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.
A legislative study committee recommends permitting riverboats to move on land and installing table games with live dealers at racinos.
A study committee is recommending the state allow live dealers at some race tracks, and to let riverboat casinos move inland.
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.