The Senate version of the gaming bill would authorize live table games at racetrack casinos. The House version does not.
A House committee removed parts of a bill that would allow live table games at racetrack casinos and permit the state’s riverboats to move inland.
House Speaker Brian Bosma says he anticipates amendments to a bill that eases regulations on the gaming industry.
Opponents and supporters of the legislation say a lot of work is still needed before the bill is ready for the governor’s signature.
In November, Indiana casinos brought in the lowest single-month revenue since 2008, in part because of competition from neighboring states.
Indiana's casinos have taken a hit because several casinos have opened in cities close to the state's border.
Only three entities would be exempt from the smoking ban: gaming floors, cigar or hookah bars.
The Indiana House Public Health Committee is advancing a smoking ban proposal.
The resort is trying to find use for food that would otherwise be discarded. The food bank has seen a 40 percent increase in local food distribution this year.