Indiana has one Native American casino, Four Winds Casino, located in South Bend. All other casinos are state-licensed.
One of the state-licensed casinos, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, will be managed by Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. As such, the tribe also maintains a miniority ownership position in the Gary casino.
A new gaming law effective July 1, 2019 legalizes sports betting at casinos and mobile devices, allows live-dealer table games at racetracks, and authorizes construction of two new casinos, one in Gary and the other in Terre Haute.
When the state legislature approved land-based casinos in 2015, it included a provision to approve an Indian casino in South Bend.
In April 2016 the South Bend city government approved a deal with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians to build a $400 million casino in their town. An environment impact report was finished for federal review and accepted.
The key milestone to proceed with this casino project came in November 2016 when the Bureau Of Indian Affairs gave its approval. Their decision transfered 166 acres of Pokagon Band land into federal trust under the U.S. Interior Department and included federal approval to build a Class II gaming casino.
The federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) defines Class II gaming as gambling played against other players only and not the house. This includes electronic slot machines that play against other players. Slot machines that play against the house are Class III gaming.
For Class III gaming the Pokagon Band must negotiate a gaming compact with the State defining specific casino games and the money the casino will pay to the state. Federal review and approval of the compact is required.
The Pokagon Band has named their casino "Four Winds Casino South Bend". It is the first Native American casino in Indiana.
FOUR WINDS CASINO SOUTH BEND
Opened Jan 16, 2018
Ind. 23 and U.S. 31
South Bend, IN
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June 16, 2020
Most of the casinos in Indiana reopened yesterday including the Four Winds Casino Sout Bend. Each casino has new health and sanitation guidelines are in place to protect against the spread of COVID-19. This follows months of shutdowns due to the virus.
September 5, 2019
Indiana sports betting was launched at noon Sunday September 1. Only in-person betting at licensed locations are accepted at this time. Online and mobile betting will be available later in the football season.
The first three locations to accept sports wagers were Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Hollywood Casino, and Indiana Grand. These casinos will soon be joined by five more licensed locations:
Sep 3 - Winner's Circle OTB in Indianapolis, IN
Sep 4 - Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, IN
Sep 5 - Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN
Sep 6 - French Lick Casino in French Lick, IN
Sep 9 - Belterra Casino in Florence, IN
Addition locations have been licensed will launch soon although their dates have not been announced.
TBD - Harrah's Hoosier Park in Anderson
TBD - Horseshoe Southern Casino in Elizabeth
TBD - Rising Star Casino in Rising Star
TBD - Tropicana Evansville in Evansville
TBD - Winner's Circle OTB in Clarksville
TBD - Winner's Circle OTB in New Haven
Four Winds Casino in South Bend cannot offer sports betting at this time because it requires a new tribe-state gaming compact. The state is considering a request from the casino to begin negotiations for a new compact.
May 8, 2019
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed legislation authorizes sports betting including online gambling, liv-dealer table games at racetracks and construction of new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute.
Indiana is the ninth state to allow sports betting and the third this year. The first sports betting could start as soon as September 1. Minimum betting age is 21. Mobile devices that register with an state-licensed casino can place online bets.
Live-dealer table games will now be allowed at Harrah's Hoosier Park northeast of Indianapolis and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
The law allows Spectacle Entertainment, which owns two casino licenses in Gary, to replace the Majestic Star Casino on Lake Michigan with a $300 million casino along the Interstate 80/94 corridor in Gary. The second license would be returned to the state and issued for construction of a new casino in Terre Haute.
April 24, 2019
The Indiana Senate and House both voted today in favor on a new gaming agreement that will that will bring major changes to the state.
The Indiana Gaming Commission will set up rules for using professional sports data in sports betting. Mobile sports betting are approved for anyone 21 years or older. Players must register at a licensed gaming location or a state-approved online website.
LIVE GAMING AT RACINOS
Live dealers will be allowed at Harrah's Hoosier Park northeast of Indianapolis and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville beginning Jan. 1, 2020.
TERRE HAUTE CASINO
One of the two Gary casino licenses owned by Spectacle Entertainment will be transferred to Vigo County if a voter referendum approves the move. Applicants for building a Terra Haute casino would have to invest $150 million to Vigo County for expenses and related amenities. The new casino will receive $40 million in tax credits over the first five years.
The Senate vote in favor of the legislation was 37-12 and the House was 59-36. The bill is now waiting for Gov. Eric Holcomb's signature.
07.25.2016 Environmental Report Done for Potawatomi Tribal Village and Casino
07.20.2016 Land Based Tropicana Evansville Breaks Ground
07.11.2016 Construction to Begin for Tropicana Evansville
04.11.2016 South Bend Approves Proposed $4M Casino Project
04.11.2016 South Bend Casino May be Approved Tonight
03.24.2016 Proposed Four Winds Casino South Bend Makes Progress
02.25.2016 Land Based Tropicana Casino Approved
12.21.2015 Four Winds Casinos Donates Food Baskets
05.13.2015 New Indiana Law Violates Federal Gaming Law
05.12.2015 Indiana to Allow Land Based Casinos
04.23.2015 Debate over Pokagon Band Indian Casino
04.21.2015 Tribe Speaks on South Bend Casino Issues
04.15.2015 Public Forum Hosted for South Bend Casino
03.18.2015 Group in Favor of South Bend Tribal Casino
02.23.2015 IN House Speaker on Gambling Legislation
02.17.2015 Proposed Pokagon Casino Could Be One Step Closer
02.12.2015 IN House Approves New Gaming Laws
02.12.2015 IN Panel to Discuss Expanded Gaming
01.18.2015 Indiana Casinos Could Allow for Live Dealers
Plans To Improve 2015 Casino Revenues
10.31.2014 Indiana Riverboat Casinos May Be Moving To Land
08.25.2014 Indiana Senator Pushes For Land Based Casinos
08.06.2014 Four Winds Casinos Donate $77,500 To Children's Hospital
01.202014 Indiana Casino Revenue Drop $50 Million in 6 Months
06.27.2013 Ameristar Casinos
Acquisition Approved By Indiana Gaming Commission
06.12.2013 Casino Aztar Changes to Tropicana Evansville
05.12.2013 Casino Bill Signed By Gov Pence
04.09.2013 Indiana Casino Revenue Down 4.4 Percent
02.26.2013 Indiana Casinos Could be effected by New OH Casino
02.14.2013 Senate Committee Approves Expanded Gaming
02.04.2013 Northwest Indiana casino workers to Meet at Statehouse
01.21.2013 Indiana State Lawmakers Purpose Expanded Gaming to Stop Competition
12.26.2012 Ohio Casino
Competition could lower Indiana revenue
12.11.2012 Indiana prepares for out of state competition
12.11.2012 Casino revenue down from 2011
04.23.2012 Indiana Gaming Commission to Meet with Casino Supply Companies
04.12.2012 Changes name to Indiana Grand Casino
08.09.2011 Indiana Casinos see
Drop in Admissions
08.09.2011 Indiana Casinos face Revenue Decline
05.04.2011 Indiana Live Casino gives away Mortgage Payments for a year
04.15.2011 Flood costs Horseshoe casino an estimated $14.7
04.20.2011 supports Race for the Cure
04.09.2011 Indiana Live Casino recently filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy
04.01.2011 Grand Victoria Casino and Resort is Acquired by Full House Resorts
03.25.2011 Casino to host Texaco Country Showdown
03.14.2011 celebrated two-year anniversary
03.01.2011 'Biggest Loser' event at Casino draws big crowd
02.22.2011 Casino employees assist at Special Olympics event
02.18.2011 The Biggest Loser' casting call at Casino
01.26.2011 Secrist to rock the night away at Casino
01.17.2011 Casinos may be exempt from smoking ban
01.14.2011 Casino Subsidies reduced to horsemen
01.07.2011 Smoking Ban Hearing scheduled for Wednesday
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10.14.2010 The Wright Brothers to perform at Casino on Oct. 22-23
09.29.2010 Casino wins seven 'Best of 2010' awards
09.22.2010 Casino Aztar announces Stoney's Rockin' Country nightclub
07.27.2010 Pokagon tribe seeks new casino
06.25.2010 Hollywood Casino opens two new restaurants
05.17.2010 Horseshoe Casino's buffet will feature Chef Paula Deen
03.18.2010 Indiana casinos now rank #3 in USA
03.16.2010 Hollywood Casino to upgrade food and entertainment
11.03.2009 Hoosier Park misses
$13.4M loan payment
06.15.2009 New Argosy casino opens June 29
04.16.2009 Proposed Gary casino move springs up again
03.14.2009 Casino opens to huge crowds
03.12.2009 French Lick water park and hotel open across from casino
02.25.2009 Indiana House kills Fort Wayne casino bill
01.20.2009 Blue Chip Casino opens 22-story, $130 million hotel
01.12.2009 Fort Wayne steps towards casino proposal
12.17.2008 Blue Chip Casino -
New Blue opens Jan 22
12.15.2008 Indiana Live Casino adding 350 full- and part-time positions
12.09.2008 Casino celebrates millionth guest
11.05.2008 plans hotel
10.25.2008 Blue Chip Casino Hotel Hosts job fair
09.12.2008 Promotions at Blue Chip, Four Winds, Harrah's and Majestic Star
09.11.2008 Horseshoe Casino Announces Gaming Table Odds and Limits
09.03.2008 Horseshoe puts former casino catamaran up for sale
08.14.2008 Horseshoe Casino Grand Opening
08.13.2008 New Horseshoe Casino grand Opening includes celebrities
06.30.2008 Resorts East Chicago is rebranded as Ameristar Casino Hotel
06.02.2008 Hoosier Park opens new casino
05.21.2008 Indiana Live Casino
races to open before Hoosier Park
05.19.2008 Hoosier Park Casino Opens June 2nd
04.22.2008 New Horseshoe Casino construction is on schedule
12.19.2007 New Casino Proposed for Steuben County
10.26.2007 Multimillion-dollar Expansions at Horseshoe and Blue Chip Casinos
10.17.2007 Hoosier Park Casino Breaks Ground
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