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Gary, casino operator plan Friday vendor showcase

Spectacle Entertainment is teaming up with the City of Gary to host a business to business event focused on minority and women vendors, with plans to be an active participant as well.

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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...

11/14/2019

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

11/13/2019

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

11/12/2019

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

11/11/2019

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

11/9/2019

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

11/8/2019

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

11/5/2019

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

11/4/2019

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

11/1/2019

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

10/31/2019

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

10/29/2019

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

10/26/2019

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

10/24/2019

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

10/23/2019

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

10/22/2019

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

10/21/2019

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

10/18/2019

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

10/13/2019

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

10/12/2019

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

10/11/2019

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

10/10/2019

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

10/9/2019

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

10/8/2019

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

10/7/2019

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

10/4/2019

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

10/2/2019

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

9/27/2019

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

9/23/2019

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

9/21/2019

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

9/20/2019

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

9/13/2019

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

9/12/2019

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

9/11/2019

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

9/10/2019

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

9/9/2019

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

9/8/2019

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

9/7/2019

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

9/6/2019

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

9/5/2019

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

9/4/2019

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

9/3/2019

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

9/2/2019

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

9/1/2019

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

8/31/2019

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

8/30/2019

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

8/29/2019

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

8/28/2019

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

8/26/2019

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

8/25/2019

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

8/24/2019

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

8/23/2019

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

8/22/2019

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

8/21/2019

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

8/20/2019

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

8/19/2019

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

8/18/2019

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

8/12/2019

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

8/9/2019

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

8/7/2019

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

8/6/2019

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

8/3/2019

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

8/2/2019

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

7/28/2019

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

7/27/2019

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

7/25/2019

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

7/24/2019

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

7/23/2019

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

7/20/2019

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

7/17/2019

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

7/16/2019

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

7/15/2019

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

7/14/2019

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

7/13/2019

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

7/12/2019

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

7/11/2019

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

7/10/2019

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

7/9/2019

article PAC formed to support casino ballot question
(Indiana) -- Some members of the Vigo County business community are asking people to ante up in support of a casino. Many of the same business leaders involved in the...
article Business leaders launch PAC to support casino
(Indiana) -- Local business leaders have launched a Political Action Committee to support the Vigo County Casino referendum. This November, county voters will be asked...

7/6/2019

article Danville claims lead in casino effort, but Terre Haute officials downplay any 'race'
(Indiana) -- If there is a race between Terre Haute and Danville, Illinois, to see which city will be first with a casino, Danville is in the lead, a member of that city...

7/3/2019

article Indiana launches consultation on sports betting regulations
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission has launched a public consultation on the state’s sports betting regulations, with stakeholders and members of the...

7/1/2019

article Casino referendum to appear on November ballot
(Indiana) -- The casino referendum will be on the November ballot in Vigo County when city elections take place.
article Casino question a go for fall ballot
(Indiana) -- A referendum on a new casino in Vigo County will be on the fall ballot. Additionally, the Vigo County Election Board today approved four additional vote...

6/29/2019

article Hoosier Lottery to study effectiveness of online games
(Indiana) -- The Hoosier Lottery is set to consider whether players in Indiana should be allowed to purchase tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and instant...

6/25/2019

article Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb Believes State Prepared to Battle Neighboring Illinois Expanded Gaming
(Indiana) -- Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (R) says he isn’t surprised lawmakers in Illinois decided to authorize new casinos and sign off on sports betting.
article Work to fix road leading to southern Indiana casino delayed again
(Indiana) -- The project to fix the crumbling road to Horseshoe Casino has been delayed again. Crews were supposed to start work Monday on State Road 111. The Indiana...

6/24/2019

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana To Change Name, Offer Sports Betting In 2020
(Indiana) -- The state of Indiana has undergone many changes in recent months. With one of the most notable being a sports betting law. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb...

6/21/2019

article Hoosier Lottery to explore online games
(Indiana) -- With neighboring states already forging ahead—and reaping millions more in gambling dollars—the Hoosier Lottery is set to study online sales, a...

6/13/2019

article Luck on the side of customers at area casinos in May report
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s casino market experienced a slight dip in overall revenues in May, with some of the drop attributed to lucky players.The five...

6/11/2019

article Indiana Senator Melton: Gary on cusp of transformational change
(Indiana) -- A Northwest Indiana state senator and potential candidate for Indiana governor believes it’s time for business and community leaders — in Gary...

6/10/2019

article Casino revenue steady in May
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos held their own in May, taking in $78.4 million in gaming win at their tables and slot machines, down just over 1% from a...
article How Will the New Sports Betting Law Work in Indiana
(Indiana) -- With legalization underway in Indiana, let’s take a closer look at what gamblers can expect from the new law. What can residents expect when betting...

6/8/2019

article Competition among neighbors: Gaming expansions rekindles Indiana-Illinois border rivalry
(Indiana) -- My eyes did a double-take while my wife and I walked along Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago a few years ago. A city bus pulled up to the curb. The lights...

6/7/2019

article Northwest Indiana gaming experts preparing for new competition from Illinois
(Indiana) -- When Spectacle Entertainment decided to pursue the purchase of Majestic Star Casinos’ two Gary licenses, company officials didn’t anticipate...

6/4/2019

article Concerned community members come out to learn about the casino process
(Indiana) -- A public forum Tuesday night brought out a lot of questions about the potential of a casino coming to Terre Haute. "There's a lot of information...
article Danville, Terre Haute in race for casino
(Indiana) -- The prospect of a casino about 50 miles away in Danville, Illinois, may set up a race with Terre Haute. But some in the industry and those who follow it say...
article Indiana casino workers demand change as gaming commission welcomes industry updates
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission met late last week for its first hearing since Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a controversial bill that expands gambling and...

6/3/2019

article What online sports betting could look like in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Legal online sports wagering in Indiana could begin as early as Sept. 1, but don't bet the house on it. State regulators, who will begin accepting...

6/1/2019

article Hoosiers probably should bet the over for Sept. 1 sports wagering launch
(Indiana) -- The state's top gaming regulator is cautioning that sports wagering may not begin in Indiana on Sept. 1, despite a new law authorizing licensed...
article Hoosier Park fined over access to slots
(Indiana) -- Harrah's Hoosier Park has been fined $10,000 by the state after acknowledging one of its slot machines was opened by an access card that had dozens of...

5/30/2019

article Casino workers demand change as Indiana Gaming Commission welcomes industry updates
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission met Thursday for its first hearing since Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a controversial bill that expands gambling and...
article Sports betting launch in Indiana could be delayed
(Indiana) -- Hoosiers may have wait a little longer than expected to legally bet on sports. Indiana Gaming Commission Executive Director Sara Gonso Tait said Thursday...

5/29/2019

article Another costly road repair bill possible near Horseshoe Casino
(Indiana) -- Wednesday's heavy rains didn't deter drivers on Highway 111 from reaching Horseshoe Casino in Harrison County. But the road here more than the rain...

5/25/2019

article November vote likely on Terre Haute casino referendum
(Indiana) -- Voters in western Indiana's Vigo County will likely decide this fall whether they will let plans for a new casino go forward. Voter approval of the...

5/21/2019

article Vigo County casino vote likely this fall
(Indiana) -- Vigo County voters likely will vote on a casino referendum in the fall. Members of the Vigo County Election Board on Friday discussed how that can happen...

5/20/2019

article Tribune-Star Editorial: Put a casino to the voters
(Indiana) -- When the municipal election rolls around every four years, Vigo County voters who don't live in the city of limits of Terre Haute (or West Terre Haute)...

5/18/2019

article County looks to put casino question on November ballot
(Indiana) -- Now that the state has paved the way for a casino to come to Vigo County, the next step is for the community to decide. That decision may be made this year...
article Terre Haute Casino Proposal Moving Forward as Local Officials Begin Planning November Vote
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino in Terre Haute, Indiana is becoming increasingly likely as Vigo County election officials move forward on holding a referendum this...
article Vigo County Election officials hope to put casino question on November ballot
(Indiana) -- Vigo County Election officials hope to put the casino referendum on the ballot in November. This is after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed off on the...

5/17/2019

article Vigo casino vote likely this fall
(Indiana) -- Vigo County voters likely will vote on a casino referendum in the fall. Members of the Vigo County Election Board on Friday discussed how that can happen...

5/16/2019

article Land-based casino rebranded as Caesars Southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- Caesar Entertainment's Horseshoe Southern Indiana land-based casino that's currently under construction is being rebranded as Caesars Southern...

5/15/2019

article Casino operators welcome changes in law, but most report a down April
(Indiana) -- Coming off a modest month in April, Northwest Indiana casino operators are gearing up for changes provided in a new bill, including the moving of one Gary...
article Full-service sportsbook coming with new facility and new name for Horseshoe Southern Indiana
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana will be renamed Caesars Southern Indiana later this year when its land-based facility opens, officials said Wednesday. The new...

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