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RICH JAMES: Pence should be all in on land-based casinos

RICH JAMES: Pence should be all in on land-based casinos

When the first of five Northwest Indiana casinos opened in Gary in 1996, there were those who thought it would result in the revitalization of Northwest Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
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August 24, 2014 12:00 am
World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker

The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino was the site of past World Series of Poker Circuit Events.Photo not for sale through the Times.

July 31, 2014 1:00 am
RICH JAMES: Committee rolling dice on casinos' future

RICH JAMES: Committee rolling dice on casinos' future

The greatest sign I’ve ever seen hanging in a politician’s office said, “God so loved the world that he didn’t send a committee.”

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Strategy pays off at both slots and roulette

All games should be played using the best strategies to help you come out a winner. This is especially true for casino games because of the fact your hard-earned money is at stake.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana is a top market for gaming careers in the Midwest

Northwest Indiana is a top market for gaming careers in the Midwest

Northwest Indiana is one of the nation’s top markets for gaming and as a result is a top job provider in the region. Though gaming is the primary attraction for visitors, there are many different types of jobs at the casinos and programs that encourage diversity, growth and training for the …

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

INDIANAPOLIS | May tax revenue exceeded the state's reduced expectations, but Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends June 30.

June 06, 2014 7:15 pm Related

Ill. lawmaker to call gambling expansion plan in fall

SPRINGFIELD | Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn't call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.

May 30, 2014 11:25 am

Indiana lawmakers to study effects of casino competition

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers this summer will study the ongoing and potential impacts of increased competition for Indiana's gaming industry, including the effects of a potential Chicago casino on riverboats in Hammond, East Chicago, Gary and Michigan City.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Feds: Former Burnham clerk stole from taxpayers, gambled at Ind. casinos

CHICAGO | Former Burnham Village Clerk Nancy Dobrowski was charged Tuesday with stealing more than $650,862 from her public office and gambling most of it away at Indiana casinos.

May 06, 2014 1:47 pm

Suburban man shot in home invasion after win at Horseshoe casino

A Palos Heights man was beaten and shot in a home invasion early Tuesday after returning home from Horseshoe Casino in Hammond with a large amount of money from gambling winnings, police said.

April 16, 2014 11:30 am

Push to expand video gambling comes as industry continues to grow

SPRINGFIELD | When it comes to video gambling, the majority of the most lucrative sites in Illinois are bars or restaurants.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Be warned: Indiana State Excise Police might crack down on your March Madness bets

Be warned: Indiana State Excise Police might crack down on your March Madness bets

As Northwest Indiana residents scramble to fill out a bracket, some might want to pause before adding money to the mix. 

March 19, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Casino revenues fall again in February

Casino revenues fall again in February

Arctic winter weather continue to chill the gambling business in Northwest Indiana, with overall revenues at the five gaming boats falling 12.1 percent last month, according to the February revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

March 10, 2014 3:15 pm

Police seize more than $90K in alleged gambling money from local bars

Three Lake County bars were charged by Indiana State Excise Police with public nuisance for promoting professional gambling on the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII.

February 02, 2014 3:57 pm

Hearing scheduled on expanded Illinois gambling

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The lawmaker seeking approval for expanded gambling in Illinois will conduct several hearings to get public input.

January 23, 2014 3:54 pm
MARC CHASE: Schererville political appointment needed pause button

MARC CHASE: Schererville political appointment needed pause button

What if state excise police conducted a gambling raid at a business in your town within the past year, that gambling case remained pending, and the same business sued your town within the past two years regarding a separate contract dispute? Would you expect the business owner would be named…

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. mayor hopes to trade casino money's checkered past for brighter future

EAST CHICAGO | The odds are good that casino cash is comping part of the municipal services most East Chicago residents rely on.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am
Casinos remain a winning hand for Lake governments

Casinos remain a winning hand for Lake governments

Gamblers try their luck at a craps table at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

December 20, 2013 2:06 pm
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