The proposal was voted down 5-8 in the House public policy committee.
The bill represents a new attempt to end the state's status as having the country's last statewide "blue law" prohibiting Sunday alcohol sales.
Dermody, who chairs the House Public Policy Committee, crafted this year's bill allowing racetrack casinos to add live dealers in 2021.
The author of the bill says he doesn't have the votes necessary for the measure to pass.
House lawmakers Thursday narrowly defeated an attempt to scale back some of the regulations in a bill legalizing Sunday alcohol sales.
Bills to allow Sunday sales have never made it to the Senate floor, but President Pro Tem David Long says he doesn't have a problem with the change.
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 House committee today revived a measure allowing gun possession in school parking lots.
LaPorte Representative Tom Dermody is the legislature's new Public Policy Committee Chairman, and the gambling industry is hopeful he can revive gaming.