Terre Haute casino agreement moves to state commission; Harrison County land-based casino to open this month

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(WEHT) – Two casinos in Indiana are taking steps toward opening new facilities.

Terre Haute casino

In Vigo County, commissioners there voted in favor of a local development agreement for a proposed Hard Rock casino in Terre Haute.

Based on the agreement, the $125 million casino would be located on the east side of Terre Haute near Interstate 70.

The vote was a step in the process, but the agreement now moves to the Indiana Gaming Commission.

Harrison County casino

In Harrison County, a casino is preparing to move its operations from a decades-old riverboat to a new, land-based complex.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana’s riverboat will close December 12 when a new $90 million, 110,000-square-foot casino opens.

The new casino is being rebranded Caesars Southern Indiana.

The riverboat opened in 1998 and is called “The Glory of Rome.” It’s the largest riverboat in the United States.

It’s moored along the Ohio River in the town of Elizabeth, which is near Louisville.

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(This story was originally published on December 2, 2019)

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