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Slot machine gaming increase in Indiana in spite of YOY decrease in revenues

Casinos in Northwest Indiana have seen a decrease in gaming revenues for the month of August, when compared to the same month last year. Despite the overall loss, slot machine gaming was up with a 2% increase, which is encouraging for operators.

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9/14/2017

article Land Ho: Indiana's Tropicana Evansville Riverboat Casino Moving Ashore
(Indiana) -- Tropicana Evansville announced last week it is officially opening its new land-based casino on Oct. 20, 2017. The first-ever riverboat casino in Indiana...

9/12/2017

article Slot machine gaming increase in Indiana in spite of YOY decrease in revenues
(Indiana) -- Casinos in Northwest Indiana have seen a decrease in gaming revenues for the month of August, when compared to the same month last year. Despite the overall...

9/10/2017

article Evansville casino moving to new on-shore site next month
(Indiana) -- The Evansville casino will open its new on-shore facility next month as it moves from the riverboat location it has occupied since 1995. Tropicana...

9/9/2017

article Casino revenue down slightly, but slot play up
(Indiana) -- Gaming revenue at Northwest Indiana casinos was down slightly in August as compared to a year ago, but an increase in slot machine play offered encouraging...

9/7/2017

article Indiana’s first casino to open in October
(Indiana) -- Indianans first land-based casino will be opening its doors to customers by the end of next month, according to Tropicana Evansville General Manager John...

9/5/2017

article Bye Bye Riverboat: New Tropicana to Open October 20
(Indiana) -- For more than 20 years it has floated on the banks of the Ohio River, calling Evansville home. The days aboard the old boat are numbered. Tropicana’s...
article Evansville Casino Set For October Opening
(Indiana) -- Indiana's first land-based casino will open to the public next month. Tropicana Evansville General Manager John Chaszar says the $50 million casino will...

8/28/2017

article Indiana Lottery earns a profit despite decrease in sales
(Indiana) -- Financial results show that the Indiana lottery's private operator still generated income for the state despite a slight dip in revenue. Financial...

8/11/2017

article Northwest Indiana casino revenue down for July year-over-year
(Indiana) -- A less-than-favorable calendar worked against Northwest Indiana's casinos in July, resulting in a roughly 2.5 percent drop in revenues compared to the...

7/19/2017

article Crooks Armed With Baseball Bats Attack Near Horseshoe Casino: Police
(Indiana) -- Police believe a group of five young men is responsible for a crime spree in Indiana that started early Tuesday morning and left some patrons at the...

7/16/2017

article Northwest Indiana casinos see year-over-year revenue increase for June
(Indiana) -- Last week, the Indiana Gaming Commission released the monthly revenue report for casinos in Indiana, with the five casinos in the Northwest region of the...

7/12/2017

article Northwest Indiana casino revenue up 6%
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s casinos reported strong performance in the month of June, increasing their gaming revenue to $75.2m, according to the Indiana...

7/11/2017

article Casinos produce strong June with tax changes on horizon
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos posted a strong month of June, increasing their gaming revenue to $75.2 million, nearly 6 percent more than a year ago. It...

6/21/2017

article Council considers adjustments to racino spending
(Indiana) -- Shelby County is a little behind on a plan to create $5 million in savings from racino money, County Councilman Terry Smith (R - 3rd District) said. However...

5/18/2017

article Midwest Casinos Post Declining Revenues in April
(Indiana) -- According to the latest results, casinos located in the Midwest state of Northwest Indiana, and in the City of Detroit in Michigan saw their revenues...
article Indiana Casinos Rejoice over New Law Kicking Admissions Tax to Curb
(Indiana) -- House Bill 1350, introduced in January by State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Hamilton County), eliminates a longstanding $3 admissions tax that casinos have been...

5/17/2017

article Indiana Poker Rooms Rake $1.5 Million Last Month
(Indiana) -- The 125 poker tables in the state of Indiana raked a combined $1.54 million last month, according to figures from state gambling regulators. That was down...

5/16/2017

article Indiana blames VGT's for downfall in casino revenue
(Indiana) -- Dan Nita, senior vice president and general manager at Horseshoe Hammond, blamed competition from video gaming machines in bars and other businesses in...

5/15/2017

article Casino revenues drop almost 7 percent in April
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos saw their revenues sink in April compared with the same month last year. The five casinos together took in $80.79 million in...
article Casinos see jackpot with new tax law
(Indiana) -- New legislation that changes the way Indiana casinos are taxed is drawing praise from area casino operators, who said it should result in some cost savings...

5/11/2017

article Casinos have rough ride in April
(Indiana) -- The Region's casinos weren't able to build on March's momentum in April, taking in 6.4 percent less in gaming win last month than the same month...
article Casinos see jackpot with new casino tax law
(Indiana) -- New legislation that changes the way Indiana casinos are taxed is drawing praise from area casino operators, who said it should result in some cost savings...
article Donald Trump Has a Shady Casino History in Jlin’s Hometown of Gary, Indiana
(Indiana) -- When talking about the overwhelming support for Donald Trump in her home state of Indiana, the experimental electronic musician Jlin draws a parallel to the...

5/2/2017

article Indiana counties delay bill
(Indiana) -- Whilst Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is about to sign a new gaming legislation, representatives of local counties that host casinos and gaming centers have...

4/23/2017

article Ameristar celebrates 20 years in E.C.
(Indiana) -- Two decades after sailing into the East Chicago Marina and after several ownership changes and rebrandings, Ameristar Casino and Hotel continues to navigate...

4/17/2017

article Poker rooms in Indiana report gainings
(Indiana) -- State gambling regulators released the monthly report where the 135 poker tables collected a combined US$1.8 million in March. Compared to the same period a...

4/15/2017

article Casino revenues up in March
(Indiana) -- March revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos together jumped just over 1 percent over the same month last year, the first monthly year-over-year...

4/14/2017

article Indiana Casino Poker Rooms Rake $1.8M In March
(Indiana) -- The 125 poker tables in the state of Indiana raked a combined $1.8 million last month, according to figures from state gambling regulators. That was more or...

4/13/2017

article Spring brings upturn to Indiana’s casinos
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana‘s casinos are beginning to thaw after experiencing a deep freeze for months, as March saw an increase in their gaming revenue to $90...

4/11/2017

article Construction Continues on Tropicana's Land-Based Casino
(Indiana) -- Construction on one of the largest projects going on in downtown Evansville is still ongoing. Crews have finished installing the steel skeleton of Tropicana...

4/10/2017

article Casinos enjoy positive start to spring
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos emerged from winter with a winning month of March, increasing their gaming revenue from a year ago to $90.7 million.

4/6/2017

article Blue Chip's cutting edge slot floor keeps players engaged
(Indiana) -- A big take-away from a recent visit to Blue Chip Casino, Resort & Spa in Michigan City had me marveling at the tremendous effort it takes to keep a...
article Indiana lawmakers seek answers for struggling casino industry
(Indiana) -- The casino industry of Indiana has been suffering for more than a decade and lawmakers of the state have been trying for some time to keep the struggling...

3/30/2017

article Local Cities Again Asked To Share In Pain Of Casino Business Decline
(Indiana) -- House Bill 1350 had at one point been stripped of a provision that could affect the amount of money the state gives to casino host communities such as...

3/27/2017

article Ex-Dealer at Indiana Casino Charged With Cheating, Theft
(Indiana) -- A former dealer at East Chicago's Ameristar Casino is accused of bilking the casino out of an estimated $26,000. Forty-five-year-old Li Rong Gao of...

3/25/2017

article Reeling casinos seek breaks from Statehouse
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers are working to keep afloat the state’s crippled casino industry in an effort to shore up declining tax revenue and spur investment.

3/8/2017

article February drop caps sluggish winter for casinos
(Indiana) -- A year ago, local casino operators were celebrating the end of a winning winter with a 6 percent jump in gaming revenue in February, their third consecutive...

2/22/2017

article Frye Amendment To Casino Tax Bill Will Help Local Governments
(Indiana) -- It appears that state legislators representing Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun and other casino host communities across Indiana have succeeded in once again...

2/20/2017

article Despite Terre Haute Casino Defeat, Red Lines on Gambling Fading to Gray
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino for Terre Haute is dead for the year, but future gambling bills might face a less hostile audience from the governor's office than in...
article Indiana lobbies against casino tax breaks
(Indiana) -- As Indiana State’s legislators are considering approving the casino tax regulation House Bill 1350, regional governments of LaPorte County and...
article Slot machines or phone chargers? Lawsuit could determine future of ‘gasinos’
(Indiana) -- We've all been there. Your phone is running out of juice and you forgot your charging cable. What if you could pay to charge your phone at the gas...

2/18/2017

article LaPorte County hiring casino lobbyist
(Indiana) -- LaPorte County and Michigan City are teaming up to hire a lobbyist to again fight proposed tax breaks for casinos that would come out of their pockets.

2/16/2017

article Terre Haute casino bill ends in tie vote; dead until next legislative session
(Indiana) -- Wednesday’s vote by the Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee on a bill that would allow a satellite casino in Terre Haute ended in a tie, rendering...

2/15/2017

article No dice: Casino bill dies in committee
(Indiana) -- A pair of fives dealt a fatal blow to efforts to locate a casino in Terre Haute. The 5-5 vote Wednesday of the 10-member Indiana Senate Public Policy...
article Senate panel fails to advance Terre Haute casino bill
(Indiana) -- An Indiana Senate panel on Wednesday did not advance a bill that would have allowed a casino to open in Terre Haute. Republican state Sen. Jon Ford’s...
article Terre Haute Casino Bill Fails To Pass Senate Commitee
(Indiana) -- Plans to build a casino in Terre Haute are on hold indefinitely after lawmakers voted against the proposal Tuesday. Senate Bill 354 would have move unused...

2/11/2017

article Terre Haute residents split on casino
(Indiana) -- This week city council voted to approve plans for a casino in Terre Haute. But before it’s heard in committee in the Indiana statehouse, residents...

2/10/2017

article Casino Resolution Passes; Loan from Redevelopment Fails
(Indiana) -- Despite some of the opposition surrounding a casino coming to Terre Haute, the city council passed the resolution, advancing it to the state level.
article City Council Supports Casino And Loan To Cover Short Falls
(Indiana) -- The big topics at the Terre Haute City Council meeting Thursday night was a possible casino and loans to cover temporary budget shortfalls.
article City Council votes in favor of casino to Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- City hall was packed with residents in Terre Haute tonight. The majority of the people were there for one reason – the debate on bringing a casino to...

2/9/2017

article Casinos could start paying less in taxes
(Indiana) -- Indiana lawmakers have eased the burden of a proposed casino tax change on local and state government, but they would still lose money if a House bill...
article House Panel Passes Casino Tax Bill; Amended To Give Local Gov’ts Time To Adjust
(Indiana) -- A bill in the Indiana House affecting casino host communities’ gaming revenue underwent at least one positive change Wednesday.
article Indiana Casino Tax Change to Impact Local Communities
(Indiana) -- Local communities across the state of Indiana stand to lose $18 million in annual funds under a new piece of legislation currently being considered by state...

2/8/2017

article Gambling opponent says Terre Haute can do better than casino
(Indiana) -- Casinos are “a naked money grab by local government and powerful gambling interests” and Terre Haute can do better, a leading gambling opponent...
article Group in opposition to casino holds community forum
(Indiana) -- A proposed development in Terre Haute meets opposition Tuesday. Senate Bill 354 would allow Full House Resorts to establish a casino here.

2/7/2017

article Local group says no to Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- A local group of residents organized as Casino Free Vigo County will be hosting a public forum at the public library at 7 p.m. Feb. 7. During the forum Vigo...

2/6/2017

article Terre Haute Casino Faces Multiple Obstacles
(Indiana) -- A plan to let Terre Haute open Indiana' 13th casino faces a tough road ahead, even if it passes the Senate. The owners of Rising Star Casino in Rising...
article “All in on Terre Haute:” Full House Resorts’ plans for Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- Last week, the Indiana Senate committee on Public Policy heard testimony on Senate Bill 354. If passed, this bill would allow Full House Resorts to...

2/4/2017

article Indiana Casinos’ Unusual $3 Admission Tax Might Be Headed for Exit Soon
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos might soon be allowed to eliminate the $3 admission fee per patron they’re currently forced to impose on visitors. That’s the...

2/3/2017

article Terre Haute Residents Weigh In On Proposed Casino
(Indiana) -- The Terre Haute City Council allowed the public to weigh in on a proposed casino for the area that is being pushed in the state legislature.

2/2/2017

article Terre Haute casino could keep Hoosiers gambling in Indiana, supporters say
(Indiana) -- A bill that would allow a new casino to open in Terre Haute could help keep Indiana gamblers from going to Illinois to spend their money, supporters said...

2/1/2017

article SEI Casino Revenues Went Up In ’16
(Indiana) -- Southeastern Indiana riverboat casinos saw a more profitable 2016, even though fewer people visited them. The three local casinos – Hollywood Casino...
article State casino tax changes could cost Region governments
(Indiana) -- A House committee is considering changes to the distribution of gaming taxes that could reduce the revenues received by local governments throughout...
article Lawmakers consider Terre Haute casino
(Indiana) -- While talks of a casino coming to Indianapolis appear stalled, lawmakers are considering approving a casino near the western border of the state.

1/30/2017

article Professors challenge wording of casino poll
(Indiana) -- While not challenging the results, a veteran pollster and a college professor who was surveyed say a recent poll about a proposed Terre Haute casino appears...

1/27/2017

article Vigo County casino bill to get first hearing next week
(Indiana) -- It is unclear just how much support exists at the Statehouse for legislation that would allow a casino in Terre Haute, but a committee hearing has been...

1/26/2017

article Proposed legislation for new Indiana casino to be scrutinized by committee
(Indiana) -- In Indiana, recently-proposed legislation that would permit the city of Terre Haute to host a casino complete with up to 700 slots and 17 gaming tables has...

1/25/2017

article Poll done for casino developer shows local support
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts on Wednesday released the results of a survey it commissioned that found local support for its efforts to develop a casino in Terre Haute...

1/24/2017

article Chamber Supports Casino
(Indiana) -- The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has released a statement supporting the idea of bringing a casino to the city. The Chamber's Board of Directors...

1/22/2017

article Would a casino boost Vigo County's economy?
(Indiana) -- With gaming revenues down by nearly two-thirds since 2009, Rising Star Casino and Resort, Indiana's smallest casino, is using only half of its...

1/21/2017

article Evidence linking casino to crime, bankruptcy lacking
(Indiana) -- As casinos have sprouted up around the country, industry critics have raised questions about increased crime, gambling addiction and personal bankruptcy,...

1/20/2017

article Suburbs see growth in tax revenue from video gambling
(Illinois) -- Most south and southwest suburbs that allow video gambling saw tax revenue generated by the machines increase last year, according to new figures from the...

1/19/2017

article Vigo County Approves Resolution Endorsing Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- The commissioners in western Indiana’s Vigo County have unanimously endorsed the idea of bringing a casino to Terre Haute. Tuesday’s vote in...

1/18/2017

article Indiana county commissioners endorse Terre Haute casino plan
(Indiana) -- Vigo County’s commissioners have unanimously endorsed the idea of bringing a casino to Terre Haute, despite local opposition. The three commissioners...

1/17/2017

article Commissioners unanimously approve resolution in support of a casino in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Vigo County Commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution supporting the location of a casino in Terre Haute. It says the community "would benefit...

1/16/2017

article Snow freezes Indiana casino revenues
(Indiana) -- The snowy weather in the Northeastern part of the United States has dampen the revenues of several casinos in December. Citing the recent Indiana Gaming...

1/13/2017

article Mayor Bennett Optimistic About Proposed Terre Haute Casino
(Indiana) -- Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett says he’s optimistic about the possible revenue and employment a proposed casino could bring to the city.

1/12/2017

article Chicago a good bet for NWI's casinos
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casino industry illustrates in spades the Region's place in both the Hoosier state and the Chicago metropolis. The official...

1/10/2017

article Grinch steals NWI casinos' December
(Indiana) -- A difficult December for casinos left gaming revenue at Northwest Indiana's down for the year. Revenue figures published Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming...

1/6/2017

article Tribune-Star Editorial: Gambling not a sure thing
(Indiana) -- Casino might bring benefits to Terre Haute, but how much? When a local economy is stagnant, any new initiative to spark business interests or job creation...

12/25/2016

article Terre Haute Senator wants casino in Vigo County
(Indiana) -- A state senator from Terre Haute says he will author a bill in the 2017 legislative session authorizing construction of a casino in the Vigo County city....

12/24/2016

article State senator proposes casino for Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- A state lawmaker wants to clear the way for a casino in Terre Haute. Republican Sen. Jon Ford is proposing legislation to move unused games held by the...

12/23/2016

article Casino funds cover shortfall, Gary road projects
(Indiana) -- Gary Common Council members have approved covering a shortfall of almost $50,000 in Youth Services Bureau programs with casino funds. City Controller Celita...
article Lawmaker Suggests Moving Some Rising Star Casino Games To Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Unused slot machines and table games at Rising Star Casino in Rising Sun could be moved to western Indiana if a state lawmaker has his way. State Senator...

12/22/2016

article State Sen. Ford to propose bill for possible casino in Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) announced he will author a bill during the 2017 legislative session that would permit the construction of a new gaming...

12/21/2016

article Sen. Ford Proposes Casino For Terre Haute
(Indiana) -- Indiana State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) announced on Wednesday that he will author a bill during the 2017 legislative session that would permit the...

12/20/2016

article Ameristar Casino, patrons OK to pursue lawsuit accusing union of targeting, harassing customers
(Indiana) -- A federal judge has cleared an East Chicago casino and a group of its customers to proceed with a lawsuit against a union, saying the union’s actions...

12/16/2016

article Report: Capital investment key to Indiana casino success
(Indiana) -- The future of casino gambling is anything but a roll of the dice. According to a report conducted for The Casino Association of Indiana, operational changes...

12/9/2016

article NWI casino revenue even in November
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana casinos' gambling win in November barely exceeded last year's, but the month's 0.2 percent increase broke a streak of six...

12/7/2016

article Horseshoe's The Eatery adds to casino's food offerings
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Casino will add burgers, pizza, sandwiches and desserts to its food offerings with the Dec. 14 opening of The Eatery, a $5 million food hall...

11/16/2016

article Horseshoe Southern Indiana to undergo $13 million hotel renovation
(Indiana) -- Horseshoe Southern Indiana soon will undergo a major renovation that had been delayed. The hotel and casino, located in Elizabeth, Ind., said Wednesday that...

11/12/2016

article Northwest Indiana Casinos Negatively Impacted By Cubs’ World Series Win
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana casinos rely heavily on Chicago crowds, but city residents largely stayed put in October as they watched their Cubbies make a historic run...

11/11/2016

article Cubs to blame for casino revenue decline in Indiana
(Indiana) -- The five casinos in Northwest Indiana together took in USD 77.6M in revenues last month, a 5 percent drop from the USD 80.72M in revenues collected during...

11/10/2016

article NWI casino revenue down in October
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos spun triple sevens in October, winning $77.7 million at their gaming tables and slot machines. But that number continued...
article State Casino Profit Declines
(Indiana) -- Monthly gaming revenue at Indiana casinos dropped in October. The Indiana Gaming Commission is reporting profit of $164.4 million, compared to $170.5...

11/7/2016

article Inside the rebound planned at Rising Star
(Indiana) -- Twenty years ago, the casino in Rising Sun, Indiana was the sole player in Cincinnati's gambling market. But two months after the former Grand Victoria...

11/6/2016

article Decade of casino income has revived heart of Orange County
(Indiana) -- After years of debate in the Statehouse and among Orange County residents about the value and the risk of bringing casino gambling back to revitalize the...

11/4/2016

article Can Christmas save the region's first casino?
(Indiana) -- After years of declining visits and increasing competition, Rising Star Casino Resort is betting on a Christmas miracle to boost its bottom line.

11/3/2016

article Orange County hit the jackpot with French Lick casino
(Indiana) -- They no longer come to French Lick for the waters — unless it’s the water park up the hill from the famous resort that became known for the...

10/21/2016

article Casinos see dip in admissions, revenue in September
(Indiana) -- Indiana casinos saw both attendance and revenue declines in September compared to last year, according to a revenue report. The Indiana Gaming Commission...

10/14/2016

article Push for gaming terminals renewed in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Ahead of the next legislative session, efforts are being renewed to allow video gaming terminals in Indiana. A coalition of advocacy groups, including the...

10/13/2016

article Businesses in Indiana want state legislators to amend gaming law to allow gaming in bars and clubs
(Indiana) -- A Video Gaming Coalition made up of trade groups in Indiana hosted a special event at the Patrician Banquet Center on October 12 to promote and push for the...

10/12/2016

article Business groups lobbying for video gambling legalization
(Indiana) -- Trade groups dubbing themselves the Video Gaming Coalition hosted more than 40 area business people Wednesday afternoon at the Patrician Banquet Center as...

10/11/2016

article NWI casino revenue drops slightly in September
(Indiana) -- Region casinos won slightly less at their tables and slot machines in September than they did a year ago, and their year-to-date win remains nearly 2...

9/13/2016

article Groups push for Indiana to legalize casino-like gambling in bars, other establishments
(Indiana) -- The electronic games you play at the casino could be coming to your neighborhood, if some lobbying groups have their way. The Indiana Amusement and Music...
article Groups push for legalize gambling terminals in Indiana bars
(Indiana) -- Casino-like gambling terminals in bars may become available in bars in the state of Indiana if lobby group succeeds in its legalization campaign.
article Editorial: More gambling on the way
(Indiana) -- If you think Indiana headed for the moral dumpster the first time it authorized charities to raise money through Bingo, then you’re really not going...

9/12/2016

article Indiana video gambling fans to plan legislative strategy
(Indiana) -- Advocates of legalized video gambling in Indiana will plot legislative strategy this week in Indianapolis. The (Evansville) Courier-Press reports (http://...

9/9/2016

article Summer doldrums continue for Region casinos
(Indiana) -- A summertime slump in gambling revenue continued at Region casinos in August, when the four lakeshore casinos took in 5 percent less than the same month a...

9/8/2016

article Summer doldrums continue for Region casinos
(Indiana) -- A summertime slump in gambling revenue continued at Region casinos in August, when the four lakeshore casinos took in 5 percent less than the same month a...

8/31/2016

article Vaping firms, casino company have surprising ties
(Indiana) -- Centaur Gaming isn’t a licensed player in the e-liquid industry that produces the “juice” used in electronic cigarettes in Indiana. But...

8/18/2016

article Meeting set for proposed legalized video gaming bill
(Indiana) -- The issue of whether Indiana should legalize video gaming machines is rearing its head again. A coalition is holding meetings around the state on the topic...

8/17/2016

article Lapel to use gambling tax revenue to pay for new officer, police cars
(Indiana) -- Instead of raising taxes, town officials plan to use tax revenue from the county’s casino to afford the salary of the police department’s new K9...

8/4/2016

article Jack Binion a pivotal force in history of gaming in Hammond
(Indiana) -- This year marks the 20th anniversary of state sanctioned Las Vegas style casino gambling in Hammond. Owned by Caesars Entertainment (Harrah’s...

7/20/2016

article Evansville casino breaks ground on land-based operation
(Indiana) -- An Evansville riverboat casino has broken ground on its $50 million land-based operation. Tropicana Evansville not only held a ceremonial groundbreaking...

7/12/2016

article Work set to start on new Evansville onshore casino
(Indiana) -- The Tropicana Evansville casino says it will break ground next week on a $50 million facility that will be the first of Indiana's riverboat casinos to...

7/11/2016

article Work set to start on new Evansville onshore casino
(Indiana) -- The Tropicana Evansville casino says it will break ground next week on a $50 million facility that will be the first of Indiana's riverboat casinos to...
article Prosecutor Will Seek Justice for Racing Horse Shocked by Trainer
(Indiana) -- Secreted away in the racing horse stalls at the Harrison County, Ind., Fairgrounds, one innocent horse experienced something painful and terrifying in May...

7/9/2016

article Casinos' June trend continues with swoon
(Indiana) -- A typically soft month for the casinos was made even softer in June with a number of guests leaving richer and happier, two local casino operators said...
article Difficult June leaves casinos down for first half of 2016
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos had a second rough month in a row in June as overall gaming revenue dropped 6.9 percent compared to the same month a year...

7/8/2016

article Another Decline in State Gaming Revenue
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission says monthly revenue at Indiana casinos dropped in June. The state reports adjusted gross revenue was $170 million, down from...

6/30/2016

article EDITORIAL: NWI gaming is asset, not lifeline
(Indiana) -- The $20 billion in revenue and $1.7 billion in tax payments to Region local government proves the gaming industry was a key component to Northwest Indiana...

6/27/2016

article Casinos have paid $1.7B to local governments
(Indiana) -- While most Region residents probably have lost a few bucks at the boats over the past 20 years, ultimately they still are way ahead, thanks to taxes and...
article Lake County casinos generated $1.4B for local government
(Indiana) -- State records show that local governments in Lake County have collected nearly $1.4 billion in payments from four casinos in northwestern Indiana since 1996...
article Horseshoe Casino Reopens After Power Outage
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond is open now after being shut down for more than 12 hours because of a power outage that started Sunday afternoon. It is...

6/26/2016

article Coming Sunday: Casinos turn 20 in NWI
(Indiana) -- In the 20 years since casinos came to the Region, they have seen ups and downs. Recent years have brought new competition from Illinois slots and even...
article Gamble on casino jobs pays off for many Region residents
(Indiana) -- Twenty years ago, Patricia Winkfield took a leap of faith. Working as a hair stylist, she was a single mother. Then she ran into someone working for Donald...

6/24/2016

article State poised to reap record lottery payout
(Indiana) -- The Hoosier Lottery is having a banner year, thanks in part to this winter’s record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot mania and other efforts to better...

6/12/2016

article Gamble on casinos paying off 20 years later
(Indiana) -- When Donald Trump, Don Barden and the owners of the Empress, the original Hammond casino, began courting local officials in the early 1990s about building...

6/8/2016

article Casinos absorb double-digit decline in May
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos took a double-digit dip in year-over-year gaming revenue in May, down 10 percent, to $79.3 million, in wagering winnings as...

5/27/2016

article Casino exec seeks expanded gambling in Indiana while making few friends
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts CEO Dan Lee — whose plan to build a casino on former airport land was rejected last year — hasn't given up on...
article Rising Star Casino seeks ferry approval
(Indiana) -- Full House Resorts Inc., the parent company of Rising Star Casino in Indiana, has applied for a conditional use permit to construct a ferry boat ramp on...

5/16/2016

article Online Horse Race Betting May Remain Legal, Gambling Expansion Possible
(Illinois) -- Online betting on horse-races would continue to be legal in Illinois, under legislation advancing at the state capitol. That's despite concerns of anti...

5/10/2016

article Five arrested in Gaming Commission sting in Columbus
(Indiana) -- Five people have been arrested and a sixth is being sought in a sting operation by the Indiana Gaming Commission. The investigation, which began during...
article Casino revenues up 3.5 percent in April
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casino industry is continuing to see growth in 2016, posting a 3.5 percent increase in collective revenues in April compared to the...
article Northwest Indiana casinos continue to impress
(Indiana) -- The five casinos in northwest Indiana continued their strong performance in April after posting a 3.2% increase year-on-year in monthly gaming revenues to $...

5/9/2016

article NWI casinos hit jackpot in April
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana’s casinos continued their relatively strong year in April with gaming revenues growing 3.2 percent compared to the same month a year...

5/8/2016

article Evansville looks to casino rents for redevelopment project
(Indiana) -- Evansville elected leaders will again consider a plan to tear down blighted and vacant buildings across the city. The Evansville Courier & Press reports...

4/29/2016

article Business Insider: Task force on roads has serious hole to fill
(Indiana) -- You should forgive Statehouse observers for their skepticism when lawmakers included a large study committee as part of the stopgap transportation funding...

4/28/2016

article Judge OKs sale of East Chicago gambling boat to trust
(Indiana) -- A Lake County judge has upheld a ruling by the Indiana Gaming Commission allowing Pinnacle Entertainment to sell the Ameristar Casino gambling boat in East...

4/27/2016

article Judge allows Ameristar deal to proceed
(Indiana) -- A Lake County judge on Wednesday cleared a potential road block in Pinnacle Entertainment's deal to sell its real estate assets, including Ameristar...
article Union opposes Ameristar's plan to sell casino, lease it back
(Indiana) -- A labor union that represents some workers at the Ameristar Casino in East Chicago is asking a judge to review the Indiana Gaming Commission's approval...

4/11/2016

article Rising Star Casino Revenues Improve In 1Q
(Indiana) -- For perhaps the first time since before the economic recession of 2008, Rising Star Casino Resort has seen its quarterly gaming revenue increase. The...

4/9/2016

article Casino revenue takes slight dip in March
(Indiana) -- After a strong start to the year, area casinos had a slight drop in gaming revenue in March as compared to a year ago. The Lake Michigan-based casinos had a...
article Indiana Posts Increase in March Casino Revenue
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission, known to be the state gambling regulator, posted information about the revenue generated by the state’s 13 gambling...

4/8/2016

article Gaming Revenue Rises in March
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission says monthly revenue at Indiana casinos increased in March. The state reports adjusted gross revenue was $199 million,...
article Pulliam: No casinos, no Donald Trump
(Indiana) -- Without casinos, would we have Donald Trump running for president? Probably not. About 30 years ago casinos were confined to places like Las Vegas and...

3/27/2016

article Michigan City on the cusp of resurgence
(Indiana) -- Gone are the days when practically anybody could find a good paying blue collar job here. For several years, the building blocks for a comeback have been...

3/26/2016

article National Labor Relation Board files federal complaint against Ameristar Casino East Chicago
(Indiana) -- The Ameristar Casino of East Chicago has been accused to breaking over 20 labor law violations in a federal complaint filed by the National Labor Relation...

3/17/2016

article Gary Council OKs use of casino funds for charity
(Indiana) -- The Common Council in Gary approved a pair of measures this week that will give its members money to support charitable projects and to increase the...

3/10/2016

article Region casinos close winter with strong gains
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos saw their gaming revenue leap about 6 percent in February as compared to the same month a year ago, marking the third...

2/27/2016

article State approval paves way for Ameristar property sale
(Indiana) -- Indiana regulators have approved a plan by Ameristar Casino East Chicago owner Pinnacle Entertainment to sell its real property to real estate investment...

2/25/2016

article Evansville casino to be first riverboat to move on land
(Indiana) -- The first of Indiana’s riverboat casinos is now moving onshore. The owner of Evansville's casino now has state permission to move from its current...

2/24/2016

article Indiana board approves onshore casino for Evansville
(Indiana) -- The owner of Evansville's casino now has state permission to move from its current riverboat docked along the Ohio River to a new $50 million onshore...

2/18/2016

article Ameristar's new high limit room a difference maker
(Indiana) -- When it comes to selecting a casino destination for a gambling outing, the inventories of slot machines and table games the individual properties house more...

2/15/2016

article Horseshoe casino names new general manager
(Indiana) -- The Horseshoe Southern Indiana casino today named Brad Seigel as its new senior vice president and general manager.
article State casinos see handhelds in the future
(Indiana) -- Casino companies with Indiana operations know they have to mix gaming up to attract millennials. Indiana lawmakers a couple years ago approved legislation...

2/14/2016

article Bats not likely to disrupt plans for casino near South Bend
(Indiana) -- A new federal rule protecting a threatened bat species isn't expected to hinder plans for a $400 million tribal casino complex near South Bend. Plans...

2/12/2016

article Gaming commission to take action on Tropicana's plans for land-based casino
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission is set to take action on Tropicana's plans for a land-based casino. By law, the commission must approve Tropicana's...

2/10/2016

article Casinos start 2016 on a high note
(Indiana) -- The Region's casinos began the year with across-the-board gains, collectively taking in $79.2 million in gambling revenue in January, up 4.2 percent...

2/7/2016

article Gary casino studies sites for land-based gambling facility
(Indiana) -- The owners of northwestern Indiana’s Majestic Star Casino are moving ahead with plans to replace its aging casino riverboats with a land-based...

2/5/2016

article State revenue remains on target through January
(Indiana) -- Tax collections are nearly exactly what Indiana budget officials predicted when crafting the state's two-year spending plan last spring.
article Centaur V.P. of Racing Brian Elmore to retire
(Indiana) -- Centaur Gaming announced Monday that Brian Elmore, vice president of racing, will retire on Friday, Feb. 26 after more than 40 years in the racing industry...

1/11/2016

article NWI casino revenues on even keel in 2015
(Indiana) -- A strong December helped Northwest Indiana's casinos close 2015 with gaming revenue nearly matching 2014's total. A 3.3 percent increase in the...
article Michigan City eyes casino funds for scholarships
(Indiana) -- Michigan City may follow Hammond's lead in using casino money to provide college scholarships. It's an idea to improve the quality of the Michigan...

1/9/2016

article December gives casinos positive year-end
(Indiana) -- Fair weather helped Northwest Indiana's casinos have a better December than they did a year ago. The four casinos had a gambling win of about $82.9...

1/8/2016

article Area casinos end the year on a high note
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's five casinos ended 2015 on a positive note, with four casinos posting increased year-over-year revenues in December and a fifth...

12/30/2015

article Casino makes children the stars with donation
(Indiana) -- Majestic Star Casino & Hotel partnered this year with Rudy Clay Jr. and Christine Clay, the son and widow of the late Gary Mayor Rudy Clay Sr., to...

12/10/2015

article Monthly Casino Revenue Decreases
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission says monthly revenue dipped in November. The state reports adjusted gross revenue was $155 million, compared to $170 million...

12/8/2015

article Casinos blame weather, calendar for sluggish November
(Indiana) -- An unusual heavy November snowfall and uncooperative calendar stacked the cards against Northwest Indiana's five casinos in November, causing their...
article Weather and calendar cause November revenue drop for casinos
(Indiana) -- November was a mixed bag for Northwest Indiana casinos, with combined year-over-year revenue dropping about 6 percent, but with results ranging from a 9...

11/30/2015

article Tropicana Entertainment Plans $50M Casino in Indiana
(Indiana) -- Tropicana Entertainment plans to replace its riverboat casino in Evansville with a new land-based multi-purpose gaming and entertainment development.

11/27/2015

article How to expand gambling without seeming to
(Indiana) -- Today’s semantics quiz: If your state has become dependent on the tax revenue from casino gambling, but you want your constituents to think you’...

11/26/2015

article Evansville casino takes lead to better compete
(Indiana) -- The Tropicana Evansville casino will move from its riverboat docked along the Ohio River to a new $50 million on­shore facility under a plan announced...
article Gary eyes casino funds to make Genesis Center payroll
(Indiana) -- Gary city officials want to use money from the city's share of casino revenues to ensure they can meet the payroll of the staff that works at the...

11/24/2015

article Evansville riverboat owner plans new on-shore casino
(Indiana) -- The Tropicana Evansville casino will move from its current riverboat docked along the Ohio River to a new $50 million onshore facility under a plan...

11/16/2015

article Bell to lead casino group
(Indiana) -- Former northeast Indiana lawmaker Matt Bell has been tapped to take over as president of the Casino Association of Indiana. Bell left the Indiana House in...

11/10/2015

article October casino revenues dip over 2014
(Indiana) -- Year-over-year monthly admissions and revenues for Northwest Indiana's five casinos dipped in October, continuing the trend of being up slightly one...

11/9/2015

article NWI casino revenues take an October fall
(Indiana) -- The gambling win at Northwest Indiana's casinos was off slightly in October from one year ago, according to a monthly report issued Monday by the...

10/21/2015

article Horseshoe Tops Hollywood In Quarterly Revenue; Belterra Sees Increase
(Indiana) -- Southeast Indiana’s three riverboats continue to see less and less gamblers, but one riverboat continues to see an increase in revenue.

10/9/2015

article Indiana Casinos Post Slight Increase in September Revenue
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission posted on Thursday information about the revenue generated by the state’s thirteen gambling venues in September 2015.

10/8/2015

article Casino revenues inch upward in September
(Indiana) -- Year-over-year revenues for Northwest Indiana's five casinos were relatively flat in September, having received a boost from the Labor Day weekend but...
article NWI casino revenues ride on even keel
(Indiana) -- Gaming revenue at Northwest Indiana's five casinos was off slightly in September as compared to September 2014. The casinos' "win" for...

9/30/2015

article NCAI and NIGA React to Conduct of Indiana Legislature
(Indiana) -- The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced today that the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the National Indian Gaming Association (...

9/11/2015

article Region's casino revenues remain flat, report finds
(Indiana) -- Casino revenues remained relatively flat in August on both the local and state levels. In Northwest Indiana, the region's five casinos raked in $80.51...

9/9/2015

article August casino revenue down in an up-and-down 2015
(Indiana) -- Gambling revenue at Northwest Indiana's casinos dipped in August as compared to 2014, but together the first eight months of 2015 are level with last...

8/17/2015

article New leadership at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
(Indiana) -- Times are changing for Centaur Gaming's two Indiana properties, and so are staff. Jahnae Erpenbach is the new vice president and general manager of...

8/15/2015

article Casino ferry plan delayed, not sunk
(Ohio) -- Rising Star Casino's parent company's plan to re-establish ferry service between Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky has run aground – for...

8/14/2015

article Editorial: Yes, this would be an expansion of gambling
(Indiana) -- And if you're for it, please remember the human costs that come with it. The General Assembly has been reluctant to approve further growth of gambling,...

8/13/2015

article Las Vegas developer proposes casino by Indianapolis airport
(Indiana) -- A Las Vegas-based casino developer has proposed a deal to Indiana and Indianapolis officials if they let Rising Sun Casino Resort move half of its 1,400...

8/12/2015

article Casino Operator Floats Indy Airport Proposal, But GOP Leaders Skeptical
(Indiana) -- A proposal to move 700 gaming positions from Rising Sun to a new casino in Indianapolis may have more support in Rising Sun than in Indy. Rising Sun Casino...
article Lanane: Indy based casino 'terrible' for Anderson
(Indiana) -- Centaur Gaming expressed opposition to a proposed Indianapolis-based casino Tuesday after plans for the casino and retail center near the Indianapolis...

8/11/2015

article Casino proposal would bring $650 million complex to Indianapolis
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino could transform the vacant land near the old Indianapolis airport terminal. A Las Vegas company is unveiling its proposal for a $650...
article Developer may face long odds bringing casino to Indy
(Indiana) -- A proposal to put an ornately designed casino on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport faces a steep and uncertain regulatory path before its...
article Las Vegas company proposes $650 million Indianapolis casino
(Indiana) -- Las Vegas-based casino operator Full House Resorts wants to build a $650 million resort development near Indianapolis and is willing to give up half the...
article Lawmakers cool to airport casino plan
(Indiana) -- An Indianapolis casino is part of a new proposal to develop abandoned property near the old airport terminal. It’s a $650 million plan that includes a...
article Local casino could lose half of its slot machines and table games
(Indiana) -- A local casino could lose half its slot machines and table games. The changes to Rising Star in Rising Sun were part of a proposal from its parent company....

8/10/2015

article Casinos show growth in gambling revenue
(Indiana) -- Northwest Indiana's casinos showed robust growth in gambling revenue in July, both in month-to-month and annual terms. The five casinos had $85.5...
article Tropicana's July visitation down, gambling revenue up
(Indiana) -- Tropicana Evansville saw a decline in visitors last month, but it also saw an increase in gambling revenue. The casino reported gambling revenues of $10.9...
article Vegas developer wants to put casino, upscale retail near Indy airport
(Indiana) -- The owner of the Rising Sun Casino Resort has a deal for the Indiana legislature and Indianapolis city officials: Support the move of half of Rising Sun...

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