The CEO of Gary's two casinos says a proposed smoking ban would cost the northwestern Indiana city revenue by driving gamblers to other casinos.
The recently closed Evansville casino riverboat has left its longtime Ohio River dock and will be making its way to New Orleans.
Gamblers streamed into a new $50 million on-shore casino in Evansville as it opened to replace the riverboat it had occupied since first opening in 1995.
City officials, including Mayor Duke Bennett, supported the casino.
Some residents say the proposed casino won't help the economy in the long term.
Opponents of the bill say a new casino will decrease revenue and steal competition from exsisting casinos around the state.
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.