to build a casino by a 63% margin Tuesday night. “I think the benefit economically would be much needed...
article Horseshoe Indiana announces official date for new land-based casino
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe of Indiana has unveiled a date for its new land-based casino. According to a press release, Horseshoe will complete its $90 million renovation...

11/5/2019

article Voters deciding Indiana mayoral races, fate of new casino
(Indiana) -- Voters across Indiana are casting the final ballots to decide who will fill dozens of mayoral offices, with Republicans and Democrats wrapping up...

11/4/2019

article Voters To Decide On Terre Haute Casino Question
(Indiana) -- Two casino companies have expressed interest in Terre Haute, with one touting a project of at least $100 million that would have 300 to 400 workers. They...
article Gambling with the lives of Hoosiers
(Indiana) -- “Watch out!” Sorethroat said. “They’re coming back and, if the past is prologue to the future, we’re in danger.” He and...

11/1/2019

article Local casinos say sports betting is providing a big boost in business
(Indiana) -- WSBT 22 is digging deeper into the success of sports gambling in Indiana two months after it became legal. Local casinos say they are seeing a big boost in...
article Online sports betting opens in Indiana
(Indiana) -- FanDuel Group has announced the launch of the FanDuel Sportsbook app and online sports betting in Indiana. In partnership with Boyd Gaming and its Blue Chip...

10/31/2019

article Online sports betting opens in Indiana
(Indiana) -- FanDuel Group has announced the launch of the FanDuel Sportsbook app and online sports betting in Indiana. In partnership with Boyd Gaming and its Blue Chip...

10/29/2019

article Voters relay thoughts on the two referendums
(Indiana) -- Election Day is November 5, and so far 6,847 early votes have been cast. 3,753 votes are from the city of Terre Haute and 3,094 votes are from Vigo County....

10/26/2019

article What is the government's haul from a Vigo casino?
(Indiana) -- If a gaming referendum is approved in the Nov. 5 election, a Vigo County casino is to pay distributions to local government from two taxes, plus pay...

10/24/2019

article Billboards up across town urging people to vote 'no' to casino
(Indiana) -- On November 5, Vigo County residents can vote on whether or not you want a casino to come to Terre Haute. One local church wants you to vote "no"...

10/23/2019

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana throwing goodbye party for the boat
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana is saying goodbye to the boat. After more than 20 years on the Ohio River, the casino is moving to a new facility on dry land. So...

10/22/2019

article Blue Chip's FanDuel sports book now available on mobile devices in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports fans who enjoy wagering on their favorite teams at the FanDuel sports book in the Blue Chip Casino no longer have to travel to Michigan City for the...
article FanDuel gets the green light to launch mobile sports betting in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has given the green light for the FanDuel Sportsbook to launch online sports betting in the Hoosier State.

10/21/2019

article Casino group study puts impact of casino at $183.6M
(Indiana) -- A political action committee advocating for a new casino in Terre Haute on Monday presented a February 2019 study on gaming in Indiana that projects a Terre...
article FanDuel Sportsbook Cleared For Indiana Sports Betting Launch Tomorrow
(Indiana) -- FanDuel Sportsbook received approval to launch online sports betting in Indiana as early as Tuesday from the Indiana Gaming Commission over the weekend. The...

10/18/2019

article Expansion of Blue Chip Casino meeting space to bring more visitors to Northwest Indiana
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana is poised to attract more visitors for both business and pleasure following Thursday's grand opening of the 11,000 square foot Fremont...

10/13/2019

article Indiana Enjoys Strong First Month of Sports Betting With More Than $35M in Wagers Placed
(Indiana) -- The state saw 10 sportsbooks open in September, and those books combine to take in more than $35.2 million in bets, according to figures released by the...

10/12/2019

article Unique, Strict Measures Taken To Prevent Improper College Sports Gambling
(Indiana) -- One month in, and it’s already big business in Indiana. Legalized sports gambling brought in $35 million in September. But you may be gambling your...

10/11/2019

article Analysts say Indiana sports betting starts strong
(Indiana) -- After one month of legal sports gambling in Indiana, the state gaming commission says bettors placed $34.5 million in wagers, most of that going toward...
article Indiana sportsbooks accepted $35.2M in bets during first month of legal sports gambling, data shows
(Indiana) -- Sportsbooks at casinos and off-track betting locations in Indiana took in more than $35.2 million in sports wagers during the first month of legal sports...
article Sports betting at Indiana casinos attracts $34.5 million in wagers during first month
(Indiana) -- Sports fans placed bets at Indiana casinos totaling more than $34.5 million in September — the first month of legal sports wagering in the Hoosier...

10/10/2019

article Here’s how much money was bet on sports at Hollywood Lawrenceburg in the first month of legal gambling
(Indiana) -- Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg generated the third-most sports betting dollars of the 10 Indiana facilities that launched legal sports betting for the first...
article FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Betting Online in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Which legal sports betting apps are available in Indiana? Currently, two sportsbooks have launched in Indiana: DraftKings Sportsbook IN and BetRivers IN. We...
article Pierce: What you need to know about online sports gambling in Indiana
(Indiana) -- As of Oct. 3, 2019, online sports betting is legal in the state of Indiana. Although physical sportsbooks have been open since the beginning of September,...
article Purdue bans campus bets on Boilermaker sports, as legalized gambling takes hold
(Indiana) -- A ban on sports wagering on Purdue teams will be in place for students, staff, faculty and contractors in time for Purdue’s football game Oct. 19...
article Purdue bans faculty and students from betting on Boilermaker sports
(Indiana) -- Betting on the Boilermakers will no longer be allowed for Purdue University faculty and students. The Purdue Board of Trustees met Thursday and discussed...

10/9/2019

article Indiana Joins List Of States With Legal Online Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- As of last week, Indiana has joined the growing collection of states with legal online sports betting. Regulators gave two sportsbooks the green light to...

10/8/2019

article Horseshoe Casino in Indiana looking to hire dozens
(Indiana) -- As a southern Indiana casino prepares to move into a new space, it's looking to hire dozens of new workers. Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth is hosting a...

10/7/2019

article Horseshoe Casino holding job fair in search of employees for new Piazza
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Casino will host a job fair Friday, Oct. 18 to find more than 40 employees for a new Piazza. The Piazza was announced following a name change to...

10/4/2019

article Betting on sports in Indiana now is as easy as pulling out your phone
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers no longer have to visit a casino to place a bet on the Major League Baseball playoffs, the Chicago Bears or hundreds of other sporting events...
article Airport must consider impact of possible casino
(Indiana) -- With the potential for development of a $100 million casino next to Terre Haute Regional Airport, its board of directors met Friday with an airport planning...
article Rolling the dice: New Gary casino could spur regional commercial economic development
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s economic development and tourism gurus view the new $400 million Hard Rock Casino project as an economic driver not just for Gary...
article West Central Indiana PAC hosts an open house to discuss casino referendum
(Indiana) -- The West Central Indiana PAC hosted an open house in Terre Haute on Friday. This is regarding the Vote Yes Campaign on the casino referendum. Voters had the...

10/2/2019

article Indiana cashing in on sports betting
(Indiana) -- If you can watch it, listen to it or find the score online, you can likely bet on it here in Indiana. Every morning there is a line of potential sports...

9/27/2019

article Mobile sports betting will launch Oct. 3
(Indiana) -- Mobile sports betting will officially launch in Indiana on Oct. 3, enabling Hoosiers to wager through their phones or computers without ever visiting a...

9/23/2019

article Horseshoe Casino Hammond opens sports betting books
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Casino Hammond Assistant General Manager Noah Hirsch joins John Williams to talk about business at the casino since the the introduction of the...

9/21/2019

article Legal sports betting begins in New Haven
(Indiana) -- Sports wagering is now open in Allen County as officials cut the ribbon Friday at New Haven's The Winner's Circle OTB. The facility is one of 13...

9/20/2019

article Sports betting brings big crowds to the new FanDuel Sportsbook at Belterra Casino Resort
(Indiana) -- The stakes were high Saturday night. In a 1,230 square foot ballroom in Florence, Indiana – a small census-designated place an hour’s drive from...

9/13/2019

article Area casinos show growth; sports betting off to strong start, official says
(Indiana) -- As three of the region's five casinos focused on the upcoming opening of their new sportsbooks during August, the casino floors themselves showed a...

9/12/2019

article Hornung, Once Banned for Gambling, Bets First at Indiana Book
(Indiana) -- Legal sports betting in the United States had a moment on Thursday. Not in Las Vegas. Not in New Jersey. A few miles down the Ohio River from Louisville,...
article Packers Legend Paul Hornung Placing Indiana's First Legal Sports Bet is the Ultimate Troll
(Indiana) -- Hall of Fame Packers running back Paul Hornung ended up completing a celebrated NFL career, but back in 1963, it didn't look as if that would be the...
article Paul Hornung placing ceremonial first bet at Indiana sports book
(Indiana) -- Sports betting has come full circle for Paul Hornung. Hornung, the Hall of Fame Packers running back who was suspended from the NFL for the entire 1963...
article Paul Hornung, somewhat humorously, places the first legal bet Horseshoe Casino
(Indiana) -- Thursday marked the opening of a sports book in Elizabeth, Indiana, a move that came after the state legalized sports betting on Sept. 1.
article Sports betting is now legal in Indiana. But why was it illegal in the first place?
(Indiana) -- Sports betting has been officially legal in Indiana since September 1st, and Thursday it will open at Winners Circle in Clarksville and Horseshoe Southern...
article Place a bet on sports in Southern Indiana — here’s a guide
(Indiana) -- You can now gamble on basketball, football, baseball, mixed martial arts and other sports at two places in Southern Indiana. On Thursday, the Horseshoe...
article William Hill sportsbook at Tropicana Evansville opens today
(Indiana) -- Tropicana Evansville, which is owned by Eldorado Resorts, announced via twitter that the William Hill Sports Book will open at 11 a.m. today, September 12....

9/11/2019

article William Hill Sports Book at Tropicana Evansville to open Thursday
(Indiana) -- The William Hill Sports Book at Tropicana Evansville will open at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The sports betting operation will be the first of its kind in...
article Casinos notch small gain in August
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos posted a positive August in terms of gaming revenue, growing just over 1%, to $78.6 million, as compared to a year ago....

9/10/2019

article Here’s what the first weekend of sports betting at Indiana casinos was like
(Indiana) -- The first weekend of sports betting at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg went off with a bang. Hollywood, the first casino in Southeast Indiana to offer sports...

9/9/2019

article First sports bets on the books at Belterra Casino Resort
(Indiana) -- Just in time for the kickoff of Monday night football, you can now place bets in person across the Ohio river. The first wagers are already as Belterra...
article Sportsbook opens at French Lick Resort
(Indiana) -- It's time to place your bets at French Lick Resort with the start of sports betting. The casino opened its sportsbook at 10 a.m. September 6 with...
article Scientific Games confirms Indiana sports betting launch with Caesars
(Indiana) -- Scientific Games has confirmed its launch with Caesars Entertainment in Indiana, becoming the first supplier to accept sports wagers in the state on 1...
press release Scientific Games and Caesars Entertainment Launch Sports Betting in Indiana and Expand U.S. Partnership
(Indiana) -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games") and Caesars Entertainment ("Caesars") launched retail sportsbook...

9/8/2019

article ANOTHER OPINION: Sports gambling a win-win for Indiana
(Indiana) -- What’s the easiest way to overcome a persistent crime? Make it legal. That’s one of the reasons why the state legislature moved swiftly this...
article IN Focus: Holcomb places first legal sports wager
(Indiana) -- Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN) placed the state's first legal sports wager last weekend, after signing sweeping legislation into law earlier this year...

9/7/2019

article Sports betting a 'game-changer' for Southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- A form of betting typically reserved for the neon lights of Las Vegas will soon arrive in bucolic Southern Indiana. Gaming officials predict sports gambling...
article Take a gamble: Hollywood Casino helps usher in a new era for Indiana sports betting
(Indiana) -- The legality of sports betting from state-to-state has been a hot-button issue across the country, but those eager to wager their money on sporting events...

9/6/2019

article Bears greats help Ameristar celebrate start of sports betting
(Indiana) -- Chicago Bears fans crowded the pavilion at Ameristar Casino Thursday afternoon for the chance to meet Hall of Fame player and coach Mike Ditka and record-...
article OP/ED: I lost my first legal bet on a sporting event in Indiana. I still felt lucky.
(Indiana) -- Brian Urlacher enjoyed a moment of solitude until I interrupted it. I stood next to him cradling a new football and old-fashioned assertiveness. “Hi...

9/5/2019

article Ditka, Bears fans, ‘casino investors’ cross Indiana border to lay wagers hours before season opener against Packers
(Indiana) -- How often is South Sider Will Watkins going to be at northwest Indiana casinos putting down sports bets? “Constantly,” the Chatham resident said...
article Luxurious sports wagering area opens at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino
(Indiana) -- "Are you ready to wager on some football?" That's the question Horseshoe Casino General Manager Dan Nita shouted Wednesday to dozens of sports...

9/4/2019

article City delays picking casino operator
(Illinois) -- Recommendation of a casino operator has been pushed back a couple weeks as negotiations on community benefits continue between the city and an operator....
article Sports betting now available at Northwest Indiana casino after legalization
(Indiana) -- A new sports book opening at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Wednesday is expected to bring new tax revenues and local jobs, but is raising concerns among...
article Sports betting now open at Northwest Indiana casino
(Indiana) -- Chicagoans no longer have to go all the way to Las Vegas to bet on a game. Now, it's just a short ride to Northwest Indiana. Just in time for Thursday...

9/3/2019

article Sports begins, governor bets on home teams
(Indiana) -- Sports betting is underway in Indiana, with Gov. Eric Holcomb placing a bet at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville.
article Pro-casino PAC holds its first public forum
(Indiana) -- The Advance West Central Indiana PAC on Tuesday held its first public forum on a proposed casino for Vigo County and drew an inquisitive audience. About two...

9/2/2019

article Sports Betting Is Now Legal in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports gambling officially became legal in the state of Indiana on Sunday. Thirteen locations - casinos and off-track betting facilities - across the state...
article Sports betting is now legal in Indiana; Some local casinos are not yet approved
(Indiana) -- Sports betting may now be legal in Indiana, but that doesn't mean you can do it at all Hoosier casinos yet. The Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City won...

9/1/2019

article Gov. Eric Holcomb places first sports bet at Indiana Grand Casino in Shelbyville
(Indiana) -- On Sunday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb placed a bet on his favorite teams. He bet $10 on the Colts to win the Super Bowl. Ten dollars on the Pacers to win the...
article Indiana sees the light as sports betting begins today
(Indiana) -- And Indiana said, “Let there be sports betting,” and there were sportsbooks. Indiana saw that the sportsbooks were good, and it separated the...
article Legal sports wagering begins in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Sports wagering in Indiana? You can bet on it. At exactly 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Todd Sanders, of Highland, walked up to a counter at the Ameristar Casino in...
article Sports betting on in Indiana, governor bets on home teams
(Indiana) -- Sports betting is underway in Indiana, with Gov. Eric Holcomb placing a bet at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville. Holcomb on Sunday...

8/31/2019

article Indiana Casinos Race To Offer Sports Betting Prior To NFL Season Openers
(Indiana) -- While they may have missed College Football's opening Saturday action, the state of Indiana will officially see legalized sports betting action get...
article Sports wagering now a reality in Indiana
(Indiana) -- So you heard that sports wagering becomes legal in Indiana today. You’ve got some money set aside to get in on the action and you want to get cracking...
article Take a look inside a sports book at one of first Indiana casinos to offer wagering on NFL, NCAA, NBA
(Indiana) -- The scrolling is constant, mesmerizing actually. The names of team after team making their way down massive screens with odds — +225, -115, +105. A...
article Legal sports wagering is a new world for ISU and Division I schools
(Indiana) -- As societal norms have changed, NCAA Division I schools nationwide are confronting a quandary. How do you legislate against longtime NCAA rules that...
article Indiana casinos ready for start of sports wagering
(Indiana) -- Three casinos are set with celebrations Sunday that will mark Indiana becoming the 12th state allowing sports betting. Casinos near Indianapolis, Chicago...

8/30/2019

article Gov. Eric Holcomb to place Indiana's first legal sports bet
(Indiana) -- Sports betting becomes legal in Indiana on Sunday, and Gov. Eric Holcomb will be placing the state's first bet. House Bill 1015 was signed into law in...
article Indiana Grand Ready To Officially Open State’s First Sports Book
(Indiana) -- Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will make history Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 as it becomes the first Sports Book in the state. A special pep rally will lead...
article Residents of a quiet Gary neighborhood are bracing for a new casino’s arrival, with varying opinions
(Indiana) -- Beer cans litter the concrete pad where Black Oak School once stood. In the distance, beyond the acres of weeds and scrub trees looms the lumbering Borman...
article With legalization of sports betting in Indiana, expert fears gambling addiction increase
(Indiana) -- At 1 p.m. Sunday, sports fans, if they are so inclined, can place their first legal bets at an Indiana casino on the Indianapolis Colts’ chances of...

8/29/2019

article Sports betting just in time for NFL
(Indiana) -- Before the NFL season opens next Thursday with the Packers visiting the Bears, people wanting to bet on the game can do so right here in La Porte County...
article State commission gives final OK for legal sports wagering at Indiana casinos
(Indiana) -- A new era in Indiana gambling begins Sunday when Hoosiers, for the first time, can place legal bets on sporting events. On Wednesday, the Indiana Gaming...
article Want to bet on the Bears? Indiana casinos launch sports gambling in time for NFL season and perhaps far ahead of Illinois.
(Indiana) -- When the Bears kick off the NFL season against the Packers on Sept. 5, fans will be able to do something for the first time in team’s storied 100-year...
article A land-based casino is coming to Northwest Indiana after state gaming commission approves relocation
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment received the Indiana Gaming Commission’s unanimous approval Wednesday to relocate one of its Gary casinos to a site off...
article Gaming Commission Accepting Proposals For Vigo County Casino
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is now accepting proposals for a new Vigo County casino. That comes as the commission Wednesday approved a Gary casino’s...
article Terre Haute area casino one step closer after gaming commission action
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission unanimously approved Spectacle Entertainment’s request to relocate a Gary casino inland, clearing the way Wednesday for...

8/28/2019

article Indiana sports betting: Here's when 5 casino sportsbooks officially open
(Indiana) -- Three sportsbooks will open at Indiana casinos the same day sports wagering becomes legal in the state, and two more will open just days later, regulators...
article Sports wagering launches Sunday in Indiana
(Indiana) -- As early as Sunday, Hoosiers will be allowed to legally place a bet on their favorite professional or college game at one of five sites within the state....
article Gary mayor blasted by common council as city, Spectacle finalize casino plan
(Indiana) -- Gary City Council members approved two measures to bring a $300 million inland casino to 30 acres near Interstate 80-94 and Burr Street Tuesday, but not...
article Horseshoe Casino to open sports betting venue
(Indiana) -- As Horseshoe Southern Indiana prepares to transition to Caesars Southern Indiana in a new land-based casino later this year, officials Wednesday detailed...
article Indiana Gaming Commission approves inland relocation of Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- The Hard Rock Casino is ready to roll. On Wednesday, the Indiana Gaming Commission authorized the relocation and consolidation of Gary's Majestic Star...
article Terre Haute area casino one step closer after Gaming Commission action
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission unanimously approved Spectacle Entertainment’s request to relocate a Gary casino inland, clearing the way Tuesday for...

8/26/2019

article Indiana Sports Betting Launches Scheduled But Final Approvals Not Yet Issued
(Indiana) -- Thirteen casinos and three off-track betting parlors are gearing up for the start of Indiana sports betting starting in September. Four casinos have...

8/25/2019

article Connected attorney behind tax sale land grabs near casino site
(Indiana) -- A politically connected attorney and project consultant for the company behind Hard Rock Casino has been buying up hundreds of tax delinquent properties in...

8/24/2019

article Blue Chip Casino To Take Sports Wagers On NFL Opening Day
(Indiana) -- The Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana will be opening their sports betting lounge doors at 10:00 am the morning of September 5. The NFL season...
article Indiana prepares for the legalization of sports betting
(Indiana) -- In a little over a week, sports betting will be legal in Indiana. Eleven casinos in the state are preparing to open sportsbooks. Opening a sportsbook isn...

8/23/2019

article Blue Chip to offer sports betting beginning Sept. 5
(Michigan) -- Blue Chip Casino will open its new sports betting facility at 10 a.m. Sept. 5, before that evening's kickoff of the 2019 National Football League...

8/22/2019

article Indiana’s Tropicana Evansville teams up with William Hill for sports betting
(Indiana) -- William Hill announced Wednesday it will be launching its 143rd U.S. sportsbook at Eldorado Resorts’ Tropicana Evansville in September, pending...

8/21/2019

article As Indiana Readies for Sports Betting, South Bend Tribal Casino Unable to Take Part
(Indiana) -- In less than a week, members of the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) are scheduled to meet in Indianapolis and are expected to formally pass the sports...
article Indiana betting: Hollywood in Lawrenceburg among 12 sportsbooks that could open next month
(Indiana) -- Two gaming companies announced this week that they expect to open a total of nine sportsbooks throughout Indiana in the month of September — three of...
article Penn National opens another Indiana sportsbook
(Indiana) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. says it will start offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Lawrenceburg, Ind., on Sept. 1st, subject to any...
article Sports betting coming to Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg
(Indiana) -- Sports betting is coming to Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg. Penn National Gaming announced Wednesday that it expects to start offering sports betting at...
article Tropicana Evansville partnering with William Hill for sports betting
(Indiana) -- Tropicana is partnering with William Hill for sports betting. William Hill will launching its 143rd U.S. sports book at Tropicana Evansville in September,...

8/20/2019

article Ameristar Casino aiming for Sept. 1 sports wagering launch
(Indiana) -- Ameristar Casino is likely to be among the very first locations in Indiana where Hoosiers and Illinoisans legally can bet on professional and college...
article Here’s when you can legally bet on sports at Indiana casinos
(Indiana) -- Legal sports betting in Indiana is just a couple of weeks away, and it's coming just in time for the college and professional football seasons. The Indiana...

8/19/2019

article Indiana Casinos to Begin Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- A pair of northwest Indiana casinos will soon add sports wagering to their offerings. Horseshoe Hammond Casino and Ameristar Casino East Chicago are both...
article Indiana sports betting: 11 sportsbooks could open next month, mobile still unknown
(Indiana) -- Two gaming companies announced Monday that they expect to open a total of eight sportsbooks throughout Indiana in the month of September — two of which the...
article Penn National to launch sports betting at Indiana location
(Indiana) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. announced Monday that Ameristar Casino East Chicago, located in East Chicago, Ind., expects to begin offering sports betting at on...
article Sports betting opens in Indiana in time for NFL opener
(Indiana) -- Indiana's first casino to offer sports betting will open Sept. 4. Horseshoe Hammond Casino calls its sports book, “The Book,” and it's...

8/18/2019

article State line casino games
(Indiana) -- Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, the only casino in southeastern Wisconsin, has certainly been extremely lucrative for the Forest County...
article First Chicago-area sports book coming soon — to Indiana
(Indiana) -- Thousands of Bears fans will make their way to Soldier Field Sept. 5 to witness the team’s latest grudge match against the Green Bay Packers. But...

8/12/2019

article Hammond Horseshoe Casino preparing to accept sports bets starting Sept. 4
(Indiana) -- The state's largest casino is preparing to launch what could be one of Indiana's first legal sports wagering centers on Sept. 4, one day before the...
article Inspector general OKs casino boss's private flights for Gov. Eric Holcomb
(Indiana) -- Gov. Eric Holcomb violated no ethics rules when a casino executive treated him to private jet flights last year, according to a report from the Indiana...

8/9/2019

article Indiana could see delay in start of sports betting
(Indiana) -- A law passed during the last legislative session will allow sports betting in Indiana beginning Sept. 1. But casinos and other operators have more work to...
article Region casino revenue dips in July due to sharp decline at East Chicago's Ameristar
(Indiana) -- The scorching hot weather last month seemingly didn't drive patrons into Northwest Indiana's casinos seeking air conditioned relief. Data released...

8/7/2019

article BLOG: Indiana Sports Betting Could be Ready By Start of NFL Season
(Indiana) -- Good news for bettors in Indiana looking forward to place a bet on the Indianapolis Colts’ week one game against the San Diego Chargers, as it looks...

8/6/2019

article SEI Riverboat Casino Revenues Slide In '19 First Half
(Indiana) -- Southeastern Indiana casino revenues are down in the first half of 2019. Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg led the region’s three riverboats with $84.5...

8/3/2019

article Indiana casinos looking for jump on Midwest sports betting
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in...

8/2/2019

article Ameristar Casino parent company inks mobile sports wagering deals
(Indiana) -- The parent company of the Ameristar Casino is preparing to launch online sports wagering in Indiana sometime next year, following its rollout of in-casino...
article Inspectors looking into safety at Hollywood Casino after worker death
(Indiana) -- OSHA Inspectors are trying to determine how a veteran casino worker in Lawrenceburg died on the job. Fifty-five-year-old Wesley Stokes died last Saturday...

7/28/2019

article Crossing the Line — Slot Machines
(Indiana) -- Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly...

7/27/2019

article Building of New Gary, Indiana Casino Could Start in September as Gaming Competition Looms from Illinois
(Indiana) -- Hard Rock Casino Gary construction could begin as early as September and be completed by the end of next year — if owner Spectacle Entertainment gets...
article Indiana sports betting: Here's a list of leagues and events you'll be able to bet on
(Indiana) -- Ready your bets, sports fans. State gaming officials on Tuesday released the full list of sports Hoosiers will be able to bet on after the passage of a new...

7/25/2019

article At least 19 different sports will be available for wagering in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers will be able to place bets on up to 19 different professional and college sports — everything from baseball, football and basketball to...
article New on-land Gary casino targeted for opening at end of 2020
(Indiana) -- The owner of a northwestern Indiana casino is targeting the end of next year to complete its move from Lake Michigan to an on-land location in Gary....
article New on-land Gary casino targeted for opening at end of 2020
(Indiana) -- The owner of a northwestern Indiana casino is targeting the end of next year to complete its move from Lake Michigan to an on-land location in Gary....

7/24/2019

article Gaming Commission accepting Vigo casino applications
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission announced today that it will begin accepting applications and proposals for a Vigo County casino. The commission set an...
article Indiana Gaming Commission Releases List Of Sports Available For Betting
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission released on Tuesday published a list of sports which would be available for sports bettors at licensed gambling establishments...

7/23/2019

article Indiana sports betting: Here's a list of leagues and events you'll be able to bet on
(Indiana) -- Ready your bets, sports fans. State gaming officials on Tuesday released the full list of sports Hoosiers will be able to bet on after the passage of a new...

7/20/2019

article Lottery studying chances for online sales
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers might someday be able to purchase a Powerball ticket from their phone or play an interactive lottery game at their desk. Hoosier Lottery officials...

7/17/2019

article Report: Indiana Pushing for Legalized Sports Betting to Launch September 1
(Indiana) -- Indiana regulators are reportedly pushing to launch sports betting on September 1. In particular, Indiana wants the sports betting system in place for the...

7/16/2019

article Indiana casino hotel closes with planned move to inland site
(Indiana) -- A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down. The...

7/15/2019

article Business Leaders Form PAC for Vigo County Casino
(Indiana) -- Business leaders in Vigo County have formed a political action committee in support of a referendum for a new casino. The Advance West Central Indiana PAC...
article Gary Casino Hotel Closes With Planned Move To Inland Site
(Indiana) -- A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down. The...
article Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino hiring dealers ahead of new law going into effect
(Indiana) -- Harrah’s Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino are now accepting applications for live dealer positions and dealer school as they prepare...

7/14/2019

article Indiana finalizing sports wagering regulations ahead of possible Sept. 1 start
(Indiana) -- It appears likely that Hoosiers will be able to begin placing in-person bets at casinos on professional and college sporting events sometime around Sept. 1...
article Indiana finalizing sports wagering regulations ahead of possible Sept. 1 start
(Indiana) -- It appears likely that Hoosiers will be able to begin placing in-person bets at casinos on professional and college sporting events sometime around Sept. 1...

7/13/2019

article Hard Rock, Spectacle partner in casino effort
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment has agreed in principal to obtain franchise rights with Hard Rock for its proposed casino in Terre Haute. "That means the...
article Low occupancy, declining quality prompts permanent closure of Majestic Star Hotel
(Indiana) -- The Majestic Star Hotel, opened in 1998 by Donald Trump's casino company to draw more visitors to Buffington Harbor, was permanently closed June 30 by...

7/12/2019

article Indiana Racinos Apply for Sports Betting Licenses
(Indiana) -- Casino.org reports that Indiana's Thoroughbred track, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, and Standardbred track, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing and...
article Zoning documents identify site of new land-based Gary casino
(Indiana) -- The new Gary casino will be located immediately adjacent to the Borman Expressway, increasing the odds that at least some of the 180,000 motorists traveling...

7/11/2019

article Hammond Horseshoe set to begin constructing sports wagering area on casino floor
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's largest riverboat next week will begin constructing a sports betting area on its casino floor in anticipation of the Indiana Gaming...

7/10/2019

article FanDuel Seeks to Open Sportsbooks at Two Indiana Casinos, Also Offer Online Sports Betting
(Indiana) -- FanDuel is once again ready to expand its sports betting operations as the company has filed paperwork with the Indiana Gaming Commission to operate retail...
article PAC formed to support Indiana casino
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...
article Indiana casinos hiring hundreds for live dealer, sports betting positions
(Indiana) -- Harrah's Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino are accepting applications for dealer school and live dealer positions as they prepare to...

7/9/2019

article PAC formed to support casino ballot question
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...

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