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.
Though a House committee included extensive tax changes to the bill, those changes were taken out before the measure left the House 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.
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.
A bill designed to help Indiana casinos struggling from declining revenues is moving forward despite the objections of some in the gaming community.
As profits continue to decline, Indiana's casinos aren't sure if legislation aimed at stopping those losses would help them or harm them.