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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 Legislature.

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4/16/2019

article Indiana casino legislation heading to committee following House approval
(Indiana) -- The Indiana House of Representatives has reportedly passed a piece of proposed legislation that could see the area around the city of Terre Haute granted a...

4/15/2019

article Casino bill clears House
(Indiana) -- The Indiana House voted 78-15 Monday for a bill that further expands gambling in this state. Senate Bill 552, sponsored in the House by Rep. Todd Huston, R-...
article Casino bill clears Indiana House, 78-15
(Indiana) -- A bill that could create a casino license for Vigo County passed the Indiana House on Tuesday by a 78-15 vote. Senate Bill 552, originally authored by...
article Gambling Bill Passes House, but Supporters Want Changes in Final Version
(Indiana) -- A casino bill has overwhelmingly passed the House, but legislators have a lot of complaints they want fixed in a final version. The House passed its version...
article Massive gambling bill sails through Indiana House
(Indiana) -- A massive gambling bill passed another major hurdle Monday in the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana House voted 78-15 to approve Senate Bill 552, which...
article Mark Bennett: Preparing for the good and bad
(Indiana) -- A casino could open in Terre Haute a couple years from now. If national statistics prove true here, a small percentage of residents could develop a gambling...

4/14/2019

article Casino bill to have third, final reading today
(Indiana) -- While not all state representatives from the Wabash Valley agree that Vigo County needs, or should even want a casino, each said it’s going to be a...

4/13/2019

article Casino bill headed to third House reading Monday
(Indiana) -- During Thursday's second reading of SB 552, only about a third of 30 possible amendments were discussed. One amendment not heard was Amendment #10,...
article House OKs limits on gambling officials' access to governor
(Indiana) -- The Indiana House has responded to a newspaper's report on private jet flights that Gov. Eric Holcomb got from a casino magnate by inserting a provision...

4/12/2019

article Hoosier lawmakers OK second $50 million fee in connection with Gary casino move
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment would be socked with another $50 million fee if the Majestic Star casino owner relocates to a land-based site in Gary and sells the...
article Indiana casino legislation takes another step forward
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, the campaign to bring a casino to the area around the city of Terre Haute reportedly took another step forward yesterday after proposed...
article Indiana Dems: Investigate Gov. Holcomb's private flights with casino mogul
(Indiana) -- Indiana Democrats are calling for investigations into Gov. Eric Holcomb's flights on two private jets paid for by an Indiana casino mogul. Indiana...
article Mobile Sports Betting Still Hanging On By A Thread Ahead Of Indiana House Vote
(Indiana) -- Indiana is moving closer to passing its omnibus gambling reform/expansion package, which includes sports betting, but language to allow mobile sports...
article Terre Haute Gambling On Casino Bill's Success
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute is gambling on a monumental gaming bill moving forward at the statehouse that leaders hope will help the struggling community hit the jackpot...

4/11/2019

article Indiana sports betting and new casinos won't mean windfall
(Indiana) -- A top Indiana budget writer doesn’t expect much of a state tax revenue boost if legislators approve proposals to legalize sports betting and allow new...

4/10/2019

article Terre Haute casino bill heads to House
(Indiana) -- A bill that could put a casino in Terre Haute cleared the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday and now heads to the full House. The most...
article Terre Haute would get casino as House committee approves gambling expansion
(Indiana) -- Amendments to a bill that expands gambling in Indiana cuts in half the price tag to move two Gary casinos inland and creates a competitive bidding process...
article Amended Casino, Sports Betting Bill Going To House Floor
(Indiana) -- Southeastern Indiana casinos wanted to make their feelings known before the House Ways & Means Committee voted to advance a sweeping casino gaming and...

4/9/2019

article Casino bill passes Ways & Means, heads to House
(Indiana) -- A bill that could put a casino in Terre Haute cleared the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday and now heads to the full House. The most...
article Gambling bill would mean more slots, table games, electronic games
(Indiana) -- Indiana could see a significant expansion of gambling under a bill approved by the Indiana House Ways and Means Committee today. The state could gain an...
article Gaming Bill Undergoes Another Makeover In Ways And Means Committee
(Indiana) -- The 2019 session’s major gaming bill underwent a makeover Tuesday in the House Ways and Means Committee. The biggest change: lawmakers severed the...
article Indiana sports betting, new casinos won't mean windfall
(Indiana) -- A top Indiana budget writer doesn't expect much of a state tax revenue boost if legislators approve proposals to legalize sports betting and allow new...
article Lawmakers want to create brand new casino license for Terre Haute. Is it an expansion of gaming?
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers on Tuesday voted to create a 12th state casino license — one that would be near Terre Haute — and to increase the number of...

4/8/2019

article House committee ready for action on casino bill
(Indiana) -- A delegation from Vigo County will be in Indianapolis today when another state legislative committee takes up a bill that could pave the way for a casino in...
article House Ways And Means Panel To Hear Gary Casino Bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana House panel is set to take up a bill that would allow one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute. The House Ways and Means Committee will hold...

4/6/2019

article House Ways and Means Panel to Hear Gary Casino Move Bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana House panel is set to take up a bill that would allow one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute. The House Ways and Means Committee will...

4/5/2019

article Why A Lawmaker Is Trying To Keep Legal Online Sports Betting Out Of Indiana
(Indiana) -- Mobile wagering in Indiana sports betting ran into one opponent in a high place. House Public Policy Committee Chairman Ben Smaltz explained to Legal Sports...
article Gary mayor 'optimistic' about casino bill's chances
(Indiana) -- As the Indiana Legislature prepares to take another look at a gaming bill that could allow a Gary casino to move from its port, the city’s mayor is...
article Hobart backs bill to move Gary casino
(Indiana) -- Hobart City Council members threw their support behind legislation that would move one Gary casino to a land-based location and allow the creation of a...

4/1/2019

article Casino Gaming Bill Moves On As SEI Casino Execs Share Perspectives
(Indiana) -- Big changes have been made to the legislation which could bring about some of the most drastic changes in years for Indiana’s casino gaming industry.
article House panel changes casino move legislation
(Indiana) -- An Indiana House panel has made significant changes to a gambling bill that would allow one of Gary’s casinos to move to Terre Haute.

3/30/2019

article Indiana House panel makes changes to casino move legislation
(Indiana) -- An Indiana House panel has made significant changes to a gambling bill that would allow one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute. The House Public...
article Report: Casino CEO flies Holcomb
(Indiana) -- An Indiana casino magnate treated Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big contributions to Holcomb's largest 2016...

3/29/2019

article $100 million fee tied to Gary casino move raises eyebrows at Statehouse
(Indiana) -- The Region lawmaker who has done the most to pave the way for the relocation of Gary's Majestic Star casinos, and to set the stage for the redevelopment...
article House Committee passes amendments on gaming bill
(Indiana) -- A Gary riverboat casino would be allowed to move inland under a bill approved Wednesday by a House committee – but with a $100 million pricetag. That...
article Terre Haute casino vote would be county-wide
(Indiana) -- Two state lawmakers said Thursday all Vigo County voters can rest assured they will be able to decide the fate of a proposed casino if a pending gambling...
article Amendment Makes Big Changes to Casino Bill
(Indiana) -- A bill that would allow the owner of Majestic Star casinos in northwest Indiana to move inland and build a new casino in Terre Haute has received some major...
article Gibson responds to Spectacle-Holcomb flights
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute businessman Greg Gibson on Friday responded to news that Spectacle Entertainment, which is seeking to relocate two casino licenses within...

3/28/2019

article Casino boss treated Holcomb to private flights with lucrative gambling deal on the line
(Indiana) -- An Indiana casino magnate last year treated Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private-jet flights and directed six-figure sums to Holcomb’s biggest 2016...
article Report: Gov. Holcomb Got Private Flights From Casino Magnate
(Indiana) -- A newspaper reports that a casino magnate treated Gov. Eric Holcomb to two private jet flights last year and made big donations to Holcomb's largest...
article For Now, Mobile Wagering Stripped From Indiana Sports Betting Bill
(Indiana) -- One legislative committee wants Indiana sports betting to stay in the analog age, but it might not stay that way. The House Public Policy Committee amended...
article Hoosier casino bill clears House panel
(Indiana) -- Legislation that would allow a casino to move to Vigo County passed an Indiana House committee on Wednesday by a unanimous vote — but not without...
article Mobile sports betting stripped from Indiana's massive gaming bill
(Indiana) -- Sweeping changes have been made to Indiana's massive gaming bill in the Statehouse. A committee Wednesday night passed a new amendment to remove the...
article State may impose $100 million fee to move Gary casino to Borman Expressway site
(Indiana) -- The owner of the Majestic Star casinos may be required to pay the state a $100 million fee, and give up its second gaming license, in order to leave its...

3/27/2019

article House Committee passes amendments on gaming bill
(Indiana) -- A Gary riverboat casino would be allowed to move inland under a bill approved Wednesday by a House committee – but with a $100 million pricetag.
article Indiana Sports Betting Bill Stripped Of Mobile Wagering Provisions
(Indiana) -- A gambling package on the table in Indiana underwent some significant changes on Wednesday during a House committee hearing. The unfortunate highlight was...
article Readers' Forum, March 27, 2019: Casino cash won’t solve our problems
(Indiana) -- Recently in the Tribune, I read the headline stating we’re “all in on casino,” as stated by one of our government leaders referring to the...

3/25/2019

article Hoosier lawmakers to vote on gambling expansion
(Indiana) -- Local civic and community leaders are urging passage of legislation that could transform the gaming industry in Indiana and Anderson. The legislation passed...

3/24/2019

article Vanderburgh-based Lt. Gov. not a player in casino debate
(Indiana) -- Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch isn't staking out a strong position on legislation some believe poses a significant threat to Tropicana Evansville. Crouch, a...

3/22/2019

article Casino Bill Will Face Reshuffle Before Final Version
(Indiana) -- The House is likely to unveil its version of a gambling bill next week. The Senate-passed bill has four major pieces: a casino for Terre Haute, a move...
article Vigo County leaders are still fighting for the casino being moved to Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Senate Bill 552 is still waiting for its second hearing from the house committee. This is something that Vigo County as a whole has been fighting for. News...
article Official League Data Mandate Faces Opposition at Indiana Sports Betting Hearing
(Indiana) -- Mobile wagering and the use of official data dominated the Indiana sports betting discussion Wednesday at a House Public Policy Committee hearing on S 552,...

3/21/2019

article Indiana Sports Betting Vehicle Likely Too Messy To Pass
(Indiana) -- The Hoosier State is a microcosm of regional casino competition, and that’s not good for sports betting. An Indiana committee held a marathon five-...
article Region leaders clash at Statehouse over proposed Gary casino move to Borman Expressway site
(Indiana) -- The debate over a Senate-approved, once-in-a-generation change to Indiana's gaming industry, including relocating Gary's Majestic Star casinos and...

3/20/2019

article Lawmakers dealt gambling pitch
(Indiana) -- The House got its first crack at a wide-ranging gambling bill Wednesday that would shift Indiana's casino industry and legalize a new avenue of gambling...
article Legislature warned casino bill could 'destabilize' NWI gaming industry
(Indiana) -- Proponents of a bill that would allow a Gary casino to move to a land-based location lauded the proposal for its economic development potential but...
article Major gambling change draws both fire and support
(Indiana) -- An Indiana House committee heard hours of impassioned testimony Wednesday on a major gambling change that pits Gary and Terre Haute, along with cities that...
article Professional leagues make pitch for official data in sports wagering
(Indiana) -- Professional sports leagues are pushing state lawmakers to require that official data be used to determine the outcome of all sports betting if it is...
article Terre Haute, Vigo leaders: We're all in on casino
(Indiana) -- For the better part of four hours Wednesday, the Indiana House Public Policy Committee heard testimony from more than 40 people regarding legislation that...
press release YC's Vice Lotteries challenges state lotteries
(Indiana) -- State lotteries are a $75 billion industry that generates profits through the misfortune of its participants. Because these lotteries target lower-income...

3/18/2019

article Gaming bills set to go in front of House Public Policy Committee on Wednesday
(Indiana) -- We now know when the next hearing will take place on gaming bills at the Indiana Statehouse. Sources at the statehouse told News 10 the House Public Policy...
article House committee set to take up casino bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana House committee this week will consider legislation that could open the door for casino gambling in Terre Haute and allow sports wagering...

3/16/2019

article Spectacle Entertainment takes over ownership of 2 Gary casino boats with party, planned changes
(Indiana) -- Several Majestic Star Casino employees line-danced Friday as a DJ played “Get Down” by DJ Quick. Others dined from an expansive buffet. Some won...

3/14/2019

article Indiana Sports Betting Part Of Monster Gambling Bill In Committee Next Week
(Indiana) -- The Frankenstein-like gambling expansion legislation that includes Indiana sports betting will be dissected Wednesday in the House Committee on Public...

3/12/2019

article New casino owner to take over Majestic Star casinos Wednesday
(Indiana) -- The two Majestic Star Casinos in Gary are expected to reopen under new ownership around 2 p.m. Wednesday, following a short shutdown. Jahnae Erpenbach, the...

3/11/2019

article Mark Bennett: A different city, era
(Indiana) -- Most newcomers to Terre Haute would be stunned to learn the city’s past.They likely see a city slowly but surely revitalizing its downtown, with college...
article Casino loses bet on 'intentional sandbagging' of lawsuit filed by elderly patron injured on escalator
(Indiana) -- An Ameristar Casino patron injured on an escalator is entitled to prevail in his lawsuit against the East Chicago gaming facility without going to trial,...

3/10/2019

article Indiana gambling regulators approve sale of Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- Indiana gambling regulators have approved the transfer of two Gary casino licenses to a company that aims to move them off the Lake Michigan shore. The...
article Indiana Gaming Commission approves acquisition of Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission voted on Friday afternoon to approve Spectacle Entertainment’s acquisition of both casinos in Gary. The acquisition will...
article Casino revenue holds in February
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos recorded a small increase in gaming revenue in February, taking a significant bite out of January's cold start to the...

3/9/2019

article Indiana gambling regulators approve sale of Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- Indiana gambling regulators have approved the transfer of two Gary casino licenses to a company that aims to move them off the Lake Michigan shore. The...
article Casino revenue holds in Febrary
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos recorded a small increase in gaming revenue in February, taking a significant bite out of January's cold start to the...

3/8/2019

article NWI casino report shows slight growth in February
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casino industry saw a 1.7 percent increase in year-over-year revenues in February, with three casinos showing revenue gains while...

3/6/2019

article Gaming Commission to act on casino deal
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission will consider casino ownership transfers related to plans for a gambling venue in Terre Haute when it meets Friday, according...
article State Gambling Bill Sails Through Senate, May Face Challenge In House
(Indiana) -- A gambling bill sailed through the Senate last week. It could face choppier waters in the House. The bill makes at least four major changes in what you can...

3/5/2019

article After Passing Its First Test, Gambling Bill Faces Tougher Challenge in House
(Indiana) -- A gambling bill sailed through the Senate last week. It could face choppier waters in the House. The bill makes at least four major changes in what you can...
article IndyCar Chairman Full-Throttle on Indiana Betting Bill
(Indiana) -- Mark Miles can see it clearly already. Several hundred thousand race fans on a sun-soaked Memorial Day Sunday, peering down from the cavernous grey...
article One step closer to Terre Haute, but how is the community reacting to a new Casino?
(Indiana) -- It's been in the works for years. Terre Haute officials trying to get the green light to bring a casino to the area. Now that bill is moving forward...
article Lobbyist Updates Lawrenceburg Council On Gaming Legislation
(Indiana) -- The City of Lawrenceburg’s Statehouse lobbyist provided an update to the common council at the halfway mark of the 2019 Indiana legislative session....

3/4/2019

article Lawmakers offer halfway point update
(Indiana) -- The fate of measures that could move Gary’s lakefront casino inland and open up a transportation hub in Buffington Harbor is now in the hands of state...

3/2/2019

article Schererville Republican family rolls dice to win Gary's casinos; Larry Bird trusts also named as investor
(Indiana) -- The family of an influential Schererville Republican is joining a group of downstate investors hoping to set a new course for this city's Majestic Star...

2/28/2019

article Holcomb: "A Lot More Digging" to Be Done on Casino Bill
(Indiana) -- Governor Holcomb says he needs to "do a lot more digging" into the details of the casino bill which passed the Senate this week. Holcomb has said...
article Indiana state senate approves bill to allow sports betting
(Indiana) -- All over Indiana casinos, you can find slots, roulette, and poker. Soon, you could find sports betting rooms too. Indiana lawmakers approved bill 522...

2/27/2019

article Indiana sports betting bill flies through State Senate hearing
(Indiana) -- A bill that would enable legal sports betting and facilitate immediate installation of table games in racetrack casinos in Indiana has been passed by the...
article Modified Casino Relocation, Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate
(Indiana) -- Sports betting, table games at racinos, a competition to open a new casino in Terre Haute, and more casino gaming matters are wrapped up into a wide-ranging...
article Adam 'Pacman' Jones arrested at casino in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Adam “Pacman” Jones was arrested at a casino in Indiana early Wednesday morning, according to jail records reviewed by the Cincinnati Enquirer....
article Pacman Jones Arrested at Casino, Allegedly Cheated at Table Game
(Indiana) -- A spokesperson for the Indiana Gaming Commission tells TMZ Sports ... officials were called to investigate Jones for possible cheating at a table game. When...
article Former Bengal Adam Jones Arrested At Rising Sun Casino
(Indiana) -- According to Indiana Gaming Commission agents at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun, former NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones was arrested Wednesday...

2/26/2019

article Gambling expansion bill passes Senate
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers could legally bet on Colts and Pacers games and other sporting events under an extensive gambling bill approved 38-11 by the Senate on Tuesday that...
article Indiana Senate Passes Sports Betting Legislation, Sending Bill To House
(Indiana) -- Sports betting is inching closer to the Midwest. On Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis, the Indiana Senate voted 38-11 to send a historic gambling expansion...
article State Senate sends gambling bills to House
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Senate on Tuesday approved two major gambling bills with Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, calling it “a once in a generation opportunity to...
article Update: Messmer-Ford casino bill passes in Senate
(Indiana) -- The state Senate has approved a casino relocation bill that could send a casino license to Terre Haute. Senate Bill 552 by Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, and Jon...

2/25/2019

article Casino, gaming bills move to final vote in Senate
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Senate today moved a casino and sports gambling bill to final consideration that is largely similar to an original measure permitting one of two...
article Senate protects Region casino communities from gaming tax revenue loss due to Gary casino move
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana casino communities would not lose a dime in gaming tax revenue under changes approved Monday by the Indiana Senate to legislation...
article State senate to vote today on casino, sports gambling bills
(Indiana) -- A casino and sports gambling bill is largely back to its original form ahead of a final vote today in the Indiana Senate. The chamber is scheduled to act...

2/23/2019

article Casino bill rolls on, minus city
(Indiana) -- There is movement afoot in the Indiana gaming industry as lawmakers consider the most significant gambling bill since it was legalized 25 years ago. But...

2/22/2019

article Bill changes favor Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers made several changes Thursday to legislation that could bring a casino to Terre Haute, and more are expected before a vote next week in the...
article OP/ED: Fairness must be in play in Gary casinos bill
(Indiana) -- Fairness should be in the fabric of any legislation involving a relocation of Gary casinos and licenses. That's why a recent change in an Indiana Senate...

2/21/2019

article High hopes, high stakes: French Lick Casino stakeholders share successes, challenges
(Indiana) -- Bringing a casino to Terre Haute continues to be a big topic of conversation, and many people wonder about the impact of such a facility on the area. Some...
article Land-based casino, Gary lakefront development plans go to full Senate
(Indiana) -- Two proposals that could reshape the state's gaming landscape and transform Gary's Buffington Harbor into a water, rail, highway and air shipping...
article Panel OKs TH casino bill, but with changes
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers made several changes Thursday to legislation that could bring a casino to Terre Haute, and more are expected before a vote next week in the...
article Senate panel votes to legalize sports betting, move Gary casino to Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- A key Senate panel approved gambling legislation Thursday that will legalize sports wagering, let horse-track casinos add table games this year and allow...
article Terre Haute casino effort gets a boost in Senate
(Indiana) -- Language that could send a casino license to Terre Haute is now alive in two gaming bills before the Indiana Senate. Previously, a bill by Senate...

2/20/2019

article Senate Committee To Hear Gaming, Casino Bill
(Indiana) -- A legislative committee could decide Thursday whether to shake up Indiana’s gambling industry. A proposed bill contains three major changes: it would...

2/19/2019

article The next step in Terre Haute's casino hopes happens on Thursday
(Indiana) -- The bill that could bring a casino to Terre Haute will be back before another Senate Committee on Thursday.

2/18/2019

article Report: A million plus might gamble in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- An Indiana state analysis estimates 800,000 to 1.1 million people would visit a proposed Vigo County casino annually, generating $85 million to $105 million...

2/16/2019

article Bill would open up casino competition
(Indiana) -- Legislation that would steer a casino license toward Terre Haute has competition in the statehouse. Bremen Republican Ryan Mishler, chairman of the Senate...
article Belterra Casino Resort, Horseshoe Southern Indiana reopen after flooding
(Indiana) -- The casino at Belterra Casino Resort and Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino have reopened after being forced to close earlier this week because of rising...

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...

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