LaPorte Representative Tom Dermody is the legislature's new Public Policy Committee Chairman, and the gambling industry is hopeful he can revive gaming.
Convention organizers expect a total of 40,000 attendees over the four day conference.
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.
Senate President Pro Tem David Long says the more serious opposition to the bill is likely to center on its fiscal impact.
The bill originally exempted the gaming floors of gambling facilities, cigar and hookah bars, tobacco shops and social clubs.