The Senate Thursday approved a wide-ranging bill aimed at helping the state’s gaming industry stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market.
The gaming bill allows riverboats to move on land and includes several tax credits and incentives.
State legislators continued discussions about bills including the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and 'right to try' legislation this week.
The gaming bill would allow riverboats to move on land and would give casinos a 10 percent tax credit for new construction.
The concerns arose after a change to the bill last week in the Ways and Means committee.
Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany, has introduced a bill to remove casinos' exemption from the smoking ban.
A bill designed to help Indiana casinos struggling from declining revenues is moving forward despite the objections of some in the gaming community.
A bill would allow truck stops and bars to install low-stakes video gambling terminals.
As profits continue to decline, Indiana's casinos aren't sure if legislation aimed at stopping those losses would help them or harm them.
The Pokagon Band says it wants a full-fledged casino, but federal law allows it to open a facility limited to electronic bingo machines with no state input.