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Tax cuts, land-based gaming top casino wish lists

Tax cuts, land-based gaming top casino wish lists

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.

September 28, 2014 10:45 pm Related
Four Winds New Buffalo Slot Machines and Gaming Area

Four Winds New Buffalo Slot Machines and Gaming Area

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.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am
NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August

NWI casino revenues fall by 5.2 percent in August

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.

September 09, 2014 12:00 pm
Blue Chip Casino Gaming Slot Machines

Blue Chip Casino Gaming Slot Machines

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.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
NWI casino revenues wilt in summer

NWI casino revenues wilt in summer

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.

August 08, 2014 6:00 pm
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
Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

Poker makes comeback at Ameristar

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.

July 25, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

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.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
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
Slot Machines

Slot Machines

Pictured are the Binionaire slot machines at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

June 19, 2014 1:00 am
Two NWI casinos notch May revenue increases

Two NWI casinos notch May revenue increases

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.

June 09, 2014 3:30 pm
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

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

Blame loss of casino jobs on Indiana officials

Illinois plans to expand gaming are costing Indiana jobs? Baloney! The so-called good government folks in Indianapolis are costing Indiana gaming jobs!

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
CASINOS: Gaming facing up to competition

CASINOS: Gaming facing up to competition

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.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

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.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
OFFBEAT: Caesars Entertainment, both at Horseshoe and Sin City, paying off

OFFBEAT: Caesars Entertainment, both at Horseshoe and Sin City, paying off

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NWI casinos hope worst is over

NWI casinos hope worst is over

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.

April 07, 2014 3:56 pm
State revenue recovers in March; still behind for year

State revenue recovers in March; still behind for 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.

April 04, 2014 9:12 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

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.

February 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related
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