Indiana gambling bill: What will happen if it becomes law?


INDIANPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT/AP) – A gambling bill approved by the Indiana House and Senate would allow for a new casino in Terre Haute, but it would require the casino operator to make payments to the City of Evansville over three years.

The bill is headed to the desk of Governor Eric Holcomb.

If signed, it will become law.

The bill would also legalize sports betting, possibly as soon as this fall.

Sports gambling would be legal at state casinos, racinos, and off-track betting parlors.

The bill would also legalize sports betting on mobile devices in the state.

The deal would have the City of Gary make payments to Hammond, East Chicago, and Michigan City due to expected growth in casino taxes.

Spectacle would be able to build a new, on-land casino in Terre haute by giving up one of its two Gary casino licenses.

Horse track casinos in Anderson and Shelbyville would be able to have table games with live dealers starting January 1, 2020.

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(This story was originally published on April 25, 2019)

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