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Gaming Commission Greenlights Hard Rock Casino in Gary

Construction is set to get underway in early 2020 on the new land-based casino in Gary, now that the Indiana Gaming Commission has given its final approval.

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4/6/2020

article 5,000 workers furloughed as coronavirus busts casinos
(Indiana) -- Nearly all of the approximately 5,000 workers employed by Northwest Indiana casinos likely will be on furlough — and no longer receiving a paycheck...

4/2/2020

article Rising Star Casino ‘folds’ on more than 400
(Indiana) -- Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun alerted state officials Friday, March 27, that it is eliminating 407 jobs as part of its closure under state actions...

4/1/2020

article Full House Resorts Terminates 407 Rising Star Casino Employees
(Indiana) -- Over 400 employees of Rising Star Casino are out of a job. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Indiana Gaming Commission shut down operations at all 13 casinos...

3/31/2020

article Halt in casino revenue brings spending freeze to Michigan City
(Indiana) -- The mayor is taking steps to control spending in light of the city losing out on riverboat revenue since casinos statewide were ordered closed to help slow...
article Rising Star Casino will terminate 407 jobs
(Indiana) -- Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun alerted state officials on Friday, March 28, that it is laying off 407 workers as part of its closure under state...

3/30/2020

article Coronavirus forces furlough of Ameristar Casino employees
(Indiana) -- The parent company of Ameristar Casino on Wednesday is furloughing all of its East Chicago employees, and some 26,000 nationwide, due to state COVID-19...
article Food and beverage tax for Gary casino removed, charter school amendment stays in tax bill signed into law
(Indiana) -- A 1% food and beverage tax on the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was removed from a state tax bill, which was recently signed into law, but a charter...
article Hiring freeze announced as Michigan City loses casino funds
(Indiana) -- Mayor Duane Parry issued an executive order Friday mandating a hiring freeze and other cost-saving measures to combat the financial hardships caused by the...

3/27/2020

article Casinos Donate Even as Doors Remain Closed
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Hammond Casino is showing its support to the community even though its doors are closed because of the pandemic. The casino operators donated 1,...

3/26/2020

article Don't bet on Indiana casinos reopening while stay-at-home order is in effect
(Indiana) -- It's a pretty safe bet Indiana's casinos will not be reopening Monday when the shutdown ordered by the Gaming Commission to minimize the spread of...

3/24/2020

article Hoosier Lottery changes big prize claim process due to coronavirus
(Indiana) -- The Hoosier Lottery temporarily is changing how big prize winners get their cash as a result of most state buildings being closed for at least the next two...

3/19/2020

article Hammond casino donates 30,000 lbs. of food after being closed for coronavirus
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe Casino had some 30,000 pounds of perishable food on hand Monday when the Indiana Gaming Commission ordered all state-regulated casinos to shut...

3/15/2020

article Change is constant for Northwest Indiana's gaming industry
(Indiana) -- Lots of unknown outcomes are eligible for wagering at Indiana casinos — rolls of the dice, turns of the cards, the position of slot machine reels and...

3/14/2020

article Indiana casinos, including Tropicana, to close for two weeks beginning Monday
(Indiana) -- Following the lead of several states, Indiana's gaming and racing operations will close for two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak across the country....
article Indiana orders casinos closed for at least two weeks starting Monday
(Indiana) -- All Indiana casinos will close at 6 a.m. local time Monday — for at least two weeks — as part of the state's ongoing effort to minimize the...
article Hoosier Park closing for two weeks amid coronavirus worries
(Indiana) -- Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino – along with Indiana’s 13 other state-regulated casinos – will close for two weeks...

3/12/2020

article Spectacle Entertainment's Terre Haute casino is on hold but games proceed in Gary
(Indiana) -- IndyStar Statehouse reporter Kaitlin Lange discusses Indiana's massive gaming bill and efforts by a gambling magnate to benefit from it. While state...

3/11/2020

article Sports betting continues to climb as competition grows
(Indiana) -- While the Super Bowl contributed to Indiana’s sportsbooks in February, basketball was the big recipient of sports wagers last month. Indiana Gaming...

3/10/2020

article Indiana Sports Betting Mobile Growth Outpacing Even The Biggest Markets
(Indiana) -- The mobile share of Indiana sports betting handle surged again in February, continuing a growth streak since its October launch. Indiana sportsbooks took $...

2/27/2020

article No casino license decision before May or June
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission will not likely act on the application for a Vigo County casino license at its March 26 meeting, said commission Deputy...
article Will Vigo casino be smoke free?
(Indiana) -- While a proposed Vigo County casino has been touted as bringing 400 to 600 new jobs, health advocates hope to ensure those jobs remain protected under local...
article Food and beverage tax for Gary casino supported by casino owners, questioned by House Speaker
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment, the owner of the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, is supportive of a bill that would impose a 1% food and beverage tax on the...

2/26/2020

article Indiana Gaming Commission not expected to decide on Terre Haute's casino at next meeting
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission says it doesn't anticipate making a decision on the Terre Haute casino at its upcoming meeting. The commission meeting is...
article Workers at Caesars Southern Indiana demand better wages and affordable healthcare
(Indiana) -- Workers at Caesars Southern Indiana are demanding better wages and more affordable health care. Many of those workers say they are often forced to make the...

2/20/2020

article Konami keeps horse racing game alive in casinos with Fortune Cup
(Indiana) -- If you visited Las Vegas any time from the mid to late '80s up until the dawn of the new millennium, you may have run across a rather curious gaming...

2/18/2020

article Hoosier Park officials pleased with table games success
(Indiana) -- If the numbers from the first month of live table games are any indication, officials at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino are upbeat about...

2/14/2020

article Questions about ethics aren’t new for gambling-industry veteran Ratcliff
(Indiana) -- There may be no one more associated with Indiana’s gambling industry than Rod Ratcliff. Over three decades and through four different companies,...

2/13/2020

article Hoosiers Gamble $160 Million In First Month Of Legal Table Gaming
(Indiana) -- Sports betting was made legal by state lawmakers last year, and in the same bill, table gaming was legalized as well. Since then Hoosiers have been gambling...

2/11/2020

article Mobile Sports Betting Gains Wagering Share
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has released sports betting revenue numbers for January, and it shows big gains in online wagering. Bettors placed more than $...
article NWI casinos start 2020 on winning note; gaming revenues up 14.5% over 2019
(Indiana) -- A favorable calendar, the advent of sports betting and, most of all, a mild winter helped Northwest Indiana's five casinos kick off 2020 on a winning...

2/5/2020

article Senate OKs bill letting off-duty cops carry guns in casinos
(Indiana) -- The gun-slinging lawman, a relic of 19th century Wild West saloon card rooms, soon might be spotted slamming drinks, gun on his or her hip, trying to win...

2/3/2020

article Business booming at Indiana casino following legalization of sports betting
(Indiana) -- Super Bowl 54 is the first one since Indiana legalized sports betting late last year, and it's bringing in lots of wagers. The Blue Chip Casino in...

2/2/2020

article Southern Indiana sportsbook sees crowds for Superbowl
(Indiana) -- This year's Superbowl was different for some, as they got the chance to win money on the big game. It was the biggest sporting event since Indiana...

1/31/2020

article NWI casinos expecting ‘super day’ for gamblers as Super Bowl kickoff nears and bets pour in
(Indiana) -- Joe Barbarossa stopped in at Blue Chip Casino’s FanDuel sportsbook Friday morning to place a bet on Sunday’s Super Bowl game, wagering that the...
article 'We aren't rushing this just to get it done...' Local lawmaker reacts to casino investigation
(Indiana) -- A lawmaker who helped to lobby for a casino in Vigo County is responding to the gaming commission investigation. We explained last week there's an...
article OP/ED: Super Bowl betting is like Christmas Day for Hoosier sports gamblers
(Indiana) -- “Jerry, are you taking the Chiefs at -1.5?” asked the text from a fellow bettor. If I was asked this question a year ago, I wouldn’t have...

1/28/2020

article Local officials react to casino probe
(Indiana) -- Local leaders say they have faith the Indiana Gaming Commission will thoroughly investigate the matter that’s put on hold the license application...
article Holcomb says he supports gaming commission investigation into Centaur
(Indiana) -- Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on Monday said he supports the Indiana Gaming Commission’s investigation into casino executives who have been implicated in...

1/27/2020

article Indiana Gaming Commission postpones Terre Haute casino licensing hearing
(Indiana) -- In Indiana and the plan to bring a $125 million casino to the southern city of Terre Haute has reportedly hit a snag after state regulators postponed a...

1/24/2020

article UPDATE: Gaming Commission confirms investigation regarding Centaur, Spectacle
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission confirmed today that is investigating a matter pertaining to Spectacle, the parent company of the Vigo County casino license...
article Campaign Finance Prosecution in Virginia Threatens to Entangle Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- The awarding of the license for Terre Haute's new casino is up in the air after a guilty plea to campaign finance violations. Maryland political...
article Company planning new Indiana casino faces investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating the company that owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino after a...
article Company planning Terre Haute casino faces investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has called off a meeting during which it was expected to grant the license for a new Terre Haute casino after a political...
article Parent company of Gary's Majestic Star, Hard Rock casinos under investigation
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has opened an investigation into the parent company of Gary's Majestic Star casinos in connection with a federal campaign...
article Spectacle Entertainment's Vigo County casino in jeopardy due to federal probe
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment’s plans to open a casino in Vigo County could be in jeopardy after a Maryland political consultant pleaded guilty to illegally...

1/23/2020

article Future of Indiana Gaming? Tribal Compact and Online Casinos vs iLottery
(Indiana) -- Rod Ratcliff has been involved in Indiana gaming for about 30 years. At the groundbreaking for his newest project, Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary, the...
article Indiana Off-Duty Police Could Soon Carry Guns while in Casinos
(Indiana) -- Indiana off-duty law enforcement officers may soon be allowed to carry a handgun while inside any of the state’s 13 commercial casinos as the national...

1/22/2020

article Why Ball State has not implemented any new policy to address legalized sports gambling in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Ball State University officials have had conversations about the changing landscape of sports gambling in the state of Indiana. BSU President Geoffrey S....
article Big screen betting: Indiana gambling regulators approve Oscar wagers
(Indiana) -- The sports betting industry is stuck in pre-production in Illinois, but it’s already going Hollywood in Indiana. Hoosier gambling regulators announced...
article Indiana OKs casino, mobile sportsbook wagers on the Oscars
(Indiana) -- Gamblers who win big Feb. 2 betting on the Super Bowl, or those hoping to recoup their losses, won't have to wait long for another major national event...
article Off-duty cops could gain right to carry handguns while gambling in Indiana casinos
(Indiana) -- Hoosier lawmakers have taken the first step toward allowing off-duty police officers to carry handguns while gambling at the state's 13 commercial...

1/16/2020

article Hoosiers wagered $436 million on sports in first 4 months of legal betting
(Indiana) -- Sports gambling has boosted Indiana’s tax coffers by $3.7 million since it became legal in September. People in the Hoosier state have wagered nearly...
article Seven categories of Super Bowl 'prop bets' approved for wagers in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Some of those wacky bets Nevada casinos typically offer on unlikely events during the Super Bowl will be available this year at Indiana casino sportsbooks...
article Brand loyalty is a two-way street in the casino industry
(Indiana) -- How does "brand loyalty" come into play for gamblers? For the majority of average recreational players who make occasional trips, it really isn...

1/15/2020

article Kravitz: Legal sports gambling in Indiana is generating big business – and big concerns about addiction
(Indiana) -- Legal sports betting in Indiana began Sept. 1, 2019, first through sportsbooks and then on mobile apps, and for an enthusiastic gambler named Joe (not his...

1/14/2020

article Indiana's sports betting obsession: Gamblers wagered $436 million in 4 months
(Indiana) -- The money shelled out on sports bets in Indiana during the state's first four months of legal gambling was more than the advertising revenue raked in...
article Justices, split 3-2, reject Facebook harassment, casino revenue cases
(Indiana) -- A partially divided COA determined that the City of Lawrenceburg and Franklin County’s agreement to share tax revenue from a southeastern Indiana...

1/13/2020

article Indiana Gaming Commission Releases Year-End Sports Betting Numbers
(Indiana) -- Sports betting revenues totaled almost $30 million since sportsbooks opened in September. The Indiana Gaming Commission’s year-end report shows that...
article Indiana's sports betting obsession: Gamblers wagered $436 million in 4 months
(Indiana) -- The money shelled out on sports bets in Indiana during the state's first four months of legal gambling was more than the advertising revenue raked in...
article Bill would end payments to other casino cities
(Indiana) -- A pair of Wabash Valley legislators have introduced legislation that could save a prospective casino owner millions in its first years of operation and...

1/11/2020

article Casino revenue ends year on upswing, with sports wagering continuing to rise
(Indiana) -- The Region's casinos closed out a strong second half of 2019 with a modest year-over-year December gain at their table games and slot machines,...

1/10/2020

article Bill would end payments to other casino cities
(Indiana) -- A pair of Wabash Valley legislators have introduced legislation that could save a prospective casino owner millions in its first years of operation. Alan...
article New law allowing live table games changes atmosphere at Hoosier Park
(Indiana) -- Cheers erupted from tables at Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino as guests won big. The table games were nearly full, even at 4 p.m. on a...
press release Indiana Sportsbooks Hit $160 Million December, Boosting Industry into 2020, According to PlayIndiana.com Analysts
(Indiana) -- Indiana retail and online sportsbooks capped their inaugural year in the state by surpassing $160 million in bets in a month for the first time. Indiana...

1/6/2020

article More Gaming Industry Changes Possible In Legislature
(Indiana) -- Lawmakers in 2019 passed gaming legislation that was called the most transformative measure for the industry in decades. Despite those big changes, the...
article Quiet year for gaming legislation on tap in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The leader of Indiana's highest earning casino isn't expecting much action on gaming legislation when the General Assembly convenes its 10-week...

1/5/2020

article Sports wagering, casino moves 'a step in the right direction' for Indiana, governor says
(Indiana) -- Gov. Eric Holcomb has no regrets about the $10 bet he placed Sept. 1 on the Indianapolis Colts to win the Super Bowl, even though the team did not make the...
article Bet on quiet year for gaming legislation at Indiana Statehouse
(Indiana) -- The leader of Indiana's highest earning casino isn't expecting much action on gaming legislation when the General Assembly convenes its 10-week...
article Indiana Gaming Commission announces date for public meeting in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has announced the date of a public meeting to be held in Vigo County. On February 7, the Indiana Gaming Commission will hold...

1/3/2020

article Dale Woods: 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...

1/2/2020

article Good gambling requires '2020 vision' for keeping it fun
(Indiana) -- The start of a new year brings with it the opportunity to start with a clean slate. Be it a change in diet or lifestyle, a new beginning is always the...
article Indiana racinos premiere live dealer table games on New Year’s Day
(Indiana) -- Two central Indiana racinos have added table games to their gaming offering thanks to the May 8, 2019, passage of a controversial bill allowing lucrative...
article Racinos Allowed to Operate Table Games
(Indiana) -- The new year means expanded gaming action at two Indiana casinos. Harrah’s Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville...

1/1/2020

article Churchill Downs set to clash with Caesars in Indiana sports betting arena
(Kentucky) -- Churchill Downs Inc.'s online sport wagering platform is now live in the Hoosier State. The Louisville-based racetrack and casino operator rolled out...
article Live dealers debut at Hoosier Park
(Indiana) -- They’re here. Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing & Casino welcomed table games with live dealers Wednesday, an expansion in gambling that...
article Track casinos now have live dealers
(Indiana) -- Indiana's latest gambling expansion comes today as two horse track casinos near Indianapolis will be allowed to have table games with live dealers for...
article Vigo casino effort makes strides in 2019
(Indiana) -- A project years in the making, the Indiana General Assembly paved the way and Vigo voters approved in 2019 the construction of a $100-plus million casino in...

12/31/2019

article A timeline of Terre Haute’s big projects in 2020 and beyond
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute leaders have repeatedly pointed to 2020 as a big year for city development. This thinking is based on several projects slated to bring economic...
article Live dealer games starting at 2 casinos in central Indiana
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s latest gambling expansion is about to start as the two horse track casinos near Indianapolis are being allowed to have table games with live...

12/27/2019

article From serial killer to inland casino, Gary’s Freeman-Wilson reflects on eight-year roller coaster ride
(Indiana) -- Eight years ago, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson swept into office with 86% of the vote. The landslide made her the first woman mayor in Gary’s 106-...
article Three police chiefs. A new mayor is sworn in and Gary’s first Black mayor dies. Eddie Melton runs for governor as excitement builds for a massive Hard Rock Casino. A look back at a year of profound change in Gary.
(Indiana) -- 2019 began with a surprise change in leadership in Gary’s police department. By the end of the year, another police chief would take over while Mayor...

12/26/2019

article French Lick Casino in Southern Indiana debuts new $17 million Valley Tower
(Indiana) -- Southern Indiana’s shining star, the French Lick Resort, has unveiled the latest additions to its sprawling 3,000-acre complex located in the towns of...

12/22/2019

article Indiana poised for modest revenue gains
(Indiana) -- Indiana can expect to bring in about $250 million more over the next two years than was anticipated, according to a revenue forecast given Friday to...
article French Lick Casino Opens $17M Tower, Hopes to Lure More Golfers, Sports Bettors to Southern Indiana Resort
(Indiana) -- The French Lick Resort recently completed a $17 million addition that it hopes will attract sports fans and golfers to the historic Southern Indiana casino...

12/19/2019

article Live Dealers At Racetrack Casino Table Games Coming In January
(Indiana) -- Indiana’s two racetrack casinos will begin offering live table games at the start of 2020. The Gaming Commission approved those new offerings this week. The...

12/18/2019

article Construction set to begin on new land-based casino in Gary
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has given the final approvals needed for Spectacle Entertainment to begin construction in coming weeks on its new land-based...
article Gaming Commission Greenlights Hard Rock Casino in Gary
(Indiana) -- Construction is set to get underway in early 2020 on the new land-based casino in Gary, now that the Indiana Gaming Commission has given its final approval.

12/15/2019

article Southern Indiana casino raises stakes for Louisville-area gambling scene
(Indiana) -- Like a Black Friday crowd at a big-box store, hundreds of customers streamed into the new, $90 million Caesars Southern Indiana casino on Thursday. Among...
article Southern Indiana casino raises stakes for Louisville-area gambling scene
(Indiana) -- Like a Black Friday crowd at a big-box store, hundreds of customers streamed into the new, $90 million Caesars Southern Indiana casino on Thursday. Among...

12/14/2019

article Caesars debuts new $90 million land-based casino in Southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- Las Vegas gambling giant Caesars Entertainment unveiled its new $90 million land-based casino Thursday in Harrison County, Indiana, marking a new era as the...
article November Revenue Beats Estimates
(Indiana) -- Indiana revenue exceeded the most recent projections in November. The Indiana State Budget Agency says General Fund revenues totaled more than $1.1 billion...

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...

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