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Indiana Casinos Get Green Light From State To Reopen

Jun 9, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

 

Indiana’s casinos have been given the green light to reopen after COVID-19 shut them down for nearly three months.

The state Gaming Commission says they can open to the public – at reduced capacity – beginning June 15.

Alan Mbathi / IPB News

 

Employees from five casinos rallied in Indianapolis Friday, forming a “car caravan” around the Statehouse and Monument Circle. They urged lawmakers not to allow casinos to reopen until they’re given affordable health care and can ensure safety.

The Indiana Gaming Commission ordered the state’s casinos to close, effective Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Hoosiers bet about $48 million on sports online last month, the first time such wagers were legally possible in Indiana.

Online Sports Bets Now Available In Indiana

Oct 3, 2019

Online sports betting is now legally available in the Hoosier State.

Two providers began offering mobile wagers Thursday.

The Indiana Gaming Commission is now accepting proposals for a new Vigo County casino.

Sports wagering will be legal in Indiana in just about a month.

And the Indiana Gaming Commission has approved 13 locations in the state where Hoosiers can bet on sporting events.

Holcomb Signs Landmark Gambling Bill

May 8, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law Wednesday legislation that makes seismic shifts in Indiana’s gaming industry.

Major Gambling Bill Nears Its Final Form

Apr 22, 2019
The Indiana Statehouse (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Lawmakers are nearing the ultimate version of this session’s major gambling bill.

A controversial payday lending bill died on the House floor. A revenue forecast projects less money for lawmakers to work with in the new state budget. And a bill to create payouts for exonerated prisoners is headed to the governor.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

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