State Sen. Jon Ford has authored legislation that would move unused gambling slots from southeastern Indiana's Rising Sun casino to Terre Haute.
State Senator Jon Ford says the proposal will be a “heavy lift” to get through the legislature.
Indiana’s $2 billion gaming industry is waiting to see what a Donald Trump presidency will mean for casinos throughout the state.
State Sen. Jon Ford wants to move some unused games from an existing casino in Rising Sun to Terre Haute.
Tribal Chairman John Warren says this is the first time an Indian tribe having sovereign land in Indiana in 200 years.
The casino bills aim to help the state's gaming industry compete against casinos in neighboring states.
The bill includes accommodations for the various needs of the state’s 13 casinos. But not all are satisfied with the proposed fixes.
An amendment to the gaming bill would eliminate some of the money local communities receive from casinos.
The bill’s fiscal impact must face scrutiny by the Ways and Means Committee before it can move forward.
Rep. Tom Dermody chairs the committee that will get the first look at proposals to expand gaming in Indiana.