- Indiana gaming tax revenue report by Legislative Services Agency
- History of Indiana gaming by Legislative Services Agency
- Casino competition report prepared for Casino Association of Indiana
- Gaming law changes recommended by Majestic Star casinos
- Gaming law changes recommended by Blue Chip Casino
- Gaming law changes recommended by Ameristar Casino
INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers seeking strategies to stem the state's gaming tax revenue decline and preserve 13,000 casino jobs listened closely late last week as Indiana casino operators shared their ideas.
More than 3,000 gaming machines, from traditional slots to video poker and other themed favorites, as well as 70 table games, await guests at Four Winds New Buffalo casino and hotel in New Buffalo, Mich.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana's casinos dropped 5.2 percent in August, the ninth straight straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.
In addition to wide array of gaming, including traditional favorites like slots and table games, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa also offers special programing to entice guests from fine dining to live music and comedy shows.
Revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 10.1 percent in July, marking the eighth straight month of year-over-year declines in their total take.
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.
Live poker returned to Ameristar Casino on Friday with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland as employees toasted the event with champagne flutes.
INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.
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.
Pictured are the Binionaire slot machines at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
The drop in Northwest Indiana casino revenues slowed further in May, with total revenues down just 3.6 percent at the five gaming boats as compared to May 2013, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
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.
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.
Illinois plans to expand gaming are costing Indiana jobs? Baloney! The so-called good government folks in Indianapolis are costing Indiana gaming jobs!
With one of the harshest winters in recent memory behind them, Northwest Indiana casino operators are looking to up their game while keeping an eye on developments in Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.
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Total revenues at Northwest Indiana's five casinos dropped 8.9 percent in March as compared to the year-ago-month, marking the third straight monthly drop this year.
INDIANAPOLIS | While March tax collections beat the state's revenue forecast, Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends in June.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court struck down Evansville's smoking ban Tuesday, potentially setting up a challenge to the state law that bans smoking in most indoor places.
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