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2:48 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Indiana Gambling Bill Gets House Makeover


An Indiana House committee has made some major changes to a Senate-approved gambling bill.

In a close vote, lawmakers on the House Public Policy Committee today removed a provision that would allow live table games at two racetracks that already have slot machines.  

The tracks’ owner says the games could create more than 600 new jobs, but the panel chairman contends it would amount to an expansion of gambling and create competition for Indiana’s casinos.

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1:11 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Indiana Legislative Committee Approves Casino Bill

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A bill aimed at helping Indiana’s casinos compete with new facilities popping up in neighboring states has cleared a state legislative committee.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 8-4 today to advance the measure.

Among other things, the bill would lower taxes on all casinos, allow riverboat casinos to move their operations inland, and permit live table games at two Indianapolis-area horse tracks.

Panel chairman Sen. Luke Kenley says lawmakers should act to help the industry, which is up against increasing competition.

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