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Balanced budget, school funding-fix top priorities for House GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote public health and safety, if they maintain their majority following the Nov. 4 elections.

October 14, 2014 11:30 pm

Gaming changes may hinge on fate of second Gary casino license

INDIANAPOLIS | A competitive advantage awarded to Gary's casinos back when the boats sailed Lake Michigan could end up sinking Majestic Star's chances to relocate its gaming facility on land adjacent to the now-moored vessels.

October 11, 2014 10:00 pm
State revenue misses target three months in a row

State revenue misses target three months in a row

INDIANAPOLIS | State tax revenue in September failed to meet expectations for the third month in a row, the first time that's happened since Gov. Mike Pence took office in 2013.

October 10, 2014 4:30 pm Related

Odds improving for Indiana land-based gaming

INDIANAPOLIS | The Legislature's gaming study committee appears poised to recommend Indiana's permanently docked riverboat casinos be allowed to move on land adjacent to their current sites.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
NWI casinos revenues drop in September

NWI casinos revenues drop in September

Northwest Indiana casino revenues dropped 7.7 percent in September as compared to September 2013, marking the 10th straight month the total take at the five casinos has dropped on a year-over-year basis.

October 08, 2014 4:00 pm
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
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