Gen Con organizers threatened to leave the city in 2015 amid a national uproar over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
An IU media school professor debuts his new game "Our Town" at this year's GenCon.
State lawmakers tackled everything from gaming to the state budget in the 2015 session. Many of the state's 259 new laws take effect July 1.
The casino bills aim to help the state's gaming industry compete against casinos in neighboring states.
The initial gaming bill this session allowed racinos to add a limited number of table games with live dealers.
GOP leaders say that by the time the gavel fell on the 2015 session, they were able to accomplish essentially all of their priorities.
Between crafting the state budget, amending a "religious freedom" law amid national outrage and addressing other issues, it was a busy session for lawmakers.
When the gaming bill left the House, it allowed racinos to replace some electronic games with tables that have live dealers.
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.