The Indiana House has voted 57-42 against allowing existing riverboat casinos to
move to land-based operations.
The issue was introduced to compete with growing casino initiatives in Ohio,
Michigan, Kentucky and Illinois. It was backed by Gary officials as a way to
improve their local economy with an inland casino within city limits.
A study last summer found the state could lose more than $100 million in
gambling tax revenue to the new Ohio casinos if the state does not take action
Rep. Matt Bell (R-Avilla) said "It can be an important part of making our
properties competitive, so they can attract individual investment into the
Rep. Mike Murphy (R-Indianapolis) disagreed. "They don't want to be treated like
a business. They want to be treated like a monopoly."
Rep. Charlie Brown (D-Gary) argued "Everybody has a philosophical feeling about
gaming, but we cannot throw the baby out with the bathwater."
Rev up your action with this fully loaded Poker Room and hundreds of casino games!
500 Nations is an independent directory and information service free of any gaming operator's control and not affiliated with any casino.
Warning: You must ensure you meet all age and other regulatory requirements before entering a casino or placing a wager.
There are hundreds of jurisdictions in the world with Internet access and hundreds of different games and gambling opportunities available on the Internet.
Do not assume that Internet gaming sites are in compliance with the rules and regulations of every jurisdiction from which they accept players.
YOU are responsible for determining if it is legal for YOU to play any particular game or place any particular wager under the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located.