Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana casinos have a few new rules to follow after Gov. Eric Holcomb’s latest COVID-19 executive order.

The regulations, imposed by the Indiana Gaming Commission, apply to casinos in counties labeled orange or red on the state’s color-coded map that measures the risk of COVID-19 spread.

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.

The session’s gaming bill passed the House Monday. But many supporters say they want a number of changes to the final version of the bill.

House Amends Gaming Bill, Seeks Transparency

Apr 11, 2019

After substantial changes were made to this session’s gaming bill, an amendment was added Thursday to increase transparency. It was in response to a report that Gov. Eric Holcomb had met privately with the Gary casino’s CEO.

The City of Terre Haute could get a casino, if citizens approve it in a public question. (WFIU/WTIU News)
Brandon Smith

A Senate committee Thursday tightened the reins a little on major changes to the state’s gaming industry.

Mishler Bill Throws Wrinkle Into Gaming Debate

Feb 14, 2019
Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) threw a wrinkle into this session's major gaming debate. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-Bremen) threw a wrinkle Thursday into this session’s major gaming debate.

A Senate gaming bill would allow Gary to move its existing casino off the waterfront to a more desirable location in the city. And it would allow an unused license in the city to go to Terre Haute, for a new casino there.