Vigo Co. casino referendum passes, bid proposals being accepted until Dec. 1st

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO) – After months of wondering, Vigo County voters said yes for a new casino.

This approved the construction of an inland casino in Terre Haute by a large margin, which is a big deal for economic development.

The casino could bring up to 1.1 million people to the Terre Haute area and generate up to $105 million a year.

“This is a region wide economic development driver and i know all of the surrounding communities are excited about it and i think it’s going to benefit a lot more people than just Vigo County.”

The Indiana Gaming Commission is accepting bid proposals for the casino license through December 1st.

Officials say there aren’t many steps left in the process before construction can begin. Construction could begin in the Spring of 2020.

We spoke to officials from Tropicana Evansville and a spokesman declined comment on the impact this could have on the local casino.

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(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)

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